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Old 03-13-2017, 09:55 PM   #1
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Carport query

I am doing a very preliminary search into carports for winter protection of my (ordered) Escape 17 at my home in Pennsylvania.

One question that arises is, I realize, a difficult one to answer specifically, but I'm just looking for a ballpark estimate. What do you think the height of an Escape 17 trailer with the high axle kit and an air conditioner on top might be? Again, I realize this will just be a guesstimate, but for now, it helps a little as I begin to browse the Internet for different types and heights of carports.

And if anyone has any experiences or thoughts on what to avoid or what to look for in a carport, those would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 03-13-2017, 09:58 PM   #2
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Get it taller than you think you need!

Someday you may go from a shorter trailer to a taller trailer and you may find it's 4" too short
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:06 PM   #3
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Get it taller than you think you need!

Someday you may go from a shorter trailer to a taller trailer and you may find it's 4" too short
I'll second Donna's advice. I was luck that my 5.0TA fit under the carport I originally put up for my SOB, as Tammy would say. That's "some other brand."
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Glenn,
Our 2015 17A is 8'-7" to top of A/C. With the high lift kit I think you'll be very close to 9'-0".

(You could do like someone with an earlier 15 did; they had a set of rims with no tires mounted, that were their "park in the barn" set, that they changed to at home. Sort of like "puttin' on your slippers when you remove your boots!)
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Heights

We designed the building for our 19 With 12 foot sidewalls and a 10 ft tall door.
This allows waxing or inspection of the trailer roof in any weather. We can also
unfurl the awning if it's wet when we get home. My advice is to build it as tall and wide as you can afford and zoning will allow. Do it once, do it right.
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Gee Donna, you speak as though from sad experience.
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Sad and mad. I'm having the carport torn down later this Spring. I'm paying $65 a month to store Ten Forward outside. May as well be outside at my house! All for a lousy 4"
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Sad and mad. I'm having the carport torn down later this Spring. I'm paying $65 a month to store Ten Forward outside. May as well be outside at my house! All for a lousy 4"
Yep, two year old garage, and the door is 8" too short. (And I made it what I thought was plenty high.) Luckily the design will allow for a new taller door.
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Call ETI. They can tell you exactly what it will be. When I asked prior to our build, Sarah replied that our 2017 21' standard lift with A/C would be 9' 1". So we started planning for a carport with 9' walls plus another 3' 9" (or close to that) rise to the center-of-roof peak. That should give me room to crawl around on the roof of the trailer while under the carport on the outside chance that I might want to some day.
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