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#1 OFFLINE   canyonwren

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 10:43 AM

In the past three days, four people have asked me what the average height of a truck and camper combination might be. I tried to search the sites to see if there were posts that would reference this, but didn't hit on any. So, how tall is your TC?

You can see below how my setup is configured and I measure in at 11' 8 1/4" from top of AC to the ground.

I asked the folks who asked the question about height why they needed and average height and they all were thinking of getting a camper and wanted to know if a new unit would fit in their garage door. Maybe we have some new TC folks coming! laugh.gif

If you have a height you can share, it may be good info for people building a storage unit.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 11:39 AM

Not counting pop-ups, a reasonably short hard-side with no AC will be under 11'. I think my old setup was like 10'8" or so. A full-sized hardside with AC will be pretty close to 12'....high 11's. Throw on a Yakima rack on top of a Lance and you are pushing 12'6".

Me....I take the 'tall rig' honors with a full-sized Lance with AC, on top of the Kodiak - and hit the bar at 13'2".
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:14 PM

QUOTE (canyonwren @ Apr 21 2009, 11:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you have a height you can share, it may be good info for people building a storage unit.


12' 4" to the top of the AC unit, with air bags at ~40 lbs.

A heated garage with a 14' rollup door would be very nice, especially if it was 50' long so it would hold my sailboat with a 43' mast, while down, as well. Would make working on projects a lot easier. biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:00 PM

We are "only" 11'2" to the top of the A/C unit. Of course, we have a smaller TC, too.

I keep it posted inside the cab of the truck when traveling as a handy reminder.

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#5 OFFLINE   canyonwren

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:05 PM

QUOTE (btggraphix @ Apr 21 2009, 12:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not counting pop-ups, a reasonably short hard-side with no AC will be under 11'. I think my old setup was like 10'8" or so. A full-sized hardside with AC will be pretty close to 12'....high 11's. Throw on a Yakima rack on top of a Lance and you are pushing 12'6".

Me....I take the 'tall rig' honors with a full-sized Lance with AC, on top of the Kodiak - and hit the bar at 13'2".


Tall Rig is right! I always think about your setup when I spot potential big rigs on my travels. fing32.gif
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 03:24 PM

My rig is right at 11 ft from top of AC to ground.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:49 PM

With the 19.5 tires, 4X4 and airbags adjusted, the Snowriver camper was 12'5". It was about an 1/2 taller without water or tanks full.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:30 PM

Lance 990 Legend...Basically the same as Lance 1130, no basement, on 02 Duramax dually. Top of A.C. housing..11'3". Length of camper...11'3". I'm 'square'. What a coincidence...


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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:09 PM

My rig us 11'10" . I keep a sticker on the visor that gives my the Metric equivelant for those ventures up North. Jim

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:14 PM

QUOTE (sooty1234 @ Apr 21 2009, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My rig us 11'10" . I keep a sticker on the visor that gives my the Metric equivelant for those ventures up North. Jim


Great ideas to put the height in the cab. Keeps the panic down a bit as you go under low bridges! tongue.gif
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:09 PM

I always thought I was 12' even, to the top of the aircon.
After looking at some of your pictures and height, I better remeasure mine.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:04 AM

Mine is is about 11'10'' to the top of the AC. It barely clears a 12 door where I take it for service.
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 12:58 PM

Lance 992 with NO a/c on a 2006 Superduty 4x4 is just under 11' to the top of the ladder/luggage racks

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 05:53 PM

I'm under 11 ft,,,,,,,somewhere around 10'6" but I'd like a sign that says clearance 12' before I'll go under it..you can't always trust the signs. One pavement job of 3" of pavement can cost you a lot of money.....TD
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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:55 PM

Dodge 4x4 w/19.5" tires and AF 811

-12' to top of AC

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 08:56 PM

Like Clattertruck our 10' 8" snowriver is 11'10" to the top of the A/C. I always have someone watching when I pull into a 12' bay for service. rolleyes.gif
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (canyonwren @ Apr 21 2009, 08:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Great ideas to put the height in the cab. Keeps the panic down a bit as you go under low bridges! tongue.gif



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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:43 AM

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From the ground up to my air unit, I'm at 11 1/2 feet.
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Posted 02 May 2009 - 08:58 AM

I'm right at 12'. One of the biggest factors is the truck. Fords and Dodges being quite a bit higher (about 6 ") than the GM products.
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