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Old 04-19-2015, 06:54 PM   #15
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Now if we can just get them to learn the difference between flat and level.

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Existing CG's, not so much. If they can they are, as funds permit, upgrading to 50A & fhu's if they didn't have those before. But as for making the sites larger, existing CG's are pretty much stuck w/what they have. New CG's (aka "resorts" ) are designing sites for the largest of RV's.

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Now if we can just get them to learn the difference between flat and level.
Oh, SO true. "Level" seems to be a matter of interpretation & it's not a RV-r's interpretation.

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State and Federal parks may be tight but there are many private RV parks that you can fit in. Almost all will charge you the full max rate however.
"a full max rate" I've not heard that term before. I thought that CG charge the same fee for any size rig.
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I had a 40' 5th wheel for many years and never had an issue.
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We've not run into a real issues, but I'm also comfortable maneuvering the coach in fairly tight quarters; others that aren't might struggle more.

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I think the answer is "It depends...". While our Trek is only 29 ft. long, our length with car trailer is 52 ft. We very rarely have any issues finding a site, but sometimes want to use a campground near an autocross or car club convention. In that case, the measurement tool in Google Earth can be used to determine site lengths in advance. Otherwise, when traveling, we tend to call in early afternoon to verify site length.

A good example is Wine Country RV Park This is a small, landlocked, park in the city and there is no room to expand. It was where we needed to stay so we had to maneuver past lots of trailer tongues and parked cars. There is only one pull-through section in the center and we were told the positioning of a Prevost conversion coach there brought the entire campground out to watch...
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I've had a 40,45,43' coach. I have learned to lie a little when booking camp grounds. I tell them it's a 40' and have never had a problem been doing it for 5 years.


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This is so interesting! I have a 40' RV that really measures 41'7", and I lie too, except the other way! I tell them it's 45' because around me, the private campgrounds all tell me "Sure, we can fit you!!" and then when I arrive I discover that my front end or back end has to stick out in the road enough that I worry the whole time I'm there that someone's going to clip it.

To the OP... Our good friends upgraded from a 39' to a 43' and it has affected their choices in where to go. We (and they) nearly always make reservations ahead of time, and while officially there are many sites that are long enough, we've experienced situations where tree branches overhang on parts of it that make a 60' site only acceptable for a 35' RV. I have also found some sites with perfectly clear overheads and shiny new concrete, but that were impossible to level with our 40' that would have been a piece of cake with our 35'. Last summer we stayed at Table Rock Lake Marina in one such site, and I had to send my wife out to purchase additional 2"x10" boards so that I could level, and even still, my rear wheels were way off the ground. I didn't like that one bit (rear wheels have the brakes!) but there were no other options.

As much as I'd love to upgrade to a 45' RV, I think coaches in the 38-40' range are the "sweet spot" for most RV parks that we have visited. If you like State Parks, then 35' may be the best size to meet most of their site limitations.
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