I took the antenna off of my van and also cut some trim wood out of the top opening of my garage in an attempt to fit the van into the garage. It appears that I am still 2-3 inches too tall to squeeze in. I've raised the opening as far as I dare, and taken off all accessories that make the van taller.
Bellinghams cold weather is very hard on carpet cleaning equipment. Although I can winterize all of the equipment to prevent damage, it is a lengthy process that would have to be repeated nightly during the winter months. Heating the inside of the van to prevent damage is costly, and unreliable. the only real fix it to make this big van, fit in that small garage.
After a mechanic lowered the van it was able to get into the garage, but the top of the van is still hitting the bottom edge of the garage opening. With a little extra weight in the back I can get it in and out. I am glad that I can get it out of the cold, but i still need to have the opening of the garage made another inch taller.