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Old 08-08-2010, 06:03 AM   #1
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need a quick answer, 8/8/10 8am est

how tall/high is a 72 tradewind including A/C ? Thanks MPJ
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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According to Airstream.com a 1973 was 8' 10". this was the earliest spec I could find.
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:23 AM   #3
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Thanks, finnally found it too, I hope this hieght includes A/C, bringing home my 72 Tradewind today, one underpass to go through. MPJ
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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I would bet it doesn't. FWIW my 1975 will clear 10' but not 9' with the AC.

If yours still has the original axles it may ride a bit lower than what it did originally.

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OK, thanks, then I will look for a 10ft bridge clearance at min. MPJ
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OK, thanks, then I will look for a 10ft bridge clearance at min. MPJ
That would be my suggestion and take it real slow on any questionable ones. I know in NC all of the main roads have clearances for semi trucks which usually require 13'-10"

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Thanks so much for this info as i am considering having my newly purchased trailer shipped to me and this info is required by shipping/hauling companies
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Thanks so much for this info as i am considering having my newly purchased trailer shipped to me and this info is required by shipping/hauling companies
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I would have the current owner measure it if possible. There is some variation between models and years, but if it is were mine and coming on a dedicated truck I would want it to be on a drop deck.

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Thanks, finnally found it too, I hope this hieght includes A/C, bringing home my 72 Tradewind today, one underpass to go through. MPJ
To be most accurate, the height also depends on the axle condition.

Some owners increase the axle starting angle when replacing the axles.

The limit, according to Airstream and Henschen, is not more than 35 degrees.

35 degrees will raise the trailer an additional 1 1/2 inches above the original axles when new.

However, a few owners have gone with 45 degree starting angles, which will raise the trailer even moreso.

On the other hand, if the axles are original, in this case, the height could be 2 to 3 inches less than original specs.

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