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Bamabound

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Posted: 11/03/13 06:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know some of you probably get tired of hearing about this,but how hard is it to actually find a campsite on the spur of the moment for a rig this size?

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Depends. Around here length is not as big of an issue as the three slides are. I can get into a lot of national forest sites, just could never open the slides.


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I also pull a 35ft 5th wheel and there has been a couple of times we couldn't get in where we called but we just keep on calling. Just completed a 8,621 mile trip across the USA and we were only turned down twice and both places it was the weekend and very popular places we were wanting to visit.


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never had a problem any where we've been,some are just a little more work to get into.

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38' 5er here and so far only had issue at one campground where I had to juggle around the trees for 15 minutes before I got situated. I am sure you will find some places, especially older campgrounds or SPs, that are impossible to set up in. Just be flexible and you should make out just fine. Sometimes not getting into the spot you thought might be best ends up placing you in a spot that is even nicer. Relax, don't rush, just enjoy the adventure.

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www.woodalls.com has a big rig search option. Search for the city and state, scroll down and select the big rig box, then scroll way down and press the red "filter" button. Once we find campgrounds, we always look them up on www.rvparkreviews.com and look at their websites for descriptions like: Long, level pull thrus and open shady sites. I also use www.googlemaps.com and zoom in to look at the campground location. Works for us.


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Hi:

We did 4+ month trip this past spring & summer with 32+ foot fiver. Campgrounds were very busy. We generally made reservations ahead of time as we traveled. The park folks usually ask about fiver length and # of slides so they can find a good fit for you. We saw many fivers much longer than ours in these campgrounds.

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never had an issue. Once in a great while we have had to park the truck away from the fiver. Usually we find pull throughs with room for the whole rig - 60'.


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How long is a board? Lots of different answers depending on where and when. We traveled many thousands of miles with our 34 foot TT and ALMOST never had reservations. The exceptions to this were for traveling over major holidays and even then we could have gotten into private RV parks. So far we've been somewhere every night [emoticon]. For what it's worth, NONE of those nights have we spent in a retail parking lot [emoticon]


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From past experience and during our most recent trip up the Oregon Coast, most campgrounds we visited had at least some sites that were large enough for our 36' TH to get into. Biggest issue for us has always been the height of our rig and trying to navigate around some tight areas with low hanging branches.
Some of the campground apps are helpful in determining which campground will be the most accessible for us. We also picked up a couple of RV camping guides that were very useful.


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