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moparjohn 08-08-2010 06:03 AM

need a quick answer, 8/8/10 8am est
 
how tall/high is a 72 tradewind including A/C ? Thanks MPJ

bwoodtx 08-08-2010 06:10 AM

According to Airstream.com a 1973 was 8' 10". this was the earliest spec I could find.

moparjohn 08-08-2010 06:23 AM

Thanks, finnally found it too, I hope this hieght includes A/C, bringing home my 72 Tradewind today, one underpass to go through. MPJ

wahoonc 08-08-2010 06:29 AM

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.

Aaron:cool:

moparjohn 08-08-2010 06:35 AM

OK, thanks, then I will look for a 10ft bridge clearance at min. MPJ

wahoonc 08-08-2010 07:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moparjohn (Post 880582)
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"

Aaron:cool:

LiLNomad 08-08-2010 07:25 AM

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:huh:
LilNomad

wahoonc 08-08-2010 07:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LiLNomad (Post 880597)
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:huh:
LilNomad


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.

Aaron :cool:

Inland RV Center, In 08-08-2010 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moparjohn (Post 880580)
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.

Andy


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