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Old 11-30-2015, 07:01 AM   #29
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Old 11-30-2015, 07:55 AM   #30
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Do you say that because some have restrictions on length or just because of the hassle of trying to back in a big rig?
I'm not H$X$, but I had an experience just yesterday that seems relevant.

I drove up the Kern River valley in CA yesterday just to look around. I cruised through many of the campgrounds that were open just to see what the spaces were like. Half had a little more than just enough room to park a car or pickup. A few had enough room for a very small trailer, maybe a pop-up or tent trailer, and a smallish tow vehicle. A handful had enough room for an RV, like a small motor home and a tiny toad.

And a couple or three had enough space for a trailer like mine and the tow vehicle to be able to park in the space given at the camp site.

No where did I see a sign that said there was a length limit in these concessionaire run USFS campgrounds. Length was limited by the spaces available, not by a rule that I could see when I entered the campground.

There were some primitive camping sites that could accommodate larger trailers, maybe up to almost thirty feet, but there was no way anyone was gonna get a big trailer or motor home in there and be able to maneuver around. The turns were too tight with rocks in the way, large rocks and small boulders.

There doesn't have to be a length rule if the rocks will enforce their own.

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You can put a smaller TT into a larger suite but it doesn't work the other way. Gas stations and parking lots also seem a little smaller. My previous TT was 28 ft B to B so 31 is not that much different, but it is. The inside room of the new one is really nice and I could wait out a 3 day storm in it easy. So, I think I'll keep it. But it's not really camping with it.
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If you go on reserve America you list what equipment you have and its length. They will then give you the list of available sites. When you look at each site it will give you the max length for that site. It doesn't mean you will be able to fit your rig into it or even through the park. As mentioned there are trees, rocks and lots of other little things to make your day miserable.

I saw the biggest double door 5th wheel that I have ever seen trying to get into the site across from me in Rancharia Campground. After about 1 hour he gave up, the site was long enough. About 6 hours later he finally made it out of the campground. Tight tight corners, big rocks and huge Ponderosas.
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Movability isn't just your TT length, it's also your TV and the tongue length. We have 20' box trailer. which should be able to get into most forestry camp sites. Between the short tongue and long wheel base of the long box Quad cab, a lot of sites are a challenge. Later models have longer tongues, about time.

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