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Old 12-23-2010, 11:46 PM   #11
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Bob ... those are good points. I pull a 24' enclosed trailer with a 1/2 ton Suburban now. Ideally I'd like to start with a Peterbilt 379, 131" from bumper to back of cab (11'). I forgot about the 1' for the lift gate ... 45-11-1-20= 13' for living space. I don't need room for 4 or 6 or 8. There are only two of us. But then I need to be concerned about resale. In amateur road racing ... SCCA regional and national events and Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs ... many of the driver show up with a spouse or a friend or a kid ... they don't bring an army to crew the car. I was thinking about having a high enough ceiling in the garage that I could get the about 30" or 36" up off the floor and put tires and stuff between the car and floor either side of the walk through aisle. Those are my thoughts. I'm about 10,000# or 11,000# with the trailer, car, big generator, and equipment. ONe piece of equipment is easier to park at home too.
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Ed: I grew up in Shawano and went to college in Madison ... drove through Rosendale many, many times. I just might do that! Dick
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Hay, Donnie Barnes is building one that might be what you are thinking about: MobileMe Gallery

Transport Designs is actually the company building it for Donnie: Custom Motorhomes, Motorcoaches, Toterhomes, Truck Sleepers, and Enclosed Trailers :: Transport Designs

Maybe they might know of one of their garage coaches that somebody might be selling? I'd give them a call and see.
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Dick my friend in Marengo Il has one for sale. Its a Kenworth wants $80,000 for it. Can email you some pictures if you want. His phone # is 815-568-7204 his name is Randy. I think a truck can be 45 ' plus lift gate. I'm also building one like you want. It has a 20' garage with toy hauler rear door. Volvo with sleeper. Steel frame for walls is done. Just starting to put osb inner walls up. I'm in Rockford Il if you want to look at it also.
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Thanks for the leads and idea. I race at Blackhawk Farms quite a bit. Are you building a hauler yourself? or Having one built for you? I would be interested in seeing it.

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My buddy is John Boos. He's been to Blackhawk Farms a bunch of times. He says it's a great track. He's a Vette guy. I'll bet I'll be down there this summer sometime. My son has a '99 Vette that he's campaigning in NASA ST-U so far.
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I'm building my own. Give me a call when you get in town and i will be glad to show you. Phone # 815-871-2112.
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I believe that Hawk Engineering made a garage coach for someone hauling a car as well. Home Page

I'm in a similar boat as well because of what I'm hauling (car or my rock crawler which is 15' long), but since my budget will dictate a used coach, I'm likely to end up pulling a trailer.
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Here's one with a 17.5' garage: 2007 40' SHOWTIME TOTERHOME CARHAULER SLIDE For Sale

Looks pretty nice, bright color too.
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