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Been towing a Crossroads 222RB for a few years, it is 27 feet long, 5K UVW. Looking at 32 foot TT's, wondering if there's much difference in towing/handling/managing the extra 5 feet and 1500 pounds?

Tow vehicle not an issue, just looking for experience of moving up in length/weight, and if there's any additional hassles... [emoticon]

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Nope. Just always be aware you are 5 feet longer now. No problems.

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Going around corners eg. at fuel stations and campgrounds.


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lss177 wrote:

Been towing a Crossroads 222RB for a few years, it is 27 feet long, 5K UVW. Looking at 32 foot TT's, wondering if there's much difference in towing/handling/managing the extra 5 feet and 1500 pounds?

Tow vehicle not an issue, just looking for experience of moving up in length/weight, and if there's any additional hassles... [emoticon]


Little bit more care at the gas station and in the campground but nothing that you will not get used to very quickly.


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Posted: 11/12/19 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A 32' trailer will be 35' long. It will catch more wind when you have crosswinds. Will be more difficult to back into marginal spaces and less maneuverable around gas pumps and parking lots. I currently have a 32' overall 35' went from a 26' overall 29'.

Dutchman Sport I believe it would be a 8' difference, most 32' trailers are 35' long.

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Posted: 11/12/19 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Many NP Campgrounds have a limited number of sites longer than 30 feet. So "lie" and say you are only 30 feet to reserve a site.


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If your truck is only a 1500 series, you may notice the difference. You are getting pretty close to the max of what you SHOULD tow with a 1500. The previous trailer had a bit more of a safety margin.

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Posted: 11/12/19 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just one other thought. Even two trailers the same exact length can tow differently. One could tow noticeably better by design.

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MFL wrote:

Just one other thought. Even two trailers the same exact length can tow differently. One could tow noticeably better by design.

Jerry


Agree. My 34' TT tows better then my previous 26' did. Assumed it is because of the the wide stance axles but who knows.





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I went from a 30 footer to a 37 footer and I can say the difference in lenght is an issue with gas stations and some other manuvering areas. I will say it backs up better but you better pay attention to turning corners on the roads. I'm 57 feet and a few inches bumper of TV to bumper of trailer and my biggest issue is gas stations because I have a gasser 2500. Diesel would not be so much a problem.

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