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Old 08-10-2016, 08:01 AM   #1
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Max external height on the 5.0 TA

We're interested in the 5.0 and need to know the max external height WITH A/C unit included. We have a storage building with 10' doors so need to be sure it will fit. Thanks in advance for the help/info.
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:23 AM   #2
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We're interested in the 5.0 and need to know the max external height WITH A/C unit included. We have a storage building with 10' doors so need to be sure it will fit. Thanks in advance for the help/info.
Hi: RSchleder... I had Reace measure our 5.0TA before we left the shop. Our suspension was set low for our Frontier pickup and the total height to the top of the Jack antenna was 10'3". It's higher than the A/C unit. Reace used a 2X4 with a level on it for accuracy.
I know one previous owner who didn't know this measurement at the carwash. Alf
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:28 AM   #3
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I'll concur, my shop doors are 10' and with the longer Jack antenna it was too tall. Since I needed the protection from hail before I build my Escape carport, I bought the shorter Jack antenna and that BARELY puts it under 10'. So if you're spec'ing out a new one you could maybe specify the shorter column Jack antenna.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:58 PM   #4
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Thank you both very much for the info. It helps to define exactly what we need to do to fit the 5.0 thru our storage building door.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:38 PM   #5
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As mentioned, without the Jack antenna it is no problem, as the A/C is lower than the loft by a wee bit.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Thanks Jim, that's another thing I was wondering about, the height go the A/C compared to the front section of the trailer.
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Old 08-10-2016, 04:53 PM   #7
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... I had Reace measure our 5.0TA before we left the shop. Our suspension was set low for our Frontier pickup ...)
This is an important point. If the current style of 5.0TA is set up for a taller truck, the suspension will set in the high configuration, raising the entire trailer about four inches. The next generation 5.0TA (so any 5.0TA built later this year and opting for the new style, and all 5.0TA built starting in 2017) will have a different suspension configuration and a new body shell, so all dimensions will need to be checked. The information published on the Escape website for the 5.0TA is generally for the current style, including all dimensions (and weights).
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Old 08-10-2016, 05:26 PM   #8
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WOW Brian, that's great information to know!! I'm visiting the factory next month so your "heads up" will allow me to ask the right questions. Thank you very much for this input.
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My trailer sits high in front when hitched to the truck. While I never checked it, I imagine a couple inches extra would take care of it.
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My trailer sits high in front when hitched to the truck. While I never checked it, I imagine a couple inches extra would take care of it.
Bob- are you pulling your trailer with a 4x4 pickup?
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