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Posted: 01/20/18 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK I just about landed a great deal...2005 Everest model 293p.
Per the specs it shows the coach at 32.10ft. When I asked the owner to measure it comes to 37ft????? I know the Model number is never the real length. But when the specs call out something 5 feet shorter???? What gives?? We really want to stay under total of 34ft knowing that part of that measurement goes over the bed we are thinking we will more campgrounds..state parks and so forth. So it looks like the 5 ft diff is in the overhang? So when I see the length listed what am I to expect? that it really is only to the overhang? The I have another seller that says his measurement is from the tip of the hitch to the bumper.

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When dealing with fifth wheels, the number in the model is just that, ONLY A NUMBER.. our 38RL is 41’5”

Someone once told me that the number in the model # represents the inside living length, but really don’t care to measure.

Heck, my BIL’s Jayco 33 is close to 38’ long....


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Posted: 01/20/18 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I meant that the actual total is 37 ft and the specs call out 32ft for the entire length. I didn't mean to infer that the model number means anything but a code.

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billy1davis wrote:

I meant that the actual total is 37 ft and the specs call out 32ft for the entire length. I didn't mean to infer that the model number means anything but a code.


so..........

On the spec sheet it states that the RV should measure 32’ overall OUTSIDE ?? And it actually measures 37’ ??

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I found specs on a 07 293p of 32'10 " for overall length.
I did a simple search on "293p" and did some looking around. you may find more info with more in-depth search.


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The measurement was classified as total length. And it was 37ft on a tape. I am not sure what more thee is to find by research. The research shows that the actual measurement is 37ft and the specs are less 5ft..."total length"

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Posted: 01/20/18 05:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we were shopping for our first 5th wheel I took a tape measure with me. Our Everest 305 was over 37'.


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Posted: 01/20/18 05:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since you haven't measured it yourself, it's possible the person who did the measuring made a mistake. I find it very hard to believe that there is 5 feet difference between actual length and specification length. Seems unlikely. I'd be more likely to think it was mismeasured.


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If length is an issue for you, why didn’t you measure it before...anything? Gee, the width is?


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Posted: 01/21/18 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The brochure for the 05 Everest 293p states 32'10" for the exterior length. I would believe that length. I don't find the length of our 36'4 trailer to be much of an issue.


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