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  • #16
    No footnote here.....
    2022 GD Momentum 376THS
    2020 Ford F350 Dually

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    • #17
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      Curtis, Christine, Cole, and Charlotte
      2007 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax LBZ, CCLB
      2020 Momentum 351M
      2004 Essex Vortex

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      • #18
        Originally posted by OffToHavasu View Post
        For as long as I can remember it has had a footnote on the specs page that the length is from hitch to rear.
        There’s the problem, I need pictures.
        2022 Momentum 397THS-R 12/3/2021
        Traded 2021 Reflection 337
        2020 Chevy Silverado 3500 DRW
        Formerly M&K337

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        • #19
          Originally posted by offtohavasu View Post
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          still not saying how long it is....
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          2022 GD Momentum 376THS
          2020 Ford F350 Dually

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          • #20
            I used a cloth tape and a long level. Taped the end of the tape to rear wall, and measured up the center under the trailer. When I got to the front cap I used a 4' level to plumb straight down from the center of the cap. I forgot what I got, but it was within 6" of what GD posted if I remember correctly.
            2018 Reflection 150 Series 220RK 5th wheel, SteadyFast system, Star White 2022 F350 King Ranch CC Long bed (HAL), B&W 25K OEM Companion

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            • #21
              gone AWOL what length do you want or expect?
              The sheet gives center of the hitch pin to rear bumper.
              Ted
              2021 Reflection 310RLS
              2020 F350 PS,CC,LB,SRW

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              • #22
                Originally posted by TedS View Post
                gone AWOL what length do you want or expect?
                The sheet gives center of the hitch pin to rear bumper.
                Overall length, the measurements authorizes use to decide if you're legal.....
                2022 GD Momentum 376THS
                2020 Ford F350 Dually

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                • #23
                  While I understand your concern about the length of the trailer, gone AWOL, I suggest that from. a safety aspect you also need to consider the total length of TV and trailer. Roads are built for design vehicles which on interstates in USA are large tractor-trailer rigs. State highways, county and local roads may be built for smaller vehicles. Determine the total length of the TV and trailer and make sure this at or under the total length for where you plan to travel. Then if you be on secondary roads start looking for load and size limits on those roads.
                  John
                  2018 Momentum 395M
                  2018 Ram 3500 Dually
                  Every day is a Saturday, but with no lawn to mow.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by JBill9694 View Post
                    While I understand your concern about the length of the trailer, gone AWOL, I suggest that from. a safety aspect you also need to consider the total length of TV and trailer. Roads are built for design vehicles which on interstates in USA are large tractor-trailer rigs. State highways, county and local roads may be built for smaller vehicles. Determine the total length of the TV and trailer and make sure this at or under the total length for where you plan to travel. Then if you be on secondary roads start looking for load and size limits on those roads.
                    In British Columbia the Road Ordinance states no vehicle longer than 12.5m may be towed on any public road without a permit issued by CVSE (the commercial vehicle guys)

                    Problem is they don't issue "non commercial" permits, no one does.

                    To your point John, there is also a overall limit but I'm well below that.

                    What makes this so critical for me is that in Oct last year i changed to the 376 from a 44' Highlander by Highland Ridge. It was 2 years old. We loved that unit, very few issues.

                    The only reason for changing down was to get to the 12.5m limit. (or close to it) Turns out 12.5m is about 3/4" under 41'1". I spoke to my insurance company and I felt comfortable with the risk if 3/4" over the OVERALL length. I could always rip off the ladder and argue I'm legal.....if the 376 was in fact 41'1". But it's not, and that p!$$@& me off.

                    Why hide the length other than to deceive. It's like how wide is the trailer? it's only 6'6"....(footnote, measured from inside of left tire, and center if the right one) why would you do that?

                    Anyway I digress... again.

                    Thanks for the comments.
                    2022 GD Momentum 376THS
                    2020 Ford F350 Dually

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by gone AWOL View Post



                      Why hide the length other than to deceive. It's like how wide is the trailer? it's only 6'6"....(footnote, measured from inside of left tire, and center if the right one) why would you do that?


                      Thanks for the comments.
                      Deceive how? It says right there on the specifications web page and in the brochure that the length is from hitch to rear.

                      Curtis, Christine, Cole, and Charlotte
                      2007 Chevrolet Silverado Duramax LBZ, CCLB
                      2020 Momentum 351M
                      2004 Essex Vortex

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                      • #26
                        While I accepted a long time ago that I need to bring a tape measure if I really want to know my trailer length,.....it is BS. I'm with AWOL..just tell me what the real length is. Not a length that really doesn't mean anything other than know that it's within a few inches of.......or feet of......

                        The specified length may not be deceptive...but it sure isn't useful. I actually brought a tape measure with me before we bought our 303RLS...because length is important.....
                        2018 Dodge 3500 6.7 Cummins w Aisin and 9 cup holders
                        2021 Reflection 303RLS, Haloview RD7, Strong-arms, Micro-Air364

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                        • #27
                          Well it got the best of me so I went and measured our 2018 Reflection 29RS,

                          Factory is 30' 11"

                          Measured from rear to front of the pin box, 31' 4"

                          Rear to the front of the nose cone 31' 10"

                          I am sure there are slight variations but I have to agree with gone AWOL 3 feet is a little much.

                          Brian
                          Brian & Michelle
                          2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.2017 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
                          2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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                          • #28
                            It doesn’t make sense that “length of towed vehicle” would apply equally to a 5th wheel and TT. One overlaps the truck by about 4 ft. The other does not. It would seem that the intent of the rule is “length behind the rear bumper of the tow vehicle”. A literal interpretation would lead to a truck and TT allowed to be something like 4 ft longer than a truck and 5th wheel.

                            Rob
                            Cate & Rob
                            (with Border Collies Molly & Angel)
                            2015 Reflection 303RLS
                            2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
                            Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Country Campers View Post
                              Well it got the best of me so I went and measured our 2018 Reflection 29RS,

                              Factory is 30' 11"

                              Measured from rear to front of the pin box, 31' 4"

                              Rear to the front of the nose cone 31' 10"
                              The drawing we have access to, Brian, shows the length is 383 3/8" (or just under 32') from the most-forward point on the cap to the rear for your 29RS. Info at https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2018-...n-29rs-tr33445 (which I'm assuming reflects the original GD info) states 30.92' or 371".

                              gone AWOL -- your 376THS according to a similar GD drawing shows 42' 7 3/16" from tip of the cap to the rear of the unit. From the pin to the rear shows 41' 3 7/16". GD's website states 41' 1". https://www.granddesignrv.com/showro...tum/floorplans

                              The 303RLS is 406 1/8" from tip of the nose cone to the rear. Hitch to rear shows 393 1/8". Website floorplan shows 32' 9" (393").

                              The 315RLTS travel trailer (what I have) is 454 3/4" (or 37' 10 3/4") from coupler to tail according to it's drawing. Website states 37' 11". https://www.granddesignrv.com/showro...ion/floorplans

                              Out of curiousity I looked at a couple more. The Imagine 22MLE, on the GD website, states 26' 1". https://www.granddesignrv.com/showro...xls/floorplans The drawing, from coupler to tail, is also exactly 26' 1".

                              The Solitude 310GK on the website states 34' 11". https://www.granddesignrv.com/showro...ude/floorplans The drawings for the Solitude do not have a single measurement covering tip to tail, but it's not too hard to add hitch to tail (411 5/16") and the cap-to-hitch (14 3/8") to get 425 11/16". That 35' 5 11/16".

                              So...looks like the Reflection (TT) and Imagine published stats are very close to the actual lengths. The 5vr stats have some variance.

                              Rob's point in post 28 is well taken ( @Cate&Rob ) but I'm looking at this from the perspective of an owner that is trying to decide if a given camper will fit in the driveway or storage area. I'd want the actual nose-to-tail length.

                              My .02: the website should provide the actual and towing length. Towing being defined as the typical length of a 5vr when connected to a tow vehicle. Obviously that can change slightly based on where the hitch is attached so that's why it would be asterisked with a note explaining that the measurement can vary.

                              GDRV-Megan anything GD can add to this discussion to explain what appears to be disparities regarding the 5th wheel length from the published stats on granddesignrv.com/showroom to the actual nose-to-tail lengths?

                              Howard

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by howson View Post
                                My .02: the website should provide the actual and towing length. Towing being defined as the typical length of a 5vr when connected to a tow vehicle. Obviously that can change slightly based on where the hitch is attached so that's why it would be asterisked with a note explaining that the measurement can vary.
                                The towing and actual 'typical length' needs definition from where to where. Pin to bumper? Tow vehicle rear bumper to trailer rear bumper? Any measurement is 'actual'.
                                Last edited by howson; 03-15-2022, 10:11 AM.
                                Ted
                                2021 Reflection 310RLS
                                2020 F350 PS,CC,LB,SRW

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