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ono loco 02-08-2019 05:43 PM

Barn door - need 2” more to clear RV ac.. brain trust what say you?
 
Bought a new place that has a nice big barn with 12’ doors. Need 12’ 2” to clear rear ac unit on my motorhome. Door reloacation and notch out is prob not possible. Letting air out of the rear tires
might get me thru but pain in the ass with hubcaps and sensors. One viable option may be to load the receiver hitch with weight. A large poly tank filled with water may do it but looking at all options. Once I clear the door frame I have plenty of room. Front ac clears by 1” and the rear doesn’t because of the rake. I did fill up the fuel tank which is aft of the rear axle. Open to all ideas.. good news is that the Contender clears by 3”’s..


savage 02-08-2019 05:47 PM

Can you lower the floor?

ono loco 02-08-2019 05:48 PM

Concrete slab so not possible

briankinley2004 02-08-2019 05:50 PM

I once saw a boat trailer with very small tires so the t top would fit under the carport. Can you swap to smaller tires ?

BACKTOTHESEA 02-08-2019 05:51 PM

Maybe extreme but do they make a lower profile ac unit that would fit?

Seasir 02-08-2019 05:51 PM

Are the doors sliders, swing open or roll up?

YFMF 02-08-2019 05:55 PM

Sounds like your options are limited.

Can you cut 6" off the top where the doors meet the building and mount that 6" on a hinge to swing back down into place once the home is inside?

aubv 02-08-2019 05:55 PM

Suitcase weights on a weight bracket that fits into the receiver? Or something similar.




or coat the AC unit with butter and drive in really fast...:grin:

nccoaster 02-08-2019 06:02 PM

Cut the concrete, redo the entrance so you can clear.

Seasir 02-08-2019 06:03 PM

If the door cannot be modified then I’d explore airbags. I had a similar situation and had to raise a door opening 8”.

maintenanceguy 02-08-2019 06:06 PM

Without seeing how it's framed, nobody can say for sure but it would probably be pretty straightforward to re-frame the door header and install a bigger door. In fact, if you really only need 2", the existing door can probably be saved too. Let's see a photo of the inside of the door.

airbrush 02-08-2019 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by nccoaster (Post 12225687)
Cut the concrete, redo the entrance so you can clear.

this

Barnacled 02-08-2019 06:07 PM

Is the AC behind the rear wheels? Raising the front wheels maybe?
Maybe build a ramp to raise the front?

Budget 02-08-2019 06:12 PM

Burn it and rebuild twice the size if not three times.

Also pics of wife.

northernoffshore 02-08-2019 06:20 PM

remember when you back out the rear will rise slightly so be careful that it doesn't hit then also

round2it 02-08-2019 06:23 PM

Pics of door and framing and entrance would be nice.

bluewatermafia 02-08-2019 06:26 PM

Airbags on the rv sounds like a good plan. A little expensive, but would likely have other benefits

STIPulation 02-08-2019 06:28 PM


Originally Posted by ono loco (Post 12225639)
Concrete slab so not possible

Skid steer with a concrete planer will make short work of this.

fields 02-08-2019 06:36 PM


Originally Posted by YFMF (Post 12225667)
Sounds like your options are limited.

Can you cut 6" off the top where the doors meet the building and mount that 6" on a hinge to swing back down into place once the home is inside?


I like this idea..

saltwaters 02-08-2019 06:44 PM

1. Sell and buy a motorhome that fits.
2. Remove A/C unit
3. Install a more streamlined A/C unit.
4, Raise the whole structure.


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