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Old 11-30-2020, 04:51 PM   #1
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Those who wonder about length limitations in campgrounds

so many people have asked about length limitations in campgrounds. I ran across this link today and thought I would share. it is for national campgrounds. I hope this helps some of you.

https://therovingfoleys.com/national-parks-rv-length/
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What a great resource! Thanks for posting that. I have to wonder, so may spots are max 40 feet. Our rig is 43 feet. Excuse the dumb question, but does that extra three feet usually make that big a difference? Obviously it's on a spot by spot basis, but for you folks who have been doing this so much longer than we have and have so much more experience than us, will a 43' coach usually fit into a spot that's advertised as 40' max? Surely I'd call first, but in general, will it usually fit in?
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our trailer really is 49 feet long we use spots all the time that are listed for 45 feet. what really matters is the ability to navigate the park safely. Some parks limits are set due to layout of the park width of roads tightness of corners and obstructions like trees. to answer your question you should have no problem parking 43 feet in a 40 foot spot. that generally means the length of the trailer and allowing for the pull vehicle. When in doubt I always preview the spot by walking it or googling satellite of the park. enjoy and go have fun.
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Some state and federal campgrounds list every site in the place at the same length. I've had good luck calling the park Rangers, they are happy to give you the skinny by site number. At 38 feet and a long bed truck we've never had a problem.
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I have to wonder, so may spots are max 40 feet. Our rig is 43 feet. Excuse the dumb question, but does that extra three feet usually make that big a difference? Obviously it's on a spot by spot basis, but for you folks who have been doing this so much longer than we have and have so much more experience than us, will a 43' coach usually fit into a spot that's advertised as 40' max? Surely I'd call first, but in general, will it usually fit in?
As you and others have said, it really depends on the spot. One of the local NPS campground has several spots the same paved length. I could fit in about half of them and I am "over length". The way these ones are laid out I could keep my tires on the pavement and my back end would hang over.

On the other sites there are trees or other obstructions that would prevent the back end from hanging over.

So it is not just about the pad length, but what is around the pad.
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