Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2016, 01:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
Grumpy's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 6,475
Originally Posted by Fairenatic View Post
I understand that some campgrounds also limit length to 40 feet.
Primarily CA State Parks.

Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 02:51 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Greenbush, NY
Posts: 700
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!!

Be Safe, and Everyone Goes Home,

2014 RAM Laramie 2500 w/6.7L Cummins Diesel and Automated Safety Hitch
2016 377RLBH Jayco North Point
300W of Suntech Solar w/Rogue MPPT Controller & Xantrex 2000W PSW Inverter
Fire_Instructor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 03:28 PM   #13
Senior Member
Paintinfool3's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Fort Wayne
Posts: 1,272
yeah mine is about 12 ft from rear axle to rear of trailer
2011 F250 King Ranch Crew Cab Diesel , 2015 Jayco Eagle 338 rets
Paintinfool3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2016, 05:11 PM   #14
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Hanford
Posts: 4
Originally Posted by Fire_Instructor View Post
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/
mikenjulie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 03:58 PM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fresno
Posts: 171
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.
Tom & Jill Williams
2015 Jayco Jay Flight 27RLS
2017 Ford F-250 4X4 Crew Cab 6.7L Diesel 3.55 E-Locker
tbwill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2016, 08:22 PM   #16
Senior Member
BuddyRay's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Decatur
Posts: 649
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.

Buddy Ray - Atlanta
Jayco 2016 Eagle HT 26.5RLS
Ford 2016 F150 Lariat, 3.5L V6 Ecoboost
Max Tow Pkg, 36gal tank
Reese Sidewinder and Reese Titan 16k hitch
BuddyRay is offline   Reply With Quote

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

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.