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Old 10-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #15
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So, exactly how many inches do you need? I always remember the time when a semi got stuck under a railroad bridge and while the adults were scratching their heads trying to figure out how to solve the problem a kid suggested they let some air out of the tires. It worked! Since you will be creaping in and out having a compressor available to reinflate after you clear the dome, letting some air out may be the simplest method.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #16
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Your coach is of the same vintage as mine and made by the same manufacturer, so my thoughts are probably pretty accurate.

My coach measures 11' 11" fully aired up and ready to roll on the road. The door on my garage is 12' exactly. I always lower the ride height by pushing the air dump switch before driving underneath that door header.

Your coach probably measures about the same, excluding the Winegard.

I do not have a satellite on the roof for height reasons. I would investigate how to replace that Winegard with something else of lower height, or something that can be used mobile as you need it. Either that or get the carpenter to modify the garage.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #17
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I had the same problem I just got every thing line up. Then dumped my air and backed into my barn then left it down once in an lowered the jacks and left the air out.
But with mine I had to stop on the way in once or twice because my air ride system will automatically start to fill when in gear. So every time I put in neutral it will let air out.
Now I did a little work on my entrance to my bay (lower it about 2 inches). Then put DW on roof an backed in. She said I got 2inch clearance with air all he way up.

PS. DW. Didn't like the trip around the block while on roof. Lol
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:32 AM   #18
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He said he raised the coach 2 1/4". It fit before he raised it. All he needs to do is lowered it again.. b 2 1/4".
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #19
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I have decided to install rapid dump air valves at each height leveler and actuate them remotely with an air solenoid valve that I can control from the dash. Cost will run around $200 dollars and an hour or so to install them. I hope it works
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How much clearance are you trying to get?
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:50 PM   #21
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Would it be feasible to remove the Wingard before you get in and reinstal it after.
Or just use an extenal Winegar not on the roof.
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If you have no way to dump the suspension air with the rig in motion, (my old rig does with HWH leveling), then try deflating the tires a bit to gain your inches?

Measuring your rig vs the opening would give you an idea of what your correction needs are.
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