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midnightsadie

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Posted: 04/24/20 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lower the floor if dirt, build a new barn.. I,d lower the tires then reinflate.

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Will have to get actual measurements. Was going by literature. And its cement floor. Thanks.

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Lower profile tires?


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short term fix. If it were me I would consider changing the tire size, modifying the suspension or reframing the door sometime, because eventually I would come home tired and forget to air out the tires.

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If you are handy, Just remove the whole A/C unit. it is not all that hard.
There are how to do it videos on U-tube.
Then reinstall it after you pull the trailer back out.

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Guy Roan wrote:

If you are handy, Just remove the whole A/C unit. it is not all that hard.
There are how to do it videos on U-tube.
Then reinstall it after you pull the trailer back out.

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Really?
I mean yeah they’re not “that hard” to remove, but airing down tires will gain up to a few inches of clearance.
Seems like a no brainer imo.

For once a year in and out, a low pro AC is a bit spendy as well


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Lots of suggestions, deflating tires is easiest.


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Is it a flat approach to the barn door? If there is a slope, the A/C may not be the highest point.

Also I would want more than 1 inch...if it bounces at all, you could lose the 1 inch real quick.

Shroud plus lower tire pressure should be 2-3 inches. Plus gives you a reminder to clean the fins each year.


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How heavy is the trailer. Maybe get some vehicle moving dollies from Harbor Freight. You could take off the wheels and let the trailer sit on the brake drums on the dollies and then back it in.
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If you're worried about warping a drum you could cut and drill some steel plates slightly bigger than the brake drum and bolt to the wheel studs to the plate and lower the plate to the dolly.
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Saw an episode of Tiny Houses where the build was too tall to get out the door [emoticon]
Deflating the tires worked.
Of course, in another episode where the home was too tall, they cut away the entrance to the warehouse ;(
If you're going to store the TT in this barn between trips, I'd seriously consider a barn (door) raising. For off season storage, messing with tires each time is fine.


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