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Old 02-17-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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State parks size issues?

Hi, am i in trouble with a 40' DP with toad for state park availability, is that lenght be a restriction ?
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You can always unhook the toad before entering the park. Some parks can now accommodate big rigs. At a great many parks they do have a size limit. Some RVers have been over sized and fit. Best idea is to call the park you want to stay at, and ask what restrictions they may have.
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Many state parks can accommodate even the biggest of motorhomes. We're 38ft but have been on 30ft pads because there was plenty of room behind the backstop for our rear overhang. Always call ahead to confirm.

If anything, what you most have to watch out for are how narrow the loop roads get when people are parking their cars & trucks on the edges.

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I have a 40' rig and we've stayed at a lot of state parks without a problem. WE check ahead of time to see what is available. In a lot of cases the parks have pictures on the reservation site showing the site. I will also use google maps to get a good view of the park and access.
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We have a 45-foot coach and pull a Ford Explorer. We haven't had any problems with state parks due to length. I'm sure there are some places we can't go, but we haven't found them yet.
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We haven't had any problems with state parks, most national parks, national forest campgrounds, county and city parks. Naturally, there will be a few you can't get into but definitely not the majority. Public campgrounds are always our first choices.
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We've never been asked how long our rig was whether it was a trailer or motor home. The sites are usually varying sizes and unless the park is full we can find one to fit.
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Don't know much about other states, but there are plenty of state parks here in SC that will handle your sized rig. Many of the older parks have limited sites that can though. Call ahead and verify if the site you want can. The online reservation system usually will give you a heads up on the length any given site can support, but it never hurts to call.
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Most Texas state parks can accept 40 ft or longer coaches. There are some that have restrictions which are listed on the state reservations site. We've had one site where the rather large trees on each side made backing in a bit of a challenge, but the DW/DS (designated spotter) did a good job of making sure I didn't hit one.
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We don't have issues with State and County Parks, but book certain sites in advanced at National Parks.
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We're fifty three ft when hooked to our 5th wheel. Most state parks we've stayed at we don't unhook for an overnight unless we need to lower the front to level and even then if less than 7 inches I'll just pull up enough to clear the hitch.
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