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Old 01-18-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Question measuring your trailer

My wife an I just came back from a camping trip, We made reservations on line, they asked the length of our trailer, We have tt22rkss We put down it was a 22 foot trailer. When we got to the camp ground we almost did not get in because the ranger said our unit measured 28 foot, I asked him how did he measure that, He says the standard way of measurement is from the ball hitch to the rear bumper or spare tire which ever is longest, Just want some input
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:46 PM   #2
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"standard way of measurement" LOL! We have found that there is none. Just know how long your trailer actually is and that the campground may not accurately measure their spots. Google maps satellite view helps when making reservations. We have a rear slide and I include that in the total length when looking for a spot, if I see trees or other obstacles on the pictures.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:47 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:59 PM   #4
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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.
I don't think FR counts expanded length if you have a hybrid/popup or in our case a rear slide. I believe they measure it for model # length inside closed up for travel.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:00 PM   #5
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Typical way to measure the length of the trailer is ball at hitch to back bumper.... Model numbers rarely mean ANYTHING. It depends on the manufacturer but usually do not mean total length..... Ours is a rare example 356QLB our total length is just under 36 feet..........

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Old 01-18-2016, 01:02 PM   #6
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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.
I agree - no rhyme or reason to model designations or length quotes. I don't believe the number is the interior length either. My Mini Lite 2503S has a 22'-0" interior length and 26'-9" from ball to bumper.
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I don't think FR counts expanded length if you have a hybrid/popup or in our case a rear slide. I believe they measure it for model # length inside closed up for travel.
Agree, the number would be quite different for a hybrid, popup or unit w/rear slide.
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Some model numbers represent the usable/liveable square footage of the camper.
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:45 PM   #10
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I have a 31'11" model 8528ckwsa. How do you figure model # = size?
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