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Old 07-14-2015, 03:41 PM   #15
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In many cases you can raise the tongue to lower the back then lower the tongue as you pass the axle.
This shopper may have to get a fold down, or pop up trailer.' But that goes contrary to us FGRV types.

If money is no object, and some engineering time expended, a company called Red Dot makes A/C's for earthmoving machines, which are very rugged, designed to handle high impact and vibration conditions. the one I would like to get for our16 ft Scamp, would mount the Condenser unit at the rear above the rear window, and the Evaporator/Air Handler unit inside. Only hang up with that is that on heavy equipment, the Compressor is mounted on the engine and belt driven. Although they also have a self contained model, roof mounted, that is powered by hydraulics from the machine.
Is it the Parkliner that says their A/C is blended into the roof line?

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Old 07-15-2015, 10:21 AM   #16
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O.K.....now for plan "B"...(to make Mr. Miller happy)... contact the Amish Building folks...they can build a very "up-scale" designer garage from your drawings in panelized form and then deliver and erect the structure on your pre-approved building site...I did this very thing several years ago...it matches my home perfectly!....try to remember that these are suggested possible solutions.
The O.P. Is currently trying to insert a size 10 trailer into a size 8 garage.....sooner or later he will realize the thing isn't going to fit.

I suggested the metal garage plan as a cost effective possibility....works when funds are limited...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I could have suggested a "Hi-Low" type RV travel trailer that would also solve the height problem...as they say in the hills of West Virginia..."there is more than one way to skin a cat".

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Old 07-15-2015, 10:29 AM   #17
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I guess I have the "ugliest" thing in the neighborhood. I would NOT go to the trouble Kathi is talking about to put my Scamp in my garage. But I did have a carport installed and LOVE IT! It's in my backyard and barely noticeable (Privacy fence). But you can go under there and work on the trailer out of the sun, rain. Washing/waxing...not a problem and PLENTY of room around it. It's a carport, not a totally boxed-in garage.

To each his own....

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O.K.....now for plan "B"...(to make Mr. Miller happy)... contact the Amish Building folks...they can build a very "up-scale" designer garage from your drawings in panelized form and then deliver and erect the structure on your pre-approved building site...I did this very thing several years ago...it matches my home perfectly!....try to remember that these are suggested possible solutions.
The O.P. Is currently trying to insert a size 10 trailer into a size 8 garage.....sooner or later he will realize the thing isn't going to fit.

I suggested the metal garage plan as a cost effective possibility....works when funds are limited...beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
I could have suggested a "Hi-Low" type RV travel trailer that would also solve the height problem...as they say in the hills of West Virginia..."there is more than one way to skin a cat".

Happy Camping
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:39 AM   #18
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No need to make Mr. Miller happy, it's more about a workable solution for the o.p. and items 1-4, in post #14 may all still apply.


Again, many actual Molded Fiberglass RV owners have dealt with and solved this problem in much simpler and less expensive manners than adding another garage.


As soon as the o.p. has an actual rig in mind, more definitive answers can be provided..


AND: A) beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Please don't play the "Amish" card. (most of those "Amish" builders are Mennonite anyway)
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:58 AM   #19
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Darryl T., That RV carport sounds great and probably looks great as well.
Those folks in California are hard to please. Life is a bit less pretentious in Tennessee and up here in the Adirondacks.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:03 AM   #20
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Ahh..true my friend. Also, I hope we know just how much $$ will be invested in a "motorized?" dolly or what have you to support the camper? I can see that maybe for long-term storage. Anyway, this has worked out well for me @ apx $1200 for the past 4 yrs.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/50351683@N08/6141409044/

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Darryl T., That RV carport sounds great and probably looks great as well.
Those folks in California are hard to please. Life is a bit less pretentious in Tennessee and up here in the Adirondacks.
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:18 AM   #21
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Darryl, That picture says it all...I wish I had a similar structure up here in the north country in the NY/Vermont mountains. We get many feet of snow and such a structure would solve a lot of problems. I currently cover my travel trailer with a green poly tarp to protect the roof (not a fiberglass trailer). Your set up looks perfect for protection and a work space out of the weather...might even pass
"California Code"......"Looks Marvelous".
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:50 AM   #22
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That kind of carport is common here in CA as well, there is one with a motorho0me in it about 2 blocks from my house. But as I live in an unincorporated area with 1/2 to 4 acre home sites, codes are less restrictive, and they tend to fit in with the other properties. However, one might not do so well with local codes in other areas.


However, I stated that it "may" not be esthetically pleasing or allowed by code in some areas. That's up to the o.p and their locale, of which we know almost nothing.
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Old 07-15-2015, 12:25 PM   #23
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WOW.... That's not exactly a very helpful reply to the O.P.'s question.

As there are a number of FGRV owners on this site that have to deal with this very problem, let's let them provide workable solutions.
Actually, it may be the MOST helpful reply. Sometimes somebody has to point out that the "Emperor has no clothes" and go against the herd with an alternative workable solution.
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Old 07-15-2015, 01:41 PM   #24
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Yes, but unlike your friend the Emperor, we have a whole closet full of clothes that can be tried on at the appropriate time to see what might fit.

The O.P. asked about lowering a trailer, for which there are a number of viable answers, of which yelling "Forget About It" was not one.


But I have the feeling that the O.P. has since walked away, making all of this moot anyway
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Old 07-15-2015, 02:01 PM   #25
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I think this has been beat to death
Lets agree to disagree on this as in many threads..... This has gone off the original? And has turned somewhat into personal attacks
Not productive in the very least and exactly why myself and others are somewhat reluctant to ask some very basic questions
How about everyone relax the camping experience is supposed to be a fun exprience


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Old 07-15-2015, 04:24 PM   #26
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Raise the garage a couple foot. It's what I have been thinking of.

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