To be honest, yes I do say I wish I had gotten the 36, I think those extra feet make a big difference on the inside. We have had up to 7 adults in my trailer at once during a rain storm at football game and it was cramped. If I had it to do all over again, probably would have gone with 36, this disk brakes. Happy hunting and good luck
Mark & Hope,
Thanks for the note, there is not a lot of room with the queen, but you can walk around the bed. I am 6'4 and have no issues sleeping or moving around in the trailer. I did not get disk brakes, but I use a F350 dually to pull it with and so far have not had any issues at all and we routinely row over Afton mountain here in VA. What sold me on the 31SL was it was only 34 feet long, had the highest cargo carrying capacity as it has the same suspension and brakes as the 40 foot Redwoods.
Your son is doing something special, the Navy nuclear program is a premier organization and selection for entry is extremely rigorous. I was a marine propulsion engineer myself, but stayed away from the nuclear program, I enjoyed my time off too much.