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Old 01-29-2016, 10:25 AM   #51
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I sent my question to Reace and will post his answer when he replies.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:09 PM   #52
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I sent my question to Reace and will post his answer when he replies.
Don't know if this helps, but our bed height is 140 cm. Scott

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Old 01-29-2016, 01:01 PM   #53
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The method to raise the 5.0TA with spring axles is to 'flip' the axles. The down side of this is it raises the trailer 5".

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Old 01-29-2016, 04:57 PM   #54
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The method to raise the 5.0TA with spring axles is to 'flip' the axles. The down side of this is it raises the trailer 5".

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I think 5" is too much. I'll have to explore other options, if raising ever becomes necessary.
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:17 PM   #55
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On the 5.0 TA, the loft area has 1/2" plywood bonded to the shell in the same manor as the floor. We then install 1.5" rigid insulation and cover the entire loft with carpet.
Thanks Reace

So, as expected there is no extra space in the structure, but Escape is already putting in the "on top of the floor" insulation at the factory, so the loft floor is well insulated... not what I expected, but good!
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:22 PM   #56
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Correct, I was confirming that the sequence to disconnect is the same.
Okay, I get it: you're saying the sequence of steps is the same (except that in most places you must use safety chains with the Andersen because it is a ball hitch, and that adds a step).
But the actual steps are not quite the same - you must lift the trailer's coupler clear of the ball to uncouple the Andersen Ultimate, but you must not lift the pin out of the fifth-wheel (you just relieve the load on the hitch). Some people who don't yet have a fifth-wheel don't realize that.
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Old 01-30-2016, 12:08 AM   #57
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Okay, I get it: you're saying the sequence of steps is the same (except that in most places you must use safety chains with the Andersen because it is a ball hitch, and that adds a step).
But the actual steps are not quite the same - you must lift the trailer's coupler clear of the ball to uncouple the Andersen Ultimate, but you must not lift the pin out of the fifth-wheel (you just relieve the load on the hitch). Some people who don't yet have a fifth-wheel don't realize that.
I've used both the standard 5th wheel hitch and the Andersen. The only real difference is you need to raise the trailer (3" max) more to clear with the Andersen. And yes, those with safety chains need to disconnect them as well.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:44 AM   #58
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Another quick question, can anyone tell me the step size inside width from loft down to kitchen, I have a CW sale flyer for runners that come in 13", 10", 8" or 6" and was wondering... thanks
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:07 AM   #59
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Can anyone tell me the height of my 5.0TA? On top I have an antenna, AC and solar. Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:03 PM   #60
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With the JACK antenna at the apex, I measured 10'6".
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