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Old 06-14-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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rv cover height

i had to put a 6 inch lift kit on my 2003 cardinal 5th wheel for my 2008 chev. 3500 4x4 would have bed clearance and ride close to level. now i need 15 ft clearance to hook and unhook from rv. any ideas on covers for rv as most of dealers are installing 12 ft. clearance on covers? thanks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:40 AM   #2
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i had to put a 6 inch lift kit on my 2003 cardinal 5th wheel for my 2008 chev. 3500 4x4 would have bed clearance and ride close to level. now i need 15 ft clearance to hook and unhook from rv. any ideas on covers for rv as most of dealers are installing 12 ft. clearance on covers? thanks.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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Any of the dealers should be able to custom make the height you need. You just need to talk to them.
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I realize this doesn't answer the OP question, but if there is a front mounted AC unit, raising a camper 6" could cause other problems besides the RV cover problem. Many 5th wheels come off the line with the front AC at 13'6", the standard maximum recognized height.

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Old 06-14-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Actually Chap, I think most 5th wheels come off the line with a height of 12'6". All that I have ever looked at were within an inch or two of that. According to the book, mine is 12'4", but I measured it at 12'6" when hooked up to my truck. At 13'6", there are some local bridges around here I would not be able to go under.
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Actually Chap, I think most 5th wheels come off the line with a height of 12'6".
Gotcha. I thought I read here or somewhere that someone's 5th wheel was close to 13'6". Mighta been dreaming that.
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when i let the weight back down on truck it probably gets back down to 12 ft 6 inches but while hooking up i need 15 ft clearance for front a/c cover to clear.
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Why do you have to raise or lower your camper 2 ft 6 inches to hook or unhook? My Cardinal 37 RK2 only has to move up or down 3 or 4 inches to hook or unhook. It is 12ft 8 inches hooked up.
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Why do you have to raise or lower your camper 2 ft 6 inches to hook or unhook? My Cardinal 37 RK2 only has to move up or down 3 or 4 inches to hook or unhook. It is 12ft 8 inches hooked up.
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my truck is 4x4 and is very tall in back. when i put 5th wheel weight on it it comes down alot. i just measured hitch pont on truck it is 4ft 6inches off ground with no load on it.
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