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Old 03-13-2015, 03:59 PM   #15
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Tiffin 36 LA will fit our needs perfectly.

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Old 03-13-2015, 06:06 PM   #16
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At what point does the length of your coach start to limit you CG choices? I have been told that 35 and above rules out lots of spots, is that really true?

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Old 03-13-2015, 08:25 PM   #17
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We have a 36 ft. fifth wheel. I got it because my wife can throw things accurately at less than that, but not very fast and 36 feet gives me time to duck.
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:28 PM   #18
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I found that floor plan and size of slides are just as, if not more important than length. Seen many 32 footers that have more living space than 36 or 38 footers. You can't go by just the number of slides. Check the width and length as well. Some are as small as 12 inches wide and only 6 feet long. Attend as many RV shows as possible. Take your time and don't buy the first one you look at.
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Old 03-13-2015, 11:56 PM   #19
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At what point does the length of your coach start to limit you CG choices? I have been told that 35 and above rules out lots of spots, is that really true?

No, not really true. If you insist on staying at depression era or post-WWII campgrounds built by National, State Parks, or COE, you might run into size issues. Otherwise, not much. We've been fulltiming three years in 40 ft with no difficulties.
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Old 03-14-2015, 01:48 AM   #20
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It really comes down to each couples comfort but for us a 3 slides, bath and a half, 40 foot DP fit the bill. Storage was key for us even though we won't full time but we take long trips. We love to stay in NP, SP and the like. Sometimes we have to make reservations to get a site we fit in but it has not been a problem.

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Old 03-14-2015, 02:36 AM   #21
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Yours sounds like our layout. (The one that mentions the bath and a half). I agree with the view that layout is the most important. We love our 36 foot bath and a half!
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Old 03-14-2015, 05:38 AM   #22
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Our 33' with a full slide really makes a difference with the shorter length. With the entire street wall moving out it provides lots of comfortable living space.
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Old 03-14-2015, 10:11 AM   #23
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We are not full-timers, but do extended trips (this year: late summer & fall for 10 weeks). That being said, last year traded from a 32' with 2 slides into 40' with four sides. These two seniors and two dogs appreciated the added width of two additional slides--just eliminates the "moving" because your partner is "moving". Almost as important, the added storage space "in" and "below"--the pull outs in compartments really improve the quality of life. Yes, we won't get in as many Forest Service CGs as with the 32T, so there is that trade-off. IMO, three or four slides required. Good Luck and Enjoy the search.
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If I had it to do over I would get a 36-38' MH. We are often limited to RV parks due to our 42'. After lots of looking for RV parks the 36-38 footers seem to fit in 90% of ALL parks
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I was parked next to a retired couple in a 15' TT. They are traveling where they can sit outside a lot and perfectly okay with a small rig. That would never work for us. Only you can determine your needs. I'd spend a lot of time sitting and moving around different sized rigs at RV shows to see what will work.

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