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Remember that RVs are measured by OA length. So on a TT that means you
Measure from the rear outside to the end of the ball hitch, so you would have to subtract 3-4 feet to obtain the actual floor length.


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As far as I've seen, there is no standard for TT dealer measurements. Some measure the box only, some include the hitch, some seem to just make up a number.


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I downsized from a 30' to a 20'. World of difference.
I also went from a slide, to no slide.
I like the smaller camper better.
We don't spend much time inside when we camp,
so there is plenty of room outside. [emoticon]

We were able to shave 10 foot off our camper,
because we evaluated the things we really need or use.

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MY DW and I just bought a 22' TT downsizing from a 40" DP. The new TT has 1 slide w/ a dinette and 1 couch under a Murphy bed. For a small TT we think it is must to have a Murphy Bed. Much more seating room and more interior room. We no longer are snow birds and won't live in our RV for months at a time. The new TT is for mostly 2-3 day trips around our AZ state.


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Just got a 24 foot Rockwood. With a Murphy bed it has a couch, large slideout, circular dinette big enough for adults to sleep on, nice bathroom and great storage. It has everything for 2 people and some dogs and will fit in most USFS and NPS campgrounds.

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We have a 25 rear kitchen with slide dinette only. We have spent a little over 2 months in it. The front bedroom has a door which is good since I often stay up and read with the cat while wife goes to bed earlier. We have enough storage to lose things. Easily towed with our half ton. My requisite was not sleeping on a pull out couch, the extra bedroom was a plus. Also, there is no exit door for the bedroom, a friend has a rear living room version but he has a door exiting the bedroom and it really cuts into the usable space.

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Timtation wrote:

We have a 25 rear kitchen with slide dinette only. We have spent a little over 2 months in it. The front bedroom has a door which is good since I often stay up and read with the cat while wife goes to bed earlier. We have enough storage to lose things. Easily towed with our half ton. My requisite was not sleeping on a pull out couch, the extra bedroom was a plus. Also, there is no exit door for the bedroom, a friend has a rear living room version but he has a door exiting the bedroom and it really cuts into the usable space.


So what TT do you have? Thanks
We are Looking at rear living and rather not have second door?


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