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We have had our beautiful Sage EXL for almost two weeks now and are still amazed at how big it is and how nice it drives - no complaints at all! Unfortunately my garage is not quite as big as I wish it was, and the lift gate hits the garage door if allowed to raise to its full height. Is there a way to restrict the range of motion on the gate so this doesn't happen? Fortunately when it hits the door (yes, I'm afraid it has happened more than once) it touches the glass (not the paint) and is moving slow enough that it hasn't left any scratches...but repeated hits can't be good.

And yes, the plan is to get a bigger garage (attached to a new house) within the next year or so.

Thanks, I have really found this forum to be valuable and entertaining!
 

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Put some padding on the door.
The garage door, not the pilot.
 

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I have the same problem! I keep a small square pillow in the back and place it on the Pilot where it's gonna ... :eek: hit!
UGH! An easy solution.
WARNING! Always remember to shut the Pilot hatch door before shutting garage door. NOT pretty. :(
 

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I had the same problem....

I went down to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of pipe insulation. To hold the insulation in place on the garage door, I used some short wood screws and flat washers. Works like a charm. :D

If you try and limit the travel of the gate, some day you'll turn around and nail yourself right in the forehead with the gate. :eek:
 

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I've had the same problem. But I developed an even more ingenious solution...

I BACK the Pilot into the garage!!!

:1pat:



 

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Re: I had the same problem....

dcchew said:
I went down to Home Depot and bought a whole bunch of pipe insulation. To hold the insulation in place on the garage door, I used some short wood screws and flat washers. Works like a charm. :D

If you try and limit the travel of the gate, some day you'll turn around and nail yourself right in the forehead with the gate. :eek:
Good idea!
Yea - I find myself "ducking" at the height it is now. I'm 5'10" and I know it's not gonna :bonk: me but I still "duck"!
 

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I was thinking of using a long bungee to hook from the latch on the gate down to the latch on the car and cutting it to length so it would stop just shy of hitting the door. COuld get in the way though.:mad:

Good idea dcchew. I was also thinking of the pipe insulation and will definetly do that for added protection when I forget and fling it open.:p
 

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MY garage door too is kinda low, so I looked for an old water hose lying around, slit it lengthwise and jammed the garage door end with it. The result it quite like dcchew's but I didn't have to glue or screw anything on the door. I've done this a year ago when I still had a Caravan and still stays in place.
 

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Had the same problem.

Just went to Wal Mart. Bought a cheap carpet mat. Stapled it on the garage door. Works great!:29:
 

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zotomomo said:
Had the same problem.

Just went to Wal Mart. Bought a cheap carpet mat. Stapled it on the garage door. Works great!:29:
ANOTHER great idea!! :4:
 
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