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Camping Sites

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 7:41 am
by camping lady
Why does the reservations say can fit a trailer for 27 foot but then it has alert for 18 food only, any ideas?

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:03 am
by Wickett
Some of the sites have trees and other obstacles. I normally stay in a site that says trailer length 18 but I comfortably put my 24' trailer and truck on the pad with no issues. That is this one specific site though, it does not apply to all of them. You need to see if your trailer will fit. If you get there and your trailer does not fit it will be your fault as they said 18ft.

I saw someone complaining that their equipment did not fit. They cited the length listed on the campsite details and told the people too bad.

Do a little research before you try and stuff your trailer in. :D

Which site do you have and what is the length of your equipment, I will take a look if I make it up there before you go.

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 11:18 am
by hotrod4x5
Ever since the camping reservations switched to the new system, the site descriptions are completely innaccurate. I have the old text files of the actual pad length and some of the sites I like to use in Upper Pines, easily fit my 30 ft 5th wheel and truck, but the website says no way.

If you are unfamiliar with the sites, you almost have to go there and see for yourself. If you go to yosemitecampsites dot com you can see photos of all the sites.

That is the main reason I no longer take my 5th wheel up in the high season. I go from Oct to March when I can drive in and select the site I want. This has worked well for me that last few years.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:55 pm
by CA Cowgirl
You need to go for a dry run. We went on Halloween last year. I printed out the 3 campground maps and we walked all of them. Our 5thwheel is 29ft. Out of say some 300-400 spots we could maybe fit in around 14 of them. So take a day trip. Stay at the Lodge and have a nice dinner and go home the next day. We loved it. Very cold though. I don't know how tent campers survived the 32 degrees.