Motorhome parking at Gordons?

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Motorhome parking at Gordons?

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We are going out to Gordons March 7th. Are there any hard packed areas or cement pads to park a 35' motorhome thats pulling a 16' 2 axle trailer? I ask this because I am worried about getting stuck in the sand. I got this rig stuck in the dirt at Ocatillo on a slight up hill. The wheels just would not start turning. I had to unhook the trailer then put the jacks down in order to raise the tires off the ground and put carpet under them. Still wouldnt turn. In the end I had another truck pull me with a tow rope just to get the wheels to turn on an unnoticable grade. I have been out to Gordons a few times before, but never with a motorhome. Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Motorhome parking at Gordons?

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You would probably be safer if you went to Gray's Well; there's quite a bit of hard packed places to park right off the asphalt road.

Good luck!

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Re: Motorhome parking at Gordons?

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I've always found the camping areas at Gordon's to be more hard packed than those at Buttercup...but I know a lot of people who disagree with my opinion on that :D

My friend has a 35' RV with a 25' enclosed trailer and has never gotten stuck at Gordon's. Just keep moving and let your momentum keep you up. He even cruised through a soft patch that had me worried in my 4WD truck (with 4WD engaged) and single axle trailer. I haven't had my 25' RV out there yet (just got it in December) but I'm not worried about taking it out there.

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Re: Motorhome parking at Gordons?

Post by gelwell »

The biggest problem used to be leaving Gordons right at the canal bridge. Before they put the gravel in a lot rigs used to get stuck before climbing out from the flat to the road. There are still some soft spots but nothing different than anywhere else.
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