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Posted: 06/14/22 04:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some parks don't want to kill the grass which the levelers would if off the concrete. But the main reason I don't put my fiver over is I prefer to keep the levelers on the concrete. Now if I was only staying a few nights it would not bother me but generally I stay two weeks or more at a park. There are a lot of cg's that were built when most folks had short campers and shorter trucks.
I just don't sweat the small stuff.


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Mondooker wrote:


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Some are even parked horizontally across the front of the site.
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If this is what I think you mean, parking in front of / across the front of the camper, I do that a lot depending on the campground.

With smaller sites, if we park the truck next to the TT sometimes it takes up the room where we would be under the awning or where the fire pit is.

I have also done that at some campgrounds to "passively" "protect" our campsite from people walking through it, especially at state parks - where there might be more people not used to the "un-written" rules of campgrounds.

To me, it doesn't look any more or less bad than any other way of parking.


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I'm never going to that park, with trucks all over the place!

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Lot of things:
- If the sites are small, we will sometimes park sideways across the front. Not preferred but what else are you going to do.
- Hanging off the back of the site is OK in some cases but stabalizers can sink into soft grass or if there is a hill, often the ground drops off so they won't even reach the ground. If it's a longer term stay, who mows under the rig?
- If trucks are blocking the road, if you are polite, people will typically be happy to help out by moving. If it's really bad, talk to the manager.


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Gooma wrote:

I'm never going to that park, with trucks all over the place!


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Some parks have a rule that the RV cannot overhang the pad over the grass so that the lawn crew can mow.

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Posted: 06/14/22 09:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Older parks and newer/LONGER campers. The state park closest to me you are not allowed to have anything parked on the grass. Many of the sites are not long enough to put the truck straight in front of the trailer. So parking sideways just barely getting the four tires on the blacktop is the best option. The other option is parking the truck in overflow parking 1/2 a mile away.


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“I’m never going to that park, with trucks all over the place!” Funny and you’re right of course! Who’d of ever thought of pulling a fifth wheel with a truck? [emoticon]

I was just surprised how many hung over the road. The sites at Valley River RV Resort in Murphy, NC are narrow the way it is. They have great management and really take care off the place though.

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