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Old 11-04-2018, 12:07 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I am trying to figure out if an SMB will fit in my garage. The van that I am looking for (for now) does not have a specific suspension upgrade that makes it higher but my garage is 6ft.9 so, I would say that it will not fit.

Do you know if the penthouse increases the hight of the van and how much?

Any idea to fit reduce the hight :-)? except removing the wheels:-)

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Old 11-04-2018, 04:36 PM   #2
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You can let air out of the tires. I know there are people who drop to 20 psi to get in to their garages. Depends on how often you take it out though.
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:56 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure that it won't fit. If the van you're looking at is 4x4,it is about 8ft tall already. I think the penthouse adds about 4 inches overall from original roof height.
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:43 PM   #4
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my Tacoma (compact 4x4 truck) with rails barely fits in std 7ft garage. The van is substantially higher--even higher than full size truck, as they have to be lifted to make 'em 4x4.

afaik, your options are
* no garage
* different van
* different garage/location

PSI tricks won't help. Driving on brake discs (not recommended!) may not get it low enough.
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:02 PM   #5
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You would have to get a 2wd garageable top smb. These are differentiated by their full length pop top. But I doubt that fit. That’s a small garage.

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I'm pretty sure that it won't fit. If the van you're looking at is 4x4,it is about 8ft tall already. I think the penthouse adds about 4 inches overall from original roof height.
Thanks. But just to clarify, the Van that I am looking for now is not a 4wd. It is a 2wd like the below.

Any idea how much the penthouse (closed) increase the hight?

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You would have to get a 2wd garageable top smb. These are differentiated by their full length pop top. But I doubt that fit. That’s a small garage.

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Thanks. So, it is a poptent that takes the full roof and is shorter? correct?
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The top on the one you posted adds 4”. The one I posted was designed to fit in a 7’ garage. Yours is shorter than 7’ so I doubt either would fit.
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6'9" is going to be a challenge with an SMB.

There have been a few GTRVs for sale. The poptops on these are not as tall.
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:34 AM   #10
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6'9" is going to be a challenge with an SMB.

There have been a few GTRVs for sale. The poptops on these are not as tall.
Thanks a lot for the advice. I did not GTRV option. Looking at this now.
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