San Benito Thousand Trails
126225 Cienega Rd. Paicines, Ca.
Ranger Station: (831) 389-4478
Verizon Internet card and cell phone really not usable without a booster. and even then barely. Park internet was down. They use Hughes, Hughes is usually down when we see it.
Points of Interest
See Morgan Hill Thousand Trails. Really, this is not a park to tour from, it is too far out in the boonies. There is plenty to do here. Just relax and enjoy the park.
Check legal RV limits for this highway – 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 Too complicated for my brain, as my CPU is out of date, and I am shy on memory.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: Sacramento and Stockton area has the closest known truck stops to this park.
This is a large park, all the shopping is half hour to an hour away, so be prepared for that. Most of the sites are have sewer hookups and are large. This is a huge plus, the parks south of here tend to leave little room for each rig though they have lots of property. Park in the spaces near the river to avoid sharing space with RV storage. The loop by the adult center is secluded from the rest of the park, which should reduce the number of kids if that is a requirement. The Family center is well maintained and has a great deal of entertainment available. The family pool looks very nice. The drive in is safe and navigable for all rigs with the exception of a couple tight spots.
When pulling into this park, have an electrical appliance you can plug into any potential site before parking as many of the electrical pedestals were dead.