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Old 09-27-2011, 09:41 AM   #15
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Think I'm gonna' put remeasure the RV on the "to do" list.
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Old 09-27-2011, 03:32 PM   #16
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One of the words of advice I got from my Dad, a long time RV'er, was to measure our 5th wheel and KNOW what the clearance is before we encounter a low bridge. I really like the AC on top of our rig and want to keep it there!
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Does anybody have a good way to measure the height of a trailer?
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:47 PM   #18
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Does anybody have a good way to measure the height of a trailer?
Gotta break out the old tape measure and a ladder, there is no shortcut for that one.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:11 AM   #19
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Does anybody have a good way to measure the height of a trailer?

Have a helper on the ground, put a straight edge across the AC (highest point?) and measure down to the ground. This is where your helper comes in, they can make sure the end of the tape stays put and makes it easier for you. A long 2x4 would work for the straight edge.
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Have a helper on the ground, put a straight edge across the AC (highest point?) and measure down to the ground. This is where your helper comes in, they can make sure the end of the tape stays put and makes it easier for you. A long 2x4 would work for the straight edge.
Place a level on the 2 x 4 to make sure the end you are measuring isn't dipping below the highest point (the point the 2 x 4 is resting on)

Also make sure your rig is at ride height, air bags full, etc...
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Old 09-28-2011, 08:07 AM   #21
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Place a level on the 2 x 4 to make sure the end you are measuring isn't dipping below the highest point (the point the 2 x 4 is resting on)

Also make sure your rig is at ride height, air bags full, etc...
This is kind of what I planned to do, only use my laser level instead of a board.
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I wasn't sure how to make sure I'd get an accurate level measurement. So what I did was measure from the under edge of the top of our RV shelter to the ground. Then I parked the rig at its highest spot under that same point of the shelter and measured the distance between shelter and rig. Then just subtracted that distance from the shelter height to get an accurate rig height.
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