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    Michael,

    Thank you, good idea and yes I am taking 15" wheels, think I will give it a go! I just don't want to arrive back in Pretoria and then it does not fit and I am stranded..... The estate I live in has such strict rules but I agree somewhere you have to draw the line. I do not want to have to build a carport (out of view from the street)

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    Hi Tobie

    I am sitting with the same worry. My garage is 2.15. How did you fix your problem? How much did you win by deflating the tyres? Were there a big difference between the new BL v/s the loaded one?

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    We went from 275/65/R16's to 185/60/R14's. Look at the photo to see the difference in wheel size, it's amazing!!

    Gave us an additional 23cm to work with and now fits into our garage for storage with an opening of 2.05 meters.

    Last edited by aviator609; 2013/05/24 at 08:09 AM.

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    Thats not the way to treat a Bush Lapa!!! It should be stored with the correct feet (wheels), and you should be able to open the roof for those odd occasions that you want to sit inside it and dream of the next holiday.
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    LOL, can't agree more HJB, but desperate measures for desperate times! We have been dreaming for the last 3 months and still have another 2 months to go. In the mean time, it has its real feet on, but sitting safely in its home of origin in Worcester, getting some modifications done!

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    In the end it cleared the storage facility and my own garage when loaded (not even full water tank). Michaels advise on the lifting and dropping nose (with jockey wheel) also helped. I even managed to turn it sideways in front of SWAMBO's RAV (3 door) with enough space left for my Ford Ranger.

    Sadly I hurt my back and had to return my Vlooi to Jannie at BL (he did buy it with a smile on his face) It will be at the Outdoor Expo this weekend as a demo (and might even find a home there)
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    We're waiting for you to get better Tobie, as you are part of the family!

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    Thank you Willem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ludivgl View Post
    Hi Tobie

    I am sitting with the same worry. My garage is 2.15. How did you fix your problem? How much did you win by deflating the tyres? Were there a big difference between the new BL v/s the loaded one?

    Ludi, a bit late after your question but our garage is 2.10 and the Boskriek with 15 inch wheels and no solar panel or Ostrich wing awning on just clears it. Granted we have a slight uphill into the garage. So the caravan approaches the door at an upward angle and then levels off after the wheels are in. If it was not for the uphill it would have cleared with the panel on the roof but not with the Ostrich wing.

    We don't deflate the tyres, normally they are about 2,5 bar.
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    How many cm will i gain by deflating tyres. Also got a bit of an uphill but thingking to get winch to help pul BL into garage while wheels are deflated. It will also help to manage caravan to approach door level.

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    We did not gain much at all by deflating the tyres. Between 1,9 bar and 2,5 bar there was almost no difference. Maybe at less than 1 bar there might be some noticeable difference.
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    +1 don't gain too much by deflating tyres
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    Ok. I measure my garage exactly 2130 (2.13m)
    Tobie looking at you measurements I should get mine in but reading Lekhubu post it sounds it wil not fit. Dont have the solar panels but the got the wing. I looked at Kooskop's post and it sounds that when loaded it wil fit. I am in two minds. Wait to see if it fits or should I get someone to cut away top part of garage bricks or smaller tyres ( not the best option). Ai ai.

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    Ludi, wait and see. To get a smaller set of wheels,m should it not fit, is a quick exercise.
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    Wait and see, I am sure it will fit. Mine was not 2.13 and it did fit. Just unzip the wing bag and then you are on the frame
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    smaller tyres ( not the best option). Ai ai.
    +1, ask me it does become tiresome.

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    We're getting a bigger garage door...! Happiness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aviator609 View Post
    We're getting a bigger garage door...! Happiness!
    Also changed the garage door from tip-up to sectional (roll up along the roof...). Now, with bushwing & larger tyres (to match those on my vehicle) the miskruier juuuust fits through the opening (211cm) with the help of a piece of hardboard to prevent damage through scraping the wing at the top on the 1st meter of the wing at the back.
    Driveway slopes up to the garage. With level entrance the scraping would be less likely - and initially lifting the nose as suggested by Michael would help a lot (but that would require manually pushing back the Miskruier which is not really practical with the slope I have to deal with...)
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    That's what we are doing! Looking forward to parking in style!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TolBos View Post
    Also changed the garage door from tip-up to sectional (roll up along the roof...). Now, with bushwing & larger tyres (to match those on my vehicle) the miskruier juuuust fits through the opening (211cm) with the help of a piece of hardboard to prevent damage through scraping the wing at the top on the 1st meter of the wing at the back.
    Driveway slopes up to the garage. With level entrance the scraping would be less likely - and initially lifting the nose as suggested by Michael would help a lot (but that would require manually pushing back the Miskruier which is not really practical with the slope I have to deal with...)

    Tolbos

    I had same problem. Also a slope into garage. Therefore cant push BL into garage with vehicle.
    I solved problem by getting a hand winch and a snatch block. Connected ropes at jack fittings on side of BL. Bolted hand winch onto my own contraption to ensure you can turn winch handle. Now I winch him into garage and can slowly adjust jockey wheel as needed.

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