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Old 01-14-2015, 10:09 AM   #1
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Dumb question on 5er length..

I am almost embarrassed to ask this, but what is the difference with regards to Jayco's specs below regarding length of the 5er? Exterior travel length (pin box to bumper) vs total exterior length. About 1.5 ft difference it seems.....and I have no idea why?

http://www.jayco.com/products/toy-ha...mic-wave/352w/
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:47 AM   #2
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I am almost embarrassed to ask this, but what is the difference with regards to Jayco's specs below regarding length of the 5er? Exterior travel length (pin box to bumper) vs total exterior length. About 1.5 ft difference it seems.....and I have no idea why?

http://www.jayco.com/products/toy-ha...mic-wave/352w/
I've seen that too. Confusing.
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:25 AM   #3
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Pin box is recessed under the front cap which extends further than the pin. It could be centered on the pin to help a buyer determine total length from hitch to rear bumper.

The total length would be from the front cap to the rear bumper.
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Quick answer.. US roadways care about "pinbox to bumper" for total travel length allowed on the road.
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I wonder, does the nose stick out over the pin box? Or are they measuring the "pin box" from the pin itself?

Edit: answered before I posted...
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Quick answer.. US roadways care about "pinbox to bumper" for total travel length allowed on the road.
More important would be "bumper to bumper" as it total vehicle length below 65ft.

Commecial carriers would be 53ft total on a trailer.

I am 60 bumper to bumper 63 with my tray extended.
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Quick answer.. US roadways care about "pinbox to bumper" for total travel length allowed on the road.
Makes sense. It must be the pin-bumper for the shorter length. The distance from the pin to the front of the cap would be the longer length. Interesting. Most other brand sites don't give two lengths.
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Quick answer.. US roadways care about "pinbox to bumper" for total travel length allowed on the road.
The Mor-Ryde extends beyond the actual pin box and not thefront cap so where does that figure in?.
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interesting info. thanks for the clarification!
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The Mor-Ryde extends beyond the actual pin box and not thefront cap so where does that figure in?.
So you can measure from the pin to bumper on the 5th and from the 5th hitch to the front of your truck and that will give you the overall length of the 5er and truck. Helps for picking spots at CG's also. It's the same as using the coupler on a TT for measurement.

The end of the Mor-Ryde means nothing as does the front cap.
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