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Old 02-06-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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proper way to measure a class c motorhome

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what is the correct way to measure a class c motorhome ? my insurance man says from front bumper to back bumper is this right? the only reason iam curious about it is because you can"t live in the cab to me thats wasted space other than to drive it down the road you do have the bunk above you but is this right. dave
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Old 02-06-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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Front bumper to back bumper then you round up to the next whole foot.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #4
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First you get a long yard stick..................

As before, bumper to bumper, just like the parts store.

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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How about going with the manufacturer's specs? That's what I use when making campground reservations. That's what the DMV used for registration.
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So, figure this out.... Mine measures a couple inches past 24 feet, bumper to bumper, yet on Fleetwood's spec sheet is says it is a "Model D23' ". (the apostrophe after the 23 is intentional)
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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RVIA now says manufacturers must measure the interior living space, not exterior length. This was to correct a problem in earlier usage, where travel trailer manufacturers were claiming the trailer tongue as part of the unit's length. For a Class C, the interior space includes the cab area (it is accessible from inside).

If you look at manufacturer specs, you will see they quote an exterior or overall length that is different than the model designation, e.g. a 40 footer will have an overall length of 40'10" or some such.
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I always measured bumper to bumper.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:08 PM   #9
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FWIW And, not to be argumentive, but, I would want my insurance to cover the entire unit, Not just the part I lived in. Gary also cleared up some confusion for me on the length. I think the width, as reported by the manufacturers, excludes the mirrors! Never have been able to figure that one out. Maybe Gary could shed some light on that one too.
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I think the width, as reported by the manufacturers, excludes the mirrors! Never have been able to figure that one out. Maybe Gary could shed some light on that one too.
I'm not Gary, but the maximum legal width in many states is 102" with an exclusion for "safety related items" such as rear view mirrors that are allowed to protrude beyond 102".

We have a 102" wide RV, but the retracted awning protrudes beyond this width. So far, no one has noticed or said anything.

By the way, our model 36RE3 (36', rear entertainment center, 3 slideouts) 5th wheel is 37'7" long, per the brochure.

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RVIA now says manufacturers must measure the interior living space, not exterior length. This was to correct a problem in earlier usage, where travel trailer manufacturers were claiming the trailer tongue as part of the unit's length. For a Class C, the interior space includes the cab area (it is accessible from inside).
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If going by interior space, then mine should be 21 or 22' foot then, because the part under the hood is really not accessible from the inside. (visible maybe, when doghouse is removed, but.....)
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hello folks
what is the correct way to measure a class c motorhome ? my insurance man says from front bumper to back bumper is this right? the only reason iam curious about it is because you can"t live in the cab to me thats wasted space other than to drive it down the road you do have the bunk above you but is this right. dave
That is correct but if you are taking a wa state ferry it is bumper to bumper. My class C has a 19 on the door light that is the length of the coach not the cab,
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