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Old 08-14-2016, 06:05 PM   #11
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Ok I gotta ask, has anyone gone to a campsite rated less length than their RV? I ask this because I have a 27 foot trailer that is around 30 feet total. I was looking at a state campground and saw there were only 20 foot sites available, I called and they said no problem you will fit. When I asked why do you only post 20 feet max they replied depending on how the other trailers park on their site there could be a lot more room. Not sure if I'm going to take that chance.

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Old 08-14-2016, 06:26 PM   #12
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Model numbers might reflect length, maybe at one time it meant something, but usually not now. My 29HFS has a box length of 31' and is 35' overall, but when making a reservation or at the front desk I call it 30' and have never had a problem getting into a site. I've been on sites advertised as 25', but wouldn't make a practice of that. FR published the length of my trailer as 33'11" for several years.

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:20 PM   #13
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We reserve Federal campgrounds on, which sometime shows both the total length of the driveway and the maximum length RV that can use it. That can be helpful in deciding which site to reserve in a particular campground.

Also, if the site driveway has a wheel stop at the rear, you can generally put your bumper several feet over the curb to add some length to the site. But we have sometimes had to move a picnic table to be able to do that.

What we have found with our 5th wheel compared to our previous travel trailer is that the height of the tree branches at a site is often more critical than the length. We have been in a number of state parks and Federal campgrounds where we have had to angle the trailer in the site to get it under the trees and then cannot open the awning. Ah, the trials and tribulations of having a modern RV!

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Old 08-14-2016, 07:35 PM   #14
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Part of the reason for giving the builder length, such as the 29 rkss being 29ft, is my insurance company ask. So I read the advertising and that is what it said. I don't know that it makes that much difference or is more expensive. Also when I am looking for the new rv, I put in length at 27-30 in search and it always fell into that size category. So the correct answer is, I think, no one really knows.get in the ball park and everyone is happy! Take care
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:59 PM   #15
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I've owned campers from 27 to 34 feet and I've found that almost everytime, any one of them could fit into a 30 foot spot. Some campgrounds really get too hung up on the 30 foot rule, mostly because some newbies can't back them into the spot without help. Tell em' its a 30 footer and you'll be just fine!
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:31 AM   #16
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We've had our 27RKSS for 3 years now. I tell them I need a site that will accommodate at 30' trailer. No problems so far.
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Old 09-11-2016, 10:41 AM   #17
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I have put the lite in a site that was for popups or A frames, slide was right next to the power post on one side the other there was a tree about a foot off the awning and I had to park the 250 across the front because even hooked to the trailer it was a good 6 foot out in the road way.

I could care less about how long the site is but I want the slide out and the awning usable.

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