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Old 01-21-2017, 08:49 PM   #1
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How tall is my RV?

I own a 2017 Forester 3011ds. I'm currently planning some trips and noticed some tunnels I would have go through. My specs say it's 11.25ft exterior height. Does that include AC and vents??
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #2
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I own a 2017 Forester 3011ds. I'm currently planning some trips and noticed some tunnels I would have go through. My specs say it's 11.25ft exterior height. Does that include AC and vents??
Probably not.
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Old 01-21-2017, 10:15 PM   #3
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Usually factory specs include the ac unit in the listed heights but a measurement on level ground would prove that.


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Old 01-23-2017, 09:25 AM   #4
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In our brochure it is listed as " Exterior Height With A/C- 11'3"."
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:54 AM   #5
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I've noticed that in recent years the mfg's have gotten a lot better about including the A/C (or other highest protrusion) in the listed height. I've checked a few newer RV's and all of them have been really close to the stated height. A few years ago that wasn't the case. They only listed the highest point on the roof itself. No protrusions were included.

Having said that, I'd always measure it myself, just to be sure!
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Old 01-23-2017, 09:57 AM   #6
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I would measure it on level ground to be safe and so you know for sure.
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While checking heights allowed for tunnels, also check widths and propane rules. I can't speak to most of the country but many tunnels in the northeast US corridor have propane and/or width restrictions. For example, vehicles over 96" wide and/or carrying more than 20lbs of propane are not allowed in the McHenry tunnel in Baltimore. And, you will be stopped.
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While checking heights allowed for tunnels, also check widths and propane rules. I can't speak to most of the country but many tunnels in the northeast US corridor have propane and/or width restrictions. For example, vehicles over 96" wide and/or carrying more than 20lbs of propane are not allowed in the McHenry tunnel in Baltimore. And, you will be stopped.
According to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) website, no single container carrying more than ten pounds of propane is allowed in the Fort McHenry Tunnel or the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel. The website is at Propane Regulations.
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Note, that the regulation quoted specifically addresses "bottles". "Bottles" are DOT approved containers....like those used on BBQ grills and trailers. Most Motorhomes use ASME certified "tanks" which are totally different.
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Ok, so a silly question: how do you measure a TT to get the real height including the AC etc? Dh didn't like getting on the roof. Anyone have a trick?
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