Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2016, 11:42 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
zman7458's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Saint John, Mo.
Posts: 157
Outlaw 37MD length question

I'm sure this has been asked before and your probably tired of answering it, but I can't find the exact answer so I'm gonna ask it anyway. The 37MD is 38' 7" long, has anyone with this length RV had problems with being excluded from campgrounds on the basis of length? if so does it happen frequently or just every now and then, and how about national parks do they have length limits and are they all the same or do they differ from park to park? Thanks for taking time to answer. Phil
__________________

__________________
zman7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-21-2016, 01:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
JFXG's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Today? Mercer, PA
Posts: 3,615
outlaw 37MD length question

ZMan...... In four years we have never had a problem with this in our 40 ft DS. A couple of times while still selecting a place to stop for the night we found a directory entry that specified a length limit, but in those few cases we just looked and found a place elsewhere. So we never really knew if the limit was strictly enforced or not.

My gut sense is that you're most likely to encounter this in facilities that are many years old, that were designed when RVs were a great deal smaller on average; and that this is an issue that is talked about and worried about far, far more often than it actually occurs.


John & Diane, fulltiming since '12 02 DS, FL, Cat330, '04 Element NHSO RVM103
__________________

__________________
John & Diane, Fulltimers. RVM103 NHSO
On the road since June '12 with Lincoln, the guard cat.
2002 Dutch Star 40, Freightliner, Cat 3126, 2004 Element
JFXG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 01:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
zman7458's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Saint John, Mo.
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by JFXG View Post
ZMan...... In four years we have never had a problem with this in our 40 ft DS. A couple of times while still selecting a place to stop for the night we found a directory entry that specified a length limit, but in those few cases we just looked and found a place elsewhere. So we never really knew if the limit was strictly enforced or not.

My gut sense is that you're most likely to encounter this in facilities that are many years old, that were designed when RVs were a great deal smaller on average; and that this is an issue that is talked about and worried about far, far more often than it actually occurs.


John & Diane, fulltiming since '12 02 DS, FL, Cat330, '04 Element NHSO RVM103
Thanks JFXG, I was hoping it was something like that.
__________________
zman7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 09:14 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Snowbird - Waterford Mi and Citrus Springs Fl.
Posts: 3,609
I have yet to have our coach length measured by anyone.

Though we are actually 38+' We generally make our searches/reservations using 35' (that's max length for many state parks). We're pretty experienced getting in an out of tight places, and use our toad to "pre" visit our site or go shopping for a site when in a strange park - especially an older one.

Taken into account on that "pre" visit will be tight corners and other potential clearance issues (like overhead tree branches) - as well as sites that are observed to be too far off level to use. Another concern, might be a soft campsite, possibly due to recent rain or spring ground thaw.

I do accept responsibility for safe passage within a park. To my way of thinking, safe passage anywhere is my responsibility.
__________________
1997 37' HR Endeavor, 275hp Cat, Freightliner
03 CR-V Blue Ox, Ready Brake
ahicks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 11:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Damon Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 493
We have never had an issue with our 38' Challenger. We always inform while making a reservation that we have a 40' with TOAD, hoping that the owners will take the size into consideration when assigning a site. We have had some pretty tight sites over the years, but nothing that we couldn't live with.

Bronk
__________________
bronk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2016, 01:37 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 18,073
There is no "national park length limit". A few campgrounds in national parks have length limits based on local roads or site size and they vary by location. Ditto for Forest Service, Corp of Engineers, State Parks, etc.

There are places you can't go with a 38 footer. And places you can't go with even a 30 footer. Use a campground guide, paper or online, to figure what applies to the places you want to visit.

We drive a 40 footer.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Summers in Black Mountain, NC
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 01:24 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
zman7458's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Saint John, Mo.
Posts: 157
Thanks for the info fellow campers, you've confirmed what I was hoping was going to be the case, now if I could get the same answers about my three huskies I would have it made (grin)
__________________
Be Yourself, Life Is Too Short To Be Someone Else.

2014 Thor 37MD Husky Hauler
zman7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2016, 04:14 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 44
A lot of RV parks have an assortment of different sized spaces. We have a 40' DP and have always gotten in various parks. If it's an older park that may not have may large spaces, then we call ahead and make reservations. Don't show up late in the evening and expect to always find a large space available.

Even in State or National parks that may be on a first come first serve basis, we've always gotten in if it hasn't been a major holiday weekend. Finding a good level space is more of challenge - arrive shortly after check out time in the toad to scout the spaces, then go get the MH. Don't show up late in the evening and expect to always find a large space available.


Bill
__________________
Trackrig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2016, 06:39 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
zman7458's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Saint John, Mo.
Posts: 157
Thanx folx

I imagine my 3 huskies will keep me out of more parks than my RV lol.
Which is sad cuz they dont have a violent bone in their bodies.
__________________
Be Yourself, Life Is Too Short To Be Someone Else.

2014 Thor 37MD Husky Hauler
zman7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2016, 10:29 AM   #10
Community Moderator
 
Scarab0088's Avatar


 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 14,041
We travel with 3 or more Saint Bernard dogs work with a 501.c3 rescue) in our 37' Outlaw.

We have never been turned away at any campground that had space for us...just be honest up front about the size spot you need and about the pups.

Best luck
__________________
Kim and Steve, Mustang LCDR (Ret), Damon Outlaw #1193
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance, Samuel Coleridge
https://www.irv2.com/attachments/signaturepics/sigpic84535_7.gif
WE LOVE OUR OUTLAW RV
Scarab0088 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2016, 09:56 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
zman7458's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Saint John, Mo.
Posts: 157
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scarab0088 View Post
We travel with 3 or more Saint Bernard dogs work with a 501.c3 rescue) in our 37' Outlaw.

We have never been turned away at any campground that had space for us...just be honest up front about the size spot you need and about the pups.

Best luck
Thanks Scarab0088, I have really been sweating being turned away because of my fur girls. My next large purchase for my RV will be an elite membership to Thousand Trails but when I went to one of their sites and wanted to get an idea of what a non member would pay, I filled out the form and submitted it and it got red flagged for having more than 2 dogs. Which was going to blow my plans out of the water if they were going to be hard nosed about my pups. I will definitely mention my dogs to my TT sales agent before I send her any money. Thanks for the input Scarab0088. Phil
__________________

__________________
Be Yourself, Life Is Too Short To Be Someone Else.

2014 Thor 37MD Husky Hauler
zman7458 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2015 Thor Outlaw 37MD Evileyes Thor Industries Owner's Forum 14 10-08-2014 03:30 PM
2015 Thor Outlaw 37MD JALTAR Thor Industries Owner's Forum 23 09-18-2014 07:07 PM
2014/15 Thor Outlaw 37MD Class A- Need Reviews bulldogs101 Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 06-29-2014 07:50 AM
Outlaw 37MD mods for a big family jbmoberly76 Thor Industries Owner's Forum 26 01-31-2014 10:39 AM
Thor Outlaw 37md troyrice76 Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 05-31-2013 10:37 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.