Originally Posted by Travel Bird
Z, I have never seen the 28' in person. Only the 27' and 30'. I should look for a 28' that I can go inside of. Starting to second guess myself now. OIY!!! Windish does not have one to look at. Will be in TX this weekend. I'll search some dealers there to see if anyone has one!
You guys are planning on buying new, aren't you? Just remember that, weight issues aside, it's really more about the layout than the length, from what I can tell. (I know CanAm has 28' trailers on their lot, though.) As others have mentioned, a foot here or there isn't going to make that much diff in which CGs you can use, it's mainly what layout you can have. If you know you want certain things in your layout, that'll help you make a decision about length if you're buying off the lot.
I was buying used, so I had to go with what was available. Due to certain health issues, a 16' didn't work for us because of the bed, otherwise I'd be sitting in a 16' this minute! Your situation is different. (Remember that you can also have custom work done on your trailer if you're buying new from the ground up, too.) From a philosophical standpoint, I feel it's best to go with the smallest whatever-it-is that works for one's needs, otherwise it becomes conspicuous consumption.
The Bambino can't fit as easily where a 16' trailer can, and a 30' trailer can't always go where a 25' trailer can, nor be quite as nimble. I can't wear camel and pink, a color combo I love, without looking like I died. It's kind of the same thing.
We all have restrictions! Get the layout that works for you, or it won't matter what what CG you can fit in--you won't want to spend time in it if it doesn't work for you.