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Old 04-27-2016, 11:33 PM   #1
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Headed out on our first "major" trip in a couple of weeks, meaning a long one. Prior to this we have stayed at daughters acreage with power hookup for a few nights. We enjoyed that immensely and we are looking forward to this trip. The trip is from Orlando to Huntsville Alabama. We want to stop off near Tallahassee then Montgomery for a 1 night stay each. Looking at possible sites online they give a max length and I don't know if they mean TT length or TT & TV length? Our TT is 32' and TV is 20' so I don't know if this is going to limit us.

We are looking for recommendations for RV Parks fairly close to these two areas, Tallahassee and Montgomery. Major want is not parking 10 feet away from the next RV and a little privacy. One that is looking pretty good is Three Rivers State Park near Tallahassee. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:15 AM   #2
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I've had no issues just giving the length of the TT. ONE CAUTION, if they call your unit a 28' it's probably well over 30' hitch to bumper.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:11 AM   #3
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Generally campsite length will cover your tt not your tv. I have always measured my tt to get an accurate bumper to ball/hitch pin length. I then will add an extra 2 feet or so to account for campgrounds that put 30' tt in a site that is 30' long.

Overnight stays, I usually wing them. Usually somewhere around lunch or afternoon break we figure out where we think we will be for a nighttime stop. We then use our next exit book to find a campground. Many will use apps like allstays to find campgrounds. For overnight stays, I don't care too much as long as it is safe and not an electric risk. I use online reviews like rvparkreviews.com to check them out. The navigator at the time will then call ahead to see if they have room. If possible we stay hooked up for the night for an easy depart in the morning (just unplug the pigtail for the night). Many CG will have long pull throughs or back ins so you can get away with this. If not able due to site length, then we unhook and maybe go fuel the truck up. The overnights are about eating dinner, letting DD and our dog get done energy out, and getting some rest. Anything above that is icing on the cake.
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:33 AM   #4
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We just finished a trip from Boston, MA to Orlando with a 36' TT. Our trip took 2 days each way and we overnighted at Walmart and had no issues. It even gave us a chance to buy a few things we forgot.
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we are making a trip on hwy 10 real soon and plan on going through there in the end on our way to NC. we went last year via hwy 40, we were worried about it our first time too, and then got some advise her and just winged it , looked ahead on KOA and good sam and called for a reservation just before we got there, worked out fine, the only problem we had is when we stopped in Memphis for some stuff from the store, on our way out not much on the other side, but found a little place run by a little older couple a few miles out, turned out fine in the end
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:38 PM   #6
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There is a Campground called Birmingham South, that is actually in Pelham, AL. It is very nice and clean.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:59 PM   #7
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add 3ft. for your town hitch so tell them 35ft. and you be safe. &#128512))))))
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:59 PM   #8
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opps thats tow hitch
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:20 PM   #9
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There's a nice campground on the water not far from Tallahassee which we stayed at while visiting the area. Go to Holiday Campground Ochlockonee Bay, FL for details. I don't recall exactly how far from Tallahassee it is, but I don't believe it was farther than 30 minutes.
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Old 04-28-2016, 03:37 PM   #10
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My wife and I stayed at Coe Landing RV Campground near Tallahassee last year for a couple of nights. It is a small quiet campground. Our 5W is 39'. If you have time check out the phenomenal Tallahassee Auto Museum. It has much more than cars.
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