Tradeoffs! I'm going to the 3500 TorsionI thought about a shorter one as well but really want to be able to stand up in it. I did some research on lowering it if it ends up being too high, which is doable. Obviously it is easier and cheaper to lower it than it is to raise it. I have the added hurdle of having to raise the bottom of the trailer by putting the axle under the leaf springs to get more ground clearance. Will suck on the road but the only way I will make it into camp.