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Old 06-27-2015, 04:53 PM   #21
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After reading this post I went out and set up my 8280. 5r to travel . went on the roof with a tape measure and it comes in at 12'9 in . I plan to label the height on the front of the 5r with the measurement .
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Old 06-27-2015, 05:17 PM   #22
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I have a 2015 Cedar Creek 34RL with the optional front airco unit. It sits perfectly level when hooked up to my Ram. The factory says it's 13' 6", but it's not. I went under a 13' 9" overpass on I-84 in CT and found scrape marks on the airco cover. Fortunately it didn't get torn off the roof. I'm thinking that when I get to the Goshen Rally in August I should have the factory techs remove the front airco unit and replace it with a roof vent. It's just not fun worrying about low clearances. Am I overreacting?
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:24 PM   #23
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New mod coming. Rollover cage to push the camper down on the suspension?

My previous camper took out the cable line in a park when I had backed under it a month earlier with CG owner as a spotter. Said there was inches to spare. Guess the heat allowed to snag. Never knew till a coworker call that afternoon saying it was broke at my site.


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Old 06-27-2015, 10:04 PM   #24
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My fiver was 11'11" by the specs so I built a carport at 12'2" turned out to be 12'4" so now I have removed concrete one side to pour new at 12'6" can't go no lower without changing drainage on property.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:05 PM   #25
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I have a 2015 Cedar Creek 34RL with the optional front airco unit. It sits perfectly level when hooked up to my Ram. The factory says it's 13' 6", but it's not. I went under a 13' 9" overpass on I-84 in CT and found scrape marks on the airco cover. Fortunately it didn't get torn off the roof. I'm thinking that when I get to the Goshen Rally in August I should have the factory techs remove the front airco unit and replace it with a roof vent. It's just not fun worrying about low clearances. Am I overreacting?
You can know with in inches of your clearance needs, but you can't put that much trust in what a sign says. You need to measure your's to be sure, but it could have been the sign was wrong. When its close, better find a better route or get out and measure the thing... better than costing large dollars. I am not familiar with Airco cover. I thought you are talking about a brand of vent cover, but it must be a brand of air conditioner? If its 13'6" or under you are legal.
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:11 PM   #26
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My fiver was 11'11" by the specs so I built a carport at 12'2" turned out to be 12'4" so now I have removed concrete one side to pour new at 12'6" can't go no lower without changing drainage on property.
The air conditioner must not have been considered?? I have a carport that measures 11'11" in the middle of a 3 in 12 roof, which was plenty for the Greywolf, but if I'm not centered, I could hit the AC unit of this XLR... its 10'11"... lets call it 11'. Factory said 11'2" which is good to over estimate in my opinion.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:41 AM   #27
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You can know with in inches of your clearance needs, but you can't put that much trust in what a sign says. You need to measure your's to be sure, but it could have been the sign was wrong. When its close, better find a better route or get out and measure the thing... better than costing large dollars. I am not familiar with Airco cover. I thought you are talking about a brand of vent cover, but it must be a brand of air conditioner? If its 13'6" or under you are legal.

Thanks for the reply. Not a brand name; "airco" is my abbreviation for air conditioner. I was referring to the low profile air conditioner that Cedar Creek installs as an option on the front over the bedroom. Sorry for the confusion.

I've had a few different people get up on the roof and take measurements when the trailer was hooked up to the Ram and they all come up with heights a few inches over 13' 6". Bottom line is I need to drop the front of the rig by a few inches. Next time I'm hooked up I will measure the space between the trailer and bed to see if I can get away with raising the pin box a few inches to lower the front of the trailer. If that's not possible then the only solution I can come up with is to remove the front air conditioner. Does anyone have any other suggestions that I might be over looking?
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:59 AM   #28
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... they all come up with heights a few inches over 13' 6". Bottom line is I need to drop the front of the rig by a few inches. Next time I'm hooked up I will measure the space between the trailer and bed to see if I can get away with raising the pin box a few inches to lower the front of the trailer. If that's not possible then the only solution I can come up with is to remove the front air conditioner. Does anyone have any other suggestions that I might be over looking?
It must be the combination of Ram, with options (taller tires, raise suspension?) and the addition of the front "airco". If changing the pin box to lower it will work, I would do it, as long as there isn't another issue, such as trailer to bed too close. I wouldn't want to give up a needed AC unit, so glad its your decision and not mine. I think over the road height limit is 13'6" so I would think something should be done about it. I have heard some semi trailer combinations are too high when the box is empty (dunno).
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I would put my money on the TV tires. I know with my F 250 first word was the tires look small, they are stock profile and staying that way, for exactly the same reason. Trailer height. We have a ultralight but it is close to 13 ft with the axle lift kit on the trailer. I can drop the hitch 2 bolt holes but towing level and why bother.

I remember there being a thread about a Cardinal being 13 ft 9 in with a Ram 3500. Maybe check that out as well.
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