Palm Springs – Thousand Trails
77500 Varner Rd.
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Ranger Station: (760) 345-2236
Verizon Internet card works reliably here – 4G rocks!
Postal General Delivery – General Delivery, Thousand Palms, CA 92276 – (6 Miles)
Check legal RV limits for this highway – Riverside San Bernardina county Legal RV Map
RV Restrictions for all California – know your length limits before you tread in California. In California your RV weight limit is 20,500 pounds on any one axle. National weight code for Motorhomes on the Interstates: U.S. Code, Title 23, Section 127 allows buses and motorhomes a maximum single-axle weight of 24,000.
California Weigh Station or scales are for commercial vehicles and rental trucks, RV’s only have to stop if flagged down somehow.
Does California require I have a special license to drive an RV? Your state drivers license if it allows you to drive you RV is good in California for same type of RV use as permitted to you in your state. California drivers need an endorsement and meet medical requirements.
Winter time driving and chain requirement in California. – Please refer to this document in the section labled RV’s they say they may require both out and inner duals to be chained together under some circumstances. Use the document in the link above to get all the details. Too complicated for my brain, as my CPU is out of date, and I am shy on memory.
California Tolls suck but they are the law, and this is how you deal with them if you are wealthy enough to California. Gees with all these fees, it’s no wonder every one is said to be on government assistance.
Everyone needs fuel – List of California Truck Stops – Note: Riverside, Barstow and Palm Springs areas have the closest known truck stops to this park.
Points of Interest
Salton Sea – (35 Miles)
This is a nice park, no two ways about it. There are a few things to note, The park closes from Mid May until late fall. The park borders the rail road tracks and the freeway. They have church on Sunday mornings in the rec room, the room is an echo chamber, don’t bring your kids, the seniors find every squirm highly annoying due to the sound it makes when they move, I took my kids out per the request of thousand trails staff. We attend church off site and recommend the North gate community church for families – Directions. The rest of the park except the Adult center is setup knowing kids will be here, and is done well.