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Old 01-10-2014, 07:41 PM   #1
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Cool New Definition of "Big Rig" Friendly...

We've been on the road for a month now on our "Christmas" trip across the Gulf Coast. Driving a 45 foot Newmar Essex, I routinely use "Big Rigs Best Bets (BRBB)" to find Big Rig friendly parks... but occasionally you find yourself in an area that "BRBB" doesn't cover, so I rely on Good Sam's Web Site and their "Big Rig" friendly designation. When I call for reservations, I always state the size of the coach and specifically confirm that the site can handle a Big Rig! Ya gotta love Southern ingenuity...

First they pull you forward in the site where the coach chin is "JUST" nudging the road in front of the coach...


Then they place a traffic cone behind your toad that's sticking out in the road behind the site... and they had the traffic cone sitting there waiting for me... welcome to the new definition of Big Rig Friendly...
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Sure is a great looking Coach you have there Ken! Love the greens........
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Nice wide paved streets. Grass and trees. Yeah the site's a little
short, but I've sure been in a lot worse. If you were in for
more than one night, you would have disconnected and been fine.
I'd be happy !
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Ken - If you're coming through Gulfport, MS PM me. I've got a 45' Mountain Aire and where I am they have drive throughs that you can fit your coach and toad and still have room to walk around.
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Big Rig Friendly at many places I've been mean that they will take your $$'s and cram you into whatever site they can.
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Sure is a great looking Coach you have there Ken! Love the greens........
Thank you Palehorse89... the colors change... they go from deep green to magenta, depending on your angle to the coach.
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I like the tree between the slides, been there, done that
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We've decided "Big Rig Friendly" simply means the site might be long enough for the rig. There may not be any consideration for whether or not you can get to the site, on even into it, slope, low hanging trees, etc. The owners see all these big RVs driving by on the interstate and want some of that.
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Keep in mind that 45' rigs are fairly recent in the scheme of things. Up until a few years ago the longest available were 40'. Even now there are technically roads that require special permits for anything longer than 40' or wider than 8' (even though the standard widths are now 8' 6" and maximum length can be up to 45').

It looks like the space would easily accommodate your rig without the added length of a towed vehicle.
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We've decided "Big Rig Friendly" simply means the site might be long enough for the rig. There may not be any consideration for whether or not you can get to the site, on even into it, slope, low hanging trees, etc. The owners see all these big RVs driving by on the interstate and want some of that.
Maybe they advertised "Most cubic footage around"
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