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Old 03-05-2015, 08:30 AM   #11
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Semperfi24, you're right - it is scary! Wow.
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:42 AM   #12
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It is shocking, and to be quite honest, a bit terrifying that the people who sell these things to you don't know the answer to this pretty simple question. I am supposed to believe that these people can teach me everything I need to know about my trailer, when they don't know which of the two measurements is the actual length???
What is shocking that it is now very common to have camper salespeople who have never camped a single night in their lives let alone used the product they sell!
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Old 03-05-2015, 08:49 AM   #13
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I had a Grey Wolf 21rr that measured 27' for a difference of 6'. I now have a 27rr that measures 34'-6" for a difference of 7'-6". I don't think there is a rhyme or reason to their numbers and letters.
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:33 AM   #14
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I had a Grey Wolf 21rr that measured 27' for a difference of 6'. I now have a 27rr that measures 34'-6" for a difference of 7'-6". I don't think there is a rhyme or reason to their numbers and letters.
Sometimes there is a rhyme or a reason... but that just confuses all the other cases. I agree with you. Some manufacturers code their units' square footage measurements into their model numbers.

On this forum we are constantly reminded/cautioned NOT to use published weights... dry, empty, shipped, dry plus max cargo weight, etc. We are advised to go weigh the unit. It seems to me that would be a good plan for lengths, also. Don't trust a salesman or a brochure or the model number. Measure it if you have a true need to know.
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The numbers on a rig are just that - numbers. It may be a vague reference to square ft inside, number of baths, how many drain points, what the steel is made from percentage to iron and carbon. You know, useful stuff. Just get a tape measure and measure the thing yourself. Know the exact width, length, height, how far your slides extend, etc. Write it down. Better than that, write it down and know where it is written.
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Good advice BigTJohn.


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The numbers on a rig are just that - numbers. It may be a vague reference to square ft inside, number of baths, how many drain points, what the steel is made from percentage to iron and carbon. You know, useful stuff. Just get a tape measure and measure the thing yourself. Know the exact width, length, height, how far your slides extend, etc. Write it down. Better than that, write it down and know where it is written.
That's what I thought. When we bought our 2nd fifth wheel we took a tape measure with us because of some of the campsites we like and the length was important.
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Another point I learned with my first TT (19 foot Flagstaff inside length) is the insurance specs it with the rear bumper and hitch so I had to insure it as 23' footer (State Farm).
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My palomino 5th wheel is accurate. 32bhok-6
32. Feet in interior length.
Bh = bunkhouse
Ok = outside kitchen
-6 = upgraded 6000# axles

My old flagstaff tt 832bhss.
8= 8 ft wide
32 = 32 feet in interior length
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The model # may or may Not have anything to do with length. My 8282 is only 32' long. You really have to measure to know. If talking to a salesman on the phone, ask how deep your garage has to be to fit the tt with doors closed. That's the only way I got an accurate answer. And I don't have a TT garage. They'll often give the box length to make it sound less intimidating.
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