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Old 12-06-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:55 AM   #3
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #5
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Wow, it looks really nice and clean!! What did it replace?
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My 93 ranger was down to 1st gear and sometimes 2nd gear.I guess it was time!
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OK I know that a 2262 is 22 feet long and I am assuming that 22 is the cabin length.What is the total length including hitch?As the photos show, I live in a typical city area with houses divided by driveways.I don't want to entertain the neighbors trying to back my camper into my back yard so I was thinking I could drive it in and jackknife the camper backing it up to my stockade fence,unhooking,back out the drive,turn around,back into drive,hook up and turn it around .But my yard is narrow
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OK I know that a 2262 is 22 feet long and I am assuming that 22 is the cabin length.What is the total length including hitch?
Hi John,

Click the tab on the top of the forum called "Files"

Here is a hot link
Sunline Coach Owner's Club - Sunline Owner's Files

In that are is a bunch of really good info on our Sunlines. There is a brochures section, find the model year you are after and down load a copy. The length from ball coupler to rear bumper is listed for the model/year.

Some times the model number lines up with the length and some times it does not.

Sunline Fan is the guru of this info and the source of where we came up with all those neat brochures.

Now to the neighbors.... Sell tickets and get some extra bucks for camper improvements..... Don't worry about it. If one of them is a trucker or a fellow RV'er they will come over and help. To those who have never done this before are clueless... After you master the turning radius of your truck and the camper length, you can thread the needle just about anywhere.

A tip, get a good set of towing mirrors. The inside end of the mirror ideally is the over all width of the camper. You need to be able to see the rear corner of the camper when backing up. A lot of the lost cost ones do not hang out far enough or vibrate like crazy going down the road. Having good mirrors cuts down the learning curve so you can see what you are doing even in broad daylight...

Good luck

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Yes, the model numbers almost always line up with the overall length. In the later years, they started taking the floorplans and adding some extra space to them, so they got a little longer from what they started as. But as a general rule, all Sunlines are measured from tip to tip, not box length.

That said, your '87 T-2262 is 22'7" from tip to tip and has a travel weight of 3210#.
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In the later years, they started taking the floorplans and adding some extra space to them, so they got a little longer from what they started as.
Jon, any idea what year the shift occurred? Some of the newer ones are "close" and then others way off.

In 2005 a T325SR is 32' 3" call this one close. Same year a T299SR is 30' 11". This is not close....

It is not only Sunline who did this, it seems to be an industry thing as well.
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Jon, any idea what year the shift occurred? Some of the newer ones are "close" and then others way off.

In 2005 a T325SR is 32' 3" call this one close. Same year a T299SR is 30' 11". This is not close....

It is not only Sunline who did this, it seems to be an industry thing as well.
It wasn't a particular year. It started around 2000 though. They started taking the existing floorplans and added a few inches to a foot to them. For example, the 2363 went from 23'3" to 24'2" and the 2653 went from 26'11" to 27'4" and then to 27'10" by 2004. It was more of an issue of time that the floorplan had been in production- the longer it had been around, the more likely they added space. I just have those numbers memorized, so don't quote me on them changing right at 2000.

This also applies to the 2499. The first 2499s introduced in 2003 were like just over 25'. It took a mid-model-year change order during the 5th production year to add that extra foot to it and push it into the 26' range.

In the case of the 325SR, it was a brand new floorplan, so they numbered it based on the initial design. The 299SR was introduced in 2002 somewhere in the 30' range. As with the 2499, the model number kinda suggested that the length might be rounded up.

Sadly, it is an industry trend. They realize that customers are generally leery of longer trailers, so they advertise it as smaller to get people to buy. I think one of the big reasons why Sunline stayed with the overall length model numbers is because the majority of their customers (those who live in PA/NJ/MA/CT/NY/MD/DE all have to deal with very small/tight campgrounds and parking places, so the ultimate overall length is critical.
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