Originally Posted by erikcampbell
Being that I've never owned or camped in a trailer I'm uncertain as to what the driveway length refers to when I'm booking campsites. Is it the total length of both vehicles combined? Or is it just the trailer length? So if I have my 19' plus my 4Runner do I need a 40' spot or a 20' spot?
I'm trying to book another campite for feb right now!
It's a good question. My 2005 4Runner and 19' with the spare tire is slightly less then 38' feet. When getting reservations I simply say I am 20 and 20 .. Easy to remember. Most sites I stay at consider me a 40 as we either back in or pull through. Occasionally (rare) the vehicle parks side by side ... But that would mean you back in and your vehicle may be blocking traffic trying to pass.
Our 2014 19' is a few inches past 19' plus the spare. 20...
If it costs more for a 20 call it a 19...
At a recent park it had many 18' limit trailer sites, I called our 19 an 18 and made the reservations. I called the next day and told the person, she laughed and said 'it better not be a 25'...
Some Canadian ferries measure by the foot and round to 2. Knowing we are 38 shy saves money. Our Washington ferries cut off at under 40 so that's easy.
Hope that helps! Read the instructions and do the best you can.
PS. Irma said the Coho ferry measured by the foot, on our trips with 3 ferries we could put the bikes and bike rack in the trailer and save $60 Canadian round trip. Moral of the story, know exactly how long it is when it's to your advantage ... act confused all other times?!