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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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I'm in the process of buying an RV. I think that I want a 34.5-foot Thor Palazzo. I keep hearing stories that with a rig this size you are limited to the places you can go, but I see lots of big rigs on the road. Where do they spend the night? Does a rig this size have problems in National Parks? We will be able to be on the road in the beginning for about six weeks, then skip a week and be back on the road for two weeks. I'm having trouble pulling the trigger on the purchase. I like the amenities and the diesel power. We like going off the beaten track and I think that the Thor will not allow us to do that. Any suggestions? David K., (Phoenix, AZ) 

Actually, 34-feet is not that overly long at all David. Some Class A coaches are over 10-feet longer and many Class C motorhomes can approach 34-feet. Super C’s exist that are almost 40-feet long. So I think your fears may be unfounded as far as gaining access to campgrounds and parks. Obviously, this is not a coach for off-roading, but certainly “off-the-beaten-track” is not outside the bounds of a 34-footer. Just be wise when traveling. Do your advance homework. Most all National Parks will post restrictions for length, weight and height on their websites. So if everything falls into place, enjoy!  

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