Planing a trip from Florida to New York for the first time with the fiver. Where do you spend the overnights? I know Wally World is one choice but do any parks have a reduced overnight rate and are near I-95?
Surely would appreciate any thoughts or experiences.
We have been making the trip from PA to Florida for 15 years. We stay at campgrounds. It is a lot more comfertable. We figure out about when we want to stop for the day, and then pick out a campground from the Trailer Life Campground book. We have had good luck.
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When I go RVing I plan on enjoying myself. I find NOTHING enjoyable about staying in a parking lot with all of that heat, noise and NOTHING to look at. As you can guess I figure I'll pay for a campground or in one is not available, an RV park. Even an RV park is preferable to a concrete slab
Me too, but I see a difference between relaxing at my destination and sleeping a couple of hours at a Cracker barrel whoile I am on the way there.
The way I see it, why should I spend $45 at a CG when all I am going to do is park for 6 hours to sleep. Now, You would think an enterprising CG owner would recognize this and have a special "driver's rate" which got you parking between 9 and 6 am and nothing else. I would pay $10 for that.
Alaska is next! Still trying to fit the pontoons to the RV so We can get to Hawaii!
The way I see it, I didn't sign a pledge to ONLY park my RV in campgrounds when traveling. I see no requirement to do so. It is nice to have holding tanks, battery power, generator, etc.... They are there for many reasons, not just to get you from one campground to another.
So, if the owner welcomes you, and the local government hasn't outlawed you, park it where you want to, get some sleep and move on.
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We're planners. We know we can travel a max of 400-450 miles in a day (though, that's on the high-side) and we'll reserve a campground in advance. Our target is $30-$40 per night, though the curiosity of a "luxury" campground got us to stay and spend $60 one night.
First choice casinos.
Second choice Walmart type box stores.
Third choice truck stops.
We have stayed at campgrounds when dead heading but it is rare. Inconvenient, they provide no services we require, sometimes security issues. They are arguably the cheapest overnight stay though. Depending on the buffet prices casinos can be the most expensive.
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