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Old 06-18-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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RV Parking/Spots: Box or Actual length??

When making reservations or trying to find spots at an RV park what length do I go buy. The trailer box, in my case 25RKS, I assume 25'? Or do I use the actual length of 29' which includes tongue?


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Old 06-18-2015, 12:04 PM   #3
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When I had a TT I included the total length (mine was 29' also). It usually does not matter at that length. It can get to be important when you are over 35' or so. In any case you don't want to come up too long for your assigned space.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:05 PM   #4
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I tell them I have a 35 ft TT. If I want to keep the truck connected I tell them that and the actual total length (55') then ask if they have a spot big enough to keep the truck connected.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:10 PM   #5
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Here is my thoughts
Depends on the question and what it means.
My truck and trailer are north of 55 feet when connected.. Add a foot or so for the stinger
25 foot truck, Trailer Ball to Bumper is 30 feet
The model is 26 RLS
If you tell them the trailer is 26 feet and it is 30 feet you could end up with a campsite spot that is 4 feet short of having the bumpers out of the laneways. I don't like parking sideways to the trailer normally.
I always tell them trailer is 30 feet with a slide. Truck is 25 feet
Sometimes wish they where shorter sometimes wish they where longer
Depends on the question.
Entering a pay for use measured by length auto ferry trailer is 26 feet
Bragging to family the trailer is a 30 footer fully loaded luxury edition.

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Old 06-18-2015, 02:58 PM   #6
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I do research on google maps, campsitephotos.com, google images, etc. before I book a site. My trailer is at 35ft to including the tongue. I usually look to see what is close by and make my own decision. I have stayed at parks that show the site as 25ft long, done my research, and see that 40ft MH's are there. I have arrived at those sites and found I had 10+ft behind me. I have also had one park that said max 31ft and booked. Got there and only 4 open sites looked big enough for me - picked the double wide 20ft long site and parked diagonally. That place was the only site I have ever seen with wooden poles around every site and the roads. If I only went to the places that fit 35ft travel trailers, I would never use my trailer.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:11 PM   #7
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It actually depends on the site.. One COE campground I often visit if you choose a straight back in site you need to put your trailer and tow vehicle both on site.. But if it's a pull through site (Wide spot in the road) you can forget the tong.. But then they use a very long yardstick there.

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I have made resevations for or 26RL that measures a little over 30ft at sites that state 25 max (COE) and stated 25ft to make the reservation,always a pull thru, so far not burned yet. I try to say 30ft,unless 25 ft sites are all that's available, only lying by 1 foot ????

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