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Old 05-16-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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How much space is needed?

I am working with a group that is planning an event that will include RV parking for 5ths, As and Cs but I am unsure as to what space dimensions on the average should be allocated. The current suggestion is 25x50 for all spaces. Any thoughts ....thanks

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Old 05-17-2011, 05:29 AM   #2
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25' is OK for the width, and 50' in length is long enough for the longest MH, but you need to consider that the toads and trailer tow vehicles need room to park.

If space is limited, then the toads and TVs can park between the rigs.

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Keep in mind that some fifth wheel and truck combos are at 65' or longer especially those towing with a converted class 8 tractor.
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Hi tom 6118,
This can depend on the event and the expectations of the attendees. Some questions for you to answer (to yourself, not me) are:

1. Is this an RV rally?
2. IS the parking on pavement or grass?
3. IS the parking level?
4. What is the width of the road between the rows of sites?
5. Can attendees park their tow/towed vehicle in the same place as their coach?
6. Who will help the attendees park their coach?
7. What hookups are being offered (electric/water/sewer)?
8. How/when will the utilities be installed and ready for use?
9. What route will attendees follow to get to their assigned parking place.

The 25X50 is generous for a rally. The parking crew will need to be experienced parking coaches. If there will be more than one row of coaches, the width of the road is between the rows is very important.
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25x50 for the RV, make it 25 x 70 if you want the towed's on site.

I've been to some "Sardine can" events where they parked us nose to tail with perhaps 5 feet between rigs. My rig needs about 45 feet to do that

Though at those events you could drive a truck beside the rigs.

Suggestion: Contact your local FMCA chapter or the originizers of the nearest FMCA rally

Their parking crew are experts in this area.
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Sounds a bit tight to me.

The other factor is the space between rows for maneuvering room while you are backing in.

If there is no room for your toad it will get put out in front of the coach and then those arriving and departing will have a problem.
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I would like a bit more room personally. Our rig is 58' bumper to bumper. The dingy or tow vehicle can park across the end of the site. Out truck is 21' long.

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Thanks all. Appreciate the input
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At 25X50, positioning the RV in that 25' will be very important. An RV is 8' wide, extend slide out on drive side adds 3', extend awning adds 7'. Out of 25', you have 7' remaining. It is doable.

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