<VV> Van/Rampside Height Reqs for Enclosed Trailer

Rob Landers YS-114 at charter.net
Sat May 2 14:15:33 EDT 2020

Thanks Chuck, Hugo & Jim,

Agree about it can vary and lowering doesn't bother me.  I was asking for
"real world heights" as I would not be planning to haul something highly
modified but did want more input about what these vehicles tend to be riding
on in today's world.  I also meant to also add, the clearance at the ramp
door is obviously the minimum "static" height but need a interior height
that can also allow for suspension movement during travel.  I would be
inclined to believe 6" would be the minimum amount to allow once vehicle is
loaded.  Another way to limit if I don't have 6" is to tie down on the
uni-frame instead of letting the suspension move during transport.

It sounds like even with updated, modified modern tires/wheel combo's, it
would be difficult to imagine getting the height above 72".


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Becker <mr.jebecker at gmail.com> 
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:11 PM
To: Rob Landers <YS-114 at charter.net>; VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Subject: Re: <VV> Van/Rampside Height Reqs for Enclosed Trailer

Anybody's answer is going to depend on tire sizes and suspension
modifications (and weakened springs).  You should be able to find the
original published dimensions in the Shop Manual.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Landers via VirtualVairs
Sent: Saturday, May 02, 2020 11:41 AM
To: VirtualVairs at corvair.org
Subject:  Van/Rampside Height Reqs for Enclosed Trailer

Anyone in the group use an enclosed trailer to haul their van or truck?  I
am needing to know what is the cab height of an FC and recommendations on
minimum trailer ceiling height.  For obvious reasons, I prefer pulling a
trailer that does not have wasted height in it.  My current trailer is 6'6"
on the inside with an entry ramp door that is just over 6' tall.  Will an FC

Rob Landers

(Not a current FC owner)

CORSA member since 1979

Edwardsville, IL

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