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Old 02-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #1
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Tongue length

Short story: My municipality by-laws allows me to park a Large RV on my driveway if it can fit within the property boundaries (excluding tongue).

I am looking at the 2012 Rockwood Roo 233s.

Can anyone tell me the dimension from the back bumper of the unit to the front excluding the tongue?

Just for the heck of it what is the length excluding tongue and bumper (the bumper & spare would fit under my roof overhang)?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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I'd have to measure mine to get the exact measurements you are looking for.

How much space do you have?
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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If you could measure that would be very much appreciated.

It will be real tight. I have about 19' 10" (maybe 19' 11")>

I am hoping the tongue is 4' or more.

Our Roo 233s is on order, I just want to have the numbers in hand if the by-law officer makes a visit.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:59 PM   #4
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Sorry for posting in the wrong spot - I will blame that on my newbie status.

I see you have moved my post - that is fine it is your forum

I am just not sure it is in the correct spot. My Rockwood Roo 233s is not a "5th wheel" it is an "Expandable/Hybrid". That said would it not make more sense to put my post under

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I hate to say it, but I bet the tongue is only about 3 feet.

I don't know why they would exclude the tongue ? It's not like you can have the tongue hanging out on the sidewalk or in the street.

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I hate to say it, but I bet the tongue is only about 3 feet.

I don't know why they would exclude the tongue ? It's not like you can have the tongue hanging out on the sidewalk or in the street.

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Yeah that seemed strange to me at first but what the by-law is trying to do is make the tall part of the RV to fit completely in the home owner's property. You must remember the city actually owns a part of your front lawn (and driveway).

This is part of the road allowance. In my city there is about 16.5 feet from the curb to the front property line. This is the area where the water, gas, cable, and telephone lines are run underground.

So what they are saying is that the tongue can hang over into the city owned portion of your driveway (or road allowance) but not the trailer proper.

During a long walk with my dog the other night, I notice about 7 or 8 people in may neighbourhood in violation of this by-law.
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:48 PM   #7
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2012 Rockwood Roo 233S Hybrid Camper by Forest River Stock# 116669 Inventory - The Original RVWholesalers

According to these specs it is 23.75'. Knock off 3' feet for the tongue your at 20.75'.

I hope this helps.
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:23 PM   #8
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If the Property Owners watchdog shows up it don't make any difference what the length of the trailer is they will be on you.......So glad I moved to the country
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If the Property Owners watchdog shows up it don't make any difference what the length of the trailer is they will be on you.......So glad I moved to the country
Yep, its not code enforcement officers driving around with nothing else to do, its the local busybody...

It helps to find out who it is, and And asking for permission, or at least their opinion goes a long ways.

So glad I moved out to the sticks, too.
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Each city or town is different. At my house it turns out the first 9 ft in from the curb is the city line and no part of my RV can be on the sidewalk that we don't have nor can it be in the city 9 ft line part. If the RV weights 10,000 lbs it can't be in the front lawn either and also must be another 20 ft back from the 9 ft mark as well.

I decided to double check with the city and got the green light from Code Enforcement only to get a red light from Planning. A couple of days later Code Enforcement got Planning unconfused. And I got the green light from both departments once I went down and verify where I wanted the RV parked.

You may wish to double check about the tongue/a-frame being excluded.
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