Thanks. I was asking because some people on here said 8.5ft was fine. I suppose it simply comes down to taste and pullout methods. Maybe I'll pickup an under cover when I'm pushing it.

I'm getting ready to have HG custom make a tarp for my RR. I've always been a bit of a minimalist when it comes to tarps but I don't do winter backpacking(I get rained on all the time tho;-).