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Old 08-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Wide body question... When?

When exactly did the new wide body happen and have they gotten even bigger? Compare a 86 to a 06?

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Old 08-18-2009, 01:25 PM   #2
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somewhere in the late 90's everything from 25' up went to 8.5'
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:27 PM   #3
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They can't get bigger than 8' 6" because that's the widest the law allows. Some states have or may still some restrictions on which roads 8' 6" vehicles are allowed. Various camping guides have the limits listed, though sometimes they are years behind.

In the newer ones, some of the smaller trailers are 8'—I believe the Sport (formerly Safari Sport) is and maybe the Bambis, but most of the mid and larger sized are 8' 5.5".

I don't know when the changes occurred, but you will surely have those answers shortly.

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Old 08-19-2009, 08:03 PM   #5
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I just wonder if you get a 96 you can be sure it's 8' 5" wide any time in that year model ?

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