Can A Travel Trailer Fit In A Garage? (With 9 Examples)

If you’re thinking of getting a travel trailer, you might first want to consider where exactly you’re going to keep it. After all, if you don’t have a suitable place to park and store it yourself, you might end up having to pay for a storage place! 

This is why most people start by wondering whether the travel trailer could fit in their normal garage, or not. So…will it?

Will A Travel Trailer Fit In A Garage? (Examples Included!)

The answer, of course, depends. It could be that it fits, and it could be that it doesn’t fit, depending on the size of the travel trailer, and the size of the garage.

We will go through some more factors in more detail, and give you the general answer (as well as some examples of specific travel trailers that fit in a garage). But first, we need to give you the golden rule that comes before any conclusions we might reach in this article: measure. 

Seriously. Before buying the travel trailer, and before assuming it will fit in your garage, make sure you measure the garage and you measure the travel trailer in question. And when we say that you need to measure, we mean measure it yourself.

Sure, the travel trailer will come with specifications about its size, and you might also already know how big your garage is in measurements, but you shouldn’t fully trust these. It’s best to manually measure both things yourself, to be on the extra-safe side! 

Oh, and this should be obvious, but you should be measuring the width and height of your garage door when it is fully open. Because sometimes, the travel trailer fits the garage, but not the door, so there’s no way of getting it in and out! 

Okay, now that we’ve laid down that very important golden rule, it’s time to look into everything with a bit more detail. Are you ready? Then let’s get right into it! 

The Standard Size Of A Garage

Garages can come in all sizes, some are small, just right for a single car, and others are huge, able to house many different vehicles or one larger one. So at the end of the day, it truly depends on what size your specific garage is, which is why you need to measure. 

That being said, the usual standard measurements for a normal car garage tend to be 12 feet wide and 22 feet deep. The height is what usually varies the most, from garage to garage, which is why we don’t have a set standard.

And the same goes for the door, although the good thing about the door is that you can always make it bigger, if needed, as long as the garage as a whole is big enough in the first place!

The Standard Size Of A Travel Trailer

The size of a travel trailer can vary massively, depending not only on the type and model of the travel trailer, but also on the manufacturer, and on any additions or changes that it might feature.

As a general rule, most travel trailers are a maximum of 8 feet wide, which means that usually, most travel trailers will fit the width of a normal garage. The measurement you need to check, above all, therefore, is the length, as not all garages are deep enough (or high enough!)

Again, you should always double-check the dimensions of a travel trailer before committing to the purchase, and you should always compare these dimensions with those of your garage before attempting to store it there! 

Examples Of Travel Trailers That Definitely Fit In A Garage

Examples Of Travel Trailers That Definitely Fit In A Garage

The truth is that we cannot outright answer whether a travel trailer fits in a garage or not because there is no set answer to this question. It completely depends on which travel trailer you are trying to fit in which garage. So the answer can change on a case-by-case basis. 

Instead, what we can do for you, is give you some examples of some specific types of travel trailers that absolutely will fit in a standard garage. That way you can take inspiration from them, and have an idea in your mind on what kind of travel trailer to look out for.

(Or you could even choose one of the ones we use as examples since they’re all pretty good travel trailers that we would recommend!) 

Without further ado, here are examples of travel trailers that fit in a garage: 

Coachmen Clipper

The Coachmen Clipper is an aerodynamic travel trailer that is easy to set-up, and easy to store, able to fit in most standard garages. It is available in three different designs and floor plans, with the smallest one being the Clipper Express. Simple, efficient, and comfortable! 

General measurements for this travel trailer:

  • A height of up to 5’5’’
  • A length of up to 22’7’’
  • A width of up to 88’’

Jayco Jay Sport

The Jayco Jay Sport is one of the most popular options when it comes to tent travel trailers, especially because it easily fits inside a standard garage. It is available in 4 different designs and floor plans, and the tent is water-repellent and mildew resistant, made with DuraTek. 

General measurements of this travel trailer:

  • Height of around 55’’
  • Length of around 18’6’’
  • Width of around 85’’

LivinLite QuickSilver

The LivinLite QuickSilver is a nice-looking tent travel trailer that is recommended by many people, which is why it has become quite a popular choice. It is available in 4 different designs and floor plans, and most customers have stated that they can keep it within their garage.

However, we couldn’t actually find specifications for its measurements, and therefore we cannot give them to you. So if you’re interested in this one, make sure to measure beforehand to be on the safe side! 

Opus Off-Road 4

The Opus Off-road 4 is quite a unique travel trailer that fits into standard garages with ease. It comes across as a rugged design, but it is hardy, classed for all-terrains, and an ideal combination of practicality and comfort. Plus it comes with an external slide-out kitchen, and a fridge! 

General measurements of this travel trailer:

  • A height of around 4’9’’
  • A length of around 18’4’’
  • No specified width

Rockwood Camping Trailers

The Rockwood camping trailers are one of our favorite options, especially the Rockwood Freedom tent travel trailer. It is small enough to be stored in a normal standard garage, and it is available in 15 different designs with different floor plans and features. 

The only measurement you would have to worry about is the length, as some of the models are over 18 feet long, and therefore you have to double check the depth of your garage. 

General measurements for this travel trailer: 

  • Height between 5’4’’ and 6’9’’
  • Length between 12’1’’ and 21’3’’
  • Width of around 84’

Rockwood Hard-Sided Pop Up

The Rockwood Hard-Sided Pop Up is a combination of a solid exterior travel trailer, and a tent camper that pops up with ease.

Basically, a convenient and practical hybrid that ensures comfort and efficiency, and that makes it a lot easier to store within a garage. It is available in many different floor plans, with several different designs and features. 

General measurements for this travel trailer:

  • Height of up to 5’8’’
  • Length of up to 22’1’’
  • Width of up to 84’’

Somerset Tent Trailer By Aliner

The Somerset tent trailer by Aliner is a customer favorite available in four different floor plans, and the possibility of many different features. It is incredibly comfortable, convenient and ideal for long trips, while being easy enough to store within a normal standard garage. 

General measurements for this travel trailer:

  • Height of up to 8’’
  • Length of up to 18’9’’
  • Unspecified width 

Sylvansport GO Pop Up

The Sylvansport GO Pop Up is a versatile travel trailer camper that is perfect for those that want to adventure regularly, while also having the convenience to easily store it away within a standard normal garage.

It’s comfortable and advanced, with many different designs available, and a favorite of many customers. 

General measurements for this travel trailer: 

  • Height of up to 53’’
  • Length of up to 143’’
  • Width of up to 75’’

Here are some other honorary mentions of travel trailers that, as a general rule, fit inside a normal standard garage without problem:

  • Aliner Expedition
  • Happier Camper

That being said, these are just some notable examples that we think can give you an idea of what to look for, and what type of travel trailer camper can fit inside a standard garage with ease.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you do your own research, and that you measure both your garage and the possible travel trailers you are looking at, to make sure that they would be able to fit! 

Tips For Getting A Travel Trailer To Fit In Your Garage

A travel trailer fitting in your garage depends on the measurements of the travel trailer in question, and the dimensions of your garage (and your garage door). 

So here are some of our favorite tips that might help you ensure that the travel trailer fits, and that might help adjust the measurements if necessary to make it fit better: 

  • Never trust the measurements of a travel trailer.

    The manufacturer might have an estimated measurement, rather than an exact one, and measurements can also vary depending on the specific design you are purchasing, as well as any additional features that it might come with, that they haven’t taken into account when measuring.

    So always measure it yourself to be 100% sure!
  • Don’t forget to measure the dimensions of your garage door, when fully open. It will do no good for the garage to be big enough if you can’t get the travel trailer in through the opening! 
  • If the travel trailer is slightly too big in height…an option is to fit the trailer with smaller wheels. These will make the travel trailer slightly shorter, and this slight difference might be all you need to make it fit within your garage! 
  • If the travel trailer is too tall for your garage, and the difference is the height of the wheels…remove the wheels!

    You can take the wheels off, which will reduce the height, and then you can place the travel trailer on wheel dollies to push it into the garage, where it will now fit! (This is especially good for when you’re leaving the trailer in storage for some time). 
  • Make the travel trailer as small and as compact as possible before attempting to place it within your garage. For example, fold away any pop-up features or elements, and make sure nothing is sticking out.

    After all, these travel trailers expand and become bigger when in use, so you have to make sure they go back to their original dimensions so that they fit within the garage for storage! 
  • It’s better to be safe than sorry. If there is only a very small chance of the travel trailer fitting within the garage, because the measurements are almost exact, but there’s no room to spare for maneuvering…it might be best to simply store it in another garage.

    You don’t want to accidentally scrape the trailer when placing it in the garage or bringing it out, and it’s best to have a little wiggle room for safety. 

Final Thoughts

So…can a travel trailer fit in a garage? The answer is that it depends on the travel trailer in question, and on the garage, you are trying to place it in, as dimensions and measurements can vary from one to another. 

That being said, many travel trailers will easily fit into a standard garage, so as a general rule, you shouldn’t have a problem with storing them away. Of course, you need to double-check this by carefully measuring the travel trailer and your garage!

Madeline Cooper