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Old 10-06-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Large pull through…how common

Maybe this is only a “everything is bigger in Texas” phenomenon, but I called a couple RV sites a few hundred miles away so we can do some maiden-voyage shake-downs. I asked if they have pull through sites big enough for motor home with trailer. Three out of three had pull through sites up to 90-feet long. Is this normal or?? I needed 60-feet and thought that was long.
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I'd say 90' would be the exception, although I was in a pull through in Crossville, TN that was about 150'.

60' is long.
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I'd say 90' would be the exception, although I was in a pull through in Crossville, TN that was about 150'.

60' is long.
Same here...one of the sites said they could take up to 150 feet.

60 sounds long but a 38 home with a 16 foot car trailer with 4-foor V and youre almost 60 feet.
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I'd say 90' would be the exception, although I was in a pull through in Crossville, TN that was about 150'.

60' is long.
Dirk, That was no pull through in Crossville, TN, that was the runway.

Gordon, It will vary greatly. Most of the pull throughs we have encountered in our short one year experience from San Antonio to Utah to Indiana have been barely adequate at 59 to 65 feet. A few have been 75 ft. plus, but that is the exception. The older the park, the shorter the space. This is even true with KOA's. A new KOA is much more likely to have PT's that are 75 ft. plus. We overnighted in a KOA in Sante Fe that was barely 55 ft. and very unlevel.

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Dirk, That was no pull through in Crossville, TN, that was the runway.

Gordon, It will vary greatly. Most of the pull throughs we have encountered in our short one year experience from San Antonio to Utah to Indiana have been barely adequate at 59 to 65 feet. A few have been 75 ft. plus, but that is the exception. The older the park, the shorter the space. This is even true with KOA's. A new KOA is much more likely to have PT's that are 75 ft. plus. We overnighted in a KOA in Sante Fe that was barely 55 ft. and very unlevel.

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Curious…do most places have space if you need to disconnect your trailer or are you moving down the road or looking for the closest Wal-Mart lot!
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Curious…do most places have space if you need to disconnect your trailer or are you moving down the road or looking for the closest Wal-Mart lot!
Most CG's have space somewhere for a trailer.
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Think that 150' lot was called Walmart in Crossville. What CG was that in?
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Think that 150' lot was called Walmart in Crossville. What CG was that in?
You can see the 5 extra long one's at the upper right.

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I am 65 feet with the trailer. I have found that 9 out of 10 KOA campgrounds can get us in without unhooking the trailer. It is a hassle to unload the Jeep, unhook the trailer, hook the trailer to the Jeep, and then place the trailer in a parking spot. I have done it many times but I would rather not.
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I am 65 feet with the trailer. I have found that 9 out of 10 KOA campgrounds can get us in without unhooking the trailer. It is a hassle to unload the Jeep, unhook the trailer, hook the trailer to the Jeep, and then place the trailer in a parking spot. I have done it many times but I would rather not.
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Well that’s a potential problem. I’d need to unload the car from the trailer then store the trailer direct from the motorhome. Car is an MX5 so no hooking a car hauler to that.
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60-80' is about the norm for pull-through's, though we rarely use them. One of us gets out, we have our hand signals down pat and away we back in. DW is the better backer-upper. You'd be surprised the tight places you can get one of these beasts into. We went from a dually truck camper set-up to a 40' coach. We like to stay in state parks and were concerned we would be shut out of our favorite spots. Long story short, we can still fit in our favorite sites. Pull through's are nice but there are options.
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We just returned from a trip out through Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming and S Dakota. When traveling we would just wing it and trust that we could find a place to stay for the night in the 'book' During the entire three week trip we only had two places where we had to unhook the towed. Every CG was a pull through. So yes, it is pretty common.
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We have frequented a CG in Tupelo that has some sites outfitted so that they can be used either for long pull throughs or two shorter sites accessible from both ends of the pull thru. I've also seen some like the one referred to above where the layout (maybe a CG modification) was just not condusive to making uniform, shorter pull throughs.
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Curious…do most places have space if you need to disconnect your trailer or are you moving down the road or looking for the closest Wal-Mart lot!
Actually, we have not had a problem having to disconnect but we are careful to single out the ones that will work ahead of time or on the road. We are 62' long with car and tow dolly so a 60' space will work if we squeeze it just right.

We did have a "pull-in/back-out" space in Sedona but there was plenty of room to stow the dolly and the car.

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