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Old 05-20-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Hi I am considering purchasing a Winnebago Sightseer 30B Class A motorhome. Winnebago specs says its 102" wide. I measured the mirrors at an RV show and they stick out 8" on each side or add 16"+102"=118" overall. My side access has a 10' gate opening. I wondering if this class A will fit?

I wondering if anybody has a similar situtation.
The mirrors on this model do not completely fold out of the way, but maybe different mirrors could be added?

The approach to my side access is a straight shot.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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Hi I am considering purchasing a Winnebago Sightseer 30B Class A motorhome. Winnebago specs says its 102" wide. I measured the mirrors at an RV show and they stick out 8" on each side or add 16"+102"=118" overall. My side access has a 10' gate opening. I wondering if this class A will fit?

I wondering if anybody has a similar situtation.
The mirrors on this model do not completely fold out of the way, but maybe different mirrors could be added?

The approach to my side access is a straight shot.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:07 PM   #3
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It looks like it will fit with 2" to spare, if my math is correct. That's a pretty tight fit. Wouldn't want to hiccup driving through.
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Old 05-20-2006, 07:21 PM   #4
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That leaves very little room for error. Can you pull the mirrors in and get in the last bit w/o the mirrors.

We had an 11' gate to back an 8' wide 36.5' 5er and F350 DRW through and it was fairly tight. Last place had a 12' gate and it was pretty easy.

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Old 05-21-2006, 02:09 AM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by briandude:
Hi I am considering purchasing a Winnebago Sightseer 30B Class A motorhome. Winnebago specs says its 102" wide. I measured the mirrors at an RV show and they stick out 8" on each side or add 16"+102"=118" overall. My side access has a 10' gate opening. I wondering if this class A will fit?

I wondering if anybody has a similar situtation.
The mirrors on this model do not completely fold out of the way, but maybe different mirrors could be added?

The approach to my side access is a straight shot. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Brian,

Is 10 feet the actual measurement of the finished opening with the gate in the opened position or just the size of the gate? Is this area paved or rough. Your gate hardware may cause the opened gate to interfere. It will be tight but once you get past the mirors you should be OK as long as you keep going straight after you get past the gate. Remember you will either have to back in or back out unless your side yard is large enough to turn around in.

I would be tempted to add another 4 foot gate on one side to get a 14 foot opening and some extra space to manuver.


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Old 05-21-2006, 06:22 AM   #6
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To all, I am going to cement in my side access and modify my gate so its one piece to have a true 10' opening.

I currently park a 96" wide 18' TT in the side access which has an opening of 108" wide. To do this now I use a power caster electric dolly.

I can only make a 10' gate between my house and the neighbors yard. Thank You
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Old 05-21-2006, 06:46 AM   #7
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I sure as heck would make sure my insurance is active. Not if, but WHEN you rub that gate post/frame, you will need it. We have a three section shed the MH is parked in. Widest (center) is 12 feet. Backing the coach in is a careful process due to the length and we have about a foot and a half on either side.
Please be careful.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by briandude:
Hi I am considering purchasing a Winnebago Sightseer 30B Class A motorhome. Winnebago specs says its 102" wide. I measured the mirrors at an RV show and they stick out 8" on each side or add 16"+102"=118" overall. My side access has a 10' gate opening. I wondering if this class A will fit?

I wondering if anybody has a similar situtation.
The mirrors on this model do not completely fold out of the way, but maybe different mirrors could be added?

The approach to my side access is a straight shot. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
since no one else said it i will......
depends on how fast you are going,,
seriously I had a spot with mere inches on the sides of my fiver all the way up to the 8 foot mark, IT WAS TIGHT, but only through the opening, then i had two feet on eahc side, we had to back up the hill , across the yard . fun fun
slow and steady, dont foget them little things that stick out like signal lights half way up the coach, fender flares i tweaked mine
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Old 05-22-2006, 08:14 PM   #9
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Well Judging from the responses, its going to be a slow cautious procedure. I figure with a spotter and some patience it can be done. If its takes me 15-30 minutes to park, thats still better than driving to a storage yard and paying $100-150 dollars a month in N. California.

I plan on renting the Class A RV I want and see how hard it is to park.

Thank You For your responses.
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The mirrors may be high enough off the ground and the gate posts short enough that it is not an issue.
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