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Old 10-05-2016, 01:36 PM   #1
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40BH Height with airbags dumped

Does anyone know the coach height when the airbags are deflated? The spec says 12'5" to the top of the ac units when in travel. I'm trying to figure out if a 12' door is tall enough in my building if I dump the air. I have plenty of height once inside the building.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:23 PM   #2
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My Berk dosen't go down 5", maybe 3" or 4". But I do have a different model
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:30 PM   #3
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Is there a way to dump the air without the Jacks going down?
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:31 PM   #4
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I would suggest actually measuring rather than going by the specs. Either way I don't think you'll be able to fit it under a 12-foot door.
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:43 PM   #5
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You can dump the air by lowering the jacks. After they're down, retract them.

The big question is how are you going to move your coach without starting the engine.

Once the engine is started, the air bags will start to inflate.
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Don't forget that unless you have an absolutely flat drive into the garage, your coach is going to be higher in the rear when you back it in due to the slope. You've also probably got a 1" lip at the door threshold, so the 12' "door" may only have an opening height (clear) of about 11'-11" or so


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Old 10-05-2016, 07:50 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I don't have the MH yet. My wife and I have decided on the 40BH and haven't had the time to locate one yet. I know I have a 12' opening. Trying to decide if I need to rework the opening for more clearance or not. A friend is able to dump his airbags and slowly back straight under his door. Hoping to do the same.
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My doors 14 ft as no way for me on 12s
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #9
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Like the others I don't believe there is anyway you will be able to negotiate a 12' door even if you were to find a way to back it in with the air bags deflated. We have different coaches, but I have measured mine both fully inflated and "flat" and noted only about 3 1/2 inches difference. My satellite dome is 12' 9'' (inflated) so I round up to 13' for good measure. I got real sensitive to height issues after owning 3 5th wheels. Those darn things are tall.
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Sounds like I will need to add a taller door in the gable end of my building.
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