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This is what it looks like when a Rebel barely fits into the garage. Tough luck if the door into the house is on one side of the truck and someone from the other side wants to get in. :D How does your Rebel fit?

 

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**** that is definitely real snug.. I would have foam bumpers back and front just to have some sort of separation between the metal and the body/ wall and the body
 

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Don't you guys get super paranoid when you have to close the garage door ?! I would have a mini heart attack every time lol
 

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I set up the old hanging tennis ball in the garage for the wife's car. She pulls in, never know where she'll end up. I moved the car in as far as I wanted her, with room to access the trunk. Then I hung an old tennis ball using 40 lb fishing braid from the ceiling, so that it just touches the windshield in front of the driver. Now she pulls in straight to the ball, and stops when it moves. That's kept her out of my tool bench and work space for years. I have a small hook in the ceiling several feet away from where the ball hangs. I use a stick with a notch in the end to lift the line and drop it in the hook, raising them way out of headspace when I'm using more space in the garage to work.

I did the same thing with one of those skinny driveway markers for the truck for when I back it in. You know, the thin flexible, reflective orange rods you stick in the ground for the winter. It hangs from the ceiling right where I want the tailgate to stop when I back in, and where I know the nose is away from the garage door. It's upside down so the rounded tip is downward. No sharp ends to scratch paint. The lower end drops below the top of the tailgate level. I can tell instantly when I bump it. I hung it closer to the garage wall, and I put a hook in the wall. To move the stick out of the way for projects, I just grab it and swing it over to the wall and trap the string in the hook.

I'd take pics but the cup hooks I use for the string are way too small to show up. So here's a couple of simple diagrams.

All of this is of course far cheaper than getting parking sensors for the garage with their cheesy looking traffic light setups.
 

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I set up the old hanging tennis ball in the garage for the wife's car. She pulls in, never know where she'll end up. I moved the car in as far as I wanted her, with room to access the trunk. Then I hung an old tennis ball using 40 lb fishing braid from the ceiling, so that it just touches the windshield in front of the driver. Now she pulls in straight to the ball, and stops when it moves. That's kept her out of my tool bench and work space for years. I have a small hook in the ceiling several feet away from where the ball hangs. I use a stick with a notch in the end to lift the line and drop it in the hook, raising them way out of headspace when I'm using more space in the garage to work.

I did the same thing with one of those skinny driveway markers for the truck for when I back it in. You know, the thin flexible, reflective orange rods you stick in the ground for the winter. It hangs from the ceiling right where I want the tailgate to stop when I back in, and where I know the nose is away from the garage door. It's upside down so the rounded tip is downward. No sharp ends to scratch paint. The lower end drops below the top of the tailgate level. I can tell instantly when I bump it. I hung it closer to the garage wall, and I put a hook in the wall. To move the stick out of the way for projects, I just grab it and swing it over to the wall and trap the string in the hook.

I'd take pics but the cup hooks I use for the string are way too small to show up. So here's a couple of simple diagrams.

All of this is of course far cheaper than getting parking sensors for the garage with their cheesy looking traffic light setups.
That is some genius thinking ! I've never thought about that. Definitely gotta head into my garage and mock something up now..
 

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I learned the tennis ball trick from my grandfather. He had a small garage and could barely get his old Buick into it without scraping the chrome front bumper. He used a little wooden ball on a string. All I had was the dog's old tennis balls the first time I did it. Just screw an eyelet into the tennis ball, or drill a hole through it. And don't let your dog see it.

It doesn't work for backing in, though. At least in my garage. It would have to hang where the garage door sits in the up position, to hit the rear of the crew cab. To put it at the tailgate doesn't work, either. With the air ride height options, plus the tailgate being lowerable, you either can't be guaranteed to see the ball, or to hit it, depending on what you're doing. With the stick hanging off to the side, it normally hits the taillight instead, which is good if I have the tailgate down. But it is hard to see in the mirror if you have stuff in the bed blocking your view.
 

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I got pretty deep garage do have about 3+ feet clearance.
 
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