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Old 02-14-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Need help with length

When I had my Cedar Creek 30RL hooked up to my Silverado 3500 SWR the total length was 47ft 6in long, the 30RL was 34ft 3in. New 32RL is 35ft 8in but now total length of new camper and same truck is 51ft 5in. Why is that? I hope someone on here can help me out with a answer


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Old 02-14-2015, 10:39 AM   #2
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Trailer is longer.......and I guess it depends where your fifth wheel hook up is position on the trailer compared to previous one?
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:58 AM   #3
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I know trailer is 1ft 5in longer but then total should only be like 49ft


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I know trailer is 1ft 5in longer but then total should only be like 49ft


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I need to keep camper and truck at 50ft or a little less


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It could be a different hitch on that unit. Is it the same hitch? That could be the only reason in my mind (which isn't much anymore)....
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Old 02-14-2015, 11:21 AM   #6
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Overall you have approx a 2.5' difference.

My thought would be somewhere you measured or read the tape incorrectly.

As for the pins that could be possible, I suppose a lot would depend on the overall weight for the actual pin placement on a trailer They all can't be say, 2' front the front of the nose cap.

One more thing, this kind of comes with that stupid question "did you plug it in?" By chance do you have a 5th wheel hitch with a slider?

When it comes to measuring "measure twice cut once"

Has to be a simple explanation.

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I measured the 30RL hooked up three or more times. I have a B&W hitch, I think it has something to do with the pin box on the new camper. I sure would like to get down under 50ft, someway.


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I'd bet it is an extended pin box. That and if you're using measurements from the manufacturer, they often under report by 12"-18". I think they don't include the bumper nor the hitch (and instead use the front cap or something).

Do you have the B&W in the forward most position?

I'm curious though- you said you need to be under 50'; why is that?
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I have measured this camper and its 35ft 8in long. NP campground in 2 campground spots in Yellowstone NP says you must be 50ft or less hooked up, Madison and Canyon


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I have measured this camper and its 35ft 8in long. NP campground in 2 campground spots in Yellowstone NP says you must be 50ft or less hooked up, Madison and Canyon

It must be an extended pin box. You could probably change that out, but you would lose clearance between the rear of the truck and fifth wheel and can to fifth wheel.
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