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Old 08-30-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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How tall is your trailer?

I was wondering what the average height of an Airstream is including the AC. I measured mine as 9 ft 8in tall with the Dometic Briskair (fat ugly one). I am doing some shop/barn planning.

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Old 08-30-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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My '74 Argosy was about your height and would make it through a 10' door .... barely! But newer 'Streams are just over 10' IIRC -- haven't measured lately. You'd want to avoid custom heights. Next up modular size would be 12', right? At least that's the height door where I store mine. Makes me very comfortable considering that the lip of the door sometimes sags below the overhead jamb.
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Old 08-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #3
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Well am planning on building a 10foot tall shed and to get the Airstream in there I would need to build some barn doors to use all of that 10 foot height for entrance. I am doing a "what if" calculation in my head. I was not planning on building a shop big enough for the Airstream but you never know. Was going for 20x24 with 8 foot ceilings and then decided that I needed more height and now I am going towards making it longer. I am trying to add to an existing 20-24 shop and I am trying to keep the width at 20ft. Right now I am at 20x30 and 10ft ceilings. If I make it 40 ft maybe I can get the Airstream in there but then my shop will be full of trailer. I am thinking of building a pole barn for the Airstream when I get the shop built. I am thinking of putting my tractor and Ford Excursion in the shop at the moment. The Excursion is 19ft long. The tractor is about the size of an old VW bug. It would be nice to be able to put the trailer in the shop if I have some extended repairs I needed to make but most of those are done at the moment.

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Real close to 10'

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Well am planning on building a 10foot tall shed and to get the Airstream in there I would need to build some barn doors to use all of that 10 foot height for entrance. ... It would be nice to be able to put the trailer in the shop if I have some extended repairs I needed to make but most of those are done at the moment. Perry
The opportunity to bring the trailer inside to work on it is a real plus. I would rethink the 10' ceiling. You may want to jack it up to service underneath or sit on the roof to service on top.
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Hi, my late model sales brochure shows all trailers are between 9' 4"s to 9' 7"s.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:23 AM   #7
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Ten foot door is going to be the bare minimum, if you have any kind of slope or sill near the door it might not work. Twelve foot ceilings is the minimum I would go, sixteen foot would be ideal.

We are looking at a new shop/barn in the near future. We already have a 40'x60' "tractor shed" (that means it doesn't have sidewalls in this part of the country) and it is pretty full.

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #8
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Well I can't attach it to the existing shop if I go over 10ft tall. My main objective is to replace my storage shed that got blown away in the tornado in March and get as much storage as I can. So the 20x30 shop addition is already a big upgrade from the 10x14 shed that I had before.

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