When the state park says 20’ rv limit, do I fit?

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  1. Meldew

    Meldew Member

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    So I am confused…. When a Georgia or Florida state park has a site with a 20’ limit, what are they measuring? They say pad is 20’.

    My “box” is much smaller. Do I add tongue? Surely not bunks extended in that measurement?
     
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    You need to include bunks extended in your measurement.
     
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    If you have a 10' box, your pup's total length should be just under or right at 20'. Because I have a truck, I don't ever want a site with a total length of less than 40'.
     
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    Wow. I think my length w bunks extended is much longer unfortunately. It’s a hw27ks so doesn’t that mean 27’ total extended? Yes it is all packed up so I’m not sure!
     
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    I always figure the length of the camper fully open. That said, if the know the site or the reservation site has photos, you may be able to determine if you can have the rear bunkend hang over the back of the site. And don't forget about your tow vehicle. I've sometimes had the camper backed in until the tires hit the parking stop.

    As you can see, this site was not that deep but I got the rear bunkend to hang over the cliff edge, much to the dismay of the person occupying that bunk. And setup/take-down was a bit tricky.
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    But the view was worth it!
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    That’s a beautiful site!
     
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    According to the internet (which we know is never wrong), your pup is only 19' 3". You can do a rough estimate by measuring the box. The open length is going to be smaller than twice the closed length. As bikenfish said, if your box is 10 feet, your open length is probably right at 20'
     
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    @Meldew - For the FR HW27x the box is 14’, closed length is 19’. Opened is 26’. Its 84” wide before you slide out the dinette. I tend to ensure sites are 25’ or longer and have felt cramped more by the width than the length in some site choices.
     
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    The max your camper could be is double your box length. The beds have to slide in, so they cannot be longer than the box itself. If you have a 10 foot box it's going to be about 20 feet as @BikeNFish says.

    A 14 foot box could be, in theory, a max of 28 feet in length. Your beds are probably not 7 foot deep though.
     
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    Well we called the campground and the lady said “honey, you can put a popup on any of our sites!” Lol.

    but the dimensions are very helpful and maybe they have a photo of each site online. I just don’t want to drive 15 hours and not be allowed to set up camp!
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    If I'm able to see my site online I can sometimes determine if the back bunk can overextend past the site so may or may not include the back bunk in my calculations. For me the very minimum I look for 25' . The drive way for the car is sometimes separate from the site pad and sometimes not. That entirely depends on the campground. Many times though my car had to be angled to fit in the site so feel more comfortable with a longer site. Most places I go the drive way is very small so often have to get creative in parking.
     
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    Thank you that’s very helpful. I have a long vehicle too…. There is an ADA site that says can hold a 42’ rv and is available if no other sites are open.
     
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    Knew it couldn't be anywhere in PA. That is about three times higher than anyplace in Pa.
     
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    Yup, Mount Davis, highest point in Pennsylvania, is only 3,213 ft
     
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    That's kind of the point. If you've ever been there you'd understand. [LOL]
     

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