Last Updated on Aug 26, 2019 by Ray Roman
To understand the measurement specifications
There are two standards of
- A travel trailer can be measured starting at the ball mount and all the way to the back bumper.
- According to the RVIA, the advertised length should be the usable “floor plan” length. In other words, the tongue or rear bumper should not be included in the length measurement. So a trailer described as 20 feet in length might be 23-24 feet overall.
However, when talking to a salesperson
Measurement for a campground
If you are pulling your travel trailer into a campground know that when the campground gives you a length of usable space available they typically mean from tongue to rear bumper. But in reality, there is usually a bit more space available. So if you are off 3-4
What is the width of most travel trailers?
Travel trailer width differs depending on the model and
What is the maximum trailer length for national parks?
The maximum trailer length for national parks varies depending on the park. Some parks have a maximum length of 40 feet for an RV though those a just a few of the national parks. Smaller campers will fit in a wider range of parks with RV’s up to 19 feet being allowed in the most number of parks. One of the best resources for this type of information is Best RV Length for National Parks by Camper Report.
How tall are most travel trailers?
Travel trailers differ in how tall they are depending on the model. On average you will find travel trailer heights of about 11 feet. But you also have to consider the roof-mounted A/C unit which adds another foot or so.
Since manufacturers may or may not include the A/C unit in their measurements your best bet as to the actual height of your travel trailer is to use a tape measure to get precise height.
As far as what is the maximum height a travel trailer can be that will be 13 feet 6 inches tall. That’s the height of highway overpasses.