I Can't tell much difference between my old 2005 Wildcat 27BHWB @ 29' and our 2013 Wildcat 312BHX at 34'. I have a very tight squeeze into our backyard as well and find the 312BHX a little easier to back up.
I wouldn't worry about the 2'3" difference, in my brain I would consider those the same size.
I bought my 2007 LBZ 35000 with the P0087 problem towing heavy. If you have around 130k+ I would bet you need a set of injectors.
I know people say LBZ don't eat injectors, but the fuel quality and lack of good filtration seem to say otherwise. I can tell you my Efi live would not hit the max command PSI on a warm truck until I replaced the injectors. All the injectors were within "spec" on the balance test.
I would also suggest doing what I did as well: Add a Kennedy Diesel lift pump and mega filter. Also, only use the GM or Racor (same thing) coalescer filter. This should keep you from burning through another set of injectors. That is unless your near buying a new truck then just forget it.
Only purchase real Bosch injectors and expect to pay $3500 to do the job yourself.
I wouldn't call Tramway more convenient. I commute the i25/550 route every day, and never avoid it with my 5th wheel when coming or going for a trip. I would, personally, avoid Tramway for your route unless you enjoy an additional 10 minute drive if you happen to hit
11 lights you must traverse through all green.
That is just my opinion.
If you decide the I25 route, if you a northbound between 8AM to 3PM, you will not have any traffic problems. If you happen to hit during busy hours, Albuquerque traffic is likely a joke compared to Jacksonville. I only add 5 minutes to my commute at around 4PM through I40 -> I25 area.
To get to Cortez, I would not go through Santa Fe. I know of no better route than 550 unless you are going the long scenic mountainous route on purpose for which I have been known to do. 285 route is a good route, but not very easy to get back towards US550.
Nothing like that, but on our Brand new unit I found one of the wires for the electric brakes got caught in-between the pad and the drum. It caused a short so none of the brakes would work on the trailer.
I have a Weber Q120. I took off the regulator and installed a quick connect for use where the standard (junky) RVQ was. If you have an RVQ laying around, use the quick connect from that if it came with one. Works great!