On our 261bhs I measured inside length from front wall to back and it measured 28' 5 inches. Where does the 26 come from. Also, when you reserve a spot in a campground and they ask you what length of TT you have do you measure from spare tire to front of hitch or just length of body.
I am pretty sure those numbers indicate roughly the square footage of your trailer, not the length. Ie. yours would be 261 square feet. Does that make sense in your case? Re the length for campsites, it would normally be the length required to park it so it would include the hitch and bumper.
Kevin, Barb and Jake (the Golden/Lab Mix)
East Bolton, Quebec, Canada
2012 Infinity 3640RL
2012 GMC 2500HD Diesel
the square feet doesn't add up. 28.5 (i rounded off the half foot) times lets say 8 feet wide is 228 sq ft not 261. My camper is a 3200 but its actually 35' 10". It is a 5er though and the part over the truck for some reason isnt included. Your TT the front tongue is usually not in the length unless its overall length. I dont know where 261 comes from either.
Aerolite lists mine as 28' 9". I thought that was the overall length. Wasn't until I bought it and got it home and measured that I found out that it was the lenght of the box. It is 32' from spare to tip of the tongue.
My 3850 RL was posted on Dutchmen Infinity's web site as 38 and a half feet long (and still is). I measured it when I purchased it and found it to measure 39'10". I measured from tip of nose cone to rear of ladder.
In one of the RV dealer web sites I have noticed that they have measured it correctly as I did.
I always give the full length of the trailer from the tip of the hitch to the rear of the bumper when reserving campsites. By the way, my CTS 262 BH: has an overall outside box length of 29 feet. From stem to Stern she's 32.5.
2013 Coleman CTS262BHS
2013 Ford F150 5,0, 3.55's w/ Factory Tow Package