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Old 10-21-2014, 09:14 AM   #11
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You will notice some difference in some of the older tighter campgrounds some will barely fit a 33 ft must less a forty footer. I went from a 33 to a 40 pinnacle at the same time went to a long box dually 350 . What a change for me , the long box takes a football field to turn around in . Would I do it over again "yes " we just ask and make sure the sites are decent when we call .
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:26 AM   #12
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The 338RLTS is the best pulling trailer I have ever pulled. It's about the size of the average NYC apartment and we have had zero problems finding sites so far with one year of camping in this amazing TT.
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Old 10-21-2014, 02:32 PM   #13
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X2, my 338 pulls better than my old 30' Springdale. Very stable. My only complaint is I wish the toilet wasn't stuck out in the hallway. Or at least it feels that way.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:31 AM   #14
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i was worried too when i got mine ... i had a 32 tt before but i am pleasently surprised at the backing of this trailer it backs like a dream and has a great pivot point ....pulls great doesnt feel any heavier and i have a crew cab dually with eight foot bed so i say go for the 338
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Old 02-11-2015, 10:59 AM   #15
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I can appreciate your concern about the extra 5 feet in length. I went from a 27' to the 39' and I was a little concerned but discovered that I had almost no extra trouble. Just expected that it was longer and took appropriate care in planning for turns, parking ect. All went well until the last trip of the season when on the way home I stopped for gas. I pulled in a little to close to the pumps allowing for cars that desperately must drive between 2 pumping cars. My problem came when leaving, I pulled forward as far as I could and I was being careful watching the inside of the turn to be sure I was clearing everything and during the turn the back outer edge clipped the extended concrete island of the gas pump. Damaging the back most lower trim panel and crimping the bumper quite a bit. No worries the concrete was just fine. This Spring I'll try to figure out what I can repair.
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Old 02-11-2015, 11:31 AM   #16
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i have a 2014 f250 supercab long bed it is 21' long and the 2015 338rets is 39' gives me 60' on the button but if i have my optional bike rack in use it's 63' long. while it is totally cool in michigan to tow this i have been finding out that many states limit the total overall length of a trailer to 40' including the bumpers with a total overall lenght of 60' so i can't use the bike rack in like 2/3 of the states with $2000 fines for going over i have to come up with a way to bring the bikes.
Sorry to hijack your 338RETS thread, but I just had to mention this to Rockdaddy ... I havent done it yet, but I always wanted to put a front receiver on my TV, that way I could put my receiver mounted bike rack in the front when pulling my trailer. I also figured when things get real dicey backing one of my trailers I could possibly push into a spot rather than back into it ... to me the turns, although I'm getting better at it, seem much more intuitive pushing as opposed to backing.

see http://www.etrailer.com/fmr-2014_For...Super+Duty.htm

Now back to the purpose of this thread ... I just got the 338 in January, but do not yet have a TV, and honestly I've been concerned about pulling this behemoth. I've enjoyed reading this thread, it's actually starting to give me the feeling that I can pull this thing (of course after I get a 3/4 ton truck, I don't think my V6 Nissan Frontier will even survive looking at this!!).
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Sorry to hear that thodgson .. the biggest thing i worry about when going in to a fulling station is the way they have most of the pumps configured ... some easy in .. not so easy out and with the amount of tail swing in tight places it gets a little dicy ... i know i have even been in tight situations with my car hauler and it is only about 27 foot . ..been lucky so far havent pulled the camper farther than my tanks would get me but in april i am going on a trip from fort wayne in to pigeon forge tenn and i dont think my 2 tanks will get me that far.... biting my nails lol
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I carry 2 5gal cans of diesel and that gives me enough range for a single day and I fill up after unhooking.
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:53 PM   #19
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Well i would just use the semi pumps but the come out way too fast lol
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:43 AM   #20
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Just a note but the 338 turns a little tighter than a 29'.

The sad part is I knew that and since I was paying attention to some stuff on the right side I forgot to look at the left side.

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