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Old 06-26-2016, 11:18 AM   #1
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Motor home on the Beach?

Just wondering if anyone out there has taken their motor home to California's Oceano SVRA Beach Camp? ( Pizmo Beach) I'v seen motor homes on the beach in some pictures but also read that many people get stuck. Any tips, tricks or sound advise? Sunseeker 3010ds.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:29 AM   #2
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Unless you've modified your unit with a track vehicle kit, I wouldn't go out there!
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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I know some people have done it, it is possible they are lowering the PSI of their tires to "float" on the sand.

Motorhome, I'd think long and hard before doing it and have a local tow company on my speed dial.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:09 PM   #5
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If you travel a little further south to Ventura, there is Emma Wood State Bch. I camoed there last year and you are literally camped just above the high tide line. You fall asleep with the sound of the waves crashing on the surf next to you. I sat next to a fire while watching the sun go down on the water, very peaceful.
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The beach access road at Oceano does have a nice entrance/exit that takes you right out onto the hard sand near the water, but this leads a lot of inexperienced people to get "in too deep"...literally. Unless your motorhome is 4wd, you would be playing with fire. The vast majority of RV's camping in the sand are trailers pulled behind 4wd vehicles, and even some of them get stuck.

If you do decide to try it, all tires should be lowered in PSI for flotation. When running a 4wd truck/SUV in the sand, 12 PSI is good if you're gonna go back and forth from sand to pavement all day...8 PSI if you're just gonna stay in the sand till done playing. I am not sure whether or not these numbers would work with a motorhome though. If your towing a trailer...lower the pressure in it's tires also.
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We beach camp often but we don't use a motor home, we have a Travel trailer. Our friends who normally camp with us have TT's or 5rs. You don't see many motor homes. I have been stuck pulling the TT in with lower air pressure so now when I go, I just hire the local tractor that is normally at the beach and pay the $20.00 to tow me to the camp site and another $20.00 to pull me out. This is easy with at TT as the tractor just has to ball adapter but for a motor home, it would require something completely different. I would advise against it.
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Life is too short not to go for it. I have been there years ago in a 19' Class C and a trailer.
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We camped in an RV on the sand many times at North Padre NS and some in OR state parks. Stayed on packed sand. However will not do it in my new camper because of the salt damage to the vehicle.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:14 PM   #10
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Thanks to you all for the good advise! After doing some more research, and talking to a couple of vets of OHV's. I ordered a front mounted trailer hitch with a tow hook. I will lower my tire pressure to 20 psi as per my tire guy,( no sharp turns,) stay at or near the high tide mark on packed sand until ready to park, and go for it!! I agree, "Life is too short not to" I will be traveling with 3 other 4X4's.
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