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Old 01-26-2011, 08:42 PM   #1
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Hello. We are new at the RVing and and this forum. I have owned a camping trailer for a while and now we moved up to a 2008 Tiffin Pheaton 40ft. we are going to Yellowstone this June and I want to stay in the park. I understand that some campgrounds don't accommodate 40 ft rigs. Where do you recommend we camp inside the park. Any tips will be appreciated.
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Congratulations on your new purchase. There are a lot of state parks that can''t handle 40' rigs. It never entered my mind when I purchased ours. There will be plenty of places that you can find to camp. Yellowstone is in our plans within the next year also.

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Old 01-26-2011, 10:17 PM   #3
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They only place with hookups within Yellowstone that will fit a 40 footer is Fishing Bridge Campground. However due to some power problems, there are only water and sewer hookups this summer.

See info from the website to call for a reservation. Don't wait to make your reservation.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts operates campgrounds at Bridge Bay, Canyon, Fishing Bridge RV Park, Grant Village, and Madison. Same-day reservations can be made by calling: 307-344-7901. Future reservations can be made by calling: 307-344-7311 or 1-866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375), or by writing: Yellowstone National Park Lodges, PO Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.

Online reservations are not available at this time.
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Grand Tetons is a close alternative to set up base camp....
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Old 01-27-2011, 05:37 PM   #5
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Hi Kpartin,
Welcome to iRV2. Being this is your first trip, I can understand your excitement about staying inside Yellowstone. I'd like to offer an alternative way of thinking. For me, I will not put up with the narrow roads, difficult turn, difficult backing into the site, weak power, small sites and trees scratching my coach (because of poor maintenance), to stay inside a NP. Instead I choose a private CG close to the entrance of the NP I am there to see. This has always worked much better. I will be at Yellowstone this summer. I am staying at the KOA just outside the western side of the park.

It's like going to Disney World and one needs to stay at Ft. Wilderness. I got over that a long time ago. I'll stay at a CG close by that has pull through sites wider roads (compared to those DW loop roads) and no trees to scratch my coach.
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Hi Ken & Kitty!

Just wanted to drop by and say WELCOME!!! I would be VERY excited, if I were in your shoes, as well. Heck, I am only going to the Oregon coast, for my vacation this year, and I'm excited about that (I live in SW Washington). That is nothing like your trip!

Post photo's of your new coach! I love looking at the shots of other peoples rigs

Please keep us updated on your adventures!

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Hi Kpartin,
Welcome to iRV2. Being this is your first trip, I can understand your excitement about staying inside Yellowstone. I'd like to offer an alternative way of thinking. For me, I will not put up with the narrow roads, difficult turn, difficult backing into the site, weak power, small sites and trees scratching my coach (because of poor maintenance), to stay inside a NP. Instead I choose a private CG close to the entrance of the NP I am there to see. This has always worked much better. I will be at Yellowstone this summer. I am staying at the KOA just outside the western side of the park.

It's like going to Disney World and one needs to stay at Ft. Wilderness. I got over that a long time ago. I'll stay at a CG close by that has pull through sites wider roads (compared to those DW loop roads) and no trees to scratch my coach.
I didn't think of it that way. thanks for the in site
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Hi Ken & Kitty!

Just wanted to drop by and say WELCOME!!! I would be VERY excited, if I were in your shoes, as well. Heck, I am only going to the Oregon coast, for my vacation this year, and I'm excited about that (I live in SW Washington). That is nothing like your trip!

Post photo's of your new coach! I love looking at the shots of other peoples rigs

Please keep us updated on your adventures!

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I will post some pictures as soon as I figure out how. Thanks
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