May 4th, 2008

Recreational vehicles (RVs) are a wonderful way to hit the road and explore, offering the convenience of a home on wheels. However, storing an RV can be a logistical headache. Parking it on the street often exposes it to weather, potential theft, and vandalism, not to mention possible homeowners association rules and local laws. A perfect solution is storing your RV in a garage, but not just any garage will do.

The Size of a Standard Garage

A standard residential garage typically has a door that is 7 feet high, although the internal height can vary. The width and length of garages also differ, but most standard garages are designed to accommodate standard passenger cars and small trucks. It's safe to say that most RVs, especially Class A and Class C motorhomes, will not fit in a standard garage due to their height and length. However, some smaller Class B RVs may fit.

Why Garage Your RV?

There are several compelling reasons for storing your RV in a garage. A garage provides protection from the elements, such as rain, snow, and harmful UV rays from the sun, which can fade the exterior and deteriorate the seals and tires. A garage also offers better security, lowering the risk of theft or vandalism. Additionally, storing your RV in a garage can even reduce insurance premiums in some cases.

Pop-Up Campers and Other Compact Options

While traditional motorhomes might be out of the question, there are compact options like pop-up campers, teardrop trailers, and small Class B vans that may fit within the confines of a standard garage. Pop-up campers, in particular, are designed to be collapsible, reducing their height and making them potentially small enough to fit.

The Gem: Mini-T Campervan by DLM-Distribution

Among the various compact RV options, the Mini-T Campervan stands out as a versatile and efficient choice. Built on a Ford Transit Connect Chassis, the Mini-T Campervan by DLM-Distribution offers many of the amenities found in larger RVs, including a bed, refrigerator, sink, microwave, TV/DVD system, and even a solar power system. The real selling point, however, is its size. Standing at a height that allows it to fit in any 7-foot standard garage, this campervan offers the perfect blend of convenience and functionality.


While owning an RV offers the freedom to explore, the challenge of storage can be a significant drawback. For those with standard garages, pop-up campers and specialized options like the Mini-T Campervan offer a solution. Before making your next RV purchase, it's essential to consider not just the features and amenities but also the practicality of storage. In this regard, the Mini-T Campervan, built on a Ford Transit Connect Chassis by DLM-Distribution, shines as a gem among compact RV options.

Happy Camping!

DLM-Distribution / Campervans is a licensed manufacture and dealer located in Lake Crystal Minnesota serving clients around the country

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