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postmandug

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Length question
« on: September 05, 2017, 09:47:28 AM »
Newbie here. Just wondering, when I see the length of a TT listed, is that TOTAL from back bumper to hitch or just the body of said trailer?
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Re: Length question
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 10:01:10 AM »
It's supposed to be the total length. Some people will advertize the box length also some model numbers will indicate the same but the description will list total.
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Re: Length question
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2017, 10:06:03 AM »
I don't think it is as clear cut as Glen describes, but the brochure or website for a new trailer should make it clear whether a number is overall length (total from end to end) or floor plan length, the usable living space. RVIA standards basically require that the RV lengths advertised by their members be comparable across different types of RVs, therefore the usable box length.  A 25 ft travel trailer, fifth wheel or motorhome are supposed to have about the same amount of usable space.  Those standards only apply to the manufacturers official specs, though.

The tough part is when you see an ad for a trailer from a dealer or private seller. The length they list in the description may be either one, or something entirely fictitious. The best thing to do is to request they actual model number so you can look it up in the NADA RV Guide. The model number typically incorporates the floor length as well, e.g. a model 24RKS probably has 24 ft of usable space, not including the trailer tongue or bumpers.
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