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RE: RV Pole Barn

I am looking at around 40' wide, depth not sure yet but thinking 60'. Sidewalls, still undecided but based on some feedback here with a 14x14 door going to be 16' or 18' sidewalls. I'd like to perhaps put a basketball hoop in it for the winter time but not really planning around that. If I have one door 14x14, any reason to make the second door smaller or should it just be the same size? I only plan on owning 1 rv!!
pennrver 03/15/19 10:34am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pole Barn

wow, a lot of great info here. Thanks to everyone. I'm thinking 40 x 60 with at least one 14x14 door... perhaps make the door to the second bay smaller? The comments about approach angles and roof work are both good, things I didn't think of before. What wall size should I look for? With a 14 foot door it's going to be around 16' walls? Also I am on well and septic. I am wondering if it's worth it to add the water and sewer. The water wouldn't be too hard, but the septic tank might be a little more costly. Any thoughts on this? Dump station pretty beneficial? Thanks again to all.
pennrver 03/13/19 10:05pm General RVing Issues
RE: RV Pole Barn

Thanks for all the great info on here. Sounds like 14x14 doors is the way to go? Or at least definitely 14' height and 12' wide? As far as depth... I've researched everything from 40 to 60 feet. Width, how far out do the slides usually come? 3 feet or so? so want to be able to walk around with the slides out? So lets say you have a 14' wide door, with a 8.5' wide coach + 3' + 3' for slides on both sides, your at about 14-15' which is basically the width of the door. So for room on the side, you want your door about 10 feet or so from the side of the barn? So hypothetically lets say you want a symmetrical barn with 2 identical bays... how much room in between the doors? 15'? In my example above it would be 10' + 14' (door) + 15' (in between doors) + 14' (door) + 10' = 63' 63' wide seems big, doesn't it? So where do you reduce? In between, on the sides?
pennrver 03/13/19 01:58pm General RVing Issues
RV Pole Barn

We don't own an RV yet, but plan on purchasing one within the next year. Planning on putting up a pole barn to house it. We will build that before getting the RV. Wanted to see if anyone has any thoughts on it, mistakes you made, etc. Dimension wise I want to be able to plan accordingly. We have pretty much decided on a class C, but may move on to a fifth wheel down the road. So I want to "future proof" the barn. A fifth wheel is going to be taller than a class C, so if I plan my barn around that fact it should be able to hold any class C. What is the tallest 5th wheel right now? 13' something? so a 14' door should suffice? Any thoughts on barn dimensions? I am looking for more of a multi use barn but primarily for the motorhome. But may be storing tractor, car, boat, etc. So looking for two bays. Should I make it long enough to hold 5th wheel + truck attached? That might stretch it too long. How about room around the camper? Looking to hear thoughts from anyone who has been down this road! Thanks
pennrver 03/13/19 11:46am General RVing Issues
RE: New to RV, looking for campground in NE

Thanks for the replies and info on the bus at Lake Glory. After our Knobels, we are going to head up to Lake George. A follow up question: My family wants to visit all the state capitals. We will try to hit Montpelier, VT while up near Lake George. Driving this RV in to town, looking at the google view there doesn't seem to be any place to park it. There is a high school nearby, since school is out of session it should be empty. Any advise on this type of stuff? Getting an RV in to a small town and finding parking? There is no wal mart or big shopping area within walking distance to the state capital. The high school is less than a mile, fairly easy walk.
pennrver 07/30/18 02:23pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: New to RV, looking for campground in NE

Thank you to all for the replies. Some good thoughts here. Yes, this is our first RV trip. I think based on the feedback and thinking about it, I am not going to tow. The rental car is an interesting idea, but installing/removing three car seats gets old after a while... especially in the back of a sedan. I am leaning toward either finding a campsite with plenty to do or a walk/bike trail, or using the class C to get around a little bit. At Knobels, we are at lake glory for a couple of days and they have a shuttle to the park, so that isn't a problem. Speaking of which, has anyone used the shuttle? How reliable is it? I am thinking of going to watkins glen after that. The state park doesn't have any full hookups which we are looking for. There is a KOA down the road but we would have to drive our Class C in to town... but I think that is what we will do. From watkins glen, I am trying to figure out where to go next. Lake george rv park up north of albany looks nice, but according to their website you need to book a full week in the summer... we are only looking for 2-3 nights. Old forge is also sold out (according to the website). Any other recommendations of places around the finger lakes, rochester/syracuse, watertown, up state new york? Prefer a campground/resort with stuff to do for the kids. Also keep in mind I am a first timer, is disconnecting the motorhome to take it somewhere and coming back later in the day a big hassle?
pennrver 07/28/18 09:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
New to RV, looking for campground in NE

My family is renting a 32' Class C in August. We have never RV'ed but have always been interested. I am debating whether to tow our Minivan with the Class C, it says we can tow up to 5000 lbs. We would have to rent the tow dolly from a different place, our RV rental doesn't offer it. Instead of towing on our first RV trip ever, I am thinking of just trying to find a destination that is accessible without a vehicle. Our first stop is Knobels in PA which has a campground next to the park. From there, I'm looking for any recommendations. I'd like full hookups. Any places in the NE or mid atlantic or eastern OH where we can do a little exploring outside of the campground without a vehicle? Free shuttles, bus route nearby, etc. We have 3 kids all in car seats so uber isn't really an option. Thanks!
pennrver 07/27/18 10:18am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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