Ok, I want to go with you if you ever go back there.
No to answer the OP
I stay in Rest Stops and truck stops and some Rest Stops have an RV section too.
Never been kicked out as long as I am legally parked.
It is a toss up running the generator at night and the cost of a campground so it is not for the cost but rather I get up at 4 am and start driving and drive till dark too.
2001 42' Foretravel U320
2007 Bornfree 24 Painted
2001 Jeep Wrangler for 300k miles
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Susie and Dolly (Cavalier King Charles Spaniels) now in our hearts and thoughts
Doodle a Black and Tan Cavalier
Lolly a Ruby Cavalier
We've only stayed at two places offering free over nighting.
We were welcomed at a Flyin J in Ky in 06. However we did nt get much sleep because of the every five minutes or less announcement that Driver such and such your shower is available. I mean we were at the end of the lot. I'm sure it could be heard a mile away or half anyway.
Stopped at a Cracker Barrel, early 2000s eat of Memphis in Fifth Wheel.
Just a little road noise but we were blocked in next morning. Ate breakfast there and managed to get out a little after eating.
Thought about Wal Mart and probably will some time. Stopped at several in the Southwest and Mid West to buy supplies. Been asked by security if we were going to stay the night. iff we were they were directing RV's to areas that would not block customer traffic. Felt welcomed.
Reading other post about Wal marts I've wondered about advisability sometimes especially about towing one Mh and some postings but thinking about it if we behave reasonably WM or some of them welcome us.
Always in CG. We plan our trips with reservations based on our driving distance. Full hook ups, relaxing atmosphere. Other rvers.If im going to park in a parking lot it would only be in an emergancy as thats the least appealing place for me.
John, Lisa & Tara
2001 2500LT Suburban 8.1L 4x4 Autoride K/N, AIR HORNS
Reese 12klb w/dual cam, Prodigy, 27x Wilderness BH Trojan 125's, Honda EU3000, Dish 500, Xantrax 1200, Wilson Cellular Ant & Amp, L.I.B.B.A. #1747, Wireless WiFi, Water Camper
I try to stick with flat and quiet.
So, that kind of leaves out most FJ's& etc and many highway rest areas where we can't get away from the trucks. But it includes Walmart, Cracker Barrel, city parks and recreation areas, lots of public boat launches and almost any place that fits the first line.
Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dog going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.
Closed-down businesses parking lots
Small town parks (some from the mid-west to the western states even have electric and water hookups for only a couple of dollars) Without hookups, they are usually free.
When just passing through, I have found that if I look hard enough, I can usually find a place to park. We try to avoid truck stops, rest areas and Walmarts because of the noise.
When we reach our destination, we stay at campgrounds or RV parks.