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RV Storage Buildings using Post Frame Construction


Now that you own the recreational vehicle you have always dreamed about; finding the best RV storage buildings to store your treasure is the next challenge. While you can always find public storage spaces; both indoor and outdoor, the annual costs accrued and access can often be limited.

Keeping your RV in the driveway does allow for spontaneous access. However, this often violates the neighborhood bylaws while detracting from the beauty of your home and landscape.

If you have ample real estate, consider a beautifully designed RV garage that will look great next to your home while keeping your RV clean, dry, and ready to go for your next outing. With the right design, this structure could do far more than simply protect and store your RV.


Why is Post Frame Construction Best for RV Storage?

Since post frame construction is supported by widely spaced, sturdy vertical columns securely anchored deep into the ground, the interior space is not interrupted by the intermittent load-bearing columns that are necessary for standard construction.

Post frame buildings are often lower in cost than conventional garages. Additionally, a tall, spacious post frame structure offers:

  • Wide, open interior space without vertical support obstruction, perfect for maneuvering, servicing, loading, and unloading.
  • Plenty of additional room for storage of accessories and camping equipment.
  • Adjoining garage space for other vehicles, bikes, and lawn and garden equipment.
  • Instant access for “spur-of-the-moment” outings.
  • A beautiful exterior appearance that can match or complement your home, barn, shed, or other structures.
  • Shorter construction time over standard buildings.
  • Minimal site preparation required.

Planning Your RV Garage Entryway

Although the width for your RV garage door may not be noticeably different than for pickup trucks and cars, the height will be different from a standard garage door. The typical height of an RV garage door should be 12 to 14 feet high.

Consider installing a taller doorway than you might need right now, as you may decide to upsize someday; or consider that a future buyer might require a taller doorway for their vehicles.

Design Options

Post frame offers many design possibilities. For example, one popular approach is a free-standing structure with a high center to accommodate the RV with smaller standard sized garage spaces and entries on either side. This practical approach puts all your vehicles in one location with plenty of room for storage and other equipment.

In a rural setting, a barn-type structure with a gambrel roof can provide two large entries to house your RV and perhaps a tractor or large pickup truck.

In most instances, additional storage, shop, office, or even a den can be added to any unused space either at ground level or upstairs as a loft in your new RV garage.


Modern post frame structures intended for RVs and other vehicles or items provide long-lasting, durable protection. The post frame design resists extreme wind conditions and severe storms by redirecting these forces through the widely spaced vertical posts inserted directly into the ground.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

For questions about your new RV storage building, contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings. Pacemaker is a premier designer, component supplier, and builder of post frame buildings for agricultural, commercial, and suburban applications. Situated in North Webster, Indiana, Pacemaker is a family-owned business that has been serving customers throughout Northern Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and Northwest Ohio for over four decades.

The Pacemaker Team has refined many of the designs, methods, and materials used in post frame construction to become a practical and economical solution for virtually any type of building.

For more information, check out some of the past projects completed by Pacemaker. You can also call the professionals at Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings at 1-888-834-4448.

More Than a Barn, Post Frame Buildings Are for People Too

More-Than-a-Barn,-Post-Frame-Buildings-Are-for-People-Too---315It is time to stop thinking of a post frame building as just a pole barn or shed for animals and farming equipment. Post frame buildings are for people too. While modern post frame buildings can serve those purposes effectively, they are so much more. Many civic buildings, fire stations, schools, churches are now constructed using post frame methods. As well as, small aircraft hangars, warehouses, and even private residences.

An undeniable advantage of post frame buildings is the open, uninterrupted space.  Providing ample space for equipment, animals, and groups of people to move about comfortably.

Host Important Events

You can create an ideal setting for large gatherings and important events with a modern post frame building. Properly arranged, guests will have ample space to move about plus a clear view of what’s happening. Moreover, post frame structures are perfect for weddings, awards ceremonies, large celebrations, and holiday parties.

A post frame structure is ideal for hosting a wedding, and even the reception afterward, because the space allows for unobstructed views of the ceremony while providing ample space for seating.

Following the wedding ceremony, guests can migrate to the hospitality area of the layout to begin the real celebration. Install a sound system and arrange tables and chairs as you please. There should be plenty of room for a dance floor as well.

Guests can mingle naturally within the free and open space and may even choose to stroll outside if the weather permits.

Store and Display Collections

Post frame structures are perfect for storing or displaying automobile collections, antique farm equipment, and even light aircraft.

Maintaining old cars or other collectible equipment in prime condition means correct temperature and humidity levels to avoid deterioration. Climate-controlled and insulated, post frame buildings will protect your assets from the exterior elements while always maintaining the ideal conditions.

You can even decorate the interior and exterior of the post frame building with decor, artwork, and paraphernalia that depicts the era of the collection.

Park Your RV

When off the road, your Recreational Vehicle will last longer and stay in pristine condition when protected from extreme elements. Store your RV in a custom-sized post frame building.  With a tall and wide entryway, it can accommodate larger vehicles. This is a perfect solution to keep it clean and warm. Especially during the months when you are not traveling. Therefore, your RV is always ready to go when you are.

Make it Your Home

Many people are choosing post frame methods to create their dream home. The advantages include but are not limited to:

  • Best Views

    Many homesites are located where the exterior scenery is exceptional. Post frame structures can provide broader, less obstructed views than traditional buildings.

  • Beauty

    Post frame residences can employ all the same exterior claddings and landscaping that conventionally built homes have.

  • Maximum flexibility

    Room configurations can be changed with little effort compared to “stick frame” homes. For growing families and empty-nesters, adding or removing a bedroom is a less cumbersome job.

  • Durability

    The post frame structure is solidly anchored with durable vertical posts sunk at least four feet into the ground. The structure diverts high wind forces downward and is less vulnerable than conventional ground-level anchored buildings.

  • Sustainability

    Post frame homes are more energy-efficient and often use renewable and recyclable materials in their construction.

So as you can see, post frame buildings are for people and are a perfect building choice for a variety of uses.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings

Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings is a leading manufacturer, designer, and builder of post frame materials and buildings. For four decades, this Northern Indiana family-owned and operated construction company has created post frame buildings for municipal, agricultural, retail, educational, religious, and equestrian uses. While their structures are ideal for any traditional farming purpose, they can be designed or adapted for almost any use.

Visit the Pacemaker website to view many of their completed projects and to see how versatile and beautiful their post frame buildings are.

For more information, phone the professionals at Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings at 1-888-834-4448.

Pole Barn Building New Use Possibilities


When anyone mentions pole barn, your first reaction may be a large, metal or wood-sided building sitting on a piece of agricultural property with vast unobstructed space within. Perfect for keeping animals, machinery, hay, feed, seed, and farm implements. Pole barns or post frame buildings almost always have been mentioned in the context of agriculture.

However, with advances in materials, durability, exterior accessories, and techniques, post frame buildings are common for municipal buildings, retail stores, equestrian centers, fire stations, schools and school annexes, churches. As well as, personal residences.

Pole barn or post frame buildings offer practical and economic advantages. They are durable and versatile, adaptable to just about any use. Having wide, clear, uninterrupted space makes these perfect for large gatherings.

New Uses for Pole Barn or Post Frame Construction

The number of ways post frame buildings are used continues to grow. Here are a few recent applications:

Special Event Centers

Communities realize the value in building an economical and sufficiently sized post frame structure to feature special events, community gatherings, civic affairs, meetings, weddings, small trade shows, reunions, and many other events. Flexible space configurations are a standard benefit of a pole barn. The ability to configure a space with temporary partitions to allow for flexibility of needs from one event to the next.

Truck Repair and Service Building

Tractors, trailers and other large trucks and equipment demand considerable vertical space. Post frame structures offer large entryways. Hence able to accommodate the length, width, and height of massive vehicles and equipment.

RV Maintenance

Perfect for accommodating several large RV vehicles, post frame buildings built without interior vertical supports within allow easy maneuvering by RVs, automobiles, trucks, and other vehicles.

Veterinary Clinic and Boarding Facility

An emerging opportunity, owners of veterinary hospitals and boarding facilities are choosing to use post frame construction for new facilities. These buildings offer significant flexibility for configuring the space as the business needs change.

Dividing sections can include the reception area, clinic, examination rooms, boarding kennels, and indoor play areas. Thus, repartitioning to accommodate shifts in business demand is a big advantage of a post frame structure.

Why are Post Frame Buildings Becoming Popular for So Many Applications?

The reasons for post frame/pole barn popularity can be summarized as cost, versatility, flexibility, and durability.


Post frame structures allow for efficient use of materials and labor, easier site prep, and a shorter time from plan to completion. In addition, a post frame building is often more energy efficient than conventional structures because insulating materials can be more uniformly installed.


You can style and configure a post frame building for any purpose. With no permanent load-bearing walls, it’s simple to reconfigure the structure.  For instance, the interior space of an office building can accommodate a growing staff with by easily moving partitions. Similarly, in a residence, no need to endure a major remodeling project and expense, when you need to add or remove bedrooms.


Because of the wide 6-10-foot spacing between the vertical columns, adding a new section to an existing building is much easier than with other types of construction.


Post frame buildings are built with treated wooden columns usually anchored onto concrete at least four feet beneath ground level. During a heavy windstorm, post frame structures fare very well. Due to the fact of its ability to redirect wind forces evenly into the earth through the posts. Conventional buildings attached to a foundation often snap off at the ground level causing the damage that we often see.

Contact Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings for More Information

For more information, contact the experts at Pacemaker Post Frame Buildings located in Northern Indiana and serving Southwest Michigan and Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana.

Visit the Pacemaker website to view some of the many uses of their completed structures.

Phone Pacemaker at 1-888-834-4448.