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Old 06-15-2014, 12:06 AM   #15
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Our coach is a little more than 44 feet. We haven't had a problem going to the Keys or to Denver from Atlanta. I would not consider anything other than a full wall slide with tag. If I can get into and out of Boyd's in Key West I bet I can fit anywhere. Go for it.

You are soooo right about Boyd's !
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While doing a lot of research for a full-time rig I have been limiting myself to a 40' length. But I have come across some great looking and good deals on some 42 or 43 foot rigs.

Will it be next to impossible to get these rigs in state or national parks or even private rv parks?
I have a 42' Monaco Windsor. I like the 42' because it doesn't have the tag axle. I think honestly, that you'd have trouble telling it was longer if you parked it next to a 40 footer. No trouble at all. Most places that can't handle my rig couldn't handle the 40' either. Buy it and enjoy the extra room.
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Being in Canada along the West Coast, I will say that the provincial parks seem to have limited space after rigs reach the 34' length. Larger Class A's are much rarer on the ground up here as well so often navigating around some of these parks can be a little like contortion-ism. Most private grounds are better geared towards the bigger rigs and have better availability but it is worth mentioning. I won't speak about Eastern Canada because I don't know but I suspect that the age of the park has a lot to do with the size of RV's that can be accommodated. Parks in Eastern Canada tend to be older than parks in Western Canada so nuff said.
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Just went from a 38 to a 45 tag and have no problems. The 45 actually is easier to back in tight spots than the 38 was. The only concern is the height in some of the parks. On the road is no problem since all semi's are taller and have the trees trimmed to the proper height.


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buy the biggest rig you can get.. I have never been turned back at a campground after the reservation was made, but also I do not go to the state parks at all.
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Just went from a 38 to a 45 tag and have no problems. The 45 actually is easier to back in tight spots than the 38 was. The only concern is the height in some of the parks. On the road is no problem since all semi's are taller and have the trees trimmed to the proper height.


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Actually the diesel pushers are shorter than my current gas motorhome. It is 12' 10" to the top of the A/C and 13' 6" to the tip of my antennas.

I have been spot checking COE and state parks and I have not found many issues so for.
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Actually the diesel pushers are shorter than my current gas motorhome. It is 12' 10" to the top of the A/C and 13' 6" to the tip of my antennas.

I have been spot checking COE and state parks and I have not found many issues so for.

And my pusher is 13' 1 1/2" to the top of the satellite dome (and slightly higher to the top of the ladder).............


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It will be rare that anyplace with room for a 40' won't have space for a 42 - 43' rig. I do know of at least one state park in SC that does limit rig size to 40', however.

Increasing size does mean diminishing options, in terms of where to park it, but as earlier mentioned, if you can't get into the state or national park campground, there's likely a private park nearby. As we are now full time, we really appreciate the additional living space of the larger rig.
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