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Old 04-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #1
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Resort Parking of 42 Footer


1. We are active full - timers with large cargo requirements.
2. We normally travel less than 200 miles between one to two week stays and do not want to drive longer miles to find a spot. There is too much to see and explore in this country
3. We normally stay in a C2C, RPI, ROD resort or one of their associate clubs, as well as national and state parks. We also occasionally boondock.
4. We were traveling in a 41' 2" tag motorhome.

We need to replace our motorhome as it was totaled. We found an appropriate new 40.0 foot tag but it does not have enough cargo space. The next option is a 42.0 footer.

Most but not all of these resorts state a 40 foot limit which we did not have a problem with with our old rig. Yes some sites were extremely difficult to back into however. Our concern is a migration to a forty-two foot rig. We did not often see this size and over at many resorts.

What advice can you provide related to your experience. We would be going from a solid front axle to an independent front suspension should that make a difference. However, it would seem as though a narrow entry lane would negate any turning advantage.

Please let us know what the actual length of your coach is as normally the stated length of a coach is quite different than the suggested length.

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Old 04-28-2014, 02:45 PM   #2
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We are in a 43' coach, with an overall length of 65'. We are in a ROD park in Alabama and they have plenty of space for us. There are even longer set ups here.

We have yet to not fit in a park. 1 in Denver was super tight, but we still fit.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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I can't tell you the number of times that Allstays, Reserve America and other park info on the Internet say that they cannot accommodate over 4O feet. When I call the CG , I have yet to be told they cannot take our over 42 foot rig. My advice would be to call ahead. I bet you won't have much problem.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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You were at 41'2" and are thinking of going to a 42'? that's only a 10" difference. Ourselves we're at 41' and any campground that says 40' limit I'll just call or fake it that I'm at 40'.
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Old 04-28-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by D Lindy View Post
You were at 41'2" and are thinking of going to a 42'? that's only a 10" difference. Ourselves we're at 41' and any campground that says 40' limit I'll just call or fake it that I'm at 40'.
Same here. Have not found a place yet that got out and measured it.
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I haven't had a park even look to see what I am driving. Most of them take the position if you can get it in the spot...who cares. Just don't hang out over the edges to far. I have been to state parks were the limit is 38 and put mine (42 ish) in a spot via a challenge from the park host....
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I went from 40'10 to 45' and I haven't had any problems. Yes, I do have to plan a little more carefully and yes, ther will be a few places we cannot go, but there are so many more places we we can! The extra space is worth it, the ride is better. I also went from solid axle to IFS and the difference in turning radius is totally amazing. This coach handles tight spaces better than the shorter one did.
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