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Old 03-08-2014, 11:45 AM   #1
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Height 32 open rd

has anyone noticed the height of their ford chassis. I just moved my 2011 32' open rd to a new covered stg lot where there were over 40
rvs stored so without any concern about height I pulled into my spot
and scraped my satellite on the roof cross beem. I discovered the hard way that my open rd is almost a foot higher then most other rvs. the wife cannot reach all of the cabinets and I have to stand on a box to clean the mirrors.
can tiffin justify the reason for this precarious height increase or is it ford that has created the issue?
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Old 03-08-2014, 01:43 PM   #2
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Did the interior and exterior of the rig grow since you and your wife bought it???
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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I haven't noticed that the 2012 32CA we just got is any higher than other Class A's. At 4'10" my wife needs a stool, even to see the mirror in bathroom. Dave
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I can walk under the outside mirrors on mine and I couldn't on the rig we had prior. I actually like that because I kept hitting my head on the mirrors on the old rig. Yes mine is about a foot taller that my old rig. It's noticeable on the inside as my wife can't open the vents, or even turn on the fans. I guess that's what I'm there for. It doesn't seem to bother her.
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We have the same coach & while it does set a little high, I like it that way. I don't hit my head on the mirrors, & just a short step stool is all that is needed to clean them. I have a 2' Firestick CB antenna on the roof (with a spring) and from the tip of the antenna to the ground is just a hair under 13'6". So it is all good. The storage facility you are using must have a low beam in it to hit the satellite.
Driving these things we all have to be aware of low clearances.
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We have the same coach & while it does set a little high, I like it that way. I don't hit my head on the mirrors, & just a short step stool is all that is needed to clean them. I have a 2' Firestick CB antenna on the roof (with a spring) and from the tip of the antenna to the ground is just a hair under 13'6". So it is all good. The storage facility you are using must have a low beam in it to hit the satellite.
Driving these things we all have to be aware of low clearances.
I am aware of the problems with height but when I saw all of these other units already parked I figured no problem. like to know why the added height.
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I recently compared The Allegro 2014 32CA to a Newmar. The Tiffin is on a 22,000 GVWR chassis, the Newmar on a 20,500 chassis. If the heavier chassis is a little larger web on the I beam this could make a little difference. The Tiffin is a 22.5 tire, the Newmar is a 19.5 as I recall. There is a little more difference. The Tiffin has an interior height of 83.5", the Newmar 80", a 3.5" difference here. Finally, the specs show Tiffin at overall height of 12'10", Newmar 12' 4". Yep, the Tiffin is higher. Hope this helps.
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