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Old 07-31-2015, 05:44 PM   #15
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The same can be said about the Provincial Parks in Canada. 25' is just about the max limit; even then one may have to do some tight maneuvering.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:16 PM   #16
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Many trailer coach manufacturers list a length that is only the body of the coach, not considering the bumper or A of the hitch platform. The campers then describe their length as such to any park attendants.

I'm thinking my 29' AS needs to be remeasured for coach only length. At the end of the day you don't want to put a rock, tree or other obstacle into the banana peal or side of your AS.

In Glacier Park we have pre driven the campgrounds before we attempt to enter them; Rising Sun would be a disaster for longer ASs. St. Mary campground would be a piece of cake. Length does matter, and how adept the driver is at maneuvering tight spaces and backing up is a large factor.
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:25 PM   #17
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Texas has quite the range of length availability in the state parks. Trouble is the reservation system will get you a space but not a specific site. So the earlier you get there the better your options. Some older parks just were not designed for super long trailers back in the day when they first opened so some sites can seem pretty tiny. Also, tent campers will nab an RV spot wanting the power and water hook ups. Can be a challenge but luckily we have been able to get our 25 footer and crew cab TV in just about every site we have gone to here in Texas and out west.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:22 PM   #18
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:24 PM   #19
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We can usually fit anywhere a tent can fit! I suggest smaller. We usually can get a spot any time one is open.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:35 PM   #20
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No problems in TX state parks with our 29' Excella.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:49 AM   #21
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If getting into the most available spaces is THE priority, I'd say go with a short trailer! The longer (27-30') coaches will have fewer available sites... pure and simple. You will definitely have more campsite options with a 25' or shorter trailer and from what you said, it seems like that is what would be best for you. Just be sure that the trailer floorplan and ameneties serve your needs well, as making another change may be prohibitive.

Where and how will you sit when in the trailer? Would you be comfortable enough to spend an extended amount of time in the trailer? The seating comfort, for us, was extremely important as we tend to spend a good amount of time in the coach, especially in the evening. But your needs may be different. If you are outside the trailer for the vast majority of time, seating comfort may not be so important to you.

Our priorities were for a coach that fully met our needs, which meant going with a 30'. We were ok with sacrificing having such a wide array of workable sites for having the coach that best met our needs while traveling. So, of course, whatever the choice one makes, there are sacrifices to accept.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:07 AM   #22
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We love the 25FB but knew we'd lose, even with that length, the camping flexibility that is essential for our enjoyment. We camp almost exclusively in state and national parks and very often in state and national forest campgrounds. The added stress of finding spots and maneuvering into them with a larger rig was not worth it to us. Our FC20 towed by our SUV is perfect for US.
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:10 AM   #23
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Most campgrounds will have campsites that will accommodate larger trailers.

Having said that "getting in" is a whole lot different than "got a great site".

No question - "smaller" has lots more choices than"bigger" - and if you (like us) are among those who finds that the amenities of a great site are a whole lot more important than the amenities of a big trailer then you really need to stick to "small".

I've mentioned this before but it bears repeating - our kids gave us a little nugget of wisdom when we were looking to purchase our trailer: "Don't go so big you take the "Camp" our of "Camping" ..... "


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Old 08-04-2015, 07:46 AM   #24
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No question - "smaller" has lots more choices than"bigger" - and if you (like us) are among those who finds that the amenities of a great site are a whole lot more important than the amenities of a big trailer then you really need to stick to "small".

That's us too! Love those big, beautiful Airstreams pulled by big, beautiful trucks - truly "Land Yahts" - that we see on the road and in parks, but our enjoyment is mostly found outside the trailer and smaller works better for us.
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We travel all over the country with a 22ft long F350 Supercrew 8 ft box 172 inch wheelbase truck and a 28ft International our total length is 53ft hitched.Not once have we had a problem finding or getting into a site.Travel 12- 15,000 miles per year exploring the USA.So it's all what your used to I guess.
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Yep... lookin' great, Moflash!
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