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Old 06-16-2016, 08:20 AM   #1
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Can't unload at campgrounds?

Thinking about a truck camper. I think it will really hit my "sweet spot" for the type RV I want, but one thing I'm concerned about; I keep hearing that many campgrounds won't either (a) allow truck campers or ( B ) allow you to unload the camper and use the truck for sightseeing. Is this a common problem?
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Old 06-16-2016, 11:05 AM   #2
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Not allowing truck mounted campers , I haven't heard of that , but I know that RV parks can make their own rules; and many would consider a camper supported only on the jacks a liability issue , as such not allowed.
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Old 06-16-2016, 10:30 PM   #3
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Thanks Skip. Not exactly sure how that would be an issue if the rig was lowered almost to the ground on its jacks, but I'll take your word for it. Thank you.
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Our favorite campground will allow truck campers in the park but you can't unload them from the truck.
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Our favorite campground will allow truck campers in the park but you can't unload them from the truck.
Do they state a reason?
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This is disappointing. What little I can get seems to indicate that you can't unload...which pretty much negates my reason for getting one. Might as well get a B+
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Just a thought, but we towed a Samurai and then a Tracker behind our TC for 15 or so years, as well as a lot of other things. When we were home we would unload the camper and use the truck for other purposes.

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I appreciate the suggestion Steve, but getting away from a Tow'd was the whole reason I was looking at a TC in the first place.
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Just traded my 5th TC off. I have run into the rule not allowing the TC to be removed four or five times out of the several hundred campgrounds that didn't care. The no remove campgrounds all allowed reservations to be made for specific sites. I was told the campground had no way to move the TC if the owner was away and had an accident or a break down. The campground had equipment that could move a trailer or a call to the local tow company could move a Class A or C if the owner was incapacitated somehow. But they had no way to move a TC off a site that someone else had reserved when it was time for the TC to leave.
Their campground, their rules. It is so rare, to me it was a non issue as most of the time we kept the TC on the truck.
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Do they state a reason?
It was in their printed rules and we have a Type A MH so no reason to ask.
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There are so few campgrounds that DON'T allow you to remove a TC that it is really a non-issue as far as I'm concerned. I would say those that don't MIGHT make up 1 or 2 percent ( I have never encountered one in over 50 campgrounds used with our TC). That should be at the very bottom of your list of cons regarding getting a TC or not getting one - IMHO.

Mostly, the rule to NOT allow it is most often caused by local fire department concerns. They can't move it out of the way in an expeditious manner should the need arise to fight a fire in the RV park. State & Federal campgrounds don't reside inside municipal boundaries so it isn't an issue there. Private campgrounds have a right to make up whatever restrictions they deem best suits their intended clientele.

In those very rare instances that you may encounter the no removal restriction, there is almost certainly another campground available within minutes of your preferred location.

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I have unloaded my TC at KOAs, NP, and other campgrounds with no problems.
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... Private campgrounds have a right to make up whatever restrictions they deem best suits their intended clientele.
That's summarizes it right there.

I've never seen it be a problem in state/forest service / BLM campgrounds.
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Our RV park does not allow campers to be unloaded. Kept on the truck there are no issues.
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