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Old 01-31-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Big rigs thru Yellowstone

Is there a length limit while driving thru Yellowstone Nat Park. I have a 45' motor home pulling a CRV and will be entering the park from the east to go to a West Yellowstone campground. Anyone else done this???

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No length limit for driving in the park but you won't be able to stay in any of the Park campgrounds. Not a big deal though. Just stay right outside the park on the west side and make day trips.
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We did it las summer in a 40' with no toad. It is possible but you better not blink an eye on those turns. Biggest thrill was oncoming white class C rentals not staying in their space. Can be a bit hairy at times when traffic stops to look at some wildlife but you will have fun.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:25 PM   #4
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We are staring to plan a trip for this summer. Our MH is 30'.
What kind of campgrounds are inside the park? We can come in with full fresh water and empty black tanks, but would like electric.
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Thanks for the quick response's. I guess just go slow and dodge newbies. Air horns might come in handy....

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Actually, the roads are so narrow that the wide body rigs we saw were seldom on their side of the yellow line and these were not rentals. Luckily were a narrow older rig so we could move over to give them part of our lane but we were hugging some rock walls at times to do so. I hate to think what happens when two wide bodies meet each other head on. Definitely go slow. The other problem was alot of pick up trucks heading toward us that were across the yellow line and speeding. Again slow was the answer to give them time to get back on their side. I wouldn't use air horns. The wildlife is a highlight of the trip and scaring them off is not a good idea.

To Judy we have a 30 ft RV and stayed in Yellowstone. With a 30 ft narrow or regular body you can go all over and see all the sights without a toad. Here is a link to our stay in Grant Village. I don't think it had electric.
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I think there was only one stop we didn't visit due to the parking lot being full. The rest we had no trouble getting our RV into. Because of lane closures for road work occasionally you would hit a group that just came through a closure so it caused clumping of sightseers at the sights.
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we did it in May with no toad. Our MH is 35' and had no problems even going over Sylvan Pass. We stayed in Cody at the KOA and rented a car that we used for day trips into the park but when we left we traveled from the east gate down to the south gate.
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Question. Do the parks in Yellowstone have wifi? Or cellphone g4?
I work on the road and need communications.
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Question. Do the parks in Yellowstone have wifi? Or cellphone g4?
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Wifi/cell service is very very spotty in the park. A weak cell signal about 3 miles east of Fishing Bridge and a fair signal at the Old Faithful Lodge area. Suspect there may be wifi there to but never tried. This was with Verizon.
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i had service throughout most of the park and I have sprint.
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Is there a length limit while driving thru Yellowstone Nat Park. I have a 45' motor home pulling a CRV and will be entering the park from the east to go to a West Yellowstone campground. Anyone else done this???

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I plan to do the same thing after the FMCA rally, Gillette WY June 19-22. Will probably spend some time in Cody then drive through Yellowstone to the West entrance. . Have reservations at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park June 28-July 5.
I also wondered what the drive through the park would be like in a big rig with toad. Thanks for posting.
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For an extensive discussion of Yellowstone see RV Cruzer's pages Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and the Beartooths
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For an extensive discussion of Yellowstone see RV Cruzer's pages Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and the Beartooths
Thank-you for the link it will help us plan our trip for mid to late August heading from the east. Any additional hints would be great.
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38' + toad, no problem.



These guys have the right of way.




KOA in West Yellowstone - Nice town.




Lots of nice sights
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