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Posted: 07/14/21 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at some 38-39’ fifth wheels, but there are some 41-42’ units I like as well. My question is about campgrounds with length restrictions. I don’t want to be too limited when it comes to campgrounds that may be in a more natural setting, as opposed to a lot of RV parks. Is 40’ a common cutoff or will I hardly notice a difference in where I can reserve spots if I go with a 42’ vs a 39’? Thank you!!

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Posted: 07/14/21 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

38-42'? That keeps you out of 50% of the REAL campgrounds.

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Posted: 07/14/21 08:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know 38’ is already somewhat limiting. I am wondering if going beyond 40’ greatly increases those limitations.

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I found anything over 36’ really limits you.


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Posted: 07/15/21 04:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen comments like the ones in this post but ours is 40 foot and I have never had a problem anywhere we go. With that being said we normally do not stay in primitive type campground or state parks. Mostly private cg's for us with the occasional KOA.


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Posted: 07/15/21 04:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 31' 5th wheel trailer is too long in many places we like to camp.
However as long as you stick to RV parks made for units that long you shouldn't notice any difference in 3 more feet.
A text or a phone call to the campground ahead of time is what we do.


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Posted: 07/15/21 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The break point is somewhere in the low 30ft range.

You are already looking at monster units that come with significant limitations...another couple feet are unlikely to matter much.


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Posted: 07/15/21 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm 39.5 feet and there are a lot of places I can still go to, but also a lot I cant. not ony is the size of the site important but at that length the road its self becomes important. big dips and such will cause you to drag the back end of the 5th and so on. a lot of places I have to go for a drive and see if there is anyplace I can fit. we reciently just added a truck camper to our driveway so when we want to go to thoes little forestry sites and such we take that.

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We had a 35 foot 5th wheel and found that limited us in available spots. Be aware that the roads in many campgrounds are tight to say the least. If your going to live in it or move seldom go long. If you plan to travel and see the country go shorter.

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I haven't had a problem with 40' anywhere but a few state parks in FL where it was difficult to turn in because of trees at the entrance to the space. I haven't been to any other state or national parks with this RV, but I know for sure some national parks are very tight, so you have to check them out before going.


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