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Posted: 06/13/22 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi guys, I’m here at a very nice RV park in the mountains of NC. I’ve been surprised at the number of trucks over parked EVERYWHERE!

Many sites the trucks are hanging over the road a little. Some are even parked horizontally across the front of the site. It looks like this could be solved by the fifth wheel hanging over the grass a little instead of 100% over the concrete pad. Not the wheels of course, just maybe 4 to 5 feet of the body.

Is there a reason why a fifth wheel should not hang over grass?

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If park management isn’t concerned and these parking scofflaws don’t impede your movement…


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Nope.


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A man of few words Mr. Bird, I like it!

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Some parks have sprinkler systems that could be under the rig.
Staying for a long period of time could stunt the grass.
Need to keep stabilizers on the pad so they don't sink.
Same with motor homes that are too long for sites. some MHs have around 12-13 feet of over-hang in the rear. Stabilizers are behind the rear wheels. But you can let ten feet or so hang over back of the site. That would leave enough room for toad to stay out of roadway.
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Some do it for the hook ups. They don't want to have overly long waste lines or electrical cords. Or they dont have extea. Others, well, who knows.


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Hi guys, I thought about the hookups etc but didn’t consider the sprinkle system or killing the grass. I was in the office the other day where a guy was complaining that two trucks on two different sites had to move so he could make the curve with his 40’ motorhome. Plus it makes the park look junky. Great park but I don’t know about all these trucks hang out over the park road.

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I don't let what other people do affect me that much.

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what park was this?

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I've seen trucks hanging outside the end of their pad and partially blocking the roadway. Most of the time when I'm checking in, I look to see the path to my site. If it looks like I can't squeeze through because of a vehicle blocking the road, I ask the mgr to notify the owner that I will need to come through there. The mgr and the offending vehicle owner have always complied. Both mgr and the customer have been nice and courteous about my request.


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