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Posted: 02/23/12 06:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are looking for a C class motor home and trying to find what we want as well as staying at or under 30 feet for length. Seems at some point I read somewhere if you go over 30 feet you can really limit where you can camp as lots of places limit at 30 feet.

We are hoping to find a gently used/ not too old unit with a bunkhouse so our girls each have their own designated sleeping spot with out daily tear down and set up. Of the few units we have found they are anywhere from 31-35 feet, how much of a difference is that 31-15 feet, will it keep us out of campgrounds/areas? Does it change handling that much?

We have a trailer now and have rented a 30ft C class a few times.


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We've been full timing and traveling for 6 years with a 36' RV and never had an issue with length. Unless you're planning on very remote state parks or areas located deep in the mountains/hills, you should never have an issue with 30' or more. I've seen more issues with the 40'-45' units trying to park and manuever in areas.


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Thanks for the good laugh as having started with a 36' DP because of BS like this buy more MH than you think you need ONE TIME. Sure a spot for a 42' is harder, but not impossible and we stay at mainly public CGs like SP, USFS, BLM, NP. 30' being too long... now that's funny even if you are into dispersed camping off dirt roads.
Tracy, buy what you need for your family and stop worrying about the length.


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JoeGood988 wrote:

We've been full timing and traveling for 6 years with a 36' RV and never had an issue with length. Unless you're planning on very remote state parks or areas located deep in the mountains/hills, you should never have an issue with 30' or more. I've seen more issues with the 40'-45' units trying to park and manuever in areas.


Agree we have tried to stay in the 35-36 ft area never heard of concerns in the 30 ft area - somebody gave you bad information


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With a family, a larger MH is probably best. Does it limit your camping options? In my humble opinion absoulty yes. Especialy if you tend to be a traveler type, who tends, not to make reservations. Many times I have put our little 24 in one of the last spots, and watched the big boys circle and leave as they could not get a spot.
that was large enough. For them
Many of these CG's were built in the 50's and 60's and at that time the average pad site was about 26 ft

Eveything is a trade off and I for one would not want 4 or 5 people in our rig,
But to say larger does not limit your options is in my opinion not true.

Of course for maxium options a tent would be best!!

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Posted: 02/23/12 08:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

29 feet will also limit where you can camp (if you want to camp at a place with 28 foot length limits). 30 feet is no different except it takes one extra foot.
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"arriving late in the afternoon with no res, can be an issue" or on a Friday afternoon. What I've found works best for us is to arrive in a new boondocking area Sunday afternoon or Monday and use it as our base camp for five days. We then usually leave it on Friday spending one day to travel to next area and one day in a private CG to resupply. This lets the locals use there area on the weekend when sites are at a premium.
Having a unit that meets your needs is more important than the little bit of problems a larger unit creates in finding a site, especially in something that is less than 36'.

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Ivylog wrote:

.....Having a unit that meets your needs is more important than the little bit of problems a larger unit creates in finding a site, especially in something that is less than 36'.


When we were making the determination on what fit our needs, one of those needs was where we could go. My 26-foot 5er can go to MORE places than a 30-footer, but to not as many places as a 20-footer.


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Posted: 02/23/12 10:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ours is a 30'er and have tried more than once to go into a park with limited larger sites. manuevering the first challenge and squeezing in oversized can create other problems (such as grade). we just started observing parks with stated 30' limits and stopped going to parks with smaller sized sites.


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I think, I said my last post rather poorly, I don't think it limits where you can camp, But sure does limit tne number or campsites available to you in any given campround. The larger you go, the number of sites you will fit in goes down. Which if you tend to be traveler type, arriving late in the afternoon with no res, can be an issue.

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