Originally Posted by Michigan-traveler
Hi John and Lou. Happy New Year to both of you. One question for you Lou is the height of your fifth wheel. I hope to get into my shed which has a clear opening of 11'-11" for height. Did you ever measure the height of your fifth wheel? I will be picking up our unit on the 7th. Laqrry.
I have (the best I could at the time as I was alone on the roof and my wife was holding a ruler against the side of the camper). The highest point on the camper is the leading edge of my Coleman Mach II air conditioner when hooked up to the truck (the only way to measure it).
I put a long 2x4 across the leading edge of the AC and crawled to the edge and dropped the 25 foot tape ruler to the ground. My wife read the distance while I balanced the 2x4 and held the "dumb" end. Since I was not happy with the 11' 9.5" she called up; I use 12 foot as my maximum clearance. I have squeaked under a refueling canopy that was marked 12 feet without breaking the fluorescent light tubes but it was VERY close. I was sweating bullets since I could not see the light fixtures or the airconditioner; nor could I verify the actual height of his canopy.
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW