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Old 04-11-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Good size fifth wheel for parks?

My wife and I are wanting to travel out west and stay in some of the national parks and was wondering what length fifth wheel I should look at? Im thinking 30ft max over all length? Or would that be to long? Any feed back would be great. Thank you
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Old 04-11-2016, 01:40 PM   #2
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My wife and I are wanting to travel out west and stay in some of the national parks and was wondering what length fifth wheel I should look at? Im thinking 30ft max over all length? Or would that be to long? Any feed back would be great. Thank you
We started out a few years ago with a 27.7 Jayco and the longest trip was Ohio to Fla to New Orleans to Lake D'Arbonne,La and back to Ohio.Now we have a Wildcat 30LSWB that is several feet longer and two slides insted of one. The Wildcat has a lot more room but a little more to watch as you tow as well backing into a spot. The storage is an other thing to consider both inside and out. Good luck and read posts on this site as it can help you narrow things down. This a pic of my old setup and yes I could back it and will be setting the wildcat up as well.
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We started out a few years ago with a 27.7 Jayco and the longest trip was Ohio to Fla to New Orleans to Lake D'Arbonne,La and back to Ohio.Now we have a Wildcat 30LSWB that is several feet longer and two slides insted of one. The Wildcat has a lot more room but a little more to watch as you tow as well backing into a spot. The storage is an other thing to consider both inside and out. Good luck and read posts on this site as it can help you narrow things down. This a pic of my old setup and yes I could back it and will be setting the wildcat up as well.
I'll be watching the area for your rig, my business is in Piqua.
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Old 04-11-2016, 02:33 PM   #4
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I'll be watching the area for your rig, my business is in Piqua.
Rarely do we travel to Piqua on 36 with our 5er in fact SR 36 east or SR 235 north or south is the normal run we take. If we meet people it might be at the Piqua mall lot.But if you see us do say hi !
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My wife and I are wanting to travel out west and stay in some of the national parks and was wondering what length fifth wheel I should look at? Im thinking 30ft max over all length? Or would that be to long? Any feed back would be great. Thank you
I believe the OP is looking for size recommendations given that lots of national park rv sites were built quite some time ago. The issue is that the campsite pads are typically too short for today's big rigs. This is a major impediment for our desire to go to Yellowstone with a 35' TT. There just isn't that much room at a lot of sites.
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Thank you for the feedback. I will check the past forums.
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Old 04-11-2016, 04:44 PM   #7
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I think that 35' would be the absolute max.
Anything over 30' will have less choices though.
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Mines over 40'.
As soon as you plug " over 35' " into the campground map... Availability decreases.


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We'd love to visit some national parks as well in the next few years and we have the same concern since our rig is 43'. I know when we book state parks thru the Reserve America website they tell you the max length per site. Now I'm not sure if you book national park sites thru that website or not but it would be a place to start. Usually the lengthy site go fast!!


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30- 32 foot is the information I got from owners/users I know.
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