Space needed above transfer case?

ramdough

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How much space would you figure was needed to clear the transfer case under all conditions (except being pulled out)?

I am planning a camper and can either leave 1” or 3”. There are trade offs both ways. 1” is easier and more useful.

I would pull the camper off if I needed to pull the transfer case.

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Ronmar

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I am going to put my bedroom and utility/storage area over the transmission so I can remove bed and floor hatch to access the trans to do a swap if necessary.

I don’t think they need much clearance in service. An inch would probably be OK, not sure how hot they get worst case, what is going to be on the other side of that 1” space?
 

ramdough

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I am going to put my bedroom and utility/storage area over the transmission so I can remove bed and floor hatch to access the trans to do a swap if necessary.

I don’t think they need much clearance in service. An inch would probably be OK, not sure how hot they get worst case, what is going to be on the other side of that 1” space?
Basically a 6” space for water pumps and valves. The majority of the floor is framed under the insulation. If I went the 3” route, it would be framed inside the insulation. So, harder to build and less insulation value.


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Ronmar

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Basically a 6” space for water pumps and valves. The majority of the floor is framed under the insulation. If I went the 3” route, it would be framed inside the insulation. So, harder to build and less insulation value.


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So several inches of framing or insulation after the air gap, and utilities above that? Doesn’t sound like it will be an issue to me…
 
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