I built my own garage (27' long by 22' wide) and made sure to make it long enough fora crewcab longbox. Then I put an eight foot (12' wide) door to be able to fit a lifted truck. With my cc lb in the garage, I have 1 1/2' between the truck and my bench. A bit tight for working on the truck, but once it's done (head gaskets), I'll slide the Bronco back in there...and have a ton of room.
2-3 hours is sufficient for the block heater. Anymore than that and you're wasting cash. Block heaters use 1000W's of electricity and will raise the hydro bill, especially if you "plug in" everyday. A heavy duty timer is a must.
What people often overlook, is when they are at work. What do you do there? Where I work we got lucky and had an "understanding" electrician and he installed an all-weather outlet on one of the light poles in the parking lot. Sure nice to come out after a twelve hour shift and have a warm truck to climb in.
The Hauler - '05 F-350 4x4 CC Dually 6.0 Powerstroke
The Project - '90 Ford Bronco 4x4
The wife's - '11 Ford Escape
For every minute you are away from work...you can add two minutes to your life!
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