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Old 03-19-2014, 01:02 AM   #1
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The joke is on me

I have a pull through RV port that is 30 x44 and 14 ft tall to the wind braces (rafters). Bringing my trilogy home and pulling it under cover was not a problem. Unfortunately, unlike our 40 ft cardinal, the trilogie's straight roofline keeps me from pulling out due to the sloped drive which kicks the back end up into the rafters. No damage done yet but I will have to do something about raising the roof before going on our next trip. The joke is on me. (I actually anticipated this issue one night as I lay awake excitedly thinking about bringing the trilogy home from the dealer. )

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Old 03-19-2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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How did you get it in there
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:35 AM   #3
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Is extending the level part of the drive the required distance needed for clearance an option? I am under the impression that the trailer’s contact with the rafters is pretty near exit? You don’t say if the RV port is attached or unattached, but I would most definitely consider extending the level part of the drive as opposed to extending the height of the roof if the RV port is attached to the house.
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:04 AM   #4
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Back it out the way you took it in. If it cleared going in, it will going out the same way.
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How did you get it in there
Key words pull through.


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Old 03-19-2014, 08:31 AM   #6
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The rv port is not attached to the house. There is about a 3 ft drop ar the exit. I have to make a hard right as I pull out from under due to trees and a creek bed. It is a metal structure so there are a couple of ways to make the opening taller. Backing out is an option but difficult.

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Old 03-19-2014, 08:37 AM   #7
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There is about 5 inches of clearance above the rear ac and I believe that is what is touching first when pulled forward about 15 ft.

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The rv port is not attached to the house. There is about a 3 ft drop ar the exit. I have to make a hard right as I pull out from under due to trees and a creek bed. It is a metal structure so there are a couple of ways to make the opening taller. Backing out is an option but difficult.

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Would be a lot of work, but can you start the exit slope inside the shed instead of 3' outside?
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:11 AM   #9
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What about doing your whole routine backwards? Pull in from the way you normally pull out? I have no idea what your setup looks like so this might not even be a possibility but I would consider it.
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Old 03-19-2014, 09:36 AM   #10
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The structure is on a concrete slab. I have considered pulling in
from the other direction. That would solve the clearance problem. I will take some photos. We are still moving in and down sizing from the 37rl Cardinal (amazing how much "stuff"we had squirreled away)

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