Thanks Bob. Actually we do make it to the west coast a few trips per year. That is good news that many parks are upgrading to larger sites. My guess is that this will be the trend in the future but take a while to become wide spread.
With the current budgets and some parks closing, the re-models won't be anytime soon. Many of these parks were built when a 14'-16' TT was pulled behind the family station wagon (At least in My case).
We visited the park in Morro Bay and had a large pull thru space, the downside, they removed a huge amount of trees/etc to accomplish this.
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The State parks we have been to some have had pictures along with what hook ups and the pad size. The problem with that is some planning ahead of time is sometimes a pain. We also travel with a couple of other rigs and is sometimes not possible to get adjoining spots. As for private CG's most can take bigger rigs. With the new to me Freightliner and almost 42' raptor we will be pushing the envelope of a few CG's we have been to.
A lot of the state and federal parks will have length limits under 40ft. That being said the issue with most Toy Haulers is that they don't manuever quite as easily as some fifth wheels due to the 3rd axel. When making sharp cuts going forward or backwards you will always be dragging one or more tires.
More often than not, it is the trees that hamper my getting parked. Our Cylcone has a 88-degree turning radius. I can jockey around almost anything, but I will NOT scratch my unit cuz the parks don't trim...according to my standards. Good Luck. We dry camp alot. It's FREE)
More important that the size of your site is what's across the street from it. I always try to find sites that are staggared from the ones across the street. I can drive across the grass a lot easier that nailing some little TOAD sitting across the front of a rig.
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