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p.skidmore

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Posted: 04/11/14 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody have input re traveling across country with a 28 ft trailer? I've heard they require special campgrounds or you must disconnect and leave the truck elsewhere overnight. True?

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We have traveled the Pacific coast Canada to Mexico and the I-94, I-90 and I-80 corridors all the way east to the Mississippi River with our toy hauler now with truck camper and enclosed trailer in tow. Our overall length is 45' when hitched. This has never been an issue at RV resorts, but at older state and national campgrounds we have found some with only 30' deep spots (they're usually wide enough to double park). Parks designed for OHV/ORV use usually have larger spots - At St. Joe Park in MO, they have pull through pads over 100' long. When we had a small fiberglass shell trailer in the Southeastern states, we were under 35' total length and never had to unhitch unless we wanted to.


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Look at the Desert Fox, they make a 21',24',27' & 29' Toy Haulers.

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28' really isn't a long camper. I think you may be overthinking things a little to much.


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2500 Grunt wrote:

Remember that an advertised 28' toy hauler is actually longer than 28'. I have an advertised 28' TH and it is actually 33.5' long plus another 3' of hitch up front.

Depends on the toy hauler. Mine was advertised at 26', and it was exactly that. Then add the 3'+/- for the hitch length.

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bobx2 wrote:

28' really isn't a long camper. I think you may be overthinking things a little to much.


X2, you won't have any problems; go for it. I'm pulling longer than that and while I can't fit in ALL spots, I can in most.


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THANKS ALL! :-) I suspect the comment about overthinking things is probably true. There is alot out there and it can get overwhelming. We want X from this one, x from that one and x from a third! I suspect the key is not to rush it. Sooner or later we will find the right one!

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