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Old 05-05-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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True Height of Windjammer

I am constructing a building to protect my new 2618W (on order) from the sun/rain. The info on the flyer has most of the windjammers listed as 118" without a/c. I don't know how high the a/c is above the camper or anything else that might set up higher than the a/c. What should the door height for my new building be? Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:06 PM   #2
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While parked on a flat surface, hook up your RV to your TV. Then take a 10' 2x4 that's as straight as reasonable and go up on the roof. Position the 2x4 across the highest point on the RV and with a measuring tape measure the distance between the ground and the 2x4. That should be a true measurement of the height of your rig. It might help to have someone hold the tape to the ground while the measurement is made. I would add at least 12" to the height of your door and consider it good to go. You'll be able to use this measurement for any overhead obstructions that you come across while camping.
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It appears he doesn't have possession of his trailer yet so he can't measure it.
It appears he's trying to get the shed built before his trailer is delivered.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:56 PM   #4
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The height dimensions can vary from the actual. (From personal experience I had a delta of 7 inches) I think some of this discrepancy may come from the varying heights you might get after hitching up to various tow vehicles. I have a 5th wheel and the height might be more exaggerated than with a tow behind. Since he has not taken delivery of his trailer yet, I suggest he wait. A few weeks in the sun sure won't hurt anything and he won't be building something that does not meet his requirements. .
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I am constructing a building to protect my new 2618W (on order) from the sun/rain. The info on the flyer has most of the windjammers listed as 118" without a/c. I don't know how high the a/c is above the camper or anything else that might set up higher than the a/c. What should the door height for my new building be? Thanks.
There are (2) issues here,(What height A/C unit are they going to put on your unit?),(Will your jammer rub the wheel wells and need a (Lift Kit) installed after the fact?),like many others had in the Past? You have (2) options (A) build the opening 12 to 14 feet tall or (B) wait till you can measure your unit . Youroo!!
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NEVER use less than a 14' tall door, to allow for your next camper/Ask me how I learned this
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:54 PM   #7
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The a/c unit will be a 15K unit. It will be one of the last 2014 year build of the 2618W, hope they solved the rubbing problem by now. Its time to start the new 2015 year units. I should pick it up in about three weeks. I think I will build the door 13ft. I am thinking this will be our last camper.
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A 13' door is non-standard and hard to come by. As was stated above I would go with a 14' door. Size your building accordingly. Most likely a 16' wall will be the shortest you can do with a 14' overhead door. Sliding doors could be an option.
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NEVER use less than a 14' tall door, to allow for your next camper/Ask me how I learned this
Oh...... That sucks!!
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:24 PM   #10
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It going to be a car-port type door, so I can make it any size.
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