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Old 08-25-2016, 07:43 AM   #1
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Coach size limits in National Parks

If you have a Coach that's 40' 11" & is considered a 40 ft coach can you get into National Parks that have 40 ft spaces?
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Several discussions here regarding this topic. Findable via seArch feature. Generally the size notations on parks are considered as guidelines and not hard and fast rules. Usually a space can be found to accommodate larger coaches. We have not found this to be a big problem.
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If you have a Coach that's 40' 11" & is considered a 40 ft coach can you get into National Parks that have 40 ft spaces?

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When I was in Yosemite, I was able to park my truck and trailer in the spot by backing the trailer as far back as I could, hanging the back of the trailer over the tire stop and backing until my spare tire almost touched a tree. My truck and trailer is almost forty feet long, and I was able to get both into a thirty five foot long space when separated from the trailer and parked a little to the left of centerline of the trailer, keeping the nose of the truck well away from the campground traffic.

The reservation system will not be very helpful in making sure you might be able to do something like I did when I visited Yosemite. Google Maps satellite view might be helpful, but there are no guarantees what you see on the internet will be what you get.
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Same here, use Google Earth to try to determine the likelihood of being able to fit. And remember clearance on access road is a consideration in addition to the camp sites themselves
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Great tips, so I guess in some cases the park rangers don't stop you from trying to fit. Thanks
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No, the park ranger won't stop you if you want to try fitting on a site. However, if you don't you'll be out of luck.

As mentioned, the written site size are 'guidelines'. We've fit in many national parks with our 40' motorhome and Jeep. We've visited our favorite national parks enough times that we know where we'd fit or not.
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