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Old 06-02-2015, 11:20 AM   #41
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For length limits do campgrounds mean hitch to end or camper box size? I've never been asked/measured at the campgrounds only when making reservations.
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When a camp ground mentions a site size is that for the unhooked trailer or both the TV and trailer? I'm thinking a 40ft site is fine for my 31 RLDS that is 34.5 ft tongue to bumper.
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Old 06-02-2015, 11:40 AM   #42
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When a camp ground mentions a site size is that for the unhooked trailer or both the TV and trailer? I'm thinking a 40ft site is fine for my 31 RLDS that is 34.5 ft tongue to bumper.

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My wife and I looked for a long time to find a TT we both agreed on. She liked rear kitchen floorplans and I liked rear entertainment floorplans. But it seemed like these FP's were only available in longer trailers. We narrowed it down to a new 2015 28RBDS and the 328 RLTS Eagle I have now. Then we started thinking "Is the Eagle too big?". Finally, we decided to get it, regardless of the length. We were definately getting more bang for our buck with the Eagle and now, I'm sooo glad we went with it!! Talking about people staring at you pulling in! My first trip , my "neighbor camper" at the CG hit me with a "Very very nice!" as soon as I stepped out of my truck! He ironically had the 28 RBDS! We checked each others trailers out and agreed..they BOTH were very nice units. Overall, I'm very happy with my decision and would do it all over again. To each his own..I always say! If you can yank it down the road and you feel comfortable..GO FOR IT.
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Old 06-02-2015, 01:18 PM   #44
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Our last trailer had a fairly heavy tongue weight (1100lbs, 6300UVW, 8200GVW). It was one of the double over double rear bunk plans which meant that we had a huge storage compartment in the back under rear double bunks, so I wasn't initially concerned too much. Nothing I did (e.g., tools and cast iron in the far back of the storage bin), seemed to lighten the tongue appreciably and definitely never got it even below 1050lbs. My 2008 Tundra Double Cab 5.7L (1436lbs payload) could physically tow it and did a fair job of it, but according to every number and weighing that I did, we were over on payload by about 400lbs once the family (wife, two and two dogs) was loaded in.

My fix was to upgrade to an F-250 diesel about a year later. Towing experience was about the same, except that the F-250 doesn't even break a sweat going up steep hills. The mileage was considerably better too, going from 8-10mpg to 12-14mpg.

I was more careful when we decided to get our Octane. We're near the line, but definitely on the right side of it this time around.
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Old 06-02-2015, 02:01 PM   #45
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Interesting in that we made reservations in the Porcupine Mtns (Michigan UP) and as we did this put in our TT at 29', only 5 sites camp up available at time, but I did another search with 20' and almost all sites came up available. Happily we got what I think a great site with the 29' spec and come August will be there, pays to make reservations in the winter!!

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I wanted to keep it small when I first started looking for a toy hauler. I really wanted the Octane 222 , but when I looked at it the bathroom wouldnt work. They put the shower al the way forward where the roof tapers down for aerodynamics. I'm 6'5" and couldnt fit. Also, it had a shower curtain and the shower itself was real narrow. So I had to go the next step up to the 273 . It has the neo-angle glass door shower in the middle of the trailer. I have a foot of room over my head. Its great but I bet the 222 would be a lot nicer to tow.
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