Ceiling height clearance workarounds/solutions
Hi all -
So we've fallen in love with the Airstream Bambi (either the 16, 19 or 22 foot model). My wife and 3 year old child (2 tall adults and one child) are really trying to figure out a way to make it work in terms of storage. We have a carport (covered, but not walled) that we'd like to store it in.
And therein lies the problem. The carport has a ceiling height of approximately 8'11" (107"), and a piece of fascia that is 8'10" (I could fairly easily cut that fascia back). The bambi lists a height of 111", according to RVUSA.com
It seems my options are:
1.) Remove the A/C from a Bambi (with the obvious drawback of some very uncomfortable afternoons)
2.) Off-site storage (major bummer as it will add $ and time)
3.) "Non-traditional" methods of getting the Bambi under the carport (i.e. removing the wheels and replacing with steel rims, deflating the tires, trenching out the concrete slab, etc.) None of these options sound like good ideas.
4.) Choose another camper/trailer : (
I'm hoping that either the true height of the Bambi is shorter than it claims (though that seems unlikely), or that maybe there is something I haven't thought about. I wish there were side-mounted A/C units but it doesnt seem that Airstream does that (fair enough--they're ugly!)
Would appreciate any feedback (including whether this is the correct sub-forum for this question)