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Old 10-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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29' Campground/"Flexibility"?

Hi, so I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a $15-20k late 90's early 2000's Class A, (for fool-timing and I'm more attracted to a campground environment than an RV Park Not keen to go much over 32' anyway unless something $pecial presents, but not seeing too much at 28 or 29' (and lots at 33-35'+...:( I'm wondering is the 29' thing a rock solid reality at campgrounds? 29.5', 30, or 31' sometimes allowed/fit in the 29' requirement? Any wiggle room??? TIA, & Happy Trails Campers!)) Cristos
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On our first Class-A we chose an ACE 29.2 which was just about 29' 7" and found we could fit anywhere we could back into and overhang the rear because the length from back of rear tires to the front cap was only ~23' and as long as you don't cross the front lines, you're good (obviously rear limit lines for parallel parking sites, trees or other rear obstacles will determine your max RV length)
We now have a 34' 7" RV and can easily fit in 30' spots that have rear overhang room. We just say we are 30' when making reservations. As long as you fit within the site, we've never had issues.
Knowing what the actual footprint is of where you want to stay and the critical physical dimensions of your RV (not just model number or brochure specs) helps a lot when planning your trips and RV selection.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:10 AM   #3
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Hi, so I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a $15-20k late 90's early 2000's Class A, (for fool-timing and I'm more attracted to a campground environment than an RV Park Not keen to go much over 32' anyway unless something $pecial presents, but not seeing too much at 28 or 29' (and lots at 33-35'+...:( I'm wondering is the 29' thing a rock solid reality at campgrounds? 29.5', 30, or 31' sometimes allowed/fit in the 29' requirement? Any wiggle room??? TIA, & Happy Trails Campers!)) Cristos
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I have seen it both ways, my coach is 29'5 inches bumper to bumper, and there are 30 ft sites that I have barely fit in, mostly ones that don't allow rear overhang, either due to nearby trees, or retaining walls. Then there are others where a 40 ft coach might have fit.
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Make/Model/YEAR Restrictions at Campgrounds?

Thanks for your perspectives One comment references year-of-RV limitations: what may they be? I am going to purchase something which is visually presentable/in very good condition, and i have heard about year-of-RV restrictions at some RV Parks - which I am not particularly keen on anyway - but at Campgrounds?? In general, what are the known/common/experienced age of vehicle cut-offs at either RV Camps (Resorts;-) or Parks/ Campgrounds??? TIA)
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This is commonly a 10 year rule, which can be found at some RV resorts, I have yet to encounter it myself, but I don't tend to stay at places with "resort" in their name. Even then many of the places only apply the rule to people staying longer than a week, and many will grant exceptions based on emailed photos.



I am leaving on a trip this week, and have overnight reservations at a an RV park that states no RV's older than 1996, no exceptions on their web site, which I find odd as it appears to be a fairly typical roadside rv park, though maybe a little nicer than some. This is particularly surprising given some of the reviews state that it has a number of long term residents with RV's which are patched up with plywood.
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Thanks for your perspectives One comment references year-of-RV limitations: what may they be? I am going to purchase something which is visually presentable/in very good condition, and i have heard about year-of-RV restrictions at some RV Parks - which I am not particularly keen on anyway - but at Campgrounds?? In general, what are the known/common/experienced age of vehicle cut-offs at either RV Camps (Resorts;-) or Parks/ Campgrounds??? TIA)
Some parks have an age restriction on what you can bring into the park.

I've seen exceptions if you send a photo of your rig.

I'm guessing this is to keep the riff-raff out of the park as the thought is that if you can afford a newer rig you must be a better person...

I've never run across the age restrictions with my 02 Bounder and I have no problem taking my business elsewhere if there was one.

The dates can vary from 5-10-15-20 years. It just depends...

I've stayed at a couple hundred rv parks/resorts/etc all over the US and have never had a problem.
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They probably introduced the age restriction after discovering that they couldn't evict the ones with the plywood patches on their beyond the usable lifetime vehicles.
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