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Old 06-18-2012, 11:17 AM   #1
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My wife and I just purchased a really nice 38', 2001 Holiday Rambler Endeavor motorhome. It's our first motorhome but our 5th RV, so we've been at it a while.

Since the unit is fairly large, and I'll be towing a trailer with my wife's Toyota Forerunner and my motorcycle on it, I estimate total length of the "rig" is going to be dang near 60'. Not having ever pulled into a campground with a rig that long, what's the 'protocol' when we show up? Will places that accomodate "big rigs" have spaces long enough for us to just pull straight into, or are we going to have to offload the Forerunner & motorcycle, move the trailer to a "storage" area at the park, and then just pull the motorhome into the space by itself?

I'm just curious about what is considered typical for rigs this long. Thanks so much for any expertise and advice you can render.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new Rig! I would suggest that if you have a smartphone get the Allstays Camp & RV app. That will tell you if a campground is big rig friendly or not and it will also point out all campgrounds close to whereever you are going to stop. Good app & we use it a lot. We use our Droid to look at Google maps to see what the interior roads look like before committing to it.

We don't have a big trailer but do have a toad we haul. Most of the time we unhook at the entrance which usually has a fairly large parking area and drive our toad to the site. Occasionally we have unhooked the toad on the road right in front of the site but don't like doing that as it blocks others from passing.

Not too many campgrounds have large pull-through sites that can handle 60' so I don't know how you would handle parking a trailer that size with a motorhome. I do know you should call the campground before arrival to make sure that they can accomodate the trailer.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Hi and welcome to the forum! Congrats on your new rig.

We're just about 60' long too. In order to avoid unhooking, you'll want to look for CGs which have pull thru sites in the length you need. I'd guess that you'll be able to find them in that size in over half of the CGs out there.

Pull thru sites are often centrally located in the CG and often times aren't the most desirable sites for stays of more than a day or two. If you want the more desirable sites you'll probably have to unhook and store the trailer somewhere. Many CGs have areas for this purpose.

Best of luck.

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You may want to check out the book, "Big Rigs, Best Bets".


Lots of info on CGs offering plenty of room for large rigs.
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by pagosajoe View Post
You may want to check out the book, "Big Rigs, Best Bets".


Lots of info on CGs offering plenty of room for large rigs.
One of the forum members kindly referred me to this Big Rig Resorts - Making your RV Travels Easier which is free!

Haven't used it yet, but it looks good ...

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Thanks to all who replied on this question. You helped us out a lot, and we will definitely be using the BIG RIG RESORTS website as we travel.

Travel safe and have fun wherever you go!

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Old 06-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by pagosajoe View Post
You may want to check out the book, "Big Rigs, Best Bets".


Lots of info on CGs offering plenty of room for large rigs.
I bought this book and carry it with me everywhere. I love that specific sites are recommended as well as CGs. Great advice

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