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Old 09-18-2016, 11:17 PM   #1
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Sizes of campsites

We are complete newbies to RVing. We are getting a class c camper that is 31' 7" long. Should we always look for a site at least 32' long, or would a 31' be ok?
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It would be best to ask the campground you are visiting. Some will cram you in a spot others have large spots and there are some with pull through sites
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We are complete newbies to RVing. We are getting a class c camper that is 31' 7" long. Should we always look for a site at least 32' long, or would a 31' be ok?

You will find not every site uses the SAME means of measurements

Some state 32' and you have 60' of parking
Some state 32' and back 3' of rig is hanging out over site

Unless you go to same CG and know how sites are measured always 'ROUND UP' in size.
Better to have more parking then not enough
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A 35' site would suit you perfectly.
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I have a 42' fifth wheel and I have been told it will fit but they don't figure in the extra 16' for the truck to back it in with. Now I ask for bigger than I need!
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If really concerned, use the measuring tool on Google Earth (Google Earth, not Google Maps and free download). Once you find the campground, you can view the individual site and measure the length in feet.

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We are complete newbies to RVing. We are getting a class c camper that is 31' 7" long. Should we always look for a site at least 32' long, or would a 31' be ok?
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we've always had plenty of room, even with sites listed as shorter than even our coach length itself - I've been in 20' sites and still had room for our toad...
You also get a lot more site options if you don't overestimate your length at time of reservation.
most sites automatically include additional length for a vehicle, and you also have to add the fact that your vehicle can usually hang over the rear of the site in most situations, too.
Google overview/earth is the best tool to use if you have any concerns...
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you never can tell...

my trailer states 29 feet.. its 33 feet.

last year.. I was placed on a site.. and 6 feet of the trailer was hanging over a stream. 4 feet down.

and I also have been placed in a site. said 40 feet.... and my truck and trailer is 55 feet and I had another 20 feet of extra space.


SO ASK... I do NOW.
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Our favorite spot at our favorite campground says 40', but I've had our 45' rig in there with no trouble. Even the campground workers were surprised when I told them.
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I tell them my 42 footer is a 40 footer. Just keep it simple. Sometimes they base it on being able to manuever in and out of a spot.

Welcome to the Forum. This is a great resource.
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