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Old 05-13-2018, 01:30 PM   #15
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Depending on the manufacturer, many 40' coaches are actually 40 feet 10 inches; and in reverse, many 43' coaches are actually 42 feet 10 inches. Look up the actual length.

The other factor is the wheel base and turning radius. Some 43' tag axle coaches will pick up the tag at slow speed making tight turns and the coach will pivot on the main rear drive axle thus making a tighter turn radius than a 40' or even 38' non tag coach.

Get the coach you and your wife like the best and forget about the length.
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I'm not sure what IFS is, so don't know

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My rig picks up the tag axle (if I remember to push the switch) and the IFS has a 60° wheel cut. Other than the longer tail swing it will get into the same spots the 40 Dutch Star did.
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18 years ago I made the mistake of believing those that said 36’ was the max for NP, SP, USFS CGs. Bought a used36’ DP...did not take long to learn that’s BS so traded for a 40’. Once we decide to snowbird, bought a slightly used 42’ Dynasty and after 14 great years with it we just upgraded to a 08 HR Navigator 45’.

Sure a big rig is harder finding sites big enough but not impossible and some drivers need pull through sites for a 38’. Buy more MH than you think you need, One Time and not like I did. If you are a weekend camper I would not go over 40’ but we show up Sunday night or Monday and can take our pick of sites. Recently we went to S Lake Tahoe on Labor Day without reservations...no problem on Monday but would have been impossible Friday.
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