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Old 10-20-2014, 04:26 PM   #1
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Total height

I am looking at the Rockwood fivers. The brochure says 148 1/2" WITHOUT AC. Is this correct? All other Forest River brochures show height WITH AC.

I am trying to find a mid profile fiver about 12 1/2' high as I want to keep it inside my barn when not in use.
So far I have found Shasta, Chapararal, Sabre, Wildcat, Sabre, Heritage Glen Lite, and Columbus @ 12'10". My door is 13' and the Columbus would cut it really close.


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Old 10-20-2014, 05:43 PM   #2
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We have the 8280 and the actual measured height for ours is 12-9". The tallest dimension on ours is not the AC but the Fantastic Vent cover (optional) that is located more toward the front of the RV.

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Old 10-20-2014, 06:09 PM   #3
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I don't think the sabre height is with AC. My sabre 34REQS is listed in brochure as 12'8" but actually measures 13'6" with front bedroom AC.
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Old 10-20-2014, 06:18 PM   #4
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Also remember that the height may be for a single A/C and not 2 of them. The 36QB (my unit) is currently advertised at 13' but hitched to my truck it comes in at 13' 4". But, I also have the optional second A/C up front which makes that the highest point.

Also know that different trucks affect the height in different ways.
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