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True Beam truck detector for garage door.

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by Maharisc, May 3, 2022.

  1. May 3, 2022 at 6:44 PM
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    Maharisc

    Maharisc [OP] w/ Maggie Mae

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    My truck is approximately 12 inches short than my garage at about 233.5 inches, garage at 246 inches. I needed something for parking my truck just inside the garage door. Little woman suggest a tennis ball on a string hitting the windshield. Taht is so not my style and that some old man stuff. This is what I designed and created with about $95 worth of parts.

    1 each of:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08P55BZDH/
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07PD9LCK1/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MYWNZMX/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GX9297P/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015Z2EQCU/
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LW15D1M/
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WKHXHYW/
    2 each of:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Simpson...-in-x-1-1-2-in-Galvanized-Angle-A66/100375146

    Some of you seen this in another thread so I decided to start a new thread. I'll draw up a schematic and add it to this post in the near future.

    IMG_20220502_184117500_HDR.jpg
    IMG_20220502_184438996.jpg
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2022
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  2. May 3, 2022 at 6:56 PM
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    Taco-Spike

    Taco-Spike From Tacoma World. Fueled by bacon & bourbon

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    Hmmm

    Ive always used bricks on the floor that tell me when I’m where I need to be.

    this is a nice idea though
     
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  3. May 3, 2022 at 7:38 PM
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    Breathing Borla

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    awesome , i like that

    Super precise?

    if you see my tundra fit post in the f-150vs tundra , a new tundra is going to be super tight but it does fit so this could be the ticket
     
  4. May 3, 2022 at 7:44 PM
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    Dawoofles

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    Just leave it open, way too close for comfort
     
  5. May 4, 2022 at 6:58 AM
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    Maharisc

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    I used a 4x4x16 and had permanent marker marks on the floor for my 03 Tundra and 20 Tacoma, but someone keeps kicking it out of the way either by accident or perhaps on purpose.
     
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  6. May 4, 2022 at 8:02 AM
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    lensman5

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    awesome Please provide instructions how to setup .
    Thank you
     
  7. May 4, 2022 at 8:14 AM
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    Donas

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    Aside from using the parking warning alarm or whatever it's called when I get close to the front wall, my backup plan is a strip of red duct tape on the floor. I park my truck spaced properly in the garage and then I put a strip of red duct tape across the floor where it's visible in the rear view camera. If I can see the tape, I know I'm in far enough.

    The duct tape plan has worked great on my wife's side of the garage as well. There are outward opening closet doors on her side and I marked the path with the tape. If her SUV is outside the tape, we know the doors can't swing open and hit her car.
     
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  8. May 4, 2022 at 8:15 AM
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    Retired...finally

    Retired...finally Utilizing that doctorate of procrastinatory arts

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    Nifty idea. I decided to go with a system I could take with me. Anytime backup camera. Has a front camera and allows switching between the new front and existing rear.

    I'd trip over anything placed on the floor when the vehicle was out. Old clutz that I am.
     
  9. May 4, 2022 at 2:44 PM
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    MJPlat

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    Damn that is a tight fit. Time to replace the house.
     
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  10. May 4, 2022 at 4:20 PM
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    Breathing Borla

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    shit man that’s tons of room , check this shit out , lol. I’m going to have to stuff one in here by an inch or two

    F7B883E3-5AF3-46BE-9DB1-B4FAB54025CD.jpg
     
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  11. May 4, 2022 at 5:46 PM
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    Maharisc

    Maharisc [OP] w/ Maggie Mae

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    Oh that sucks, you still have SNOW!!!
     
  12. May 9, 2022 at 7:51 AM
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    Maharisc [OP] w/ Maggie Mae

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    I thought I posted this before. Tried adding image to OP, not able to, here it is.

    IMG_20220509_084547437.jpg
     
  13. May 9, 2022 at 8:31 AM
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    https://www.tundras.com/threads/heres-a-problem-i-bet-no-one-has-had.106858/unread

    Looks like it worked for you here lol
     
  14. May 9, 2022 at 8:54 AM
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  15. May 9, 2022 at 8:57 AM
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    NWPirate

    NWPirate PC load letter, what the f*ck does that mean?

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    I just back in and use my backup camera to see how far away from the wall I am. DONE! No extra cost.

    All kidding aside.

    Congratulations on the engineering of a solution. Got to love the tenacity of someone with a will. Then thanks again for sharing the design with the forum.
     
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