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Old 08-26-2015, 01:07 PM   #15
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You will have no problems in most places. We have parked ours(only 37') in places that had a 35' max, but the CG people said the length wasn't an issue. In a lot of those places we had about 10'-15' or more extra room to work with than we needed. Like said before sometimes the trees or small roads in the CG are a bigger problem than the actual site size.

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Old 08-26-2015, 02:08 PM   #16
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I'm 38ft and have much more trouble finding level sites than sites that are long enough.

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Old 08-26-2015, 02:12 PM   #17
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This may or may not help you.. we have never had a problem in two years.

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Old 08-26-2015, 02:44 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by jsmmonaco View Post
my wife and I are purchasing a 40 ft class a Monaco........I have been looking at posts and all other information I can, to see what rv camps and parks have room for my rv................learning that "big rig friendly" doesn't really mean it is practical to park a 40 footer in some camp grounds...........I know there are other posts out there discussing this, but some of them were dated...........can anyone with an rv 40 ft or more tell me what the real story is?...............will it fit or not?...........I have tried state park websites, national park websites, big rig camping "books", but many do not specifically mention rv length.......paper signing is coming soon, so please help me.....

It will be rare that you don't find a park for your rig! Quit worrying and hit the road!

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Old 08-26-2015, 04:11 PM   #19
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You're buying a nice coach. Don't worry about the sites. I had a 36' DP and now a 40'. We still go to all the same places. Obviously, we'll never fit into some State or local spots, but we haven't gone to places like that since we were in our 20's and 30's, and just starting out.
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Old 08-26-2015, 04:11 PM   #20
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You have many things in life to worry about.....where to park a 40 footer is not one of them IMHO!

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Old 08-26-2015, 05:46 PM   #21
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You can also pick up a good sam campground book at camping world for $9.95 it will give you all the information you need as to size campground will handle, amenities etc good for all good sam campgrounds. Or join camping world for $25.00 and get one free along with 10% off your campground reservations. Easy way to plan your trips and I still like looking at a paper book compared to bouncing back & forth page to page on my computer
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Old 08-26-2015, 06:44 PM   #22
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We have a 33 foot Thor Hurricane with a 12 foot car hauler, that I don't like to drop, so I always look for 50 foot sites. We have been traveling since May 9th from GA to CA now. You will be limited on the number of parks you can get in to but we have never had a problem finding a location big enough for our rig.
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starting to sweat

Tell us what type of camping you desire to do. Anything greater than 30' and there begins to be limitations, especially access to State Parks and limited spaces in often in National Parks (e.g. Yellowstone only has space for 40' in one campground, Fishing Bridge)- book a year in advance.

But, if you prefer the private and/or "luxury" parks at $55-$100/ night there are a lot of them, make reservations.

Having said that, we have taken two 6,000 mile trips with a toad with no problems, just can't always go to the places we'd like to as we prefer the rustic State and National parks. Out West, there is plenty of boon docking available, though.

We tow a 4WD Chevy Avalanche for off-road and a tent enclosure goes on the bed. Then we return to the luxurious "Mother Ship" for a hot shower and HD satellite TV with surround sound! Lol. Best of both worlds, IMO.

Depends what you're style is.


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