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Old Yesterday, 03:40 PM   #21
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Trailer length

We have a 40’ Montana and just finished two trips last year staying over 30 nights at various locations and had no problems. We did stay almost exclusively at KOA as it was easier to plan the trip
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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by mconners View Post
I read on one site, the national parks won't allow the bigger rigs, but since the entrance people only go by model number to determine length, you will be good. In other words, we get the 3791RD and the park people see 37 and assume it's a 37' unit. But, my worry would be pulling into that site knowing it will likely not fit the entire unit. That could be a problem.
In our experience with the size-limited National Park campgrounds, the problem isn't so much the sites as it is the ROADS. There's an absolutely gorgeous campground at Craters of the Moon Natl Park with a 24-30 ft limit. Sites are fine, roads are narrow, curvy, and edged with lava boulders guaranteed to make confetti out of your sidewalls.

We are full-timing in a roughly 36 ft long Montana. We fit most places and it's a good size for us. I wouldn't go larger, I think; I like the access to most state parks and some federal.

10 years this year since we sold the house, the Montana is our second rig; the first was 34 ft.
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Old Yesterday, 07:45 PM   #23
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Check with Colliers in Rockford IL. Thats where we bought our Montana High County. Great dealer.
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 PM   #24
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If you are going to do that much traveling, the 3120/21 has it's advantages over the longer rigs. First of all, it's got a bigger payload (how much you can load into it) than the longer models. But how much are you going to downsize and are you going to be comfortable in the space it provides. It's empty weight is 12K+ and loaded is 16K+. So if you are going to load it to the max then it's the same as pulling the longer 16K+ units, you are just 4 to 6 feet shorter which is nicer when passing and guessing where your rear end is.

We are in the same camp as those that want full hook-ups. And most of those have pads that accomodate a 45 foot rig. Depending on where the CG's water and electricity is located, can affect where your rig has to sit on the pad which can make it tough to get your truck parked on the same pad. In those cases the CG usually has overflo parking which means your truck might not be parked close to your RV. We have a 36 foot and have not had any problems finding sites that fit. Just be honest about your length when making your reservation.
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Old Yesterday, 10:45 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by cgeis48 View Post
If you are going to take your rig to Alaska, shorter is better. The 3121 is a good choice.

Why is shorter better for going to Alaska?
First time we went, we had a 22 foot fifth wheel.
Next trip, we had a 30 foot fifth.
2017, we took a 2015 Montana 3790RD.
No problems with any size of trailer as you also see many Class A diesel pushers up there.
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Old Yesterday, 11:38 PM   #26
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We have 2016 Montana 3790RD - 40 feet (1 inch) and have had no trouble finding places to camp. We always make sure when calling for reservations they know the length and how many slides. Never ever have we been told we are to long, etc. Lots of CG have sites big enough for even longer RV's than ours. Just call and check, maybe you might be told no, but check out online also.
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