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Old 01-25-2016, 07:59 AM   #11
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Travel trailer. And when they ask for length give them the length with the beds open.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:02 AM   #12
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Thank you everyone for the responses!
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:08 AM   #13
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Stand by my statement, but yes some sites are tight. I have been in far more CG's that you have to wonder who did the measurements. When we visit a CG for the first time we scout sites we like for future visits. Have found many listed for shorter Max length that you could park a class A MH. Just saying that the length restrictions tend to be on the ultra conservative side. Good to be accurate, but if its a site you know you will fit on, just give them the ## they want.

You are a trailer not a tent.
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Old 01-25-2016, 08:18 AM   #14
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Most hybrids I've noticed don't extend past the hitch when tipped out. That means that your only addition to length is the rear tip out, and side tip out for width if you tip out that way. If making a reservation by phone I would also mention side tip outs if you have them.

Some of the older campgrounds do have small trees and bushes which definitely impact the available space. The newer built treeless grid layout cookie cutter campgrounds are generally less of a problem with that.

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Stand by my statement, but yes some sites are tight. I have been in far more CG's that you have to wonder who did the measurements. When we visit a CG for the first time we scout sites we like for future visits. Have found many listed for shorter Max length that you could park a class A MH. Just saying that the length restrictions tend to be on the ultra conservative side. Good to be accurate, but if its a site you know you will fit on, just give them the ## they want.

You are a trailer not a tent.
Many years ago I had a favorite campground that I would take the family to. I also had certain sites that I preferred. One of the sites sat deep in the woods and I was able to put a 32 ft TT on that site.


Every time that I would call and make a reservation for that site I was asked for the length of my TT and the reason was that they didn't want anything over 25ft on that site. And the reason for that restriction was due to the road that lead to the site. You had to know exactly how to position yourself or otherwise you would wind up in a deep ditch and need to be pulled out. So when I asked for that site and they asked my length I would tell them to check the records and that I had been on that site many times in the past. I would then get a reply OH your the guy that knows how to put 32 ft on a 25 ft site.


There are many reasons why campgrounds will have a length limit on certain sites. You and I may know what we are doing and know our limitations But its the other guy that has no idea what he is doing and when he gets into problems it generally means problems for others. Imagine being stuck in a ditch and blocking a road when its check in time for many others that are arriving.
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In California, if it has wheels - you need a large enough pad to acommodate both the rig and tow vehicle ~ therefore, select TRAILER. IF you need only a one-car space to park and you are schlepping and erecting something on the dirt ~ select TENT.

A humorous aside ... when camping in Yosemite with our Coleman Tent-Trailer (set-up on the pad next to our truck), we watched all the tent campers set-up in the swales of the various campsites. Of course, an afternoon thunderstorm dumped inches of rain and all their tents and supplies were floating down the swales to the river while the water was only a few inches up our wheels!
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Travel trailer we have a x19h and that's what it is
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:10 PM   #18
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Travel trailer, most don't even know what you really have until you drop the ends.
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Old 03-20-2016, 05:56 PM   #19
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Do any of you with an 18D or 17XFD have issues with sites and the side bed?
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We have a 23F with the slide and a full bed that also folds out of the drivers side, so far we have had few issues but do need to look at a site before backing in. We have gotten a little close to a few trees, power post with the third bed when it's folded out. We had to learn quickly about how much room to leave on the drivers side for the slide out and the third bed. I found a few you tube videos that suggested standing next to the trailer and getting a rough figure on how much space to leave when putting it in tight spaces.

Out other issues is the sewer connect on the 23F is quite low so some time it's helpful to be closer to to sewer hook up which also seems to effect how to park the trailer in the site.
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