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Old 05-31-2012, 12:57 PM   #1
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Maximum length of Toy Hauler

I am saving up for a Toy Hauler. We full-time all over the US and have found that our 30' travel trailer is pretty easy to fit into most all campgrounds/resorts.

For those of you who have 38-42 foot toy haulers, have you experienced difficulties in finding spots? Is there a maximum length you would recommend?

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:51 PM   #2
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Hiya BP, I'm wandering around with this TH which is 43' 8", not counting the dually. I estimate my overall length at around 58 - 59 feet.

I did, down at Ft. Pickens NP in Florida stuff it into about a 40 foot site, but I was hanging over the back from the back tires on. Unloading the bike at the site was out of the question.

I have learned to look for "Big Rig Friendly" and pull through sites, particularly being a solo.

That said, using mostly pull throughs, I have had no real problems on this trip. Just go slow and easy getting in, (that goes for back in sites as well), and ignore anybody trying to rush you. You'll be done when the rig is where you want it...

Good luck, and feel free to PM with any other questions.

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I can put my 40' into almost any site in most parks. That is NOT because of my skill backing up trailers. Go slow (as Dp said), and remember that sometimes, a 2 ft pull forward (in the midst of your backing) can re-orient everything with a 3x axle TH.
If that doesn't work, take the numbers off the sides of the 5er. Tell 'em it's a 36' when you check in...lol.
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I owned a 34 ft before I got this WW 43 ft. I usually try to find pull thrus if possible. Alot of places we go have no pull thrus. I drive thru the sites to find one that I can get into. Like they said take it slow and dont let anyone rush you when backing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #5
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we have a 40' raptor th and a 25 ft freightliner. i usually ask them if you can get a 18 wheeler in their slots. not all big rig spaces fit ours
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We have a long toy hauler, like you was a little worried about the length at first but have not had any real problems as yet. You do have to pick your campground and look for 'big rig friendly' places but rvparkreviews.com can be very helpful with that and... so far, so good. Actually we find height is more of an issue than length as many campgrounds are not very observant of tree trimming and that can sometimes be a hassle. Just tell them what you have when you call and we've found most campgrounds to be honest about whether you should have a problem or not. Sometimes checking the campground out on the Google Maps satellite view can also be helpful, also lets you also look at the way in on surface streets.
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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I will concur with all others. Ours is about 42' never really been an issue. You'll be fine.

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