Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2015, 09:01 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 923
That's what I'm worried about too... I'm about 53' with my new truck and trailer, and last year I was under 40 with a different combo. Luckily I have a great spotter of a wife for backing into tight spots. We'll just have to wait and see!
__________________

SkyBound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 09:20 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Plowtoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Hamilton, MI
Posts: 430
I've not yet measured tongue to bumper, but NADA says our 314bhs is 31'. Mostly we camp at Michigan State parks and their reservation system gives "up to" lengths. When making a reservation, I will usually search spots up to 30'. Seems like anything over that really limits how many sites are truely availible. They also provide a picture or two for most of their modern campsites.
All that being said, I have a fishing trip planned for June with 6 sites reserved. I put myself and my brother inlaw on the two largest sites, the problem is that they are on completely oppsite corners of the 6 and we do the cooking for the group of 20 +/- men. The site directly behind me says it will hold a 25' but I plan on scouting the sites mid March to see if I could squeeze him on the site behind me for convienance.
What I have found is the DNR is pretty good about switching sites with in our group on arrival. Not sure if I didnt have more than 1 site I would be able to switch since its a popular and booked up CG
__________________

__________________
'97 Jayco Eagle 314BHS

'03 Tahoe LT 5.3L
Plowtoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 10:22 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
wags999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Surprise
Posts: 1,499
Much will depend on where your camping. I can only speak to the West. Many campgrounds are built around the vegetation. If it didn't matter then campgrounds would not put a max length on a site. The north rim of the GC only allows 30 and less...due to size of sites. Try to squeeze in a larger unit and it's at your own peril. Can't tell you how many times a rig will come in and it won't fit on the site and they complain. Happens often with class A. The rig may be 35 feet, but they forget to add their towing a 25' trailer ...not gonna fit in a 40 foot spot, and, large sites are in demand and limited...not fun to have to try a different campground during the busy season. If they were honest when making the reservation accommodations would be adequate. I've often thought about posting my "Rants of a workamper"...about some of the stupid things people do and say...
__________________
2011 Toyota Tundra double cab
2015 27RLS
wags999 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 10:41 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by wags999 View Post
snip... The north rim of the GC only allows 30 and less...due to size of sites. Try to squeeze in a larger unit and it's at your own peril. Can't tell you how many times a rig will come in and it won't fit on the site and they complain....snip... I've often thought about posting my "Rants of a workamper"...about some of the stupid things people do and say...
So... The size limit (ie your CG example of 30) is for
the length of TV + TT?

I'd like to stay off your, and anyone else's, "Rants of a workamper" list.
__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Eydie (min Schnauzer) Steve RIP (std Poodle)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights '15, 90 nights '16, 70 nights '17 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:30 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,625
Here's one of my favorite spots on the Rogue River for a 24 and under. If you lie to the owner you go by the dumpster. I'm no more than 30' from the water.I just call and say ( it's Tunces) and he'll say when do you want it! My 7th day is free and I have a stack of wood waiting for me.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 11:40 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
Tunce the traveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Bellingham,Wa.
Posts: 4,625
Another shot of this spot and the stack of wood. Tunce is waiting for me to catch dinner but I must admit I have better luck going down to the dock and buying fish for dinner.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpg  
Tunce the traveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 12:17 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
wags999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Surprise
Posts: 1,499
[QUOTE=oldmanAZ;265513]So... The size limit (ie your CG example of 30) is for
the length of TV + TT?

I can only say what was typical at the campgrounds I have worked at. The site is the size of the rig itself, not the tow vehicle. Many times there is space to the side or wherever for the tow vehicle. Where it is important to let the campground know is, say you have a class A 35' long...if you are towing and do not want to disconnect then the overall length is important. We have had a Class A pulling a 25' cargo trailer plus a boat....if you don't tell us, were not going to have you in a 100 ft site for a 35 or 40' rig.

All the campground wants to do is give you the appropriate site for your size rig, and near the attractions you want to be. Want to be near the pool, let us know, want to be far away from the pool, let us know. We're not mind readers and if you lie, your only hurting yourself or your fellow campers.

Like I said, it's amazing what happens over the course of a season
__________________
2011 Toyota Tundra double cab
2015 27RLS
wags999 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 12:57 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
oldmanAZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: AZ
Posts: 7,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by wags999 View Post
...snip... The site is the size of the rig itself, not the tow vehicle. Many times there is space to the side or wherever for the tow vehicle.
...snip...
Like I said, it's amazing what happens over the course of a season
Thanks for the clarification. I assumed the limit did not include the TV, but you know what they say about that...

As a camper, I've seen a few examples of some truly incredible (and not in a good way) campers. I'm sure you've seen LOTS of them.
__________________
Sherm & Terry w/rescues Eydie (min Schnauzer) Steve RIP (std Poodle)
2015 Jay Flight 27RLS (Camped: 102 nights '15, 90 nights '16, 70 nights '17 so far)
2006 Ford F350 6.0 PSD, Lariat, 4WD, CC, LB, SRW, auto., Camper pkg.
oldmanAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 01:54 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
GrayHawk51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Posts: 415
I just say "32 feet overall". Despite it being sold as Grayhawk 29MV.
__________________
2015 GrayHawk 29MV/Toad - 2015 Frontier
-------

Any man can treat a lady right for one night, but it takes a great man to treat her right for the rest of her life.
GrayHawk51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2015, 05:37 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Paintinfool3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,272
we just give the length of our camper and haven't had any problems with them adding length although most sites we look at are at least 45 ft deep and our camper is 39... dumb me when we bought it I thought a 338 rets was 33ft 8 inches total ... add my crew cab long bed dually and it gets pretty long
__________________

Paintinfool3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.