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notsobigjoe wrote:

Sure is a beauty! how bout some inside pics?


Thanks! I'll get and post some soon.


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Grit dog wrote:

I was not familiar with the 1140 model. I like that layout....with the “spacious” kitchen.
If you’re only adding about an inch to the height that ain’t bad.
AFAIK, all the older flat roof AF campers are the same height and the newer dome roofs are as well, but a few inches taller.
Ours was just over 12’ to top of AC on a stock height 3/4 ton Dodge with 34” tires. Would clear 12’ door with no air in the bags, so your measurements sound right.

Cool project.


Yeah, the 2016 is the last model with the flat roof. They moved to the arched roofs in 2017. Might have been nice to have, but having the flat roof makes this task a whole lot easier. It'll be just over an inch of height over factory - designed the rack to keep it nice and low. Looks like the 2019 campers are listed as 10' with AC, compared to 9'4" on the 2016. That's a big difference.

We specifically sought out the AF1140 wet bath for the massive amount of storage it has.

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I ordered the Air Lift 7500XL air bags and onboard compressor kit, and Hellwig bar for the truck to be installed next week. Regardless of the bags, I plan to let it rest on the lower overloads so it'll have some squat to it.

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I actually prefer the flat roof and the little bump out overhang where the awning is. My 992 is a 2018 with arched roof / ceiling. Not terribly fond of that design because it sits higher and won't go through my 12' shop door.

Looks like you are on the wet side of WA. I'm in Spokane. Lived on the wet side until 2013. I had a 2010 811 from Nov. 2009 through September of this year.

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Camper is 9'4", bed height of the truck is 2'11",


Is the truck in your signature the one that the camper is going on?

2019 Ram 3500 HO/AISIN CCLB DRW Longhorn +mods

The truck in my signature plus my 992 and the useless 20 watt solar panel on top of the A/C tops out at about 12' 3"

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That “big” wet bath looks like the ticket to me.
Dry bath is obviously more luxurious but space is far more a concern in a TC.
The little wet bath in the 860 is not ideal for anyone over about 5’-8” but that ones looks big enough for a full sized human!


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deltabravo wrote:


Is the truck in your signature the one that the camper is going on?

2019 Ram 3500 HO/AISIN CCLB DRW Longhorn +mods

The truck in my signature plus my 992 and the useless 20 watt solar panel on top of the A/C tops out at about 12' 3"


Yeah. I need to remeasure the bed height. I could swear it was 35", but I looked online and other people are reporting higher numbers. Either way it should be way under 13'. Truck is sitting on factory size Duratracs and factory suspension. Might have had something in the bed when I measured - I usually have a couple thousand pounds in there.

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jshupe wrote:

Yeah. I need to remeasure the bed height. I could swear it was 35",


35" or so sounds about right. I think my truck is 36"

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Total height is 12'6", on the truck. There is a clear acrylic air dam at the front of the rack to push air up and over instead of under the panels. Used a ton of molly bolts to anchor everything, in addition to tieing into the luggage rack and air conditioner for good measure.

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I split the bank of six batteries on our fifth wheel, and arranged for three to be carried over to this when using it. To make connections easy, I used Andersen connectors.

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I Love Blue Power (Victron) Porn!!

I'm still not done with my system. Next item is the Victron DC to DC Charger, the 12 | 12 / 30 Orion Smart Tr model. I'm ordering it tomorrow.

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I used to take the top off my AC unit to clean it out once a year the fins were always plugged with tree stuff. Yours looks like it might be a bit of a job to get at (IF you use the noisy thing).

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From Wikipedia, "Take it or leave it" You should be OK but never take your eye off the underpass... LOL. Notice the "Except on urban routes" Part. In all of my TC travels I've only seen a hand full of structures that I had to go around and the sign was placed well in advance of the structure so I never had to turn around. Always on back roads though. I realize the air dam on the front but winds from the side will give you a rocky ride. The wind has alot up there to grab. I think it's great though. An investment I'm sure!!! Of course this is JMHO. Keep us posted on how it works out.
Joe

Vertical clearance: The minimum vertical clearance under overhead structures, such as bridges, is 16 feet (4.9 m), including both paved shoulders and an allowance for extra layers of pavement. Through urban areas, at least one routing is to have 16-foot (4.9 m) clearances, but others may have a lesser clearance of 14 feet (4.3 m). Sign supports and pedestrian overpasses must be at least 17 feet (5.2 m) above the road, except on urban routes with lesser clearance, where they should be at least 1 foot (30 cm) higher than other objects. The cross bracing of truss bridges has a special additional clearance requirement of 17.5 feet (5.3 m).

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