Originally Posted by ridersfan
The biggest thing I had to get my head around... my old camper was a heavy beast from the mid 80's... it was considered a 19' but was 21' long. Probably weighed 4500lbs. Now, bought a 26' and the damn thing is 32' long hitch to back bumper... I don't know where this 26 feet comes from, it's got a good 30' of interior space, so I guess maybe they don't count the domed front??? (2013 Greywolf 26dbh) But anyways, it pulls easier than my old 80's camper and backs up easier with the extra length and weighs 6000lbs
It's not that intimidating to go bigger if you have self confidence. And, the best thing to build your self confidence to come to the self realization that there is no law that says you have to go 70mph if the speed limit is 70mph... going 58mph is perfectly acceptable and lets you enjoy the trip more.
I believe they do go by interior length today. My TT was a 286RLDS, the exterior of the box was dead on 28'6" and was 32' tongue to spare tire.
My 346RETS is 38'4" long tip to tail but the interior is right at 34'. I plead ignorance when official length comes up, thus far I've been good.
Interesting tidbit between the two trailers. The "Wheelbase" between the two are within a few inches of each other, the coupler to trailer front axle length is seriously dead on despite the 10' difference in length. But being a fifth wheel it turns much, much
, quicker than the TT did. It's awesome backing in but it's a wonder I've not taken out a sign during a right hand turn! It's been a year and I'm still getting used to it in tight quarters.