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For the most accurate measurement check both sides of trailer, and take the average. And be sure the tape is plumb when checking
And if the tape says you are close, check the slope of ground before you decide it will fit. If your high point is in front of axles, and behind TV axle, floor inside level, but the ground slopes down towards the building, the TV will be above floor height when high point gets to header.

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I came up with 13-3 ,but was wondering if I could get 3 inches lower bye letting enough air out of the tires before backing under.

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I like the great Outdoors and the one that has 13-1 height price was lowered because of the height. They want 15,000 to raise the roof.

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You might get 2-3 inches from tires. But don't want to leave it set with tires that soft.
Might think about building something like the converter used to pull second of a pair of semi trailers. For walking speed/short distance a plate with hole would work for 5th wheel.
Back in until close to hit, allowing for lift as unload TV. Unhook, push dolly under pin, and lower. Hook dolly to bumper hitch, lift legs, back on in. Put weight on legs before unhook.

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Letting air out may work, but would get tiresome, if in/out, fairly often. Maybe you could cut out 3"s or so from header, just 3 ft wide, enough to clear AC. You could add enforcing board to header, so not to weaken.

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I would NOT want to let my tires air down enough to get 3" more clearance ... That is a fast way to possibly damage sidewall from all that weight... even if its just a short distance... J.M.O.


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handsome51 wrote:

make sure you measure from the top of the AC unit to the ground


I have a fan forward of my Bedroom AC unit that has a FantasticBreeze cover. May or may not be the highest point. Bottom line measure from the HIGHEST point.


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Hobo2 wrote:

I came up with 13-3 ,but was wondering if I could get 3 inches lower bye letting enough air out of the tires before backing under.


Sure you can but do you want to???

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JRscooby wrote:

You might get 2-3 inches from tires. But don't want to leave it set with tires that soft.
Might think about building something like the converter used to pull second of a pair of semi trailers. For walking speed/short distance a plate with hole would work for 5th wheel.
Back in until close to hit, allowing for lift as unload TV. Unhook, push dolly under pin, and lower. Hook dolly to bumper hitch, lift legs, back on in. Put weight on legs before unhook.


Newer DRV's have a flat roof.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

JRscooby wrote:

You might get 2-3 inches from tires. But don't want to leave it set with tires that soft.
Might think about building something like the converter used to pull second of a pair of semi trailers. For walking speed/short distance a plate with hole would work for 5th wheel.
Back in until close to hit, allowing for lift as unload TV. Unhook, push dolly under pin, and lower. Hook dolly to bumper hitch, lift legs, back on in. Put weight on legs before unhook.


Newer DRV's have a flat roof.

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Looking at the picture, I see things sticking up from the roof.
Most semi trailers have flat roofs, but when hooked to a tractor the front is higher than rear. I bet the same applies to 5th wheels.

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