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Old 08-11-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Trailer length

Got another newbie question for you guys. We are considering buying a 27RKSS. The salesman, and we know they are always 100% honest 😉, says I should look for a 30' spot site since this is classified as a 27' trailer. However, the total length is 33' from nose to tail.
So when checking campsites, I see a lot more 30' spots than I do 40'. Now we are concerned that we would be too limited on where we can go.
All advice will be appreciated on this. Every time we come close to pulling the trigger to buy this thing we seem to hit another snag.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #2
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My trailer is 32' from tongue to bumper. I normally look for spots to fit a 30' trailer and have not had any issues. It should be fine.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:42 PM   #3
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Make sure you ask about parking the tow vehicle too. See if you can park it in front or if space permits, park along side.
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:50 PM   #4
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The number in RV model numbers, almost never are it's overall length.

Many mistakenly use it, instead of checking their RV's actual length.

Overall length is one of the few accurate numbers on brochure/website specs.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:45 PM   #5
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Length

When I call for reservations I tell them brand and model. I have found most parks know with this info what you will need.They normally ask if not sure, model length and how many slides.
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Old 08-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #6
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Elmo, your not serious? Sarcasm I hope.
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:10 PM   #7
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The Jayfight 26 was a 26ft that was 29 ft, the Montana 3295 rk was a 32 ft that was 35 ft long, the forest river 29rkss is a 29 ft that is 34 ft long. So far the rv parks have all ask, manufacture, year, # of slides, and what the builder says its length is. They seem smart enough to know that the actual length is going to be different. I don't tape every trailer, and I don't think most people do. None have ask is your 29 rkss 34ft 8 in? Is your 3295 35ft11 in, any more than they ask the weight.
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:57 PM   #8
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Got about the model number and overall length, I was talking about the minimum wage summer worker knowing your overall length based on the model. Guess you use different RV parks than I do.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:08 AM   #9
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I think the model number refers to the inside (interior) length. The overall length will always be longer.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #10
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Got about the model number and overall length, I was talking about the minimum wage summer worker knowing your overall length based on the model. Guess you use different RV parks than I do.
I had to also,heck the Dealers you Buy from don't know the correct Length! Youroo!!
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