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Old 02-05-2008, 07:49 AM   #1
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When finding the wheelbase to length ratio do you include the bumpers in measuring the length? I know that some rvs have bumpers that extend 8 - 12 inches beyond the back of the rv. Since you use this ratio to help determine handling characteristics I would think the bumper would not influence handling affects from wind or passing tractor trailers etc.
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When finding the wheelbase to length ratio do you include the bumpers in measuring the length? I know that some rvs have bumpers that extend 8 - 12 inches beyond the back of the rv. Since you use this ratio to help determine handling characteristics I would think the bumper would not influence handling affects from wind or passing tractor trailers etc.
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If it were me, I would not include the bumpers into the formula.
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Since their is no testing evidence that any particular wheelbase/length ratio is better or worse than any other, does it make any difference? I'd use the manufacturers stated overall length and wheel base figures, but don't know what I would conclude after doing the arithmetic.
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