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Old 03-19-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Texas State Parks

We're looking into getting a fifth wheel for our family. We have 4 kids so preferably the bigger the better but I'm not sure how big or state parks will handle. Can't seem to find exact info on the net either. Anyone have any ideas of where to look for Texas as well as national parks? Thanks so much.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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If you're new to rving and looking at a fifth wheel you might want to post up what truck your going to pull it with . Don't trust the dealer to tell you what you can and cannot tow. If you know all about GCWR, Tow capacity, and RAWR just ignore my post.
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:59 PM   #3
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No I'll take all the help I can get. I was thinking F250 diesel with 20k tow rating.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:14 PM   #4
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Not sure where your getting your tow rating from but not aware of any f250 rated to tow a 20,000 pound fifth wheel. Take a look at ford's towing guide here and come back with some questions.
http://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Thanks I will. It's a little confusing on the websites.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:40 PM   #6
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Check this link for TX parks:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/nearby/all-parks

You need go thru the reservation system for the most popular parks--trying to drive up and get a spot for several days usually doesn't work during the summer season. If you plan to use TX state parks a lot, the annual pass is a no-brainer.
None of the parks allow a specific site reservation, but when you go thru the res system, there will be info to input to help them put you in a space that will fit. Most of the parks I have been in have some very long pull-thrus and some very short other sites. You make a reservation, then when you get to the entrance, they will assign you a space. Most have electric and water, some have sewer, a lot have 50amp also.
You will enjoy using the TX parks....
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Old 03-24-2017, 08:48 AM   #7
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We have a 40' 5th wheel and a long bed F350 and have no issues with the Texas Parks we have stayed in. Oklahoma that's a completely different story. It seems the older the park the smaller the spaces are as a standard.

One thing to note is they have few 50amp hookups compared to the 30amp, so a bit more diligence is required.

You'll most likely want to get the State Park Pass if you plan on frequenting the parks.
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