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I can say for sure I have never delayed any trucker the times I have used a truck stop, All it takes is a little common sense to use one that is not backed up.

Everyone I have used has had open lanes and I tend to use them to get DEF at the pump.


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Yes but walmart is better.


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most truck stops you will not have any problems, I would park as far from the big rigs as I could.
I stay away from Love's because one (do not remember where) did not allow Rv overnite parking. So I do not buy anything there. Most of the Flying J or Pilot have parking away from the trucks. Usually up front, However, I have never had a problem with them.
Walmart's are my first choice when possible.


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You know, I understand what you guys are saying about truckers, some what. While traveling, I have always respected everyone on the road, but the way some are putting it out, it like RV's don't belong in rest stops or other area's for large or oversize vehicles. That is that part that does not set well with me at all. If a person towing RV or trailer are sleeping and need rest, no one should tell them they don't belong. Last time I check, rest area's are paid by all of us and are for all of us. No I don't get that at all. I have not had a issue at stop stops but I don't use them, but to just tell a person they don't belong because he or she is towing a RV, really.

The other issue with leaving trash, not receiving permission to park over night or putting out chairs, I do understand.

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GHop wrote:

You know, I understand what you guys are saying about truckers, some what. While traveling, I have always respected everyone on the road, but the way some are putting it out, it like RV's don't belong in rest stops or other area's for large or oversize vehicles. That is that part that does not set well with me at all. If a person towing RV or trailer are sleeping and need rest, no one should tell them they don't belong. Last time I check, rest area's are paid by all of us and are for all of us. No I don't get that at all. I have not had a issue at stop stops but I don't use them, but to just tell a person they don't belong because he or she is towing a RV, really.

The other issue with leaving trash, not receiving permission to park over night or putting out chairs, I do understand.
Actually I've not seen any posts that speak about rest areas and trucks, the posts I've read that say "Give trucks their space" are about truck stops, and the operative word there is "truck". The truck stops are built pretty much for over-the-road trucks and truckers. Rest areas, not so much, and no one has said a word about RV's taking space from truckers at rest areas.


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Learjet wrote:

I can say for sure I have never delayed any trucker the times I have used a truck stop, All it takes is a little common sense to use one that is not backed up.

Everyone I have used has had open lanes and I tend to use them to get DEF at the pump.


Pumps are not the issue, fuel and move ASAP. We are talking over night parking. Rest areas are open to all first come. Wonder what the RVers would say the trucks would take over the RV parks? There is a nation wide shortage of commercial truck parking. There are some truck stops have dedicated RV parking, not the issue issue. Leave the truck spots for the trucks, pretty hard to find spaces that take 75' of truck. Think it's BS here some reading from the Federal highway commission.

https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/documents/cmvrptcgr/index.htm#conclu

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Edd505 wrote:

Learjet wrote:

I can say for sure I have never delayed any trucker the times I have used a truck stop, All it takes is a little common sense to use one that is not backed up.

Everyone I have used has had open lanes and I tend to use them to get DEF at the pump.


Pumps are not the issue, fuel and move ASAP. We are talking over night parking. Rest areas are open to all first come. Wonder what the RVers would say the trucks would take over the RV parks? There is a nation wide shortage of commercial truck parking. There are some truck stops have dedicated RV parking, not the issue issue. Leave the truck spots for the trucks, pretty hard to find spaces that take 75' of truck. Think it's BS here some reading from the Federal highway commission.

https://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/documents/cmvrptcgr/index.htm#conclu

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you are correct sir...I got this thread mixed up with another about fueling. FYI...I would never over night at a truck stop...just my choice.

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Lots of places for a quick overnight. I personally avoid truck stop and rest area's, to noisy for me. Would rather stop at a small campground for the electric hookups.

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Truckers will stop anywhere needed to get some rest, Off ramps, rest areas, truck stops, weigh stations etc...and so will I. The end result is a big mess on the hwy that the tax payers have to clean up and hopefully nobody is dead in the process. Moral of story... if you need to rest, rest.


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I think the OP probably gets the idea by now.
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