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Old 08-31-2013, 06:03 AM   #15
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You must have booked early! I couldn't get into Balsam Lake midweek this summer

Some of the access roads in Provincial Parks can be narrow and make getting that big backing up turn correct first time quite difficult.
We booked last week, while at Long Point. They had a number of spaces open.
Always check for cancellations.
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #16
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Here's my report from Sandbanks:

I would be very careful in Woodlands with a 34. The site we were supposed to have indicated a 32' was possible but there was no way we could have gotten in that site. Usually a site that is listed for 32' is huge but I'm not sure that even a Bambi would be able to fit in it. Even the roads are pretty difficult to manoeuvre around let alone trying to back into a site with a tree in the middle of the entrance.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:46 AM   #17
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We were at Sandbanks with our 30' (with Hensely) this past summer (#614 in Woodlands - perfect site). The corners were tight but completely doable. There were many large SOB's in there, so while it might be tight I don't see why it would not be possible.
[Site #614 says only trailers up to 32', but the site is much larger than it appears on the Ontario Parks website pictures, and 2 of the trees showing in the picture have been taken down - I think you could fit a 40' trailer in there!]
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #18
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I can't speak to Sandbanks, but last year we were part of a group who accidentally towed our trailers through the "Dragons Tail" in North

Carolina.Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, motorcycle and sport car two lane tourism serving Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner28, Devils Triangle, and Six Gap North Georgia.

We made it through without a problem and I was towing a 34' with a ProPride.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:16 PM   #19
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We just had a beautiful, but very tight, spot at Presqu'ile, #121 in Pines. What I should have done was take the loop the "wrong" way, but when I realized that it was too late. I then managed to back it in with inches to spare.

The site itself was large enough, but the turning space was limited due to trees. Glad we had the Hensley and that our TV is nimble.

I drove out the way I should have backed in, much easier.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:06 AM   #20
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Yes, I'm sure 614 would have been fine. I'm talking about site 651 - that section of Woodlands is not at all easy to manoeuvre. Interestingly, there were no trailers in the treed section of that part, only in the open field.

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We were at Sandbanks with our 30' (with Hensely) this past summer (#614 in Woodlands - perfect site). The corners were tight but completely doable. There were many large SOB's in there, so while it might be tight I don't see why it would not be possible.
[Site #614 says only trailers up to 32', but the site is much larger than it appears on the Ontario Parks website pictures, and 2 of the trees showing in the picture have been taken down - I think you could fit a 40' trailer in there!]
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:43 AM   #21
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I'm sorry to report that in a distracted moment I grazed a tree with our white box coming out of Woodlands this past Monday.



At least the damage was minimal - a little deformation of the gutter and broken stove vent cover.
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One point that hasn't been made is that TV wheelbase is a significant factor. A long wheelbase pickup (think crew cab with an 8' box is going to pose much greater challenges than a car with e.g. a wheelbase of only 110".
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