Originally Posted by Sky_Boss
Sandee & I are looking at a similar route next summer. Based on what you experienced, any issues with 43' & Honda CRV toad? Thanks for your update!
I had my concerns before we left but I found the trip to be very doable. Our RV is 40' and we tow a Chevy overall length of 62 feet. A few turns were a little tight but really not bad.
The biggest challenge was campgrounds that you can fit into. Almost every campground we stayed at were originally built in the 80's or 90's and designed for RV's that were much smaller. I had a coastal pine tree rub the length of my coach, a tree branch take out two roof FM antennas, another tree branch take out two roof vents and I dinged my front bumper on rocks trying to maneuver into a campground dump station. I won't detail a couple of hair raising adventures trying to navigate into parking spots. I had a long conversation with one CG manager and he explained that with all of the new laws regarding building on the coast, the CG as they are configured are grandfathered in, and it would be cost prohibitive to upgrade to make the CG more accommodating to the new larger RV's.
I do not have any advise on which campgrounds to use. We called every CG we stayed at and asked if they could fit a large RV they all said "yes," and while they could fit our RV they left out the challenge we would have getting in and out. I encourage that you take this trip you will not be disappointed. Read CG reviews, call the CG and ask questions and look on Google maps hopefully you pick better CG's then I did.
PM me if you want a list of CG's to avoid.