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Old 01-26-2011, 11:58 AM   #1
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WHAT DO I DO TO ASK A QUESTION AND HAVE OTHERS COMMENT/GIVE ME ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION?
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You just did!

Just post your question in the appropriate forum.

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WHAT DO I DO TO ASK A QUESTION
this part you've accomplished

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AND HAVE OTHERS COMMENT/GIVE ME ANSWERS TO MY QUESTION?
try to be as specific as you can
(and with the Joe Friday in your ear as you do so: "Just the facts, ma'am)

Oh, and don't use caps (it's considered shouting and harder to read).

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Old 01-26-2011, 12:11 PM   #4
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I WANT TO HEAR THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT OWNING A 43' MOTORHOME. HOW OFTEN IS IT THAT NATIONAL PARKS ETC WONT ALLOW OVER 40? WE LIKE THE STATE AND NATIONAL PARKS BUT DONT WANT TO KEEP OURSELVES OUT OF MOST OF THEM. ANY OPINIONS HERE? THANKS SO MUCH...
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:16 PM   #5
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I WANT TO HEAR THE PROS AND CONS ABOUT OWNING A 43' MOTORHOME. HOW OFTEN IS IT THAT NATIONAL PARKS ETC WONT ALLOW OVER 40? WE LIKE THE STATE AND NATIONAL PARKS BUT DONT WANT TO KEEP OURSELVES OUT OF MOST OF THEM. ANY OPINIONS HERE? THANKS SO MUCH...

sorry about the caps...i am not able to read small font as well so i cap everything...i am sorry again
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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Welcome Kate to irv2.
To answer your question I have a 38' and parks are no friend trees do not get trimmed, road way maybe narrow and very tight turns.
If its a wide open area with no trees you may be OK but they are very few.
Others I'm sure will chime in, enjoy the forums and do post often.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:30 PM   #7
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Gee....... I was not aware that there was a size restriction at national parks. I do not think that the state parks in Michigan have size restrictions but most are long ago established and I would not be able to fit my 37' 11" coach in them. I remember seeing a big coach parked at the entrance of a state park and we had the toad (jeep) and went in the park and looked at the spaces. It was the middle of summer and the park didnt have many open spaces and a 33" motor home would have had trouble not only getting in a slot but making the turns on the road would have been a virtual imposiibility.
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Just use you computer and go to US parks or State parks, the information will include size restrictions. We have a 37' DP and can't fit into many. Even if there is no size restrictions, the trees are sometimes a real problem.
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Hi kate spence,
Welcome to iRV2. I found what others have posted to be true. Road width, turn radius, lack of maintenance on trees and shrubs all add up to me not camping in state/national parts for quite a few years.
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We just did two visits to Yosemite this past year and there are ONLY 12 sites that will accomodate our 40 foot MH. There are hundreds that will accomodate a 35 footer and ZERO that accomodate anything over 40 feet. And believe me they check as the cement pad I was on (site 111 in North Pines) was almost exactly 40 feet.

We stayed at Yellowstone Fishing Bridge and our 40 footer just fit into the site. (i think it was B-loop #77).

Mesa Verde had a bunch of larger sites and we fit with no problem.

Many state and national park campgrounds were designed well before anyone considered a MH as big as bus so turns are tight and trees are put where nature wanted them - right in your way!

Consider pulling a car and staying ourside of the park and then drive in for the day.
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Old 01-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #11
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43' or 40'

i am new to the forum, 4 hrs new and havent read one before. considering purchasing a 43' allegro bus. also considering a 40' bus. does anyone have any thoughts on which would be the best purchase? 43' or 40' diesel pusher ? my thanks in advance for your help
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Welcome to the forum. I think the best choice is the floorplan and layout that works for YOU best - regardless of size.
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2 quick positives of the 43 ft vs the 40ft would be much larger net carrrying capacity and better stability in uneven road and windy conditions. Floor plan, age and condition of the units would also enter into your evaluations.
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Kate,
Not an answer to your original question, but something that may help you out in reading forums.

Once you bring your browser up, hold down the control key and press the + key as many times as you have to to increase the font size. What you see will not be what you send if you type something, but it should assist you some.

If you are on a MAC, it is the Command and + key at the same time.

Happy reading.

p.s., the same CTRL or Command key plus the - (minus) key will reduce what you see. So make it comfortable for you.
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