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Old 07-01-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Question RV length

When a campsite listing states max rv length, does this mean with or without pickup or tow? Just wondering, because our fifth with the pickup attached is longer than some of the lengths listed. kkd
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When a campsite listing states max rv length, does this mean with or without pickup or tow? Just wondering, because our fifth with the pickup attached is longer than some of the lengths listed. kkd

The issue is maneuverabilty in the tight spaces.

A Class A can drop off a toad at the gate...
but as the 5W requires the truck to get it into the spot then it's all one thing.

Clearer?
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In my experience, they are talking about the length of the rv without tow vehicle. However, if I need a pull-thru where I can stay hooked-up, I ask about the overall length of available sites.
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It means the length of rv the site can accomodate.
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Thanks all

I did find one camp site that specified the length was minus the pickup or tow. It was a KOA camp in Rock Springs WY. kkd
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Sometimes those site length specs are "optimistic" at best, or you need to bend your RV around a tree or obstacle to get into the site.

I've been to pull throughs that I had to back into because of trees that prevented the turn into the site.

It's all part of the RV adventure.
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It depends on the CG owners definition of site length, there is no standard or rule. Most use the RV length definition. I have stayed at some that are very generous in site length, some that seem to be exactly as long as the RV, and some that required backing in until the 5er wheels were against the concrete wheel stop. This is the main reason we now question the desk clerk/reservations, unless it is big-rig friendly.
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Almost universally, the listed length is the rv its self, and not with the tow vehicle or toad attached. If you look at national parks websites, specifivally Yosemite, they list the length of a trailer and mh separately, because of the space needed to manuver the trailer, with the mh being the longer unit allowed. Also, I have found the lengths listed for Yosemite to be conservative, and similar to California State Parks. When they list 36' spaces,its normally, easy to place a 38 ft, and sometimes longer, mh in the site.
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I'm with 66 on the length thing. Seems that sometimes the CG owners use a shorter 'foot' than what is standard. We pretty much filled an '80 foot' pull through off I-10 in eastern Florida once.
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That's the worst part of RVing, IMO -- getting to a campground and seeing if my definition of large matches a campground owner's. Showing up at a KOA in a 45' MH can be rather life ruining.

To answer your question, from my experience, a site that is 40' will possibly accomodate a 40' rig and nothing more.
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40' back-in tow bar on back of coach(Lives there) Solid yellow line in front of site.
I was told that I would have too take off the tow bar as my rear view mirror was over the line by 6".
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When a campsite listing states max rv length, does this mean with or without pickup or tow? Just wondering, because our fifth with the pickup attached is longer than some of the lengths listed. kkd


It means without tow or pickup.
It's as simple as that

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This is all too much for me - I'm getting confused. As Dirk said, it's all part of the RV adventure. Unless otherwise specified (such as driveway length, total length, etc.), I assume that the RV Length in the ad/listing refers to my trailer only and that the site will also accomodate my truck. This almost always works out OK. When I'm wrong there's always either a way to shoe horn the truck in or off site parking.
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