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Old 10-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #11
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Thanks guys for the replies, directory publications and Internet sites! I'll definitely check these sources.

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:41 AM   #12
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The worst problem I have had is the people that park there truck right on the edge of the road, near the camp site. You are trying to back into the spot and they wait to you are finished backing in, then ask you if you would like it moved. The state park roads are normally narrow to begin with and curvy. Add long wheel base truck and long trailer and things get tight.

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Old 10-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #13
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I can certainly understand your concern about getting into sites with a long wheel base truck and a long trailer. Backing into sites in many of MO state parks require due diligence. The one thing I hate about Missouri state parks is the placement of the site number posts. Theyíre short, sturdy, and right next to the road. When you back into your site you have to know where the post is for the site across the road from you or risk hitting it with the front of the truck. The posts are short enough that you canít see them from the driverís seat.

In the photo below if you were backing into site on the left (number 6) the post on the other side of the road (site number 8) becomes an issue.


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I will testify to the short posts. Have knocked over a couple, and it didn't take much, in private campgrounds. Even leaned on one and took it out. As far as site lengths, we can no longer stay at a campground we use to frequent in the Hocking HIlls of OH because of being over 40'. They have one site that will accomodate the size, but it's always booked. In Ft Myers, FL, the campground we visit during spring break, actually puts me ACROSS 3 sites. They have longer sites, but I kinda like having the room and all the sewer hookups.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:40 AM   #16
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We had a 33 foot travel trailer and now have a 34 foot fifth wheel. You might not have as many sites to choose from but we have never had a problem. Especially in some state parks the sites are shorter. But we have always been able to get our unit in a good site. Check out the reserveamerica website it has a lot of campgrounds listed with pictures and lengths of sites.
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #17
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I have a 31 foot bumper pull Toy Hauler (36 feet including the tongue) with a long bed extended cab truck. I have to pick and choose my parks. Most state parks are usually out. From what I have found most are not Big Rig Friendly. I check them out first online like RV Park Reviews. I had a guy at a KOA in Eureka say I could fit and I went down the road and ended up having to back out about 200 feet before I could turn around in a field.

I was thinking of getting this Big Rig RV Park Guide

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Old 11-03-2012, 07:39 AM   #18
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Big Rigs-Best Bets is VERY limited in the campgrounds reviewed by the author. I found it very expensive for what you get.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:38 AM   #19
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Along with getting a long TT, get a cheap set of walkie talkies. Saves alot of yelling with your helper into campsites.
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I was worried when I got my 35' motor home. They don't bend in the middle like you TT guys but the rear camera, DW with a walkie talkie and a diligent check of the Woodalls or KOA listings looking for " big rig friendly" has ensured 100% success for 2 yrs now.



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