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Old 03-01-2018, 08:43 PM   #1
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Overall height of an escape 19

The 19 spec sheet shows 8 feet 6 inches as overall height. Does this include the air conditioner, TV antenna or any other optional equipment?

If not, does anyone know the height with the AC and TV antenna?

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Old 03-01-2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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This should help

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Old 03-01-2018, 10:04 PM   #3
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Garage Door Clearance for 19

Hi Folks. I have a 19 ft Escape on order and I am getting my garage ready. My neighborhood will not allow campers except inside garage, which I have previously modified to admit my 2011 Lil Snoozy. I am fine on width, as the Snoozy was 8'-4", but I am right at 8 ft on the height. The feedback I am getting so far is that I will need 9' for the Escape. If anyone has suggestions it would be appreciated. Has anyone done any "tipping" to get a 19 with AC in a door less than 9 ft? Thanks. Also I will be at Green Eggs N Ham this month, and am hoping there will be some Escapes there.
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:19 PM   #4
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Plan on 9' 6" minimum with AC. 9 feet isn't going to cut it. I think I recall someone fitting it barely with 9' 3", but don't quote me on that.

The property owners association where I'm currently building a house has similar restrictions. I'm building an RV garage for my 19 with a 12' high door, although 10' would be enough. The standard garage door header height on most houses is way too low.
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Hi Folks. I have a 19 ft Escape on order and I am getting my garage ready. My neighborhood will not allow campers except inside garage, which I have previously modified to admit my 2011 Lil Snoozy. I am fine on width, as the Snoozy was 8'-4", but I am right at 8 ft on the height. The feedback I am getting so far is that I will need 9' for the Escape. If anyone has suggestions it would be appreciated. Has anyone done any "tipping" to get a 19 with AC in a door less than 9 ft? Thanks. Also I will be at Green Eggs N Ham this month, and am hoping there will be some Escapes there.
John, We have a 2017 21' that is 9'1" with A/C. We're going to build a new garage in a year or so, and I've promised myself the door will be 12' wide by 10' high just so I don't have to worry about cutting anything too close. As for the GE&H Rally, I currently show at least two 19's registered (Catoma loop sites 9 and 30). There will also be at least seven 21's, three 5.0/5.0AT's and a 17B that I know of. Will you have your 19 in time, or will you be coming in your Snoozy?
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:29 PM   #6
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Has anyone done any "tipping" to get a 19 with AC in a door less than 9 ft?
The air conditioner is pretty close the axles (essentially over the trailing axle), so to lower it by tipping that end down isn't useful. Even if tipping helped, the tandem axles don't allow much angle change before putting all of the load on one axle and making the tipping pivot point location worse.

The model which really benefits from axle change is the 5.0, which is tall in front and can "kneel" down to lower the highest point significantly.
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Old 03-02-2018, 04:39 PM   #7
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Here's a solution from the distant past:
Escape Trailer Owners Community - Cozy Rosie's Album: when the camper is almost too high to fit in the barn...
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:18 PM   #8
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Will you have your 19 in time, or will you be coming in your Snoozy?
Thank you so much for the feedback (and for all the kind responses). The completion date of or Escape 19 is July 31, so we will be bringing "Pogo" (2011 Snoozy) to GE&H. We are looking forward to it!
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:27 PM   #9
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Thanks, that helps, and I'm glad you knew exactly what I meant by "tipping" which is how I currently get the Snoozy in past the MaxxAir dome. I'm certain I can get an inch or two above 9 feet, so hopefully the work to get the new camper garaged won't be too extreme.
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Old 03-02-2018, 09:35 PM   #10
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I vote for either raising the header on your garage door, or renting RV storage. I canít imagine how you could get a 19 that needs just over 9 feet through an 8 foot door. We dug the floor out of my brothers barn to get our 19 in there, but that was dirt and the bucket on his tractor made quick work of that.
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