Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-09-2015, 02:59 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
TheMatrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 405
Angry Fustrated... with 5er model #'s

I know this may sound trivial, and I'm not sure if anyone else finds this frustrating but why the heck dont manufacturers include the length of the 5er in their model #'s??? Or am I missing something??

Its so frustrating finding an ad that says its a 29bla blah only to find out its a 36' model.

And to make things more frustrating is the dumb sellers who don't even put length in their add??? Wth!! does no one proof read their ads??

So now I'm left trying to find out specs of each model just to find out the length. Doing their job for them.

Length is a pretty important spec to me and the wife (no pun intended lol,) and I'm sure it is for a lot of Rv'ers.

Rant over!!!!
__________________

__________________
TheMatrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-09-2015, 04:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 325
Could be the manufacturers think interior length is more important?That is what the model number reflects (mostly).
That and the weight is more important,either way you have to look at the specs to find the exact numbers.Once you zero in on a few trailers it gets easier .
Overall length is not that critical.
__________________

__________________
2005 volvo 670 12 speed auto shift
singled, hensley trailer saver smart car "on deck"
Newmar 34 rsks Torrey Pine
hone eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 04:32 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMatrix View Post
Length is a pretty important spec to me and the wife (no pun intended lol,) and I'm sure it is for a lot of Rv'ers.

Rant over!!!!

I hear that width is even more important than length.
__________________
fvstringpicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 06:10 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
caissiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,312
Rule of thumb. The model number reflects the distance from the truck rear bumper to trailer rear bumper. What's in the box ix additional 5 feet. That is to Fifth wheel units.
Mine I a 35 RL and is 40 ft overall. I still can park in a 35 ft CG lot.
__________________
Barbara and Laurent, Hartland Big Country 3500RL. 39 ft long and 15500 GVW.
2005 Ford F250 SD, XL F250 4x4, Long Box, 6.0L Diesel, 6 Speed Stick, Hypertech Max Energy for Fuel mileage of 21 MPusG empty, 12.6 MPusG pulling the BC. ScangaugeII for display..
caissiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 06:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
sknight's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 908
It's irritating. Mine is a 346RETS, so I and the salesman thought 34.5" length. Nope, how does 38'4" actual length grab you? The advantage is twice I've told them the model number and parks with 35' restrictions have let me in.
__________________
2001 HO Cummins powered Dodge 2500
2014 Sierra 346RETS
Nights camped in 2014-28
sknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 09:02 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 37
Thank you all!

I was just about to post a similar question. After many years towing pop-ups and hybrids, DH and I are looking at 5ers in preparation for full timing when we retire in two years. I've been trying to figure out how to understand trailer lengths since we started because I read one floor plan that says 34', another says 35' (pin to tail, add x" to nose). And then how to map that into our actual ability to park in a place with say a 35' length limit (does the truck bed count? Is the nose ahead of the pin in or out? Does the fact that I can park the truck bed partly under the trailer count?)

I know this is part art, part science, but at least I now have a general guideline to think from until the day we are ready to shop for real.
__________________
Njtroy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 01:55 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
TheMatrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by fvstringpicker View Post
I hear that width is even more important than length.
Oh I get it now... is that why your handle is
Fv"string"picker ???

__________________
TheMatrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 02:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
TheMatrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by caissiel View Post
Rule of thumb. The model number reflects the distance from the truck rear bumper to trailer rear bumper. What's in the box ix additional 5 feet. That is to Fifth wheel units.
Mine I a 35 RL and is 40 ft overall. I still can park in a 35 ft CG lot.
I don't get it. How can you park in a 35ft lot with a 40ft trailer? So confused. I think I'll stick to computers lol. Way easier to understand. Lol .
__________________
TheMatrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 03:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 325
It does not reflect the distance from the truck bumper to the trailer rear bumper,its is closer to the inside 'floor'
My 34rsks is 36' long only a couple of feet
__________________
2005 volvo 670 12 speed auto shift
singled, hensley trailer saver smart car "on deck"
Newmar 34 rsks Torrey Pine
hone eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2015, 08:59 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
sknight's Avatar
 
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 908
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMatrix View Post
I don't get it. How can you park in a 35ft lot with a 40ft trailer? So confused. I think I'll stick to computers lol. Way easier to understand. Lol .
If you can you hang the back of the trailer past the end of the official site. I will do that even when not necessary so that I can gain more room in front.
__________________
2001 HO Cummins powered Dodge 2500
2014 Sierra 346RETS
Nights camped in 2014-28
sknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 07:01 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 2,892
I thought the numbers might reflect the length from the rear bumper once the 5er is hooked up.
__________________
Fred1609 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 08:10 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
wandering1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 450
Send a message via ICQ to wandering1
Get used to a model number being a model number. Who said a model number should be the length? If they changed the model number to the length then there would be a lot of different models with the same model number and you would be complaining about that.
__________________
Wandering1
wandering1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 09:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 325
^^^^^^^^
Exactly
__________________
2005 volvo 670 12 speed auto shift
singled, hensley trailer saver smart car "on deck"
Newmar 34 rsks Torrey Pine
hone eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2015, 05:58 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
TheMatrix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by wandering1 View Post
Get used to a model number being a model number. Who said a model number should be the length? If they changed the model number to the length then there would be a lot of different models with the same model number and you would be complaining about that.
Great point! I just thought that's how they did it.
__________________

__________________
TheMatrix is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Anthem Samsung Product model numbers gjw Entegra Owner's Forum 3 10-25-2014 06:05 PM
Ventana Model 4003 Bed Question cstar5634 Newmar Owner's Forum 10 09-19-2014 09:18 PM
Looking for Park Model around Anacortes, WA TeresaOwen1 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 0 04-12-2014 07:02 PM
2005 MADP generator model Grwalker Newmar Owner's Forum 5 05-30-2013 09:25 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.