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Posted: 01/21/18 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My model number is 29.5RKS. The book said its over all length is 31'4" and that is what it measured


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We were looking at a 2008 Montana 3400LR for full timing and I was already pulling a 32.5 Avion Platinum that was actually 32.5'. I really did not want to go longer but I thought 34' might be OK. HA I looked at the spec sheet and here it is below. TV was 98 12V Cummins 2500 RAM.

I told the wife NO WAY!!! Guess I could have bagged and added 19.5's and been ok. [emoticon]

"Length 38.33 ft."


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Even NADA says the trailer is 32' long. I would start to suspect the owner/seller's measurements.

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All very interesting. I have contacted the seller and asked him to think about re measuring.......I really hope he comes up with something different and accurate.

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You might make sure the owner hasn't added something on to the rear of the coach thus making it longer. Or maybe one of those pull out cargo carriers.


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I believe a lot of 5th wheel measurements are from the kingpin to the back of the unit (not including the bumper). So, the extra from the kingpin to the front + the bumper could be 4-5 feet.

Listed measurements with all RVs are kind of a joke. Then, factor in the differences in how private sellers and/or dealers measure and it's just all over the map. The only way to know for sure is to get a tape and do it yourself. If buying long distance, try to find one at a dealer locally and go measure.

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billy1davis wrote:

All very interesting. I have contacted the seller and asked him to think about re measuring.......I really hope he comes up with something different and accurate.


I would ask if they have at least a 50’ tape, sometimes multiple measurements added together don’t add up correctly.


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I don't think there would be more than 6-8 inches from the kingpin to the very front of the 5th wheel. Most of them are on an extended pinbox so that puts the kingpin very near the actual front. About the only one I could think of that would be 4-5 feet is one of the Titanium line with the extended front end.

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I'm a little late, but I just went thru the same thing with this same year and model. It measures exactly 34' from pin to the ladder that hangs off the back. I pick it up this Saturday. Love the floor plan.

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Our 26.5 measure's 28' from the bumper to front of pin.


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