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Old 09-30-2012, 05:45 PM   #1
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How tall is your Class A ?

I understand many are as tall as a truck, 13'6", but I'd like to know how tall most are. I've looked at "for sale" ones, but they don't seem to list anything but length. Just wondered as if someday we upgrade. Our new garage has a 12' high door. I figure in a pinch, we could have it modified, to maybe 13' , it has 14' side walls, or maybe an extra space for clearance of the AC and such... And if it ever comes down to it, guess you can look up demensions (sp?) on the manuf website. I'd just like an idea overall. Thanks,
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I understand many are as tall as a truck, 13'6", but I'd like to know how tall most are. I've looked at "for sale" ones, but they don't seem to list anything but length. Just wondered as if someday we upgrade. Our new garage has a 12' high door. I figure in a pinch, we could have it modified, to maybe 13' , it has 14' side walls, or maybe an extra space for clearance of the AC and such... And if it ever comes down to it, guess you can look up demensions (sp?) on the manuf website. I'd just like an idea overall. Thanks,
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One of the selling points of my RV was the height was less than 12 feet
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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We are 12' 6" to the top of the Satelite dish. If you need another 3-4", you can always dump the air bags and gain a few that way.
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Factory specs are only accurate when the coach leaves the factory. The current clearance height has been affected by additions/changes to all the stuff that goes on the roof... satellite dishes and domes, a/c units, vent covers to name a few. I would get a contractor to determine how much higher(and how many $$) you could raise your garage door header before I did any serious motorhome shopping. For what it's worth my coach now measures 12'2" high... no semblance to the factory specs. And then before I signed a purchase contract on a new coach, I would have an accurate measurement done on the new coach. I believe that the older the motorhome(early 2000s and older), the shorter the height will be.
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Great info so far !! I really appreciatte it ! First thing I did was measure ours, 9'8" to top of AC, but I know this is rare,, and yes I can stand up fine, I'm 6'1", but it doesn't have "full" basement storage and such. I'm feeling better already for possible upgrades !!
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My Bounder is 12'10" to top of ac. Has not been a problem YET.

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My Bounder is 12'10" to top of ac. Has not been a problem YET.

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So far I see if we could change to a 13' door, instead of 12' , that would open up all sorts of possibilities for a future upgrade.
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We are 12 ft. 10 inches to the top of everything. I will tell you that a 13'5" bridge looks like it is coming through the windshield! But, I got out and climbed the ladder to be sure somebody's tape measure wasn't bent when they measured it. This was one of the turns necessary to access a KOA in Santa Fe.

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The book says 12'6" but my measure was 12'8". Controlling item is the top of the rear ladder, despite us having 3 vent covers, 2 air conditioners, a .98M internet satellite dish and a Winegard Trav'ler 3005 TV antenna. I also have a note on the dash that says 13' IN CASE I HAVE A LOW BRIDGE AND A SENIOR MOMENT COME TOGETHER.
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Pigman, nobody ever reads those notes. I had a sign hanging down in the rear doorway of my 5er that said, amongst other things, WHIP. No less than 5 times did I try to drive my rail in without lowering the whip. Actually got it in once. Was not fun getting it out.

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Exterior Height (Road Height) 11' 9"
Exterior Height (with Satellite) 12' 3"

But, I have a tall radio and a tall CB antenna. Haven't checked mine yet.
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