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Old 11-12-2013, 11:35 AM   #31
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Mine is 13'4" @ the hi point on BR AC. Not had a problem in last 22000 miles. Might be luck but also could be result of superior planning on DWs part (Motor Carrier Atlas has a section listing every low clearence along a particular route w/ specific location, all hi lighted routes are clear to 13' 8" according to OTR truckers I spoke with)

Also, I don't subscribe to using lift kits or big (35" or greater) tires on a tow vehicle. Guess there might be more n one meaning to tow vehicle as in "toy" truck? 4x4 will raise the hitch height which translates to a taller trailer height!
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:56 PM   #32
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Also, I don't subscribe to using lift kits or big (35" or greater) tires on a tow vehicle. Guess there might be more n one meaning to tow vehicle as in "toy" truck? 4x4 will raise the hitch height which translates to a taller trailer height!
No lift kit or other aftermarket items on my truck, but yes, the 4X4 does add a couple inches to bed height.

After discussions with dealer, it seems that the Dometic "Penguin Low Profile" A/C units are no longer 9 1/2" tall due to a recent production design change....My B/R A/C has the Penguin model numbers, but it is 11" tall. I guess they should have installed something like a Coleman Mach8 which is only 8" tall....... Waiting to hear if it is compatable with ducts/thermostat wiring...

Took another measurement with the RV unhitched and perfectly level (which is the recommended towing height) and I am 13' 7" to the top of B/R A/C. This would have required a permit in Indiana (and most other states) when it left the factory...... Waiting for return call from factory now as to how to proceed....
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:51 AM   #33
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Old 11-20-2013, 12:11 PM   #34
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greysailor,

Do you have a Penguin or a Penguin II?

Dometic claims the Penguin II is "under 10 inches high".
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The various Penguin II model numbers are in this brochure:
http://www.dometic.com/2664aef6-0859...0fecbb1a.fodoc

If your Penguin is 11" and the Penguin II really is less than 10", you can gain 1 inch and get down to 13'6".

It doesn't make sense that CC would build one that exceeds 13'6" when level.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Do you have a Penguin or a Penguin II?

Dometic claims the Penguin II is "under 10 inches high".

Good luck and keep us posted.
I have a Penguin II.....but I can say for sure that it sits 11" above the roof. They must have not taken the mounting gasket into consideration in their spec sheet.... Far as I can see, the Coleman Mach8 is the only A/C that will lower my overall height.
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