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GandJ
post Sep 16 2013, 02:08 PM
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Hi, all-

The good news: We bought a new RV at the Hershey Show last week.

The not-quite-as-good news: We had our winter trip all planned out months
ago with our smaller camper in mind. Some of the sites we have reserved
are just not going to work for us and we'll cancel on those.

But on two, the max vehicle length is only a couple feet shorter than our new
camper-- even though the sites themselves actually measure 65' and 73' in
length. Photos don't show any trees in the back or curves that would make
it hard to back in or anything like that.

So my question is this: Have you ever reserved a site listing a max vehicle
length just a smidgeon smaller than your RV? Any horrible consequences?
Did the park ranger come over with his tape measurer and toss you out?

(These are gravel sites at FL state parks, btw)

As always, any/all courteous replies and relevant insights are greatly
appreciated.

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post Sep 16 2013, 04:31 PM
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QUOTE(GandJ @ Sep 16 2013, 03:08 PM) *

Hi, all-

The good news: We bought a new RV at the Hershey Show last week.

The not-quite-as-good news: We had our winter trip all planned out months
ago with our smaller camper in mind. Some of the sites we have reserved
are just not going to work for us and we'll cancel on those.

But on two, the max vehicle length is only a couple feet shorter than our new
camper-- even though the sites themselves actually measure 65' and 73' in
length. Photos don't show any trees in the back or curves that would make
it hard to back in or anything like that.

So my question is this: Have you ever reserved a site listing a max vehicle
length just a smidgeon smaller than your RV? Any horrible consequences?
Did the park ranger come over with his tape measurer and toss you out?

(These are gravel sites at FL state parks, btw)

As always, any/all courteous replies and relevant insights are greatly
appreciated.

j-half



We just left a State Park in Florida and had a similar situation. We have a 31' and the site was designated as a 24'. It was labor day weekend, and it was the only site left, so we decided to take a chance and we booked it knowing it was "too small". Lucky for us, our RV fit in just fine. It was a little snug, but nobody noticed. I would bet chances are high you will be okay. You may lose some BBQ space. Have fun!
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post Sep 17 2013, 09:55 AM
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QUOTE(ChickenFriedChicken @ Sep 16 2013, 04:31 PM) *

We just left a State Park in Florida and had a similar situation...I would bet chances are high you will be okay. You may lose some BBQ space. Have fun!


Thanks for the reply, CFC. Feeling a little better about it now. Probably happens all
the time, right?

Really makes me wonder why there are 32' to 34' limits on 50' - 60' long sites
(as with site 43 at Koreshan, for example).



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