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RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

I purchased a Lance 1685 Floor Length 16'6" Overall Length 21'0" Exterior Width 96-3/8" Exterior Height w/Optional 13.5M A/C 10'1" Interior Height 78" Capacities Fresh Tank 45 Gallons Grey Tank 45 Gallons Black Tank 45 Gallons Weights Gross Dry Weight 3980 Lbs. Hitch Dry Weight 425 Lbs. Axle Weight 3555 Lbs. Cargo Carrying Capacity 1520 Lbs. GVWR 5500 Lbs. Other Refrigerator 7 Cubic Feet Propane 2-5 Gallon Tank Furnace 25,000 BTU's Sleeping Capacity 5 Tire Size ST205/75R14
robvasi 10/31/19 11:38am Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

When you are looking at Trailers also look at Sleeping bed size, Tank sizes... If you are looking for solar, note that when it says wired for solar most just talk about a port in the side of the trailer that has wires to the batteries..... A queen bed in a Trailer can mean either a camper queen or an actual queen. Also take a good hard look at the Towing Specs for your rig too. That will have a big factor on what you can buy also... My RAM 1500 will tow 7900, but will it really? with a safe margin? A lot to consider. and I need to have one by the end of next month.
robvasi 10/29/19 06:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

What are your thoughts on this size: Floor Length 23'6" Overall Length 28'0" Weights Gross Dry Weight 5030 Lbs. Hitch Dry Weight 600 Lbs. Axle Weight 4430 Lbs. Cargo Carrying Capacity 1970 Lbs. GVWR 7000 Lbs. I don't think my RAM 1500 will pull this. I think it's too long anyway, too mad i like the trailer
robvasi 10/29/19 04:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

21 feet seems to be the max in Oregon for the most part. Bigger is not always better. So many variables here. Not true about Oregon What are you saying about Oregon I have stayed in numerous state parks there and my 37Ft motor home fits fine - please clarify Getting reservations for parks in Oregon is difficult at best especially in the summer months and on weekends:( Is trailer length the overall length or the cabin length? by 'cabin' I mean the outside dimension of the place we access.
robvasi 10/29/19 04:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

If you plan to focus on national Parks, you might want to consider tank size and room for extra batteries as well since you will most likely be dry camping My plan is to get one with solar. Even so, an extra tank and battery would be useful, thank you
robvasi 10/29/19 01:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

I've camped at a lot of State Parks, and several National Parks. Generally the older parks have smaller sites, and roads that are narrower. Many of the older parks are in bad need of limb trimming. BUT... Some parks have been updated and have more room now. Generally a 20-24' camper will fit most anywhere. 28s work on many, but you may need to lie about the length, and park carefully. Good advice, thank you.
robvasi 10/29/19 01:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

25 ft should not be exceeded. There are longer sites but the numbers are fewer the longer the camper. The shorter the trailer the more sites available. 25ft will let you have all the space you "need" and will be easier on your tv and fuel bill. My tow vehicle is a 2016 RAM Sport with a 5.7 HEMI Lance 1995 is at the top of the list at 19" 2"
robvasi 10/29/19 01:27pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Personal decision but I would at least get one large enough to have a walk around bed and a slideout usually in the 24'-26' range. Some of the older COE parks were built many years ago when a 20' trailer was the norm. Others will chime in with more knowledge then I on the subject. I toured a Lance 1995, walk around bed, indeed quite nice
robvasi 10/29/19 01:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Every park is different. Sometimes length limitations are due to site size and sometimes to trees or rocks along curves in the roads to the sites. I have been hosting in a NFS campground that has a part of the sites in which rvs are limited to 28 feet, but that means trailer under 28 feet. It’s because of the road; there are sites there that would fit a 64+ Class A or fifth wheel. You just can’t get one that size to the site. I wouldn’t choose a trailer based on such a limitation, if I were you. Don’t put the cart before the horse. No matter what size you choose, there will be places you can’t take it. Make your choice based on floor plan and features. It is true that smaller goes more places. But too small is no fun everywhere. In addition, know that rules like that 40 foot rule are both arbitrary and flexible. Nobody is going to take a tape measure to your rig and deny you because you are 6 inches too long. Or 2 feet too long. The rule is to guide folks, not forbid them. If you are skillful maneuvering a slightly longer rig, you’ll be fine. If you are very low skill, you might not be able to use even a slightly shorter one. I have owned a few boats and was skilled at backing, but I have not owned a trailer, this will be my first one. I appreciate your insight. The trailer I choose will be my home for a few years. Thus, making the right choice is important. With regard to your thoughtful reply, I am now looking at the Lance 1995. I toured one yesterday and it seemed about right.
robvasi 10/29/19 07:57am Travel Trailers
RE: trailer size and campsites in National Parks

Of the 49 National Parks in the lower 48 only 8 have full hookup sites and another 8 have sites with electric, leaving 33 with no camping at all - twenty one feet will limit you and you will soon grow to regret your decision We have visited 31 or the 49 in the last 10 years Do you mean 21' is too long or too small?
robvasi 10/29/19 07:53am Travel Trailers
trailer size and campsites in National Parks

I did a search and did not find any threads on this topic. I am sure there are, so I need some help finding them. Based on what I read on the Parks site, along with several web sits, Several National Parks limit the combined length of the tow vehicle and the trailer to 40'. My truck is 19' so that means the trailer needs to be 21 feet or less. Is this accurate? (the rule, not the arithmetic) I am in the process of buying a travel trailer and visit the National Parks, I want to choose the right size. Please elaborate on the 40' rule Thank you Edit: Tow Vehicle: 2016 RAM 1500 Sport 4WD 5.7 HEMI Solo Plan to visit National Parks The trailer will be my year around home. Hobby is photography
robvasi 10/29/19 12:28am Travel Trailers
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