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Old 08-07-2006, 01:49 PM   #1
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We are looking at moving from a slide in camper to a TT. I've been leaning to the 30 - 32' trailers but my wife is more inclined to go with a 26-28' TT. She feels we may have trouble finding campsites long enough to accomodate the longer trailer.

I'm just looking for what your experience has been at campgrounds -- any trouble finding spots for a longer trailer?
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Old 08-07-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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We are looking at moving from a slide in camper to a TT. I've been leaning to the 30 - 32' trailers but my wife is more inclined to go with a 26-28' TT. She feels we may have trouble finding campsites long enough to accomodate the longer trailer.

I'm just looking for what your experience has been at campgrounds -- any trouble finding spots for a longer trailer?
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Old 08-07-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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We had no problems when we had a 33 ft 5th wheel that we pulled with a 2500HD. There were always sites we could comfortably get in & out of. Having previously owned a 25 ft TT pulled by a Durango, believe me, you will not be dissappointed going bigger. It seems like a big jump from a slide in, but you never regret getting more space; however, you can regret not getting enough.

Good luck on your search. Keep us posted on what you end up getting.

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Old 08-07-2006, 05:53 PM   #4
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If you prefer camping in national parks, state parks, most of their sites were built years ago when a 30' Trailer was the largest usually sold. Thus a trailer in the 30-32'range should not have any problem with parking at a camping site. Commercial CG's and RV parks are equipped to handle this size with ease. You have, as the GM add says " a very capable Duramax/Allison combo" to tow a 30-32' travel trailer with ease. Decide which TT you both really want and settle for nothing less.
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Old 08-09-2006, 05:24 PM   #5
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Our previous TT was 30' and we never had any problems. My current fiver is 35' and I haven't had any issues with this one either. You just have to remember that there are certain places you can't go like others have said. We have had really good luck in State parks etc. but there are also some National Forest Campgrounds that I know I can not fit in. I just don't go there and find something else that will accomodate us. I have not had any issues in the private parks.
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With a 36.5' 5er, we have found a few places we could not fit. Mostly older campgrounds. A few Corp parks in Oklahoma were a problem and we had a very limited numbe rof sites to fit into.

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If you have slides on both sides, you might run into more problems than being too long.
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There is a difference between the total length of a 5th wheel and TT combination. A 25ft 5th wheel is like towing a 15-20ft TT esp when it comes to fitting into sites and parking both rigs on the drive. I have a 24ft TT and have a 19ft tow vehicle - I try to find sites with at least a 40ft drive. A few weeks ago I put the TT into a 30ft drive, I had to put the rear end of the TT onto the grass and park my Tahoe at an angle to fit on the pad. A 5th wheel could have parked part of the truck under the overhang. I don't have a slide so I don't worry about that - but I have seen sites where you could not deploy a slide. So if you get a slide, make sure the floorplan will function while it is in. After having a slide in, I am sure that any size of TT will seem big. Also, just because you have a vehicle that can tow a larger TT doesn't mean you have to. I am not sure what kind of camping you do, but if you frequent the more remote and rustic campgrounds and want a trailer to match, take a look at either a Nash or Arctic Fox.
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I just did the same thing you are talking about. Sold my Lance and went looking for TT's. I was told get as small of a trailer as you are comfortable with. I looked all over and ended up ordering a 31 foot trailer(36' tounge to bumper). I too was worried about overall length and campsites. I justified it by realizing I usually boondock, so finding space in a campground isn't a concern to me. As far as overall length was concerned in boondock spots, I usually would have my atv trailer(20'car hauler) that was attached to my truck/camper. That combo was 45' front to back and I always left it hooked up when boondocking, so I figure with the TT I can back it in then disconnect the truck, park it somewhere else and have a shorter overall length then before.

I can't say how it works, I have about another week to wait before the trailer arrives.
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The wife and I bought a new 30ft Cherokee this year with two slides and love it We had a 26ft with no slides and found that while the extra legth does strech things out nicly the slides open everything up so the inside looks HUGE
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