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Old 11-05-2015, 06:21 AM   #1
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A 36r and I'm scared.

I'm thinking of jumping up to a 36 (bumper to ball) foot travel trailer. I now have a Jayco BH which is only 30 feet over all. My question is do you think I'll notice the extra six feet pulling, parking, maneuvering it?
The thing is beautiful but HUGE so I'm a little nervous to make the move.

As long as everything is the way I want I'm totally flexible.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:32 AM   #2
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I think you'll notice the difference, but you'll get used to it with time. Another question, do you have favorite destinations? Is a longer TT going to be too big for the sites you like?

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Old 11-05-2015, 06:43 AM   #3
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If you can tow and maneuver a 30 footer, a 36 won't be that tough. When you're traveling down the highway, it won't matter if it's a 30 footer or 36 footer. Just make sure you leave a little extra space..that's all. You'll be fine.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:46 AM   #4
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Tawoo, I've wondered the same. Starting to think about the next trailer... My concern is some spots my wife and I like that are back in that are already tight... Keep us posted.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:52 AM   #5
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SouthCo, that's the main problem. We only camp at one place. A primitive State owened campground. Some sites will be no problem but some are tight. Where we park our camper at home is also tight between trees. I can't decide. We love the lounge feature of the new camper but this baby is long.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:55 AM   #6
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After towing once you wont notice the extra length.. HOWEVER it will limit what campgrounds you can stay at..
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:06 AM   #7
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I moved from an 18 to a 23 this year. The extra length has not been an issue. All the rules for backing a trailer stayed the same.

The additional weight and height were very noticeable when towing. Had to upgrade to a WDH for our 1/4 ton truck.

The extra space and much more useable floor plan has been a godsend! No regrets whatsoever. 2-foot-itis Lives!
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:42 AM   #8
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If they are too big and you are not having fun anymore why do it...

I have always stayed within the max size being around 24-feet long. Sure fits out style of RV CAMPING. We never really got into the RV TRAVELERS side of it...

I think my OFF-ROAD POPUP setup is around 19-feet overall length. I can pull this PUPPY anywhere my 4X4 truck will take it. One of my favorite spots I like to go to playing with my Ham Radio Operations is up on the VA/WVA wooded state line border behind Harrisonburg VA near a place called FLAGPOLE Ridge... One forest road spot is always overrun with water - just grab another gear and keep on going haha...

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Old 11-05-2015, 12:37 PM   #9
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Went from 29' to 33' and it has been fine. Considered and 36' unit but it prevented us from using a couple of our favorite CG so we made a couple compromises and went with the 29QBH.
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Just watch the tail swing when making tight turns. That was the biggest thing I noticed when we moved up to our current 32BHDS


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