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Old 09-17-2018, 12:31 PM   #1
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quick questions

We're picking up our 2012 3170Ds this Friday and have 3 quick questions. I have to enlarge the camper shed and want to make sure I make it big enough.
1. Specs say this is 32' 3". Is that rear bumper to front bumper?
2. Specs say it is 11' 3" to the top of the A/C unit. Is the top of the ladder less in height than that?
3. Looked at the roof but have forgotten. Is it flat or sloped from the middle?

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Old 09-17-2018, 12:37 PM   #2
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It would be flat but regadless if its flat or sloped the clearance is 11'3 so that will be the higest point on your unit and yes the ladder is below that height.
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Old 09-17-2018, 12:48 PM   #3
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We're picking up our 2012 3170Ds this Friday and have 3 quick questions. I have to enlarge the camper shed and want to make sure I make it big enough.

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Don't trust the specs. If you can, measure it yourself. Sometimes the specs don't include things like air conditioners, antennae, bumpers or side mirrors.

The specs might have been good for the original unit, but you have no idea what's been added since 2012.
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Don't trust the specs. If you can, measure it yourself. Sometimes the specs don't include things like air conditioners, antennae, bumpers or side mirrors.

The specs might have been good for the original unit, but you have no idea what's been added since 2012.
That's the problem and why I'm asking. I would if I could but I'm working 6 hours away and have about 2 days to convert the trade in back to original and enlarge the shed. So I have no way of measuring. My plan is to make the door height 12' and extend the length to 34'. I'm hoping that will be sufficient.
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I don't have the same unit BUT my Wildcat brochure lists the height of my trailer as 12' 6" --- however, it is about 13'3" by actual measurement. I'd say that's about the height of a Dometic 13.5K air conditioner unit.
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The height would be the number I would worry about the most. You should be OK with 12 feet I would say. Many units are off a couple of inches or so from spec. but with 12 foot you should still be OK. No RV is allow to be more than 11 feet 6 inch by most DOT rules.
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The height would be the number I would worry about the most. You should be OK with 12 feet I would say. Many units are off a couple of inches or so from spec. but with 12 foot you should still be OK. No RV is allow to be more than 11 feet 6 inch by most DOT rules.
Are you sure? Maybe 13'6" Mine is 13'3". My published brochure height is 12'6".
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. No RV is allow to be more than 11 feet 6 inch by most DOT rules.
Yeah, better confirm that. Lots of A classes and 5 th. wheels are 12 ft. and even taller. Tiftin A classes are 12'10" tall.
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It also depends on the tow vehicle(mostly 5er aps). Angle of entrance to shop...
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OK my bad, I miss typed it is 13 feet 6 inches max height in almost all of the States. I did check my home state Illinois and it is 13-6. My bad or I had a senior moment.
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