I thought I'd share a recent experience that I was able to laugh at myself about.
I bought my 13' Trillium
this summer and have been on the road constantly. (I'm leaving for Florida Thursday..) I have a retirement business carving walking sticks and buy much of my wood in large planks. I recently combined a camping/road trip with the purchase of walnut planks. The planks are 10' long and my plan was to put them on the floor under the dinette/bed. I thought I may have to prop them on top of the front bench but that wouldn't pose a problem. To load them, I would open a rear window, remove the screen and they could slide in easily.
Of course, that assumes (major error...) the Trillium
13 is 13' long INSIDE... I always measure my wood twice before I cut it... but I never measured the Trillium
. I just assumed the 13' was an inside measurement. I bought the wood ( it was raining so the wood had to be transported under cover ), backed the trailer into the loading dock, and with the help of a vendor, proceeded to insert the first of the planks. ??? Goodness... there seems to be a problem?@#$. I finally was able to make them fit by turning them on their edges and aligning them from one passenger side rear corner to the driver side front corner. If they had been 2" longer they wouldn't have fit.
What an uncomfortable trip... (laughing...) Live and learn and don't assume anything.