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Old 05-19-2016, 09:05 PM   #1
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Motorhome length versus campgrounds max length

We are planning a four month trip to Alaska in the near future in a 36' motor home. Where can I search on the internet or purchase a book for Canada and Alaska campgrounds, provincial parks, & state parks to find out the maximum length motor home for each campground?

I am trying to build me a list of campgrounds not to pull into if there aren't any campsites my MH will fit in.
I have read horror stories about campers doing this and having a very bad time getting back out of the campground.

Any info on campgrounds max MH lengths is helpful.

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Old 05-19-2016, 09:15 PM   #2
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Get yourself a copy of the Alaska Highway-Milepost. It has a lot of information.



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I think you should be OK at 36" usually the trouble starts 40 plus feet,
Good luck, have a great trip
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Sounds like a fun trip! Be sure to update us on your travels!
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sites are generally very accessible for your length coach, even much longer ones, but the trick sometimes is more about the access TO the site, with obstacles, turns, trees, etc.
Think about your unit in terms of the length between your axles - mine is only 20' - that afford many places to park because it's mostly where you wheels land, not the true length of the coach...

In 50k miles in the last two years I don't believe I've ever run into a problem with a 'length' of a site, especially since you actually can 'overhang' the rear in most places, but it's been hairy coming into some parks as they, for some reason, don't necessarily worry about us navigating TO the site!

just ask me about Amicalola State Park campground in Georgia... wow...
25% incline for a mile from the office to the park, then an undisclosed 90degree turn with a 25% incline WITHIN the park!
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The usual campground guides cover Alaska and Canada (where you will be much of the time anyway), so you can use Good Sam/Trailer Life, online websites, Allstays Camping & RV phone app, etc. The information available for any given campground may vary, and may or may not be very accurate, but its what there is.

I agree with the others: you have no worries at 36 ft. We've traveled all over western Canada and Alaska in a 36 ft coach.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:13 PM   #7
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Thanks, Jon. I have looked at the Milepost online and haven't seen any campgrounds listed with max MH lenths. I will continue searching.
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We have been planning for 5 years. We will surely enjoy the trip.
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Yes, Mister T, I agree that access is the biggest issue for some campgrounds. It would be nice if someone started a blog about campgrounds they had been to and if length was a problem.
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Thanks for the feedback, Gary. I will check out the sites you have listed.
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Have you tried that smart phone app RVParky?

I did a quick search for Hixon, British Columbia, Canada. It turned up one campground listed for "Big Rig Access".

I have used this app in the states, not Canada, and found it useful.

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