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2horse

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Posted: 04/24/20 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am purchasing a new trailer that is 11'0" with A/c on top. My barn opening is 10"11.5" Is there any quick way to lower about an inch? This will only be going in barn for winter. Would removing a/c shroud help any? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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Maybe lower the air pressure of the tires....not completely flat, but just enough to roll 'er in. Then re-inflate. And, like you said, maybe remove the AC shroud at the same time. Might work.


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2x on airing down the tires, one other option would depend on where the AC is mounted,
if way forward, lower the hitch if you have an adjustable one.
If the AC is way aft, you may gain a little by raising the hitch.

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Unfortunately a/c unit is right above axles. I thought of that too. Thanks for replies. It's a good deal I don't want to pass up but it has to fit

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Posted: 04/24/20 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The a/c shroud usually sets directly on the a/c innards so that's an unlikely option. Reducing the air pressure in the tires is a no brainer. As long as the rims are not riding on the bottom of the tire it will be OK for short distance movements.


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Are you using book literature heights or actual measurements. There could be a difference


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Fill all the tanks, and load enough weight to settle the springs?

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JCK wrote:

Are you using book literature heights or actual measurements. There could be a difference


Agree with that.

You could spend some money and replace the A/C with a low profile model.





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Dirt floor?
Could you dig a little at the door to lower?

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Sawzall where the AC could fit through?
Dig ruts for tires?
Deflate tires is easiest.


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