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Old 05-27-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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On rainy days I would think you would want to have a little extra room to stretch out inside. And I'm not afraid of towing an apartment behind my truck.
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It partly depends on where you want to use it. If you will always use large RV parks, go for a big one. If you might want to camp in national parks, national forests, state parks, anything much over about 38' can be a problem.

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Old 05-27-2015, 12:54 PM   #17
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We use ours in both Joel. Not as many sites fit us, but never failed to find one that worked. Just takes a little more planning...
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Good to know taken. I have a state park about 30 mins from home I could consult with about there max length. Used to spend weekends there as a kid. Good place to spend a long weekend.
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Maybe not too big for most... but too big for me. With opposing slides and nicer layouts, about 33' is plenty for me... too much hassle after that.
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My dads 5ver is 27' and maybe its the floorplan but it feels way too small when your stuck inside with 2 people. When you have guests its almost impossible to entertain.
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Good to know taken. I have a state park about 30 mins from home I could consult with about there max length. Used to spend weekends there as a kid. Good place to spend a long weekend.
We do about half our stays at state parks. We study the map, look at campsite photos if available, and call the ranger with our questions.
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My dads 5ver is 27' and maybe its the floorplan but it feels way too small when your stuck inside with 2 people. When you have guests its almost impossible to entertain.
DW an I and 2 cats have a 27' 5er. We tend to live in it for 2 months each winter and another 2 months each summer. So far, it still seems spacious to us. Perhaps, that is because we used to travel in a 19' class B.

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taken, we have a 36ft FW and camp in a lot of Wisconsin State Parks. Not sure I would want to get any longer. We just don't fit in a lot of campsites. If you are going to stay in private campgrounds, then go as long as you want. IMO.
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What works for you may not work for someone else, you have to know your requirements. Sometimes longer length is not the limitation to fit in a spot, but the turn radius to get into that spot.

Yes, length can be an issue sometimes, but sufficient planning can avoid troubles.
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taken, we have a 36ft FW and camp in a lot of Wisconsin State Parks. Not sure I would want to get any longer. We just don't fit in a lot of campsites. If you are going to stay in private campgrounds, then go as long as you want. IMO.
Yes, it is harder. We've always had big stuff. A 32' TT, a 36' TT, a 40' FW, and now a 44' FW. Sometimes there are only one or two sites in an entire state park that will accomodate but we book way in advance and do our homework. I do agree that full hookup, pull through, RV parks are a better fit. They are often not in as nice a location though. So, we spend time in both. Got to have an excuse to run the onboard genset and live off our 6v batteries and solar!
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What works for you may not work for someone else, you have to know your requirements. Sometimes longer length is not the limitation to fit in a spot, but the turn radius to get into that spot.

Yes, length can be an issue sometimes, but sufficient planning can avoid troubles.

All very true. Sometimes a narrow campground road and a site with a narrow opening can defeat the fact that it's 60 feet deep. Campground maps are the least use full. I find that parks that have campsite photos are the best for planning ahead. They are often not on the campground's website but rather on independant websites like the aptly named: campsitephotos.com There are others out there too...
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Hey taken, what do you have that's 44' long?!?
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Hey taken, what do you have that's 44' long?!?
It's in my signature line. XLR Thunderbolt 395AMP. 44.5' actually...
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