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Old 09-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #1
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Need expert advice on tires

Here is my problem

I have a 2004 Sea Breeze 8341 , workhorse chassis with 22.5" tires. It is 12' high. My garage is 11'11" at the door. The 1341 model has 19.5 " tires and brochure says it is 11'9", different chassis, same floorplan

Option 1 . -If I deflate tires to say 50 PSI will it drop coach enough to get in. I need 2" lower.

Option 2 - install cheap used tires 19.5" just to get into the garage for the winter. Will they fit?. Only 1 mile from tire shop to my house

Any ideas/ comments and suggestions greatly appreciate
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As an X Carpenter. I might suggest there could be an additional inch or two that could be cut out of the top of the door frame. And still use same door or if needed add 2x2 or something to the top of the door. If when the door is open you should notice that the door is higher than the jam! Just a thought!
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If you don't want to modify the garage or spend money for tires and wheels your next best bet would be to just remove the air conditioners and re install in the spring.
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On bdpreece's suggestion, maybe only removing the AC covers will give you some clearance.
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I would seriously look at either the garage modification or AC removal long before I'd think about changing tires. I did a much more major modification to my garage just so I could park in front of the garage without extending over the sidewalk.

Also the easiest would be to try lowering the tire pressure. Can't hurt as long as you have an air compressor to blow them back up
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I personally would not want to risk damaging my expensive tires by taking enough pressure out of them to drop my coach two inches even it it was only to move the coach fifty feet. All it would take would be to damage a side wall enough that maybe sometime down the road it caused a blowout and you would be out a whole lot more than the cost to modify the garage. These things have enough tire problems you don't need to possibly cause more.
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Have you measured your MH and the door opening to be sure? Don't trust brochures. Lowering your tire pressure to say 40 psi, won't hurt the sidewalls. Park in front of the garage, lower the tire psi, drive in with someone watching the door and the MH, once onside re-inflate the tires and leave a big note on the steering wheel.
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Thanks guys..

Sure appreciate all the advice.. Think I will drive up until ac is about to touch and deflate front tires some as see where we our at. Sure appreciate all the advice/suggestions.. I also heard camping world might have old used 19.5 tires I could put on rims and may check into that also.

thanks again for all the support

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Are you pretty sure that replacing the 22.5 tires with 19.5 tires will work? You will only be lowering the coach about 1 1/2 inches by doing this, unless the 19.5 tires are very small. Don't forget, these tires are HEAVY. Before you go and spend money for the smaller tires, why don't you try to lower the pressure on the 22.5 tires that are on the coach now, and remove the a/c covers like bdpreece suggested...4 bolts on each cover. Try the simplest, cheapest stuff first....then spend the money if you have to.




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Thanks Belgian and WSRG,, I plan on following your advice
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Does your garage have a peak roof? Maybe you could dig out some of the floor at the entry to lower the entrance; clear and than park. Maybe reverse your direction entering the garage ? As Belgian said: Measure to be sure.
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