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Old 09-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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Where to put the trailer ?

We are planning to trade our fifth wheel for a Class A diesel pusher. I've seen many pulling a large trailer behind, that probably contains a small vehicle and other items.
Where do you put this trailer when at the camp ground? Most will not let you park on the grass and if you have a toad in the trailer, that will take up any parking space in front of the camper?

What's the secret ?
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Old 09-21-2014, 10:34 AM   #2
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Store on the over flow lots and some require you to pay. They are a pain in the butt.
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At a campground in Florida we went to, they had a tractor and would park your in an overflow lot. We tow a 17 ft cargo trailer occassionally and we have it moved or we park in on the street. It is a fuss. I don't think I'd want to mess with it all of the time.


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Old 09-22-2014, 04:47 PM   #4
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The secret is to plan ahead and find a park that has long pull thru sites where to can leave the trailer connected. In 9 years of pulling a trailer I had to disconnect twice.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:03 PM   #5
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Like Dennis K said, you need a long pull thru site so you don't have to screw around moving the trailer. Otherwise, unless what you have in the trailer can move it, you will need to park it somewhere with the MH and then go to your site.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:11 PM   #6
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We park in the resort storage lot. Our SUV can tow the trailer so it is not an issue.

The trailer lets us take all of the things we will not use but might if we have it along. Quite often we use the extra stuff.
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I agree with some minimal planning and communication prior to arriving, I have only had to disconnect a few times per year, my SUV also will move the trailer but many times the park will prefer to move it. I have even had parks allow me to park it on the next spot to me and I have only paid extra one time in the past 4 years of towing a trailer.

I have towed on a dolly, 4 down and trailer; I prefer the trailer over any method for me but there are times 4 down would be a nice option. I currently do not own anything towable 4 down, but when I did I had the best of both worlds.
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Let others have said, first I request a pull thru. if none available, which is rare as I keep my options open and look at several parks. Then if none available then most parks have some type of overflow parking. Recently stayed at Liberty Harbor RV Park, had a large overflow lot which made parking and hooking up easy.
A little preplanning usually makes it work easily
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:24 PM   #9
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In my experience the large pull throughs are not quite as nice as the regular sites. Generally they are more open. In the park we winter in the pull throughs do not have trees. Our site has trees that cover over half the unit.
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