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Old 12-25-2019, 05:23 AM   #21
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Could only imagine a 19 with one person.
We need separate corners at times so donít know where Iíd send him in a 19 .
Havenít had any shopping parking issues other than drive through access but the 19 doesnít fix that. To each is own though. Havenít tried to park overnight and have pondered that question too.
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Old 12-25-2019, 09:19 AM   #22
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Depends on how you camp.

I agree with Dennis. The length should be determined by how you’re camping. If you’re boondocking, then go for the bigger size because the extra space inside is nice. If you’re camping mostly in campgrounds many of them have a 22ft. limit (we’ve found), so sometimes our choices in campgrounds would have been limited. We have a 22ft. for that reason. We want to have the flexibility to camp anywhere.
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Old 12-25-2019, 10:50 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by Titus View Post
We have a 24' and have never wished for a shorter one - the extra room is just too nice. I have parallel parked into two empty spaces (boy does that get stares!) and fed two meters more than once. We always seek an outer space at WalMart or other stores and take two spaces - spaces that are strategically picked so as not to be boxed in by vehicles that later park close. It can fit backed into one space if there is room for everything behind the rear wheels to hang over the grass.
We went from a 20 to a 25 ... love it! Around this part of the country 25 is often the limit ...
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Old 12-25-2019, 11:11 AM   #24
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when you say "stealth", I assume you mean parking on a city street or residential under a tree somewhere. Anything longer than a full size pickup or van is no longer stealth under that definition.
The best "stealth " camping is a full size pickup with lo-rise camper shell or a van made up to resemble a dog groomer.
The city of LA got wise to that and there are No Parking signs for anything over 6' (My pickups with shells have been just under. The dog grooming van... maybe?).
Otherwise you're just "blacktop boondocking" (Walmart, Cracker Barrel, etc, which I'm gonna assume most on this forum would consider).
So, what did you mean by "stealth"?
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Old 12-25-2019, 01:57 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by lchamberlain View Post
Looking into 19, 22, and 24 foot B-rigs. I'm a bit concerned about the length of the new Interstates. Is it reasonably easy to park or even stealth camp in the 24 foot Interstate? As in parking lots and city streets? Do you all take up two standard parking spots? How's that working out?

If you are only talking about 2-3 ft of diff, go BIG. Its the 'Merican way, after all. Take up all the space you need, wherever and whenever you find it necessary. Just leave yourself room to maneuver out of there when it's time to go. If the $$$$ diff is not a factor, live dangerously.......and more spaciously.
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Old 12-26-2019, 07:41 AM   #26
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We previously had a 19í Airstream B190 and found it easy to drive and park. At 19í it was no longer than our Suburban which we use to tow our Airstream trailer. Interstates are available in 19í but they seem a little too compact for my liking. Maybe future 19í floor plans will overcome the storage and short bed conundrum.

We now have a 22í Interstate and I thought I wanted the newer 24í EXT. Turns out the 22í twin bed works very well for us and barely fits in our driveway. We find the 22í has a surprisingly large storage capacity. We take month-long trips and donít feel constrained by size. We typically utilize 2 parking spaces but can squeeze into one if needed. Our previous 19í B190 was easier to fit into a parking space. 22í Interstates are only available on the used market as far as I know.

Iím sure Iíd like the 24í too but for 2 people the 22í works well.

Best wishes on your decision.
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Old 12-28-2019, 01:04 PM   #27
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Talking Traded EXT for 19

We just traded our Ď19 EXT GT for a rare 2020 Ď19 Tommy. We only travel as 2 of us, so size was not a big factor; BUT the 2020ís have beaucpouip new MB technology driving wise-all the new safety acronyms are standard; TV (only 1) is better placed, wet-head is better situated-toilet moved to aft wall. Storage space isa much less, much enough for our travel style. Handling on highway is different than a Suburban or Excursion, and our EXT had AS (& leveling).
Cruising at steady 70 mph gives 23 mpg, 72 mph gives 21 mpg.
Disregard what my profile says....admin hasnít come up with a Ď20 Interstate 19 yet........
Ď20 IS 19í TB, 2wd
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