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Old 08-10-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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A/S Classic MH height?

Okay, Classic motorhome owners...

We're getting ready to build a storage building on our property and are contemplating size and eave height. The tallest vehicle I can imagine ever putting in it would be an A/S Classic motorhome. While we don't have one now, and may never have one, we both covet them dearly, which means you never know...

Anyway, do any Classic owners know offhand what the height of their motorhome is, including the rooftop A/C? We're guessing we would need to go with a 14' eave height rather than 12' to be able to store one anywhere within the building, but we're not sure. Thank you for your help.
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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You might be surprised to know the clearance requirement (as placarded by Airstream) is 10' 8". So....12' would do.

Boy what I would do for the land and space to construct at building for my baby.
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:50 PM   #3
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Steven,

Thanks for the info. That's shorter than I thought and would easily fit under a 12' eave.

We got out of the suburbs and moved to 15 acres in the country, and it's pure heaven. I don't know what the other two neighbors on our lane think about the three Airstreams and the aluminum horse trailer in the driveway and yard...they might be as happy as we are when we can get everything inside.

I used to love rain and snow until I finished polishing our Tradewind; I'll get to love them again when it's inside!

Thanks again,
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Old 08-10-2004, 08:56 PM   #4
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Better built it over 34.5' long, then you could buy mine! it is for sale check out pictures in classified section under 1985 345, it did not go on Ebay as I had hoped so it is still available!
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Molly,
We think about moving to "the country" on a pretty regular basis. Of course that means staying in the county (schools) and a real commute (40 minutes vs 5 minutes) but now that we have the Classic MH....it looks more and more attractive.

Having a home for the AS would be a dream come true....no matter the weather I could tear into anything....dreamy.

PS - I highly recommend the classic motorhomes. All the coolness of the trailers with some get up and go built in.
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:48 PM   #6
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although 12' would fit, I have a 12 high peaked canopy, and when I want to work on the top or near it, I am always in the way of the roof--- I would go a bit higher just in case, and if you ever get another type motorpome you will still be ok.The canopy saved me many, many hours of maintenance and cleaning though.
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Thank you everyone for the great information. I think we're going to try to go with a 40' x 75' x 14' building and have started comparing prices. I'm glad we waited until steel was at an all-time high to build a building.

Ironically, my mom called yesterday from Ohio to let us know of a 1982 310 for sale...

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40' x 75' x 14' !!!!!!....are any of your neighbors selling their house soon? Do you need a friend with intimate knowlege of the AS 345 MH? I've always thought St. Louis would be a nice place to live.

A good friend of mine always says that "either you live where you work or your work where you live." With all of my 345 storage woes I've decided to add "...or you live where you can store your Airstream"

Keep us posted on the building (and the 310)
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