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JRscooby

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kellem wrote:

I just love the lack of forethought,it's the places that require you to back using the passenger side mirror......doable but much easier on the drivers side. Lol


I witched about this, then I looked a little closer. Most of the sites in the state park you backed in to the blind side, put most do not go at a right angle. Once in the site, your trailer is between road and outside living area.

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I'm convinced that many people who "design" campgrounds have never ever driven or used a trailer/motorhome or camper. We recently were at a state park that had been redone and all the handicap spots were a right angle back in on the right side with bushes on each side obstructing the view when backing. About the hardest way for someone handicapped to back in. And the way the layout was it would have been very very easy to at least make the spots a shallow angle back in and no shrubs/bushes obstructing the view.


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Yup the length is supposed to be from the bumper to the hitch ball. Typically this makes the box about 3 1/2 to 4 feet less.

However, few campgrounds are stickler for such details. As suggested measure and call.

Our TT is about 27 feet bumper to hitch and we have never had a space problem but we have had very tight quarters, being wedged betweean motor coaches with slides and some very difficult to back into tree lined spots.

Some of the older campgrounds were designed around the then jumbo 18 footers, so space is at a premium. When in doubt we call.


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Posted: 09/03/20 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our box is 21’.
Tongue is 3’.
Cargo rack is ~2’.
When asked, I put 26’.


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I call every time. That way you know for sure what your getting. And on top of that I don’t like to put my card number out there on the web.

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