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Old 02-23-2016, 07:04 AM   #11
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What are your procedures in determining when to unhook, time or space?
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Old 02-23-2016, 08:25 AM   #12
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I recall having problems last year reserving a spot at Mt. Rainier via the website the park uses. It gave a place to enter the length of my trailer, but then it tried to put me in a campsite that wasn't long enough, ignoring what I had entered. I had to call their reservation system to clarify.

The Chisos Basin campground in Big Bend NP "suggests" trailers 20 feet long or less, but the park people didn't object when I put my Escape 21 there. The length restriction is for the twisty mountain road leading to the campground. Forty-foot tour buses somehow made it past that hairpin turn to visit Chisos Basin while I was there.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:38 AM   #13
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I made reservations for Yosemite this summer---it is like speed-dating at 7am in the morning, but my date is my computer. All the sites seem to be available and with a click to reserve---the site has been taken by someone else. I found an available site and to my dismay our 19' was too long. Go figure.
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I made reservations for Yosemite this summer---it is like speed-dating at 7am in the morning, but my date is my computer. All the sites seem to be available and with a click to reserve---the site has been taken by someone else. I found an available site and to my dismay our 19' was too long. Go figure.
Hi: P&L... Yellowstone's Madison CG. was the only place where size mattered. All of your rig had to fit off the road. All sites were curved/paved pads so the 5.0TA and truck fit perfectly. Alf
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What are your procedures in determining when to unhook, time or space?
If you mean me, I always unhook as the trailer sits fairly high in the front when hooked up. The only times I haven't was at Wally Worlds.

Once you get used to it it only takes 5 minutes or so to connect or disconnect, at least it does with the 2 of us. The big pinbox level helps.
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Old 02-23-2016, 06:52 PM   #16
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So you are not towing level or does tow level mean the loft is not level. Like at a truck stop, is the bed level?
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We have found a lot of inconsistencies between state parks and the size of their campsites . The problem is when making reservations at a state park they ask for the length of your trailer but they do not ask for the length of your tow vehicle. Some state parks make allowances for the tow vehicle but some don't . We reserved a 20 ft trailer site in a Southern state assuming they were like Wisconsin and made allowances for the tow vehicle WRONG ! The site was exactly 20 ft long and we had to park our vehicle with our gear in a parking lot 4 blocks away from our site.
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So you are not towing level or does tow level mean the loft is not level. Like at a truck stop, is the bed level?
When we picked up our trailer on the initial hook up at the shop we were nose high and I was bummed. I think it was Tammy’s father who raised our pin box one hole and we were nicely level and I was happy.

We stay hitched most of the time. Scott

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If I am not going to unhook and nose-high I put blocks under the trailer wheels. If nose-low I put blocks under the truck rear wheels.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:06 PM   #20
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I was making a reservation yesterday and couldn't make the reserve America come up right so I called the park and got the park manager, not only did I resolve the issue, I also got a report on shed antler hunting. We have gone to making sure we record the good campsites we stay in, we also peruse the whole camp and write down other better sites. In Iowa, they have the total overall length of the pad recorded so there's no question, even the pull throughs.
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