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cruz-in

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Posted: 04/30/19 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Team,

We are in the market for a TT. We want to stay below 30 feet. So we are looking in the 24 to 29 foot range. In general, we have found they fall into these three classes:

24 to 25 Feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen bed

26 to 27 Feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen Bed + More Room

28 to 29 feet TT: Dinette, Bath, Queen Bed, + More Room, + Extra Seating (coach, chairs, etc.)

There are slight variations on this but in general the above generalization serves for the purpose of my question.

It seems, within a product line, going from 25 to 29 feet does not appreciable increase weight.

So we have rationalized that, if we are at considering a 25 feet TT, we might as well add 4 feet and get "More Room + extra seating (coach, chairs, etc.)".

Finally to my question. Does the difference in size (4 to 5 feet) when towing matter that much? Do you all find the maneuverability, fitting in campgrounds, etc. much different for a 24/25 foot TT from a 28/29 foot TT?

Thanks for your time and inputs.


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If you are within your truck’s towing ability, you will learn to adapt for the extra length. Sway due to wind will increase.

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More room is nice but so is fitting in that last 26’ spot. We found that many NP campgrounds have stated trailer length limits of 27’ so we got a 27’ trailer.

We have 4 in a bunk model, 26’ actually, from end of spare to hitch is 29’ but end of spare to trailer front is 26’ and to me that is 26’). It’s great. For two of us we would have gotten a shorter model.

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The length to us effects mostly the bed and inside seating rather than towing or parking it. Look at the bed in most of the short units. Do you have room to walk around it and bend over to make the bed? Can you get into the bed from both sides or does one of you have to climb over top of the other? Is there enough room to turn around in the bedroom and bathroom?

We have a 26' TT now and are looking for a 29' TT.

A few more feet makes a much more enjoyable RV.

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Are you talking trailer length with or without the tongue?

Our 2401RG is speed at 27’11” but the livable part is actually 24’. Its for sale and hooked up in our driveway on the Eastern Shore of Md. https://easternshore.craigslist.org/rvs/6872439532.html You are welcome to come spend a night or two in it to check out the roominess.


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Are you talking trailer length with or without the tongue?

Our 2401RG is speed at 27’11” but the livable part is actually 24’. Its for sale and hooked up in our driveway on the Eastern Shore of Md. You are welcome to come spend a night or two in it to check out the roominess.

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I went from a 30' to a 26'. Barely tell any difference towing, backing is not much different either.


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I went the other way from a 27ft to a 21?ft. Sure we lost some living area
but I much prefer the shorter TT to the longer;

If you're the type that goes to a campground and stays there, then the longer
TT will be better but I tend to stay in a place to 1 or 2 nights and then
move again (usually state/national parks), so for me the shorted TT works
best for travelling the back-roads and getting into/out of camp sites.

Also - I did a 5,000 mile trip in Jan/Feb, the decrease in weight made towing
a much more pleasurable experience.


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Cruz-in,
Great question and well put! We are in the shopping mode, too. We start with a 24/26 ft. w/ queen walked around dinette and bath, but want more. Thus a 29ft, total fits our wants better, but will I enjoy towing? This is our third TT, 27 Jayco bunk house has been our longest. Please post More on towing the difference between these size TT, with the appropriate tow vehicle.


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The shorter your TT the easier it drives and maneuvers, and the more campsites you can use. Your choice. I chose a 22 box for campsite maneuvering. Driving a bigger unit wouldn’t have bothered me.


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