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Old 03-27-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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exterior length?

Ok, still have a lot of research to do. We are considering a Rockwood Roo 21RS and want to make sure that what is listed for its "exterior length" means it includes the tongue. We are steadfast sticking to under 25 ft due to storage costs and want to make sure we dont fall in love with a model that is going to be over that?
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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normally the overall height is from tip to toe ! in travel mode .
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:29 PM   #3
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Did you mean length? Im trying to verify the length info on the site is correct. I dont care about height lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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Oops my bad yes length.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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Hopefully someone with that unit can help
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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I would get the trailer I want and then look for different storage if cost's are prohibitive. Remeber this is your vacation time do you really want to settle? if you do settle will you regret it and spend more money in coming years when you upgrade? Many dealers have earned a good living from this type of person. An extra couple of feet on the trailer isn't really noticeable when you tow it.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #7
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I have to 2nd what cheese53073 says. I was pretty much set on a 27' trailer to replace mine, but when the wife fell in love with the Rockwood Windjammer 3008W I thought what the heck and we got it. Turns out it is not 30' like I thought but 34'-5". Scary at first. I thought what have we done? It tows no different than the 27' and I can handle it okay. The thing we notice most is that we have so much more storage inside that we can't remember where we put things. (Well maybe that comes with age)

Anyway, good luck and do what ever you choose and enjoy.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:15 PM   #8
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I know we will be more than happy with something under 25ft. There is only 2 of us and considering what we have now we will be more than happy. The issue is that there are models all very similar that range in a few feet and I want to know the true length when looking at the models.
Considering the costs of storage here if I had to pay for the next size up I dont think I would even bother buying a camper.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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Ok, still have a lot of research to do. We are considering a Rockwood Roo 21RS and want to make sure that what is listed for its "exterior length" means it includes the tongue. We are steadfast sticking to under 25 ft due to storage costs and want to make sure we dont fall in love with a model that is going to be over that?
Sniffy - I am not 100% sure of this, but we have a 2012 Silverback 29rk and the spec sheet says it is 33 feet in lenght.

I asked a FR rep what the 29 meant (I thought it was the total lenght) and he said that the 29 is the lenght measured from the front of the basement to the rear and the 33 is the total lenght of the unit including the area forward of the steps to the bathroom and bedroom.

I haven't measured it to see if that is correct yet.

Just what I was told.
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #10
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sniffy: for example you can't always go by model numbers our Roockwood Ultra lite 2604 has a body length of 26'4" and the overall bumper to tongue length is right at 30'. Some mfrgrs list length by listing body lengths and others as bumper to tongue length.
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