Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Yosemite - length restrictions

Have others traveled to Yosemite in a 40' or 45' coach? I want to learn if they have length restrictions or if the comments I've read only refer to the campgrounds having limited sites that accomodate 40-45' coaches?

I've been to Yellowstone and only recall that one road (Upper Terraces Area of Mammoth Hot Springs) did not allow RV's or Trailers. I've not been to Yosemite so would appreciate advice regarding seeing that park in an RV.
__________________

__________________
DSproed is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-18-2010, 07:15 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 463
Tour buses 45' long used to be in Yosemite but they have special parking places and the drivers stay with the bus so they can CONTINUALLY move them to let other buses in and out.

I would camp outside the park and take your "Toad" in the park. Much more pleasant. Some of the roads in the park are a bit tight but parking would be the problem, IMHO.
__________________

__________________
OldChief7155 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Dadeaux's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Orange Beach, AL
Posts: 744
There are also some tunnels that are a squeeze for a big rig requiring that you drive in the middle so on coming traffic must be timed.
As the above says it is best to stay outside the park and drive your toad in to visit.
__________________
Del & Charlotte
RVing - Time well wasted
2004 Phaeton 40TGH w/ 2010 Acadia
Dadeaux is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2010, 10:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,163
Just did two trips to Yosemite in April and July as my son was working at the Ahwanhee Hotel.

We have a 40-foot Tour and tow a Jeep. Of the hundreds of campsites in the Valley, only TWELVE fit a 40 foot rig and ZERO will fit a 45 footer. We had site 111 in North Pines both times.

If you don't have a campsite, parking for a 40 or 45 foot rig is very limited and in the summer impossible to find. The main loop road is fine to drive on but the campground roads are tight will all the trees.

There is a big parking lot by Curry Village and some parking along the road between Curry Village and the campgrounds. Space will depend on the time of year you are there.

Read the posts about the best way into and out of the park. Rt. 41 from Fresno is the easiest.
__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 07:10 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 3
Less Busy

Thanks for the comments - we would not be traveling in high traffic months of summer - spring when the flowers bloom or fall after kids return to school - how about suggestions for traveling during those times.

How long will it take to see Yosemite? What are the highlights that you can get to in a coach, if one doesn't have a tow car?

Thanks,
__________________
DSproed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010, 08:19 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
RVThere's Avatar
 
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Florida Keys
Posts: 2,163
Remember spring in Yosemite is summer everywhere else! We were there in April and had 15 inches of snow a day after it was 70 degrees. Beware that Yosemite Falls will be dry by September once all the snow melts.

Most of the tourist attractions you can see from the loop road and there are very good bus tours you can take. You should give yourself at least 5 days so you're not rushed. My son lived in Yosemite from April to September and didn't see it all.

- Ahwanhee Hotel - make reservations for dinner in the dining room
- Yosemite Falls
- Bridal Veil Falls
- Bus trip up to Glacier Point
- Bus trip to see the Giant Sequoia trees
- 17 mile round trip hike to the top of Half Dome
__________________

__________________
Tom and Katharine
'07 Winnebago Tour 40TD, 400hp Cummins
'17 Winnebago View 24V, '02 R-Vision B+
RVing for 19 years & 150,000+ miles
RVThere is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Length restrictions wagon217 Class A Motorhome Discussions 26 09-03-2010 10:22 AM
Insurance - Storage Restrictions BHEMOTH Canada Region 6 08-30-2010 08:06 AM
Maximum Motorhome Length Allowed in Yosemite dpeterso Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 8 04-06-2010 08:21 PM
Allowable RV length in Yosemite? Letsgoagain Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 8 06-19-2007 08:25 PM
Length Restrictions journeylad iRV2.com General Discussion 3 05-21-2006 02:07 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.