I have one on order as well. The overall length may be only six inches longer than the 2016, but the bunk slide is 66" on the '17, larger than the '16. Had to do this to accommodate the layout change of the top bunk. It's worth noting that the top bunk will be 61.5" in length x 30" in width. Not for tall kids! The North point has a deeper closet in the queen bedroom I believe, which makes up for some of the length difference from the Eagle.