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Old 11-15-2022, 09:54 AM   #1
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22 Wolf Pup 17JGBL length

Does anyone know the box length of the '22 Wolf Pup 17JGBL? I would take my tape measure and measure it but unfortunately its at the service center getting repaired . I'm looking at either building a storage shed or purchasing a metal prefab carport and trying to determine the total length of the box. I assume the 23'4" manufacturer spec is from the bumper to the hitch?
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I always thought the USEABLE box length is the number in the model #


17JGBL = 17 foot excludes any curves used just for styling...




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you need tongue to bumper length for storage. which is usually around 3-4 foot depending on what is ON the bumper
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Old 11-15-2022, 10:45 AM   #3
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I always thought the USEABLE box length is the number in the model #


17JGBL = 17 foot excludes any curves used just for styling...




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you need tongue to bumper length for storage. which is usually around 3-4 foot depending on what is ON the bumper
Thanks for the info. I read other posts stating that FR does not always follow the length in their models so I wasn't for sure. I actually don't need the tongue for storage since this will be a open carport on both ends.
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I have never found the numbers in the model to reflect much of anything as to actual lengths, inside or out.
I did find this that says the total exterior length is in fact 23'4". Sounds plausible, but actual length may be slightly different when you measure your specific RV.
https://www.scottsrecreation.com/New...ester-10943525
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Old 11-15-2022, 10:49 AM   #5
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I always thought the USEABLE box length is the number in the model #


17JGBL = 17 foot excludes any curves used just for styling...




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you need tongue to bumper length for storage. which is usually around 3-4 foot depending on what is ON the bumper

It seems like there are posts here every week proving one can't make any assumptions based on model numbers/characters. They can mean something usable. They can mean nothing. Measuring is best if you're going to build something.




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Thanks for the info. I read other posts stating that FR does not always follow the length in their models so I wasn't for sure. I actually don't need the tongue for storage since this will be a open carport on both ends.
I would want the carport to extend several feet beyond each end of my RV, including hitch and bumper, especially for an open ended carport. A lttle more protection against inclement weather.
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I would want the carport to extend several feet beyond each end of my RV, including hitch and bumper, especially for an open ended carport. A lttle more protection against inclement weather.
Yep. When I was planning my open ended trailer shed, my son (not a camper, an automotive technician) recommended I make it long enough on the front that I could be out of the rain when I was hitching up/unhitching.
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That’s genius I can almost guarantee you I wouldn’t have thought of that until the shed was built and was unhitching in the rain.
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I guess I need to think of trade-ins and upsizing too !
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I guess I need to think of trade-ins and upsizing too !
And being able to open any slides!
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Old 11-18-2022, 08:32 AM   #11
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My 26DBH is almost 32' long tongue to bumper rack. Probably over that with the spare tire.

When I built a storage cover for it, I worked my way up from a 12'x30' carport to what I have now. I believe in overkill, if you know what I mean.

I built a 30'x50'x14'H fully enclosed metal building on a 6" slab. I have all idea I will eventually end up with a 5er, so, it's got a 14' high rollup door in the front.

I paid more for the building to store my camper in than I did for my camper!!
But I also use it as equipment storage for tractors and other toys too
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Old 11-18-2022, 10:06 AM   #12
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I needed to see if my trailer fitted in a spot at my house...I fed a string / rope under the trailer. Pulled it tight and put slip knots where trailer started and ended. Tied string / rope to a cinder block so it wouldn't move.



Then laid the string / rope in the spot I wanted to park.
Too cheap to buy a longer tape measure!
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