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Old 04-16-2012, 09:45 PM   #1
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Low Clearance?

I am losing sleep thinking about leaving my ac unit behind as I drive under an over pass, a tree branch or a cover at a gas station.

Please help put my mind at ease. What's the magic number I need to be looking for from a height perspective to ensure my Roo 233s with roof top AC will remain on my roof?



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Old 04-16-2012, 10:58 PM   #2
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Why don't you look at the specs for your TT, i.e. the height measurement, and then add about a foot and a half for the AC unit.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:01 PM   #3
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Or better yet, just measure it.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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The overpass would have to be very low before you need to worry with your Roo. 5th wheels being much higher have a bigger concern.

As suggested, get a buddy, straight edge/level and a tape measure and get the 'real' number.

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Old 04-17-2012, 01:01 AM   #5
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Although i know it is less than 12', it definitely is an adjustment from towing the pop up. it is like the first time i drove my tow vehicle into a parking garage. i knew it would fit, but i actually found myself ducking my head.

would enjoy hearing other tales if anyone has them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:25 AM   #6
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play it safe -- don't hurt a THING

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4kmprs View Post
I am losing sleep thinking about leaving my ac

Please help put my mind at ease
put yourself at ease
next time you enter someTHING with a top
have your passenger get out
and watch for you
or you yourself get out a few times
I saw an RVer do this
just the other day at a gas stop
he was at least 8' from hitting
but
this is how we learn our rig height
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #7
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You will most likely never have a clearance problem on major roads.

You will have issues on back roads; local neighborhood; and tree overhang (even in some campgrounds).

Low hanging cable TV wires and tree branches are the worst.

Of course you can make this worse.

The host at the campground I just stayed at said that a motor home left his antenna up when he drove out and wiped out the TV cable for the entire campground. A popular guy afterwards.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:33 AM   #8
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I think those stupid antennas need interlock switches
On them with a flashing beacon a siren and a monkey
In the passenger seat when antenna is left up.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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I was on a trip from Fort Dix, NJ to Elizabeth City, NC once with my work tractor/trailer. A little narrative first, the trailer is a 48' Featherlite (looks just like the trailers that race car drivers use) it's height is 13'3". The route I took was through Delaware and accorss/through the Chesapeake Bridge/Tunnel. The tunnel has a height clearance of 13'6". Talk about a butt pucker factor, three inches is not much room when your traveling with something that big. If anything my advice to you is just drive faster, it makes you shorter/skinnier, lol.
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With your camper being just 10 feet tall you really shouldn't have a problem. Tree branches on back roads will be the main thing to watch for. If you drive in urban areas there are some (very, very few) railroad overpasses that are less than 10 feet high. Also there are very few filling stations still around that have canopies that are 10 feet or less. If you're really concerned, put a post-it note on the steering wheel or dashboard that says "10 FEET???" as a reminder. When not towing remove the note.
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