Originally Posted by jespo27
I am considering trading up to a Newmar New Aire. My problem is my garage width is fine but the height is only a 12'1" opening.
Is that adequate ? Is there a model less high than others? if not , i have read some people say it is possible to lower air bags to only drive straight into garage?
Raising garage door higher or altering opening will not work without raising roof...Am I S@#t out of luck?
The New Aire is 12’3” so you MIGHT be able to drop all the air and clear your garage door IF your driveway is perfectly level, (no up or down grades at all).
This is where I finally get to use what I learned from helping my kids with their homework.
Slope is rise divided by run expressed as a percentage. From what you’ve posted, if you’re lucky, and actually do achieve a full 3 inch drop by dumping all the air, you may have 1 inch of rise across a run of 35 feet, or 420 inches to play with.
1 inch divided by 420 inches per is .00238, which is a 0.238% slope. Not much room for error to keep from scraping the front or back of your coach, which is why the driveway leading into your garage needs to be perfectly level.
I would be surprised if air suspensions are built to allow for this small of a tolerance. I don’t believe the consistency from one dump to the next would be within this tolerance.