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Old 11-17-2002, 10:19 AM   #15
 
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Towner,

5.6 m is more than 18 feet!!!

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Old 11-17-2002, 10:30 AM   #16
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not a trailer , the hitch on the rear of my motorhome does occasionally drag on approacheing/departing an incline. I can usually avoid this by the angle I use.
In Helen,GA I gouged a nice piece of asphalt trying to go up a mountainous side road that had a dip before the incline started. What a mess. Didn't hurt the Airstream, only the road.
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Old 11-17-2002, 12:07 PM   #17
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5.6 m is more than 18 feet!!!
That's correct, I never said I was "solving" the problem but, rather showing him a method how~!!

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Old 02-04-2007, 08:58 PM   #18
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Exclamation Raising the roof

If the entrance to your shed is not level, take care that the angle doesn't make the rear (if elevated) or front (if below level) the high point. I saw this happen with a cover built with a slight uphill approach. The rear actually struck the rafters. Measurements of height had been from level ground and the cover built with minimal clearance. It was quite an expensive proposition to remedy this. Good luck. (just lookin' up - not being sarcastic).

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Old 02-04-2007, 11:55 PM   #19
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EARL; page V-1 of my 1986 Airstream Trailer Owner's Manual indicates Height (shell) 101.3 in, Height (to closed vent) 103.0 in, Height ( vent open0 106.3 in, Height (top of tv antenna folded) 108.3 in, Height (top of air conditioner) 115.5 in. Ground cleatance 8.5 in. 7.00-15 LRD Radial (29.4 X 7.8 in at 60 psi. Pretty close to your year. Me, I'ld give myself more thanan inch or two clearance!
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:15 AM   #20
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I agree with Tim, give yourself some vertical wiggle room.
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Old 02-05-2007, 06:27 AM   #21
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EARL; page V-1 of my 1986 Airstream Trailer Owner's Manual indicates Height (shell) 101.3 in, Height (to closed vent) 103.0 in, Height ( vent open0 106.3 in, Height (top of tv antenna folded) 108.3 in, Height (top of air conditioner) 115.5 in. Ground cleatance 8.5 in. 7.00-15 LRD Radial (29.4 X 7.8 in at 60 psi. Pretty close to your year. Me, I'ld give myself more thanan inch or two clearance!
Hey doorgunner....earl posted about 4.5 years ago and hasn't posted any since then...I hope he got his shed built by now

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Old 02-05-2007, 07:10 AM   #22
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I made my door 134 inches to allow for the slight angle up at the garage apron. The reason for the drop was to keep the water out (hopefully).
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Thanks for keeping me honest, double A Ron!! I was recovering from the guy behind the sheet in the pouring rain half wit time show. Was not reading well as I normally do. Semper Fi
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Old 02-05-2007, 11:19 AM   #24
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Thanks for keeping me honest, double A Ron!! I was recovering from the guy behind the sheet in the pouring rain half wit time show. Was not reading well as I normally do. Semper Fi

Been there done that...more than once

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Old 02-05-2007, 02:39 PM   #25
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The REAL test of the height of trailer plus A/C unit...

To properly check the height of the trailer with an A/C/ unit use the following:
Drive the trailer under a 13 foot clearance overpass...
Next Drive the same trailer under a 12 foot overpsss...
Continue going under lower overpasses until the A/C unit is cleanly removed from the top of the trailer...
Then note the height of the overpass... ie: 10 foot clearance...
Last take your tape measure over to the now removed A/C unit laying on the road. Measure the height of the unit shroud from the mounting flange to the top of the A/C unit.... let's say 9.5 inches...
Add the heght of trailer 10 feet and...
Add the height of A/C unit 9.5 inches...
And your total trailer with A/C unit is 10 feet 9 and a half inches. At least that is the Word on the streets! Ed
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(two cents worth; much later than original post)

My thinking on this is that I would want some room to both crawl and sit on the roof while under cover (out of the sun); run some lighting on the roof to shine down the sides, etc. I'd go for fifteen feet.
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