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Hello all. I am thinking of purchasing a my first truck. I like the Colorado/Canyon. I would really like to park the truck in my tiny garage especially if I buy a new truck. The width and height of the garage are ok, but I am concerned about the length.

My garage is just over 220 inches long and the Extended cab, Long bed has a spec of 212.7 inches. Think I can park this truck in my garage? I was thinking it may be possible if I use on of those laser sensor parking guides, foam padding on my garage wall, and a stopper.

Too bad they don't make the regular cab anymore. That would've been perfect.
 

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Take one for a test drive and try it before you buy it. I once parked a full size truck in my garage, with less than that as spare room. I used one of those plastic garden stakes (looks like plastic re-bar) and mounted it on the front wall where the bumper would touch it. (used a piece of 3/4" wood screwed into the drywall, a couple of eye hooks in the wood and put the stake through the eye hooks) I would then drive in until the bumper touched the stake and that was that. No pictures, this was nearly 15 years ago and a different house/garage.
 

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Hello all. I am thinking of purchasing a my first truck. I like the Colorado/Canyon. I would really like to park the truck in my tiny garage especially if I buy a new truck. The width and height of the garage are ok, but I am concerned about the length.

My garage is just over 220 inches long and the Extended cab, Long bed has a spec of 212.7 inches. Think I can park this truck in my garage? I was thinking it may be possible if I use on of those laser sensor parking guides, foam padding on my garage wall, and a stopper.

Too bad they don't make the regular cab anymore. That would've been perfect.
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The Crew Cab Short Bed is the same length as the Extended Cab. My wife, who can't back up for ****, backs hers in our 222" garage perfectly every night. The backup camera makes this all possible, along with her remembering reference spots.
 
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How deep is your garage? Mine is 24ft and it fit's no problem even with a large storage cabinet behind it. Shouldn't be very difficult to figure out.
 

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How deep is your garage? Mine is 24ft and it fit's no problem even with a large storage cabinet behind it. Shouldn't be very difficult to figure out.
It's 220 inches. That's 18 feet and 4 inches.

Thanks for the encouragement guys! Even if I can't get in its not the end of the world. I think I can though.
 

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I park my 224.9" LBCC in my 228" garage every day. I hang a tennis ball adjusted to just contact the windshield when the truck is in the correct spot. No problem!



I did remove the lower inside door handle for a little extra margin.



The tennis ball on a string is a great idea. I've seen it done a few times with good results.

If you dont want a ball on a string hanging in the middle of your garage, another friend has one of those cheap lasers that mount to the ceiling and then you aim the dot so it hits a reference point on your dash.

I also had a F350 dually that I parked in my garage with a few inches on either end. No cameras just the sonar. The big camera on the Colorado makes this easy now.
 

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BDC has over 7 inches of clearance. I have a little over 3". I have had the truck just over 1 year. The Wife and I both use the truck without even thinking about it any more. I'd say that creeping forward to the tennis ball adds just a few seconds, if that to parking.

I traded sides with the Wife because it's easy to walk around her TDI wagon.
I need to raise my garage door to get to my drivers side but that's not an issue as the door goes up before I can leave anyway.
I did staple a felt pad to the wall before bringing the truck home but haven't needed it. As stated I also pulled the inside handles off that garage door.
I haven't looked at min/max annual temperatures and TCE mismatch but I think I'm good. :)

Bottom line is 7" (or 3" for that matter) clearance is livable and you won't have issues.
 

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I always back in so I hung a tennis ball to hit the back window, perfect fit every time.
 

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I use a little ball as well. I have a few inches to spare. One of the reasons I bought the Colorado is because it would fit in my garage.
 

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If I couldn't, I would get another garage. ;)

Can someone explain the need for some people to keep a bunch of junk in their garage while their $40,000 truck sits outside in the weather?

Thank you in advance!
 
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My garage is twenty feet from door to wall. Fits like a glove with room for my compressor and golf clubs behind the truck. I have a reflector on the wall to use as a guided on the side of the truck to see in the mirror. The guide lines in the camera work well as I back up, but I made a tire stop to roll up to with a rear wheel. ( I always back in. I like the Batman takeoff.)

I made a tire bumper out of a rubber door mat, folded over a short piece of 2x4 and screwed together. Tire rolls unto the rubber mat so it stops the 2x4 from moving. I put a mark on the floor to show where it must be to make a perfect placement of the truck. The tennis ball kept hitting me in the face when I was working in the garage. Murphy's law and all.
 
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