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Barn door - need 2” more to clear RV ac.. brain trust what say you?

Old 02-08-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post


I say you just try to drive through. See what happens
I almost did this as my lady was a little late with the STOP LOL..

I looked into removing the shroud but the guts go all the way to the top.

SO... the water ballast off the receiver is not viable? Or my winch idea?
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:18 PM
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Can you change out roll up door to outswing double doors or sliding barn doors. Or I can leave in the morning and come take that Contender off your hands and save you the head ache.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:23 PM
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You can cut that support. You will have to add another piece to maintain same strength. Prob change out lower track sections for longer tracks. Then add to bottom of door wood or aluminum box tube.

Unless your experienced don't mess with that torsion spring. They maim alot DIY ers.

If the rod with spring has no room to go up I think your limited to altering the concrete. Then I think you just saw out an appropriate portion, rip it out the pour new concrete at a level that works. You would still have to add to the door either top or bottom. unless you can order a custom size panel.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:46 PM
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Why not a small ramp you put under front tires when backing in. Will compensate for the rake.
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
Why not a small ramp you put under front tires when backing in. Will compensate for the rake.
If it can be solved by leveling the solution is pour concrete the length of rv with a gutter drain at building to catch water instead of it getting inside.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:15 PM
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Letting air out of the tires is probably the easiest and most practical way to solve the problem without major construction.
You must have a big compressor in that Texas barn.
Had a show truck that had to get into exhibit halls and from time to time we had clearance issues. First thing we tried was letting air out of the tires.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
Why not a small ramp you put under front tires when backing in. Will compensate for the rake.
I like this idea, but we'd really need to see the setup, particularly where the rear AC unit sits compared to the rear axle.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:04 AM
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If the AC unit is behind the trailer axles some and the approach is gravel or stone it may be possible to remove a bit of stone in the approach to let the AC pass under the header and then ramp up to floor elevation of the facility.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:14 AM
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Originally Posted by ono loco View Post

Looks like that torsion spring is about to snap any minute, it looks like it is 3/4 rusted through.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:16 AM
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:20 AM
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I think a couple of these guys could help you out with some suspension mods.

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Old 02-09-2019, 05:20 AM
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Use the farm tractor to push down the rear end.

But remember the rv is taller during the full moon, so work around that also and it may fit one week out of the month
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Originally Posted by CoolerFull View Post
Use the farm tractor to push down the rear end.

But remember the rv is taller during the full moon, so work around that also and it may fit one week out of the month
Or you could use the three point hitch to lift the front up thereby tilting the back down to where it may clear the door.
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:53 AM
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I'm gonna vote for adding the air suspension to the rv if you can prove it will work. you will accomplish two things first getting better ride when you use the rv and you get to leave your garage original
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:00 AM
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Did you try backing in yet ?
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by BST24351 View Post
I'm gonna vote for adding the air suspension to the rv if you can prove it will work. you will accomplish two things first getting better ride when you use the rv and you get to leave your garage original
I really like this idea but don't the leafs on gas powered chassis (Ford) pretty much set the ride height min? Meaning if you unbolt the shocks won't it still be the same height and the AB's just replace the shocks essentially. I could be totally wrong on this and hope I am because this would be a great solution. Thanks

In the meantime i'm going to pull-in up to the rear ac this AM and then activate the front leveling jacks to simulate a ramp. Ths should tell me if this is an option. The rear AC is around 3-4 behind the rear axle.

Thanks All so far..
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Budget View Post
Burn it and rebuild twice the size if not three times.

Also pics of wife.
Agree this is the proper THT solution. But looking into a low profile A/C may be easier.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:11 AM
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BTW I'm going to be buying a untility tractor with a loader soon and pushing the rear in down with the bucket is a possibility I think.

So far the AB idea is the best if it will work.
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Have you removed the ac shroud? maybe you can get a different shroud, and there maybe 2" in there?
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:52 AM
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what is this saying?
3-4 feet or maybe inches
The rear AC is around 3-4 behind the rear axle.


and where is CLS Tx
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