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RV Garage Plans - Do It Yourself Tips for Building a RV Garage

Before talking about RV Garage Plans lets first look at what RVs actually are. The term "RV" stands for "Recreational Vehicle" and is typically referred to when talking about Motorhomes, Travel Trailers and Truck Campers.

If you're the lucky owner of a recreational vehicle and you don't want to park it out in the street or at some public parking lot you'll need a different type of garage than the ordinary ones as they are way too small to fit a motorhome into it.

Your garage needs, and thereby the RV garage plans, will differ depending on what type of vehicle you own. I'm not going to cover every single one of them as there are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of different models, sizes and shapes of an RV.

To build an RV garage that will fit them all, which I suggest that you do to take care of any changes you might make in future vehicles, we'll have a look at the largest of the garages. This will be a garage that will fit a so called "Class A" Motorhome.

A "Class A" Motorhome is approximately 21 to 40 feet long (which is between 6 to 12 meters) and at least 14 feet tall (approximately 4 meters) which means that you'll need a significant size garage to just fit the vehicle into.

RV Garage Plans - Things to Consider

There are several things you'll need to consider when deciding on an RV garage and a lot of it has to do with personal preference and taste. There is nothing that is "wrong" and nothing that is "right", so I'll not give you any recommendation besides that you need to at least consider the points below before choosing the final garage plans for the RV.

Additional Storing and Working Space

An important part of the plan is to consider what you expect to be using the RV garage for besides parking your vehicle. If that is all you plan to do then you'll naturally not need any more space that what your vehicle requires. Do also consider whether you could imagine buying a larger RV vehicle in the future. It could become a costly mistake to have to rebuild the garage because you want a larger vehicle.

Since you're working on the RV garage plans already why not consider adding extra room for storage? You probably have other machinery, bikes, lawnmowers and other stuff that would fit perfect into a garage like that.

Would you like to be able to wash the RV while inside? Then you'll not only need extra room to move around but you'll also have to consider adding a drain to the construction to avoid flooding it all.

Standalone or Add-on

RV garage plans comes in to main construction types. One is a standalone building and is kind of a small city barn. This can be a practical solution if you have the space for it. The second option is to build it as an add-on to your existing house. The add-on solution is perfect if you need to save some space or if you would like to be able to go from the house to the garage without going outside.

DIY or Hired Professionals

Finally you'll need to consider whether to build the garage yourself or to have someone build it for you. If you decide to do it yourself you will definitely need detailed RV garage plans whereas hiring professional they'll most likely be able to deliver them for you once you have told them what it is that you're looking for.

Unfortunately there are very few good sites selling RV garage plans online and therefore I can' even recommend anyone to you. What I can suggest is that you contact a local architect or a local constructor and ask them whether they will be willing to supply you with just the garage plans but without providing the actual construction work.