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mwp57

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Posted: 07/20/19 08:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First post guys. Im currently looking and researching Class C toy haulers. The garage is 6 by 8. My motorcycle is 1.5"-2" wider than garage. My question are these garages exactly 8' or is that a generic figure they use? If motorcycle don't fit then I'll go with a non toy hauler.

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Can't you put the motorcycle in a little bit diagonally?

I would guess that 8' is a round number and it may be a bit more or less; looking at one with a tape measure in hand is a very good idea. (There may also be odds and ends like door handles that project into the space at inconvenient locations.)





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Your motorcycle is over 8' wide?!


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azdryheat wrote:

Your motorcycle is over 8' wide?!


8' long. The class C toy hauler garage runs width wide while the fifth wheel garage runs length wide. They run the opposite of each other.

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DrewE wrote:

Can't you put the motorcycle in a little bit diagonally?

I would guess that 8' is a round number and it may be a bit more or less; looking at one with a tape measure in hand is a very good idea. (There may also be odds and ends like door handles that project into the space at inconvenient locations.)


Exactly so, I may ask to run bike into garage area of RV if they want a sale.

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Most of my friends stayed in school long enough to have a class called "Gee, I'm a tree" Working, I have had to learn a little. If I need a 6 by 8 space to have square corners I would tape the diagonal at 10 ft.
A test? Grab a tape measure, a string, couple of spikes, and a small bag flour, ride the MC to a level area. Stake one end of the string down, and pull it straight. Now poke a small hole in bag, and draw a line on that string. Measure 8 feet on the line from where you pinned end of string, pin the end of tape. Now, pull out tape, and use the flour to draw a arc at 10 ft mark. And while at it, draw a arc at the 6 ft mark to start to locate the 4th corner. Move the dumb end of tape to the first pin. Where the 6 foot mark lines up with first arc, that is corner 3. 10 ft and other arc, corner 4. Use the flour to draw the other 3 sides, roll the bike in, check for fit.
More I think, might be better to do at home, using masking tape on garage floor, and one of the garage door posts as starting pin. Then you will know how close to the side of door you can start, how far in you can be and still turn to get front wheel where it needs to be. Can you slide the back of bike sideways at least the width of machine when loading/unloading?

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I would think that you could turn the steering wheel left or right enough to accommodate the 1-2 inches. But your best bet is to try it before you buy it.


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So your saying the 8' dimension is across the width of the MH? That puts the garage door in the side then?
If that's the case I'm sure the garage is no more than 8'. The maximum width for a MH is 8' 6". Part of this would be taken up by the thickness of the sidewalls. So, I would think that 8' is the maximum width you could possible have.

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So I'm curious, what Class C is it? I've been looking for a Class C
toyhauler and never had much luck.


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fitznj wrote:

So I'm curious, what Class C is it? I've been looking for a Class C
toyhauler and never had much luck.

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