Saturday, June 3, 2023


Do you wish your RV were five feet longer or five feet shorter?

Do you wish your RV were a little bit longer, say … another five feet? Maybe a bigger bedroom or bathroom would be possible. That might make bumping into your partner all the time a little rarer. That can get old, after all.

Or do you wish just the opposite … that your RV were a little shorter, maybe five feet shorter. That would make fitting in some of those compact National Forest campsites a little easier? Really, do you need all your present space?

Or is your RV just perfect for you as it is? Inquiring minds would like to know. Thanks for voting!


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1 month ago

Ours is Goldilocks, just right

1 month ago

5 shorter

TJ Miller
2 months ago

22′ is perfect for a pair of empty nesters who got a trailer only because we got tired of sleeping in a tent (err, after being previously spoiled with a 35′ trailer).

In our case? The creature comforts, and a more open layout that doesn’t include that cramped dinette that most trailers oddly demand be included? It’s perfect.

2 months ago

3 feet narrower when parking

1 month ago
Reply to  Traveler

That’s funny. Thank you.

2 months ago

42 feet is just perfect for us!

Thomas D
2 months ago

How about yes. Shorter for easier driving and longer when parked. I wish the wheels would move forward/ backward like a semi for ease of parking. Then I’d say my 30 ft is perfect

Neal Davis
2 months ago

I voted for longer, but that’s just sour grapes. We had a 43′ DP with three 30″-deep slides from 7/16-7/22. We downsized to a 36′ DP 7/22 in order to fit into more campsites (which includes fitting into more campgrounds). We are still adjusting to seven fewer feet of length, which unexpectedly was accompanied by 18″ to 12″ more-narrow slides. Ideally our RV would be 18″ to 24″ longer AND have slides at least 6″ deeper than our newly acquired DP. However, we are determined to adjust to the new RV’s dimensions. The upside is having slides less deep gives us more room in travel-mode. 🙂 😎

Last edited 2 months ago by Neal Davis
Bill Byerly
2 months ago

I’d really just like only 1-2′ longer, between the drivers seat and slideout, for more legroom. Beyond that my 33’er is just right

1 month ago
Reply to  Bill Byerly

Agreed, just another 1/2 foot would do it but 100%, that is the spot we could use that extra length.

2 months ago

I voted 5 ft longer, but would really like 2 ft.

2 months ago

Went 20’ shorter. Recently purchased a 20’ class B coming out of a 40’ pusher.

Deena Jones
2 months ago

We have owned three 5th wheels. 1st- 18′, 2nd-29′, 3rd-35’11”. TOTALLY happy with our 3rd 5er. It’s the perfect size for us. My only regret is that we didn’t just buy our 3rd one first- we could have saved a lot of money.

Jim Johnson
2 months ago

This is why we own two RV trailers. One is perfect for stationary seasonal use, and the other smaller trailer is perfect for those weekend to two week ‘tours’. We already have both longer and shorter.

A few other RVers where we spend our winters (the group re-gathers every year – and the biggest reason we have been at this park for 6 consecutive winters) are doing the same thing. The smaller unit is placed in nearby storage and used to take ‘vacations’ from our permanent vacation, or moved to a site in the RV park should family/friends want to visit.

2 months ago

My last RV was 22 feet. This one is 25. I wish I had the 22 foot one again. I could get into more campground sites, especially National Forest. I even snagged some last minute campground reservations because the only site left was tiny.

2 months ago

Just right with a 34′ gas motorhome. Downsized from a 43′ diesel pusher 3 yrs ago, glad we did, too expensive to maintain and operate.

2 months ago

Just perfect at 28′. Any bigger more junk any smaller be cramped.

Tommy Molnar
2 months ago
Reply to  Skip

Our TT is 30′ and I totally agree with your comment. Shorter would make us feel cramped. Longer and we’d just pack more stuff – which we don’t need to do.

Joe Allen
2 months ago

I definitely wish our RV was 5 feet longer and had a second bath with king bed. That is the only reason and a 45 foot rig is just as easy to maneuver as a 40 foot, in my most humble opinion. The reason I say this was my last coach was a 40 foot and I pulled a 24 foot trip axel trailer with a 5 foot tongue. We were right at 70 ft long and we never had an issue getting into any RV park. This was in the early 2000’s.

Gordon den Otter
2 months ago

I just bought one 5’-9” longer – 24’-6” instead of 18’-9”.

2 months ago

5 feet shorter would make it easier to handle, corner, park.

2 months ago

I said “just right”. But, 1 more foot would be great. That would also keep it under the 30′ length needed for the older State campgrounds in Florida.

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