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Old 09-24-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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5.0TA Exterior Height

I've contacted ETI about this and am awaiting an answer but in the meantime . . .

The Escape website lists the exterior height as 9'7". Does this include the optional AC unit? Also, how much height does the optional Jack antenna add?

Reason for asking is that I am gathering quotes for a RV storage garage and am wondering if a 10' high roll-up door will be adequate?
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Old 09-24-2018, 11:39 AM   #2
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The air conditioning unit is no higher than the loft, but if you have a TV antenna it will be above 10 ft. Without a TV antenna a 10-foot door will work just fine.
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:08 PM   #3
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We are building a pole barn to store our new trailer .
Originally I also was planning on going with a 10 ft door but after posting on this forum I was
convinced that a 12 ft door was the way to go
The difference in build cost was only $1400 and eliminated the concern about the trailer fitting through the door .
Once a structure is built going back to modify the door height is an expensive proposition
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Old 09-24-2018, 12:26 PM   #4
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Hi: All... How tall is a "Pole"? Alf
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:36 PM   #5
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Hi: All... How tall is a "Pole"? Alf
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The one I am building is

1) 30 ft x 40 ft
2) 14 ft high side walls
3) 12 ft high x18 ft wide overhead garage door
4) 36” wide x 6 ft 8” high service door
5) 12” roof overhang
6) Approx 250 ft of gravel driveway
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Dang, that sounds so nice....please post pictures when construction starts.
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One of the issues with living inside city limits is that we just can't have a wonderful size building like that. Even to go with a 10-foot door which means 11-foot ceiling minimum, a relaxation is required as 10 foot is the highest allowed by bylaw.
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I laid down a big lodge pole pine when I worked for the forest service that was 110 feet to a six inch top. They used it for a radio antenna tower. They hired a high climber out of the Selway Bar in Kooskia, Idaho to do the rigging and final adjustments once we got it in the hole. That was in the summer of 1969. A few days later the astronauts landed on the moon and a national holiday was proclaimed. We were so far out in the boonies we did not hear about the day off till the next day. Pole timber is straight and increasingly hard to come by in the States.
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One of the issues with living inside city limits is that we just can't have a wonderful size building like that. Even to go with a 10-foot door which means 11-foot ceiling minimum, a relaxation is required as 10 foot is the highest allowed by bylaw.
Yeppers, city living means more taxes and more restrictions.....
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Usually a bit taller than an Italian..............
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That’s why I like living in the country with the farmers, build what you want, store stuff outside if you want, and most importantly, shoot guns off the back porch.
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I agree Dave that why I live out in the country too less noise n light pollution
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I agree Dave that why I live out in the country too less noise n light pollution
Unless you live near shootin Dave........
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How about that full moon tonight? Shine on shine on harvest moon. The instant full moon is about 10:30PM.
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Lol me n Dav would get along just fine skeet shooting off yer back porch
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Lol me n Dav would get along just fine skeet shooting off yer back porch
Hi: Oldtimer... How long do you need to roast 'em Skeeters? Alf
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I've contacted ETI about this and am awaiting an answer but in the meantime . . .

The Escape website lists the exterior height as 9'7". Does this include the optional AC unit? Also, how much height does the optional Jack antenna add?

Reason for asking is that I am gathering quotes for a RV storage garage and am wondering if a 10' high roll-up door will be adequate?
Greg, I have my 2018 5.0TA in storage unit with 10' roll up door. I do not have high lift axle option or the roof top antenna, but do have the AC unit and still very close. I do use a pole to push door all the way open. When measuring the tallest point on your trailer you want to do it when hitched to tow vehicle. Also the grade outside leading up storage unit if not level can be a factor. My tow vehicle is 18 GMC Canyon.
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Thanks, Kent. I hadn't thought about the high-lift option and approach angle- both good points! Still waiting to hear from ETI but I think ya'll have answered the question.
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I've contacted ETI about this and am awaiting an answer but in the meantime . . .

The Escape website lists the exterior height as 9'7". Does this include the optional AC unit? Also, how much height does the optional Jack antenna add?

Reason for asking is that I am gathering quotes for a RV storage garage and am wondering if a 10' high roll-up door will be adequate?
There are several different antenna model (some taller than others) I would confirm height with ETI.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:45 PM   #20
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5.0 TA Exterior height

Our 5.0 ta, vintage 2016, with 2 inch high lift and jack antenna came in at10'-4" as measured by rease. Best is to get a measurement from eti on your specific setup.
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