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Yosemite Sam1

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Posted: 04/10/19 09:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine was in a Lake Tahoe national forest campsite that's so tight that my trailer got caught between a rock and a tree while leaving my slot.

No wonder the camp host escorted going against a one-way road because backing into it is near impossible.

It must have been designed by a sadist as I have to maneuver inch by literal inch in order to go out. And even with that, the rock still clipped my already retracted RV ladder.

I have another newbie mistake that's life threatening for me and wifey, but that's a story for another day.

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Yellowstone NP, Lewis Lake CG, site #13. Just big enough for a Chevy Roadtrek. No damage in or out, but probably the narrowest site we've ever used, with a rock to stop us at the back end, and trees on both sides.


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Narrow sites with narrow roads and a pole at the very front corner of the exit to roadway. Not easy when you don't bend in the middle.

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MDKMDK wrote:

Yellowstone NP, Lewis Lake CG, site #13. Just big enough for a Chevy Roadtrek. No damage in or out, but probably the narrowest site we've ever used, with a rock to stop us at the back end, and trees on both sides.


I had a conversation with reservation clerk at Yosemite where I asked her why the restriction for campsite is much shorter than even my compact car.

When I got there, I understood why.

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doxiemom11 wrote:

Narrow sites with narrow roads and a pole at the very front corner of the exit to roadway. Not easy when you don't bend in the middle.


Lol!

That's when I became thankful for deciding to buy a smaller trailer when the wifey was eyeing a long one with sofa (and I need to get a bigger truck).

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I agree with Yosemite Sam. I got a small trailer so that I don't have to worry about tights spots. I don't want to pull my house down the road. But, to each his own.


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Hollywood (Balboa) RV Park, Van Nuys (Los Angeles), CA. Every site is so tight, that you must drop your trailer at the office, and then an employee will hook up with a fork lift and take your trailer to your site.

We spent 4 night there in 2014. Very interesting. I stayed there because it was the closest RV park to all the sights we wanted to see, including Warner Bros Studio, Hollywood Blvd, etc.


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Posted: 04/11/19 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pulled into a mobile home park instead of the campground. This was with the Endura towing a car. Took almost an hour to get around the corner with quite a crowd watching. PLUS the Stanley Steemer guy who was cleaning a carpet near the corner had to move his van.


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In days of old when I was bold I hooked up my TT.. a 13' SCAMP and well. never had the kinds of issues you are describing.

Many of the national park Campgrounds were designed back in the days when a trailer like my Scamnp would have been considered BIG and Luxury. So backing my 38' Class A onto a site.. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.. on the other hand 10 days ago I was on a COE campground site that per the computer was like 22 or 25 feet long. I had room for my 38'er. my car in front of the RV. another car (heck another RV) and the day before it was time to leave I backed around the RV and hooked up so I'd not have to do it in the morning.... Yup. 25 ' the computer said.


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Posted: 04/11/19 07:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The narrowest spot assigned to me was at a KOA outside Salida CO. The site would of worked for a pop-up but not a 26 TT. Off the narrow road you had to back between a large boulder and a tree. Went to the office and they put me in a larger site. Very senic place by the Headwaters of the Arkansas River.

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