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Old 05-11-2021, 03:31 PM   #1
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Campsite length

Looking through some rv park websites, with the ad for sites saying up to 40 ft

If youre 42 long do you call and ask? Are they usually pretty well set to their length limits? Do you make the reservation and fly with it?
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We usually call for a reservation, even if it's the arrival day, and tell them what we are driving.
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My Dutchstar is actually 41' 8" long....I just tell them it's 40'. I have never had a problem.
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Our Tiffin is listed as 30 but is actually 31 feet. When making reservations we say the coach is 30 but with our toad on the tow dolly we are 48 feet. We’ve been asked if we can fit into a back-in when there is no pull through available and we have said yes if they have a place where we can park the toad. So far the two times for back-in’s have accommodated both coach and car. So even if the web site says 40' max we have not been turned away.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:45 PM   #5
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Only thing we miss about our 42’ is it was easier to shrink it to 40’ than our 44’. As long as it’s not big rocks limiting the length, the back of the MH can overhang the 40’ sites, not that their tape measures are very accurate... no we do not worry about fitting in a 40’ site. We also don’t usually make reservations as just winging it works better for us staying mainly in public CGs.
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Backing into a shorter site can have consequences. More than once i've backed into a site with rear wheels against the stop. Got out and looked underneath the rear of the coach and that stop was underneath the transmission pan by only a few inches. Now I stop when the rear cap is over the stop then look for clearance amount, if it is adequate I continue backing till wheels touch the stop.
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Backing into a shorter site can have consequences. More than once i've backed into a site with rear wheels against the stop. Got out and looked underneath the rear of the coach and that stop was underneath the transmission pan by only a few inches. Now I stop when the rear cap is over the stop then look for clearance amount, if it is adequate I continue backing till wheels touch the stop.

I do the same when in a shorter site. Those concrete stops are too close when the air dumps. I make sure oil pan and transmission are both clearing.
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I do the same when in a shorter site. Those concrete stops are too close when the air dumps. I make sure oil pan and transmission are both clearing.
X2 on dumping of air system even on slight sloping site
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I do the same when in a shorter site. Those concrete stops are too close when the air dumps. I make sure oil pan and transmission are both clearing.
The chassis does not lower, only the coach lowers. I'd much rather get out and look than smash the oil pan or transmission pan while backing over the stop thoug, either is disabling-not to mention the EPA hazardous spill cleanup cost.
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The chassis does not lower, only the coach lowers. I'd much rather get out and look than smash the oil pan or transmission pan while backing over the stop thoug, either is disabling-not to mention the EPA hazardous spill cleanup cost.
The coach is bolted to the chassis, just like the engine.
When you dump the suspension, it all comes down.
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We have seen some CS's with concrete post, trees, etc... at he end of the pad. Just this last trip Joyce and I were taking about one site that had a post at the end. Joyce said we would be disappointed if we thought our rear end could hang over the grass. NOT...
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The coach is bolted to the chassis, just like the engine.
When you dump the suspension, it all comes down.
You''re right of course, don't know why I said that.
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Looking through some rv park websites, with the ad for sites saying up to 40 ft

If youre 42 long do you call and ask? Are they usually pretty well set to their length limits? Do you make the reservation and fly with it?

You'll be fine. I actually prefer to round UP. I believe we are exactly 43'11" & I just tell them 45". That being said I prefer not to be squeezing into smallish spots.
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I also try to get an aerial view of the campground online. I've hit a few older campgrounds where they say the site can handle my 40', but don't mention the roads to the site are very narrow. Drive down one row to make a 180 up the next row but trees everywhere. Then add cars parked along the road...
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