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Old 03-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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Also take a look at the Thor ACE line. They come in at 11' 11" high and typically under 30' length. They have a retractable bunk bed over the driver, plus a convertable couch and dinette, so sleeping 5 or 6 isn't a problem. The ACE 27.1 even has a King size bed in the rear.

Winnebago also has a similar line.
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So if our intent is primarily state parks in the southeast, but also out west (we hope to hit Utah this summer), is it smart to stay maybe 33 feet and under if we end up with an A?
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So if our intent is primarily state parks in the southeast, but also out west (we hope to hit Utah this summer), is it smart to stay maybe 33 feet and under if we end up with an A?
I have not had any problems in state parks at 33 ft. Dont know why you are not seeing more A's. It never stopped me, but mine is not a big guy
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I have not had any problems in state parks at 33 ft. Dont know why you are not seeing more A's. It never stopped me, but mine is not a big guy
I guess that's what I am asking. State parks in TN have tight, narrow roads, and many sites that are just small and won't work for anything over 35 feet. Lots of sites with trees on both sides (and I mean just off the gravel or pavement so they are close too) making backing in very tough. Oh, and pull throughs are RARE. I'm hoping TN is unusual as we hope to head out west.
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I guess that's what I am asking. State parks in TN have tight, narrow roads, and many sites that are just small and won't work for anything over 35 feet. Lots of sites with trees on both sides (and I mean just off the gravel or pavement so they are close too) making backing in very tough. Oh, and pull throughs are RARE. I'm hoping TN is unusual as we hope to head out west.
A visit to the state parks web sites and/or a phone call may help you. They usually accomodate if space is an issue. And I have seen some 40ft rigs.
I had no problems and usually had room to spare, and I have 2 slides. Backing is a chore for some, but I've done okay with a 23 ft C, 25 ft A, and this one.

Hopefully other folks will chime in here.
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We stay in many state parks from Winnipeg to SC each year. We're 37 ft and haven't had a problem (tight sometimes), not to say we have visited them all. Using the reservation system (reservation America) allows you to plug in your size so you can see what's available. Easy way to see which state parks you can fit into. Have seen many 40's in state parks along our way.
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We stay in many state parks from Winnipeg to SC each year. We're 37 ft and haven't had a problem (tight sometimes), not to say we have visited them all. Using the reservation system (reservation America) allows you to plug in your size so you can see what's available. Easy way to see which state parks you can fit into. Have seen many 40's in state parks along our way.
Encouraging news! I do love the online reservations with living area, length, hookups, etc. Eventually they will have a photo of the site, talked to a ranger who said they have already begun the process.
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Many states already have pictures of their sites. Makes picking spots easier if we have never been there. We also bike around the campgrounds and mark the sites we would like to use on our next visit (put in our travel diary). Nice tool to compile.
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We went through the same thing as we also camp in Tennessee state parks. We had a 31' class C and went up to a 36' Winnebago. It was 11.5 ft tall, but the main problem was the length. With a long wheelbase and 19.5 tires we actually dragged the rear end on some mountain switchbacks. We now have gone to a Georgetown 337 and love it. Large tires, short wheelbase, king bed, super slide. It maneuvers like a ups truck. But it is 12' tall. Most manufacturers are beginning to make a class A that is the size of a C, like the Vista, ACE, and others, Tiffin even has a 29' diesel pusher.
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On your way to Utah, be sure to stop here in Colorado. All of our state park campgrounds can be reserved on line and help you pick out the site based on your rig size and needs. Even the mountain parks like Golden Gate handle the big rigs. But be careful, getting a site here in the state parks on the weekends is high near impossible unless you make reservations way in advance.
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On your way to Utah, be sure to stop here in Colorado. All of our state park campgrounds can be reserved on line and help you pick out the site based on your rig size and needs. Even the mountain parks like Golden Gate handle the big rigs. But be careful, getting a site here in the state parks on the weekends is high near impossible unless you make reservations way in advance.
That's awesome, we haven't been there in about 10 years but spent a June in the Rockies-complete with an awesome snowstorm of about a foot which for us in TN was a treat! We will definitely return at some point.
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Hello

I'm a first time RV motorhome owner, picked it up for a decent price but it needs a generator and I have no clue what to purchase for this 1981 Fleetwood Jamboree 19'
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4kw gen. Onan is one choice.
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4kw gen. Onan is one choice.
so since the manual says 115 volts, the 4000 watt Onan is a possibility?
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