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I think Airstream measures overall length. At least the use to. I do agree... use a tape and be sure


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Terryallan wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

Length is determined by a tape measure, not advertised numbers.


Yep yep. The model number on the side of the TT is just that. A model number. Means nothing other than the model number. Measure it to know how long it is.


X2. My trailer is listed as a 32B. The box is 31'10" and the total length is 34'10".
My previous trailer was listed as a 28A its box length was 27 and total length was 30'1".

Best is to go by actual numbers.

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My Bigfoot is called a 17, but the box is 12 ft, the length tip to tip is 17ft 3 in.

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Reserving a site = tip to tail
Paying somebody to wash/wax = box size


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mikefos wrote:

Reserving a site = tip to tail
Paying somebody to wash/wax = box size


This is the correct answer.


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DLHarrison wrote:

- is a travel trailer length determined by the length from the bumber to the hitch or from the bumper to the end of the trailer box/cabin?


I'd say the best answer is - it depends. [emoticon] If someone asks casually about our 192RBS I'll say it's a 19' couple's model, if I'm wanting to buy a winter cover for it I want to know it's box length at it's longest dimension (18' 6") so the cover will fit properly, if I'm interested in winter storage the lot owner will usually want to know it's coupler to bumper length (22' 6") so I can be charged accordingly, if I'm using an online reservation system I'll pick the shortest trailer category available (often 18' or less) as that will offer me the greatest number of choices in available sites and I know from experience that a few feet here or there fitting onto a campsite rarely if ever makes any difference at all.

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I always add 3-4 feet to the model number to allow for the bumper and coupler. For example, my Aliner is a Ranger 15, but it's 18 feet in total length.


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Physically the length of the TT is bumper to ball socket. Functionally the length of the TT is the length of the box. Practically it make no difference which you choose to use.

If you are storing, hauling or going to enclose the TT, then the physical length would be used.

Campgrounds do not seem to have any set rules. They accept what you say. Typically 25 ft., 30 ft., 35 ft. and etc. is detailed enough.

The manufacturer's Model numbers seem to bear little resemblance to the real world dimensions. They are just the maker's convenient numerical descriptions.


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rbpru wrote:

Physically the length of the TT is bumper to ball socket. Functionally the length of the TT is the length of the box. Practically it make no difference which you choose to use.


Sure it does, depending on who's asking and for what reason. [emoticon]

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My 25FB Airstream is 25" 11" from the ball to the end of the bumper. I call it 26 feet because that is what I am pulling.


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