Common Measurements of RV Trailers

There are different kinds of RV trailers in the market. These trailers are manufactured and assembled by different vehicle lines. However, they will tend to have measurements that are somewhat standard and universal in outlook. As with other kinds of vehicles, this is one of the important aspects of RV trailers. Still, you will be very well advised to note the measurement specifications of the trailer you are looking to procure before you even draw out your check book. This is mainly because you certainly will not want a trailer that is too small for your possessions or the people who will travel in it.

For one, the common overall length of most travel trailers does not exceed 12. 5 meters. Of course, most of us think that this particular measurement is not important. However, you will notice that it is one of the most primal things you will want to consider before you put a recreational vehicle on hold.

In the same way, the overall width of your prospective travel trailer should have a measurement that does not exceed 2.6 meters. This adds up to 8 feet and 6 inches. This measurement is even more important since you will certainly not want to get your recreational vehicle trailer through gateways or narrow passes.

To note is that this width is actually a total of that distance measured from the center line of the vehicle to all outermost projections found on each of its side. This includes water connections and door handles. This particular measurement of travel trailers comes in handy when you are looking to fold your recreational vehicle or to stow it away ready for transit.

There are many things you need to note about the measurements of RV trailers. For one, there are different kinds of these trailers and you will have to look at each kind to determine the best one for your particular case. For instance, there are fold able camping trailers. In the same way, you may decide to opt for travel trailers. There are also motor- homes, truck campers with slide- in facilities and trailers featuring a fifth wheel.

Remember that fifth wheel recreational vehicle travel trailers will normally have a standard measurement of 11. 3 meters (this translates to some 37 feet). The measurement is commonly taken from front of its main body to the extremity. This is actually measured at the basic front line of these trailers.

The measurements of RV trailers may seem trivial. However, once you put your recreational vehicle trailer into use, you will discover the importance of these measurements. For one, most travel trailers will tend to be towed or transported. You can be certain that it is impossible to tow or transport a trailer that is too large. In the same way, it is impossible to live in an RV trailer that is too small.

To conclude, RV trailers are very important if you are looking to travel with your home and not have to depend on hospitality to enjoy an excursion with family or friends. In fact, once you add such a trailer to your garage, you will discover that it becomes cheaper to travel and take vacations.

Green Travel Plan Advice

A Green Travel Plan should deliver economic, practical and easy to manage measures both now and in the future. The majority of individuals that usually require a green travel plan are commercial developers and businesses. A plan should typically be:

  • economic to implement ‘day one’
  • cost effective for future management
  • include practical, well thought out measures that work

What’s the difference between Green and Workplace travel plans?

A Green Travel Plan (also typically known as a Workplace Travel Plan) is an obligation imposed by local authorities through the planning process typically by way of panning condition attached to a planning consent or by a S.106 agreement. It may also be introduced as a requirement during the application process.

In addition a Travel Plan is often a requirement of a BREEAM assessment process.

The Green Travel Plan sets out a suite of actions and measures intended to promote travel to the site by sustainable transport methods such as bicycle, bus or train rather than private car.

So I have a Green Travel Plan, what happens if I don’t follow it?

Most local authorities will require occupiers to monitor the effectiveness of the plan to ensure measures are being implemented and targets set in the plan are being met. The aim should be to demonstrate ongoing improvement.

Some local authorities now have sustainable travel officers whose sole duty is to promote sustainable travel and to monitor plans to ensure compliance.

Ultimately the local authority does have the power to take Enforcement action against you if you are not implementing and monitoring your plan. The council has the power to issue of a breach of condition notice to require you to comply with the requirements which could ultimately lead to prosecution and fine if you still fail to comply.

What Actions and Measures do the plans typically include?

They are sometimes produced to include high cost and complicated measures such as staff showers, public transport information and ticketing systems, subsidised public transport, cycle parking and staff loan schemes. Whilst it’s important to be mindful of the commercial necessity to obtain a consent, more simpler and cost effective measures should be considered as well, such as; free internet access to travel guides; website links to local travel information; car sharing schemes and on site maps of bus and train stations.

A plan should be produced to minimise the cost to the clients of delivering their plan whilst balancing this against the local planning policy requirements and need for a consent in a timely manner.

What will my Green Travel Plan cost?

Every plan is different based on the local policy requirements, the site constraints and the commercial pressures. Each should ideally be produced on a site specific basis. It is important to appreciate that a well considered and written plan allied to skilled consultants negotiating terms with the local authority will save you more money than you will ever spend on preparing it. Conversely, one poorly written will cost you money ‘day one’ and for many years to come as you continue to spend money and management time on costly and unwieldy measures.

How Would Santa Claus Measure His Performance?

Santa is one amazing character.

To avoid disappointing any of the estimated 380 odd million Christian children in the world on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus needs to be capable of some pretty spectacular performances:

  • Santa’s memory is so good, he can recall 380 million childrens’ Christmas wish lists.
  • Santa visits about 970 households per second.
  • To achieve this, his sleigh has to travel at over 1000 kilometres per second (3000 times the speed of sound).
  • The sleigh’s payload (that is, the sack of toys) is estimated at being about 500,000 tonnes.
  • Santa’s reindeer are each 40,000 times stronger and faster than the average ordinary reindeer.
  • Santa’s reindeer, due to air resistance created by the astronomical speeds they travel, each absorb up to 14,300,000,000,000,000,000 joules of energy every second.
  • Each time the sleigh takes off, Santa is subjected to 17,500 g of force (apparently the average human will black out at about 4 or 5 g)

This is an engineer’s perspective on Santa Claus, and it has been suggested that these calculations might be proof that Santa Claus doesn’t really exist. But that’s not the point. These trivial statistics illustrate a few interesting points about performance measures…

Measuring Capability

Measuring what your organisation or process or team is capable of (modelled from past performance) can help you anticipate how likely you are to meet changing stakeholder needs. As the Christian population in the world grows, how much faster will Santa have to travel, and how much more will the sleigh have to carry, and how much more energy will the reindeer have to absorb? How many more toys will the elves have to make?

What kinds of toys will most influence the children of tomorrow to be nice and not naughty?

Measuring Outputs

Santa’s outputs are the results of his activities, what he produces. And what he produces is gifts delivered to Christian children that have been nice and not naughty. Measures of his outputs might include: the % of nice children that did receive a gift, the % of children that received the gift they requested, the % of children that received a gift they loved, the safe return of Santa and the reindeer to the North Pole sometime on Christmas morning.

Outputs are produced over and over again by our business processes, but for the purpose of making some bigger, ultimate set of outcomes happen.

Measuring Outcomes

Measuring activities and outputs might be interesting and easy, but we need to measure the ultimate set of outcomes of our activities and products if we care at all about what we are doing. Santa doesn’t do the Christmas Eve thing because it’s a challenge. He actually really wants to encourage children to be nice and not naughty, and he rewards those children being nice with gifts on Christmas Eve.

Santa’s ultimate outcome measure might be the percentage of children that always behave nicely. He might analyse trends in this information – he has years and years of history, as he’s been at it for around 1600 years.

Santa might also benchmark this measure against the motivators for non-Christian children to be nice and not naughty, to see how well his gift strategy is working.

Linking Outcome Measures to Capability Measures

There is a logical connection among these three types of measures. The capability measures predict the quality of the outputs, and the quality of the outputs predict the quality of the outcomes. If Santa’s elves make the right kinds of toys, then more children will get the gift they want and thus, more children will be influenced by Santa’s message to be nice and not naughty.