RV lengths vs RV parks

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by retired md cop, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. retired md cop

    retired md cop Junior Member

    I am wanting to buy a sandpiper 365 which has a bath and half, it is 40' long and I will be towing it with a GMC 4dr dully. Are there parks that will not let me in because of the size? and if so, are there useully parks near those that will? I just retired and have only been to a few parks on the east coast. I want to travel out west now that I am able.
  2. krsmitty

    krsmitty Senior Member

    A lot of maybe's to answer the question. A lot of the state parks, in Florida anyway, do or may have size limitations. Or at the least a small number of sites to accommodate larger RV's. You may want to purchase one of the RV books with information on the RV parks. It would give you the information on site length etc. I do believe they may be some online sites that give that info also.
  3. LEN

    LEN Senior Member

    The southwest has almost all parks able to take your size. I am 63' long and have had to park the trailer a couple times. Thee MH is 40' and have always found parking. Now State parks in Calli and most of the west state 36' limit and some are true and a lot lie(you find larger spaces). But I have always found enough room nearby.

  4. retired md cop

    retired md cop Junior Member

    Thanks for the info, I will look into buying that book
  5. hiddenvalleyrv

    hiddenvalleyrv Junior Member

    I always call before arriving just to verify. However most parks will accommodate a 40'. State Parks, as was mentioned often have a size limitation but you can often fit a 40', at least in some of their spaces. You just need to forget to tell them your exact length when you register. Even if the RV park directories give a limitation, I always call because they often have a few larger sites. If you do some internet surfing you can get the same info that is in the RV directory books for free. Then you don't need to lug around the big book in the rig. I just google "RV parks near (city/state)" then read the specs for the campgrounds in the list. Usually google gives links directly to the park websites or sometimes to the directories which have the park write-ups in them. Happy Camping! Teri at Hidden Valley RV Park near San Antonio Texas.
  6. ejdixon

    ejdixon Member

    I agree with hiddenvalley. It's best to always call the park you'd like in advance. Some state parks like Antelope Island State Park in Utah have sites that can accommodate RVs up to 90feet in length. Check with the directories first and then call the park just to make sure about it.
  7. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Worse comes to worse you can always unhook the toad and park it elsewhere.

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