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Old 06-01-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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How to determine towing height

I am in the process of installing (ordering) an add on AC on my 2005 Cedar Creek Silverback 31' and need to get the total height while in tow. I tried to look it up but it only gives to the existing AC unit (from Cedar Creek). I did not want to hook up and pull to level ground and put a straight edge off the top to determine what size unit I can attach to the unit. Any other suggestions? The low profile is at 8 1/2'' to 9'' and the regular units are 13'' max. As you know the low profile units are quite a bit more expensive.... Thanks
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Old 06-01-2016, 04:55 PM   #2
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Well my first question is where on the unit is the new AC unit is going? If the new AC is not going to the high point of the roof it may make very little difference to the overall unit height.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:11 PM   #3
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It's going in sky light in highest point of trailer. It's a 5th wheel I forgot to mention that. Not sure how high the ac unit existing is that's my delima.
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:23 PM   #4
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I contacted Cedar Creek and they said its 13' to the top of existing AC unit...Not really much help
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Old 06-01-2016, 05:33 PM   #5
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If the dealer can't give you that info, with the trailer level in the spot its in measure to the roof line then add the height of the AC you want plus 1" that will give you the total height of the rig. next measure the distance from the ground to the pin and when you hookup see if that distance changes and you know your height. not sure thats what you are looking for.
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I did not want to hook up and pull to level ground and put a straight edge off the top to determine what size unit I can attach to the unit.
This is the only accurate way.
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Old 06-01-2016, 06:29 PM   #7
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This is the only accurate way.
That is what I was thinking also but its worth the $300+ difference in price difference
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Spend the couple of hundred extra. It only takes an inch to rip a big hole in your roof. Referring to front only. If for rear just get the taller one you will be ok.
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Do you know the model of the AC unit? Look up its specs, dimensions, etc. Add that to your measurement of your high point of installation, add the numbers together, add 1 or 2 for a bit of safety. You are done.
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I did not want to hook up and pull to level ground and put a straight edge off the top to determine what size unit I can attach to the unit.
you don't have to move to or be on level ground, ....you can measure your trailer height by laying and centering a 2x4 across the top of your trailer,...... it must be longer than your trailer is wide, 10' or 12' should do,.... then measure both sides from the end of the 2x4 down to the ground, ..... your trailer height will be the average of the two measurements, ... meaning: add the two measurements together and divide by two............
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