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Old 01-18-2016, 02:33 PM   #11
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I have a 31'11" model 8528ckwsa. How do you figure model # = size?
I don't think they do it anymore but at one time the model number had the length of the trailer in it. At least for some manufacturers.

For example I had a 2008 Wildwood 32BHDS. I was told that it stood for 32' trailer with a bunkhouse and dual slides. Looking up the specs shows the length as 35', but I believe that is including the hitch and bumper.
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:01 PM   #12
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I have a 31'11" model 8528ckwsa. How do you figure model # = size?
Simple: You don't!
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #13
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I have a 31'11" model 8528ckwsa. How do you figure model # = size?

8' 5" wide 28' interior length

8' 6" wide is max width


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Old 01-18-2016, 04:43 PM   #14
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Okay, sounds reasonable.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:05 PM   #15
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For licensing and taxes it is the length on the VIN. For campgrounds and storage it is hitch to spare.

I have a trailer advertised as 28', the VIN shows 26', the model is 264L which seems to indicate 26', the outside box dimensions are 28'4" and it is 31'9" hitch to bumper and 32'6" to end of spare.

So, what size is my trailer? It depends on who you ask!
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:16 PM   #16
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Just searching the web for your model number and in six dealers there are six different lengths for the same model. The message here, measure ball to bumper and use that number. Don't worry about spare, that can always be removed if it becomes an issue.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:35 PM   #17
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The number in the model designation is usually the interior length. Example: our model # is 34REQS but the actual exterior length is 37'6" from hitch pin to rear bumper.
Soooo, my 8282ws would be. ???. Lol. Some use length. Some, like open range, use square feet of floor space, and some have no connection to size at all.
To op, the only way to know is to measure, but remember, when a campground asked for length, they need to make sure it fits in the camp site, so give total length, maybe add a few feet so you aren't cramped .
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Step 1 take your Coupon for FREE Tape Measure to Harbor Freight! Step 2 Measure Extremes from Left to Right or Right to left,depends where you are Standing when you start this Measurement Process! There are No Standards except Total Length measurement that the Owner of a Storage facility is going to charge you,Per Foot! Youroo!!
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For licensing and taxes it is the length on the VIN. For campgrounds and storage it is hitch to spare.

I have a trailer advertised as 28', the VIN shows 26', the model is 264L which seems to indicate 26', the outside box dimensions are 28'4" and it is 31'9" hitch to bumper and 32'6" to end of spare.

So, what size is my trailer? It depends on who you ask!
While I think your answer to the title is correct, what I think the OP is really asking is what do campgrounds go by. IME that depends on which campground you ask.

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Step 1 take your Coupon for FREE Tape Measure to Harbor Freight! Step 2 Measure Extremes from Left to Right or Right to left,depends where you are Standing when you start this Measurement Process! There are No Standards except Total Length measurement that the Owner of a Storage facility is going to charge you,Per Foot! Youroo!!
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