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We do it all. If we are driving until late night, we simply overnight at a rest stop or truckstop. If we stop at noon, which we never do while going cross country, then we stop at campground.


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What I dislike about many campgrounds is standing there while management " splains " all the rules and regs to me and all I want to do is take off my shoes and get a nap . I ain't even got a dog !

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Change your thinking. The West is full of open space and public land. City and county parks are okay for an overnight. But your best bet is USFS and BLM land. You do not have to be in a campground especially with a TC. Take the scenic roads. Carry maps that show land owership. You can take the dirt roads and find a spot in any western state.

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Nevada has some wide, wide open spaces and it is relatively easy to find places to pull off the road and spend the night. Sadly for most of the country including most of the West, that is becoming more and more difficult. Even many long standing dispersed camping areas are being closed. There are just too many people and many seem inconsiderate with illegal dumping and with leaving trash and garbage in the area.

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I didn't read the whole thread so someone might have mentioned this already, but one thing that might impact where you stay is how hot is it at night. Don't know when you're traveling but if in the south and east during hot humid weather, we like to stop somewhere where we either hookup to electric or run the generator so we can have A/C. Some places mentioned may have a problem with running a generator at night.

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Some trips I’m short on time as worked during the day, family gathering next day noon. Almost never stop at a campground but use church parking lots, Cabelas, Walmart, etc. Some trips are leisurely so I drive a few hours then find a campground for a night. Sometimes the campground is a base to visit sites in the area then move to another area. Sometimes the campground is the destination.

I have my 5th wheel so it fits my need for whatever need/want I have. Hotels I don’t believe would fit the wants/needs I have. I spend enough nights in hotels for work that fill another need. Why vacation much like work?


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JimK-NY wrote:

Nevada has some wide, wide open spaces and it is relatively easy to find places to pull off the road and spend the night. Sadly for most of the country including most of the West, that is becoming more and more difficult. Even many long standing dispersed camping areas are being closed. There are just too many people and many seem inconsiderate with illegal dumping and with leaving trash and garbage in the area.


I don't know where you are getting this idea that camping on public land is getting more difficult. If you think there are too many people you have not been to rural Nevada or most of the other western states.

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ppine wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

Nevada has some wide, wide open spaces and it is relatively easy to find places to pull off the road and spend the night. Sadly for most of the country including most of the West, that is becoming more and more difficult. Even many long standing dispersed camping areas are being closed. There are just too many people and many seem inconsiderate with illegal dumping and with leaving trash and garbage in the area.


I don't know where you are getting this idea that camping on public land is getting more difficult. If you think there are too many people you have not been to rural Nevada or most of the other western states.


Western state - CA.

OK - I'm traveling from San Diego through Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.
Where are those "public lands"....[emoticon]

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ol Bombero-JC wrote:

ppine wrote:

JimK-NY wrote:

Nevada has some wide, wide open spaces and it is relatively easy to find places to pull off the road and spend the night. Sadly for most of the country including most of the West, that is becoming more and more difficult. Even many long standing dispersed camping areas are being closed. There are just too many people and many seem inconsiderate with illegal dumping and with leaving trash and garbage in the area.


I don't know where you are getting this idea that camping on public land is getting more difficult. If you think there are too many people you have not been to rural Nevada or most of the other western states.


Western state - CA.

OK - I'm traveling from San Diego through Los Angeles to Santa Barbara.
Where are those "public lands"....[emoticon]

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