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Old 05-20-2020, 08:29 PM   #1
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What is your lowest clearance?

I am interested to know what people have as the minimum clearance under their trailer. How far is it from your lowest point to the road surface? What do you think that the minimum is for safety?
Asking this because I am working on a 1949 Curtis Wright and considering putting the spare under the trailer.
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Old 05-21-2020, 09:30 AM   #2
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I'm not hooked up at the moment so I can't measure exactly, but it matters a lot where the low point is relative to the truck. The further forward, the better. My spare tire is under the front of the Airstream just behind the A frame, and that's the lowest point on the unhooked trailer. I thought it might be a problem originally, but it's near impossible to bottom out there due to the geometry with the truck. My WD hitch spring bars are actually far lower and would hit first.

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Old 05-21-2020, 10:06 AM   #3
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Thanks. I am also concerned about road debris like disintegrated truck tires.
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Old 05-21-2020, 08:05 PM   #4
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The low point on my 2018 25'FB International is the front of the spare tire brace at 6 3/4 inches. On the back, the skid plates are at 10 inches. With some trigonometry I estimate I can navigate a 15% grade change dip/swale without hitting anything. The tire brace will hit at about 18-19% grade with the weight distribution tension helping to keep the front up. The rear skids hit at 16%.

My forward tank pan is 10 3/4 inches and will high center on a 7% grade change ridge.
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Lowest clearance

Does anyone have the rear clearance measurements for a recent 25RB? We are currently looking at recent models and trying to determine whether we will need a lift kit to get up our driveway.
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Use the grade numbers I provided, they are far more accurate than just using the vertical clearance. The rear skid is at 9 7/8 inches. If you have a positive grade change (swale) over 15% you will have clearance issues. If you have a negative grade change (ridge) over 7% your pan will high center scrape.
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