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Old 02-08-2012, 07:04 PM   #15
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Apples and Oranges folk.

The Model Number, say 34Y, can have some relation to actual length, but is not necessarily the same (and doesn't need to be) as the length listed in the "specifications." The name and model number is not the size, and yes it is for identification and Advertizing.

If you think it should be the same I would own a 34-11 model. Kind of trips off the tongue??

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Old 02-08-2012, 08:03 PM   #16
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mine is listed as a 40 footer
when i first brought it home the parking space pad is 40 long.
the m/h stuck out over a foot
and my first boat was listed as 22'11" overall length.....but it was actually 24'11" once the swim platform was added in, and the platform was part of the mold, no way it could be removed
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #17
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Mine is listed as 36' but a lot of parks have a 35'limit so mine is 35'.
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Mine is listed as 36' but a lot of parks have a 35'limit so mine is 35'.
This does make a big difference! In Marietta, GA, Brookwood RV park gave me a 40 foot slip. The back side of the slip had a concrete wall. Although I backed as close to the wall as possible, I stuck out about 2 feet into the main road - which made me a little nervous. They seemed to think it was alright, and there were no other RV Parks close.
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My 35E Bounder is over 36'. I never understood it. If I were selling this product, I'd call it a 36' at least
But "35E" is not the size, it's the model number. Ours is a model "33C" but it's length is 34'3" according to Fleetwood.
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You cannot go by the model #, for sure. Our old 2008 Montana 3400RL was 39' 6".

The best way is to go to the mfg's site and look at the specifications, or search, for example Montana 3400RL Specifications. The spec sheet usually gives the overall dimensions.
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The length of our 38' Dutch Star keeps changing...

It's 30' when I'm paying for storage by the foot; 40' when advertising it for sale; 38' when calling ahead for an RV spot...

BTW Mr_D, Where was that "instant hot water heater" installed, on the back bumper?
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The length of our 38' Dutch Star keeps changing...

It's 30' when I'm paying for storage by the foot; 40' when advertising it for sale; 38' when calling ahead for an RV spot...


BTW Mr_D, Where was that "instant hot water heater" installed, on the back bumper?

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My parents had a 1958 Kencraft TT. Had a full, one piece, fiberglass roof and instant hot water heater. It was 18'2" overall, to get that measurement you had to include the taillight lenses!
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The length of our 38' Dutch Star keeps changing...

It's 30' when I'm paying for storage by the foot; 40' when advertising it for sale; 38' when calling ahead for an RV spot...
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So what you are saying I guess is, "size does matter"
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You cannot go by the model #, for sure. Our old 2008 Montana 3400RL was 39' 6".

The best way is to go to the mfg's site and look at the specifications, or search, for example Montana 3400RL Specifications. The spec sheet usually gives the overall dimensions.
So, it wasn't 3400' long? What a ripoff.
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BTW Mr_D, Where was that "instant hot water heater" installed, on the back bumper?
In a kitchen cabinet over a little from the sink. Factory install BTW. It was a European one, quite common over there, not so much in the US at that time. Also had a pressurized water system: a water tank under the dinette. Fill the tank and then use a air pump to pressurized the tank. Many times we used a hand operated tire pump in campgrounds.
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I had this discusion with our last salesman.. He said the numbers "used" to be close to the length, but then one manufacturer decided to measure the "inside length" and call that the model. He said it worked for a few years because people were shopping and would look at say a 32 foot Class A, and this particular manufacturer's "32" had an extra chair and more room in the bedroom than the other guys'. Makes sense I guess as my last 3 Class A's have all measured about 2 feet longer on the outside (not counting the ladder) then the model # indicated.
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In a kitchen cabinet over a little from the sink. Factory install BTW. It was a European one, quite common over there, not so much in the US at that time. Also had a pressurized water system: a water tank under the dinette. Fill the tank and then use a air pump to pressurized the tank. Many times we used a hand operated tire pump in campgrounds.
Oh, ok... I thought it the instant hot water heater had something to do with the size....
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So what you are saying I guess is, "size does matter" :
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