Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-29-2022, 12:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2022
Location: Dayton,NV
Posts: 23
What’s with the numbers

I’ve noticed that many people, including dealers, when listing their motor homes for sale think their model number represents the length of the unit, but not so! For example, a Lexington 265DS is 28’0” not 26’5”, a Lexington 283TS is 30’6” not 28’3”, and a Lexington 295DS is 31’4” long, not 29’5”. My 2011 265DS is actually 27’ 11 3/4” not the 27’ listed in the Forest River brochures. I think 27’ was the length of the 255DS and was accidentally carried over to the 265DS.
Anyway, my question is where do they get these numbers from? The DS, TS, and S or SS indicate the number of slides, but the numbers….?
LexGTS265ds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2022, 12:22 AM   #2
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Posts: 30,065
There is no standard for the numbers.

Sent from my SM-G781U using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2022, 04:17 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
There is no standard for the numbers.

Sent from my SM-G781U using Forest River Forums mobile app
I have always been told the number represents the interior length
greggcowan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2022, 04:59 AM   #4
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Goodyear, Arizona
Posts: 30,065
Quote:
Originally Posted by greggcowan View Post
I have always been told the number represents the interior length
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. As I said, there's no standard in the RV Industry.

Sent from my SM-G781U using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2022, 06:26 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
GravelRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 866
I found those numbers very frustrating when at the Hershey RV show. Sometimes the information about the campers were readily available, and sometimes not. The model number always seems to be in the ballpark of the length, but rarely the actual length. I just didn't get it.

However, one of the salesman told us that if it was a 3 digit number, that was the square footage of the interior of the unit, not the length. He also said "at least that's how we do it." He wasn't sure about all manufacturers.

Here's an article I found about it:

https://rvblogger.com/blog/understan...mbers-letters/

But, another manufacturer said theirs correspond to the unit length... But only roughly.

I do wish they would standardize the numbers.
__________________
GravelRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 PM.