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Old 12-04-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Class A + Motorcycle Trailer + Campgrounds

I am considering pulling a motorcycle trailer behind my Class A. My overall length will be around 52'. Can most campgrounds handle that length? I probably would require a pull-thru campsite because I do not want to back up with a trailer attached. Do campgrounds have any way of moving and storing my trailer elsewhere if I was to unhitch it? What do most RV'ers do in this case?
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We have a 40' motorhome and pull a cargo trailer with a scooter giving us an overall length of 56'. Most of the time we find pull-throughs that accommodate us. Sometimes we have to drop the trailer in our site and park the coach next to it - not a big deal. A few places require us to drop the trailer in a storage area. This is a pain as we have many items in the trailer that we like to have access to. It's doable - we've been on the road for two and half years and get by.
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You will have to check with each campground you go to. There are some that will not allow you to ride your MC in the campgrounds so you need to check that also.

I used to haul my MC on a trailer behind our 35' Class A until the DW made me get a car to tow and I never had any problems finding campgrounds with pull through sites long enough so I wouldn't have to unhook.

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We have a 40' DP, and a 7x12' enclosed trailer. Our lenght is 56'. We call ahead. Did 18 days on the road in September, loop from here thru Az, Ut, Co and back home. Never had to unhook the trailer.

In all our years of travel (many) I have been not allowed to ride my motorcycle in 1 campground,,,, Ocean Lakes at Myrtle Beach. Interestingly, they do allow bikes to be ridden in their campground during Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but the other 50 weeks not allowed. Our bike is a stock Honda, very quite. I didn't go back.

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We have a 40' DP, and a 7x12' enclosed trailer. Our lenght is 56'. We call ahead. Did 18 days on the road in September, loop from here thru Az, Ut, Co and back home. Never had to unhook the trailer.

In all our years of travel (many) I have been not allowed to ride my motorcycle in 1 campground,,,, Ocean Lakes at Myrtle Beach. Interestingly, they do allow bikes to be ridden in their campground during Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but the other 50 weeks not allowed. Our bike is a stock Honda, very quite. I didn't go back.

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I'll give you another one where motorcycles are NOT allowed - Normandy Farms in Foxboro MA.
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Old 12-05-2015, 10:03 AM   #6
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If you are talking about rv parks instead of actual campgrounds then you will have little issues finding a spot. Just call ahead and tell them you need a pull thru for your length. I am 65ft with my trailer and have always found a spot at an rv park when traveling.
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Thank you for responding to me. The information is invaluable. I never would have considered that motorcycles might be prohibited.
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Now I know two places we won't go, thanks. Jim.
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I pulled a enclosed 14' Chariot trailer behind my 35' MH 9 years for 5 months every year while Full Time.
Before that another 8 years during vacations to Motorcycle Rally's.

They were less then a handful of times that the trailer had to be unhooked from the MH. And a few I had to back into with trailer attached. Most campground have pull throwers for overnight sites.

Go to a big empty lot and practice some on backing it up. It's really not that hard to do.

Make sure the trailer has a jack tongue swivel wheel on it. The few times I had to unhook I could push my trailer(1,000 lb empty) by hand when needed.
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Now I know two places we won't go, thanks. Jim.
To be clear - Normandy Farms will allow you to park your motorcycle at the main building where you first drive in. You cannot bring it into the camping area, which is gated.

You might be 1/4 mile away from your bike in some of the places there, it's a big resort.

I saw one bike there, covered with your standard bike cover. I know I won't bring my bike there...
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We have a 40' DP, and a 7x12' enclosed trailer. Our lenght is 56'. We call ahead. Did 18 days on the road in September, loop from here thru Az, Ut, Co and back home. Never had to unhook the trailer.

In all our years of travel (many) I have been not allowed to ride my motorcycle in 1 campground,,,, Ocean Lakes at Myrtle Beach. Interestingly, they do allow bikes to be ridden in their campground during Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but the other 50 weeks not allowed. Our bike is a stock Honda, very quite. I didn't go back.

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slightly different... my truck and TT is 53 feet.. my motorcycle is in the bed of the truck

currently down the street at Myrtle Beach State Park... with bike... in fact there are 3 in the Park this week... my Honda and 2 HD's.
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The mtcyl rule may have to do with heavy unmuffled twins. Rather than discriminate they rule all mtcyls out. You can't hear mine running if you're standing next to it. Others you can hear idling 1300 feet away.

This last Fall we stayed two months in a KOA where our neighbor used his drag-piped Harley to commute to work everyday. All of us in the 150 site campground were up at 6:00am with him everyday as he idled his bike around the loops onto the main road...and nailed it.

It's a price 150 campers had to pay to allow one ill mannered mtcyl.

Park owners should have a decibel requirement. If it makes more racket than an automobile then you can't have it in the park. Legal issue? Then no mtcyls at all...and THAT's the problem. One unruly customer can make trouble for everyone.

I'm 65...and I want it QUIET for my $35/day.
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The mtcyl rule may have to do with heavy unmuffled twins. Rather than discriminate they rule all mtcyls out. You can't hear mine running if you're standing next to it. Others you can hear idling 1300 feet away.

This last Fall we stayed two months in a KOA where our neighbor used his drag-piped Harley to commute to work everyday. All of us in the 150 site campground were up at 6:00am with him everyday as he idled his bike around the loops onto the main road...and nailed it.

It's a price 150 campers had to pay to allow one ill mannered mtcyl.

Park owners should have a decibel requirement. If it makes more racket than an automobile then you can't have it in the park. Legal issue? Then no mtcyls at all...and THAT's the problem. One unruly customer can make trouble for everyone.

I'm 65...and I want it QUIET for my $35/day.
That's exactly the reason Normandy Farms gave me re: their policy. Motorcycles are too loud and despite one stating theirs is quiet, they just don't have the time to "check them all" as I was told. Pain for those of us that don't run around with loud bikes, but glad I found out before I actually went there with my bike expecting to use it. I stopped by to check the place out before actually camping there (I still went there to camp, just no bike).
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My Honda has Stock exhaust.. and both HD's as well...
mine's a 110 HP... 1800cc (110) cubic inch... and very low noise.

I gave up loud exhaust in the 1970's ....

Loud Pipes saves Lives .. it a stupid statement... for the people that have loud pipes.

use a helmet... run your lights... ride like you have a brain....and wide open throttle from a stop.. is just showing off..

personally I would like to see the police start enforcing the Noise laws..
and I understand.. they are overworked and under staffed...
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