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Old 04-03-2016, 02:55 PM   #11
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I understand that some campgrounds also limit length to 40 feet.
Primarily CA State Parks.
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I'm learning that in most states, it seems that the "length" on s trailer is KPRA. King pin to rear axle.... Tractor trailers have little overhang. Travel trailers have lots!!
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Old 04-03-2016, 04:28 PM   #13
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yeah mine is about 12 ft from rear axle to rear of trailer
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Old 04-03-2016, 06:11 PM   #14
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I got into a discussion with someone on another forum (a FB page), who pointed me to a AAA website that clearly shows that multiple states, including California, limit 2-axle 5th wheel trailers to a max length of 40'. Is this accurate? I thought that I've seen posts from folks IN California, with longer rigs.... Why would the manufacturers build a trailer that you can't take to certain states?

here's the link that started the discussion: Trailer Dimensions - AAA Digest of Motor Laws
Seems California cleared this up. http://www.rvbusiness.com/2013/10/ca...heel-length-3/
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The California law was changed in 2014. The overall length is now 48', with a maximum king pin to axle length of 38' for single axles and 40' king pin to rearmost axle for 2 or more axles.
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I've also heard (and confirmed with some research on various U.S. Park Service websites) that many National Parks and National Forest campgrounds limit to 30 feet.

I'm sure this is because both of the length of the campsites and the width/twistyness of the roads.

It's one reason I bought an Eagle HT that is exactly 29 feet long.
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