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Old 07-13-2014, 04:05 PM   #15
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30' has never been too long for us. But, we moved from a 28' International to a 30' Flying Cloud and we really appreciate the extra 2' (it is actually about 3') in terms of layout and comfort.
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:32 PM   #16
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I never had a problem finding a parking space when I was towing a 30'er.
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:44 AM   #17
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Every time I think about a shorter trailer I remember how much I love the space.

Never had any issues finding a spot. you can't just park anywhere, though.

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Old 07-15-2014, 12:08 PM   #18
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If I knew then (October 2012) what I know now....

We would have started with the 31' Classic model 30 with twin beds.

However, our trip to Joshua Tree National Park would have required a different space as it was a serpentine route through the trees to our space and the 25FB was a challenge in the turns on our first outing.
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:22 PM   #19
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Not sure, but my 34' is certainly not too long

I just got back from two weeks in FL. The only place I thought it was a bit long was at the Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort in St. Augustine. I agree with what others have said about the campground roads being tight. On the map, it looked like I was getting a bigger spot. But my trailer took it all.

My Avion 34X is actually 35'-11" long bumper to ball, and I tow with a long bed 4-door Ram. Rig is 58' long total, so it's a bit hard to get into sites sized for a 20'.

But anyway, I've been towing this rig for 7-8 years and I've only ever had this one place be tight. They had other sites there that would have been easier, but all were taken.

I'd like to get an old Avion C30 pickup camper for short trips into parks and stuff.

Get the 30' and be happy
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Old 07-15-2014, 12:59 PM   #20
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We went from a 25' to a 30' recently. Love it. Very little difference in towing, backing, parking. Buy the biggest they now make and you will be happy, and you can put thoughts of going bigger to rest, forever.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:07 PM   #21
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In my opinion, a 30-footer would be too long for many of the campgrounds we prefer to stay in (local provincial, national, regional parks) and for some gas stations I frequent. Towing and general manoeuvring, probably not a big difference.

That said, I love the layouts, comfort, and room in the longer trailers!! Trailering (and life itself) is a trade-off.
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:56 PM   #22
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Not comparing a 30 and a much shorter trailer. I say go for the 30 footer. Just a little difference in overhang. I can not think of a place we have ever camped that would hold a 28 but not a 30'. I have seen Park service sites that said they had a 25' limit but the had longer trailers in it.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:52 AM   #23
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Is 30 foot too long

So many great insights into why a 30 foot trailer would not be a
problem in most commercial parks and how much more comfortable it is
as far as space is concerned. Thanks that is good information.
What we are still wondering is if we want to do a lot
of State parks,national parks and in Canada provincial parks, would we then
have to find a commercial park nearby as a 30 foot would not be accommodated?
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:27 AM   #24
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So many great insights into why a 30 foot trailer would not be a
problem in most commercial parks and how much more comfortable it is
as far as space is concerned. Thanks that is good information.
What we are still wondering is if we want to do a lot
of State parks,national parks and in Canada provincial parks, would we then
have to find a commercial park nearby as a 30 foot would not be accommodated?
Not a common problem, IMO, in the US. Yes, there are some places where members are frequently that are limited...and I think that gives them the impression that it is common. I have yet to not be able to get a spot where I want, but I usually get reservations in advance and check site length. The worst that has happened is to have to park the truck in a CG overflow lot when the site was cramped. But I've never had trouble backing in.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:48 PM   #25
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Ho do we get some help viewing an airstream for ale in Geogia?




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Old 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM   #26
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Smile Viewing a unit for sale

We heard that there are members who will help with checking an
Airstream that is for sale if you are too far away to do it yourself.
We need some help in Georgia, can you recommend someone?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:01 PM   #27
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We heard that there are members who will help with checking an
Airstream that is for sale if you are too far away to do it yourself.
We need some help in Georgia, can you recommend someone?
Near the top of the page find the "Community" tab. Click on it then select "Member List". You will see a search member list tab. Under that will be an advance search. Click on advance search. Put in the location where the vehicle is, leaving everything else blank. Check the inspector type you want, trailer or motor home. Then click search at the bottom of the page. A list of volunteers will appear (expect to compensate them at least for their costs/expenses). You will have to judge for yourself which people really have the knowledge/qualifications to be an inspector.
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Old 07-24-2014, 10:28 PM   #28
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I also have a 31 footer, and the only down side to it is that there are many campgrounds in the Cascades that are off of our list. I have found that the bigger campgrounds have bigger sites (duh, right?), but the smaller campgrounds often have a 20foot trailer restriction put on them, no matter how big the sites actually are. This was true for one of our favorite (it is gone now, as it was washed away by a river) campsites. But we decided to make the trade off, and go with the big boy. Now my wife will not even consider a smaller trailer. We now no longer camp, we RV... Apparently heated running water and ice cream in the freezer is the cut off. All my friends make sure to remind me regularly that I haven't been camping since I got the AS. I usually don't have much to say back, because I'm too busy watching TV and stuffing my face with ice cream.
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