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Old 11-18-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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I've been researching Open Range and there model #s is the square foot of the rv.

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Old 11-18-2013, 09:31 AM   #16
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Some have said the the number is from the rear bumper to where the
bedroom step up is.

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Old 11-23-2013, 12:56 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by poppopc View Post
Some have said the the number is from the rear bumper to where the
bedroom step up is.
That is not for our old 05 Dutchmen Grand Junction. Model #35TMS, actual length 39'9", with a "master suite bedroom" which included an entertainment center and euro-lounger chair, king bed, and 3' on each side of the bed.
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Old 11-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #18
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About the only way to know for sure is to look at the specific stats (outside length) for each unit.
I had a Jayco Designer 35RLTS that I assumed was 35'. It wouldn't fit in a 40' garage with the ladder on the back. I think it was a little over 39' not including the ladder.
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I get the impression that length measurement conventions have changed over the decades. And I see a lot of model numbers where the "coded" length is two feet off from the measurement shown in the comparison tables and/or descriptions.

What should I expect in terms of "length conventions" for fifth-wheels built since the year 2000?
What is a "coded" length? What makes you think the model number has anything to do with the length of the RV? Many, Many years ago before the year 2000 the length was used as a "model" number. If you have a question about the "length conventions" contact the RV manufacturer and ask and they will be glad to tell you what their "length conventions" are.
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My Alpenlite 27 sl is a 27ft with a slide. That is the way it once was.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:46 PM   #22
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Our 349 is 34' 9" inside floor length. Outside tip to tip is just under 38'
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:46 PM   #23
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Model number was never a indication of actual length for all brands of RVs across the industry.
My first 5er was a new '84 26 RB (rear bath) that was just under 28' 11" from the pin to the rear bumper.

Our 2nd 5er was a 27 RK that was 28' 11" from pin to rear bumper.

My current '97 5er is a 28 RK that is 31' 10" from pin to rear bumper.

Our older 5th wheel trailers came with the pin back under the over hang as much as a foot. With the popularity of the short bed trucks the industry gave us the extended pin box up to 30" or so.

It helps when asking a tech question or seeking tech info to use the model number and not the actual OAL.
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Our 36MAX1 is 36'11" plus the ladder on the back and the pinbox sticking out the front. When we reserve sites, I ask for sites to put a 38' rv in.

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