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speediq99

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Posted: 01/18/22 02:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello,

We are looking to buy a 44ft 5fer.m
I recently came across a Good Sam article with the trailer length limits per state. It looks like many states set the limit at 40ft. Is this something to worry about if you have the right tow vehicle?


https://www.goodsam.com/article/default.aspx?articleID=1195129
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Posted: 01/18/22 03:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Legal length won't be anywhere as big a problem as finding usable camp sites!

At 35 feet I have to watch for short sites, particularly in Government CGs.


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Posted: 01/18/22 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

no, You will be fine pulling the trailer assuming you have a proper set up. Finding sites in state parks is the biggest issue, especially in the west.


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Posted: 01/18/22 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have been pulling our 42' fiver since 2008 with zero issues.... The only campsite we had issues with was a state Park in Florida...


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Posted: 01/18/22 04:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Full timing in a 42' Alpine. Zero issues, even in small campgrounds.

After reading thru the article you posted...
1st - is that really from 10 years ago?
2nd - it appears that most of the 40' restrictions are for trailers. Not sure how anybody would treat a 5th wheel, and can't imagine the authorities would care.


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Posted: 01/18/22 05:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have problems with just 34'.

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Although some states have the 40’ trailer limit, I don’t remember any one saying they were ever stopped for trailer length. Overall length yes, trailer length no.

State, National, and local campgrounds can be a problem even at 35’+.

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I think you will have issues finding RV Parks for your 5th wheel size. Call ahead in your planning for future trips to avoid surprizes[emoticon][emoticon]

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BB_TX wrote:

Although some states have the 40’ trailer limit, I don’t remember any one saying they were ever stopped for trailer length. Overall length yes, trailer length no.

State, National, and local campgrounds can be a problem even at 35’+.


Yeah, last time I saw the breakdown it was you would fit in at least one spot in 85% of federal and state campgrounds at 35' but it went down 3-5% for every foot longer. At 44' you'd fit in less than half the parks, at least officially.


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Posted: 01/18/22 07:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We haven't had issues in any commercial RV park. State Parks can be an issue, reserve early. So far no issues with COE parks, my favorite.
40ft Landmark.


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