Originally Posted by Summerwind
Well I'm calculating since these Rvs in the shorter length class a range are scarcer than hens teeth if a shorter length but longer wheelbase and less wide unit is tighter turning than a shorter wheelbase LONGER unit but wider
Iím not sure what information youíre really after, but to your original question of ďcurb-to-curbĒ, the way Iíve seen it measured by manufacturers, the vehicle length nor the body width influence that measurement.
Think of it as going to an empty parking lot, turning the steering all the way, and then drive a big circle. What determines the size of the circle (at curb level) are the wheelbase, and also the front wheel cut. Extra vehicle body width nor extra rear overhang affects the curb-to-curb measurement. Extra length at rear always falls inside circle.
Sometimes we see a wall-to-wall dimension which is affected by front overhang and also body width, but this format is less common because chassis manufacturers donít know what final body builder will manufacture on their chassis.
Regarding your first post, I imagine the shorter RV you mentioned may be built on an F-53 chassis, which I believe has a greater wheel cut than the E-Series. That combined with shorter wheelbase should have a tighter curb-to-curb dimension.