Originally Posted by Skoonj
I'm a new member and delighted to have found this active, informative forum. My thanks to you all in advance.
As a brand new owner of a 2013 Interstate I have a lot of kinks to work out. My current worry is: how do you deal with city parking? My RV is too long for a standard street parking space I believe, and too high for most indoor parking. I don't want to tow a car for town use. Does anyone have tips on finding lots or long parking spaces?
I have a truck camper which is roughly the same dimensions as your rig.
In my experience there is great variation in "city parking" so there is more than one answer.
In congested areas, like others, I have found that it is necessary to be picky and find a space that will accommodate an oversize vehicle. Usually this will work as long as the area isn't so congested that there are only a handful of spaces left. For on-street parking usually a stall at the end of the block will work, more because you can depend on the clearance to maneuver than because you actually have to overhang the next space.
I can only use surface lots which means parking a ways out from congested downtown areas. Often there is an unpaved area you can overhang on the front or rear. Obviously there are plenty of places you won't fit but in all but the most congested areas you should be able to find something.
Now, with my 30' trailer, it's much more difficult.