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Old 12-26-2021, 06:50 AM   #1
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Found this forum yesterday. Finding some very useful information. First of all I am retired living in Blanco, Texas currently. The wife and I are about to purchase a Riverstone Legacy 42FSKG with generator, (Onan 5500), (total of three solar panels, I know nothing about solar but will learn), Silver Mist in color. Pulling it or backing it is a non issue as I have many many miles driving commercial vehicles. My biggest concern is finding a place to park it while out on the road. I’m starting to think maybe a rig this size will not be RV park friendly. Here in Texas a lot of COE campgrounds there is really not a problem BUT I plan on mostly going west and northwest and I’m thinking maybe the length is a little much. I know National Parks, most, are out of the question. I love the layout of the rig but I may have to rethink size. Opinions?
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Old 12-26-2021, 10:11 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard, and congrats with your rig.

There’s no right answer on rig type or size. It comes down to what’s right for you. That said……sounds like your rig (and the truck to pull it) will take up a lot of real estate. And, you’re right…..that will require more planning on securing a spot to park it when you finish travelling for the day.

You have to decide if it’s more important to have lots of square footage and features, or a little less of these facets and downsizing to something to allow more flexibility and selection of available spots. You decide……planning on living inside vs enjoying different locations outdoors.

There’s no right or wrong.
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Old 12-26-2021, 10:15 AM   #3
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Welcome aboard, and congrats with your rig.

There’s no right answer on rig type or size. It comes down to what’s right for you. That said……sounds like your rig (and the truck to pull it) will take up a lot of real estate. And, you’re right…..that will require more planning on securing a spot to park it when you finish travelling for the day.

You have to decide if it’s more important to have lots of square footage and features, or a little less of these facets and downsizing to something to allow more flexibility and selection of available spots. You decide……planning on living inside vs enjoying different locations outdoors.

There’s no right or wrong.
Thank you !! Pretty much know our spots to park will be RV parks mostly but we can explore on the motorcycle or pickup. Trade off as you say.
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Old 12-26-2021, 05:49 PM   #5
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Thanks for the welcome !! We are going ahead with the purchase. So many out there this size and I see very very few having problems getting spaces with a bit of forethought
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Old 12-27-2021, 05:50 AM   #6
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Welcome and safe and happy travels.As mentioned no correct answer on size and type of rig but good luck.
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Old 12-27-2021, 06:08 AM   #7
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Welcome and safe and happy travels.As mentioned no correct answer on size and type of rig but good luck.

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Welcome Blanco Tom. My brother lives just down the road from you a bit in Wimberley. I'm a bit further east, just north of Houston. I think you have your answer, and since you are going ahead with the purchase, congratulations on the new digs. I'm retiring myself at the end of February, and hope to hit the road very soon afterwards. Anyway, welcome again, and hope to see you down the road!
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Welcome from Eastern Nebraska / Northwest Missouri. Happy travels to ya.
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Old 12-27-2021, 10:12 PM   #12
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Old 12-27-2021, 11:07 PM   #13
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Since you're going west and northwest from Texas, you should be ok at rv parks and even some state and national parks. If you were going northeast, that would be a different discussion. We found our 19' tt was considered large for most state parks and national forest areas
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Old 12-27-2021, 11:42 PM   #14
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Since you're going west and northwest from Texas, you should be ok at rv parks and even some state and national parks. If you were going northeast, that would be a different discussion. We found our 19' tt was considered large for most state parks and national forest areas
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum.
Thanks very much. Now the wait !
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