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magicbus wrote:

Hello, you’re all being conned by s once-and-done newbie poster with a ridiculous question bound to elicit lots of opinions.

Dave

How is this a ridiculous question? Give the guy a break.

Some truck stops have RV areas, so you aren't parked between a pair of idling big rigs. Casinos are always a good bet (heh). They all have restaurants, and the parking lot security is second to none.


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We've never been in a situation where there's no RV park when we need one for the night. I use an app called Allstays (cost $10) that will show every option you can imagine. I would much rather pay for a night of peace and quiet, than stay at a truck stop/Flying J, etc. And often, you can find a park with limited hookups (like electric only) for a cheaper price - or even just parking in an overflow area with no hookups.

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

We've never been in a situation where there's no RV park when we need one for the night. I use an app called Allstays (cost $10) that will show every option you can imagine. I would much rather pay for a night of peace and quiet, than stay at a truck stop/Flying J, etc. And often, you can find a park with limited hookups (like electric only) for a cheaper price - or even just parking in an overflow area with no hookups.

Did anybody notice that JWVDKIV never answered my request for more specific and somewhat essential information. I would have to bet he is a troll and was only looking to confirm what he thinks.

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Deb and Ed M,
I am glad for you and I would like to know your secret. We are travelers, we go places to see and do things, so camping is just an side activity that we put up with. We have often been stuck for a good ONP spot. When we used to buy campgrounds, we often had to shut down the travel day a couple of hours (100miles+/-) to be lined up for a crampground. No Longer An Issue. With a self contained and non-monster coach, we are happy any place that is sort of level and half-way quiet. Walmart has fallen out of favor but there are lots of others. Truckstops and interstate rest areas aren't even on the list these days.

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drsteve wrote:

magicbus wrote:

Hello, you’re all being conned by s once-and-done newbie poster with a ridiculous question bound to elicit lots of opinions.

Dave

How is this a ridiculous question? Give the guy a break.

Some truck stops have RV areas, so you aren't parked between a pair of idling big rigs. Casinos are always a good bet (heh). They all have restaurants, and the parking lot security is second to none.


x2! This type of response, to a newbie in the Beginning RV section, is likely why there are less and less people posting here. There's been a significant drop in activity, in the Beginning RV section, for the past few years. And responses like this one, don't help new members feel welcome.


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Deb and Ed M,
I am glad for you and I would like to know your secret. We are travelers, we go places to see and do things, so camping is just an side activity that we put up with.

Matt


Hi Matt - I think our *secret* is trying to travel in the "off" seasons; and we're willing to settle for just about anything in the way of a campground. Have had some adventures, that's for sure - like showering in a converted cargo container with pallet floors; or sharing a restroom with some enormous spiders.....

But like you - we tend to be sightseers, and the camping part is simply having a spot to sleep quietly and safely. (We have also discovered tiny and wonderful little campgrounds where you are welcomed like family and you're actually sad to leave)

Happy travels!
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Even if the OP was trolling - there are a LOT of lurkers who still might pick up a good tip in reading through the thread?

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Deb and Ed M wrote:

Even if the OP was trolling - there are a LOT of lurkers who still might pick up a good tip in reading through the thread?

I agree. Better to have some inane topics instead of no topics.





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Sam Spade wrote:

You search out an RV park about half way.
That way you have power and water if needed.

Truckers do NOT like you taking one of "their" spots are rest areas.
Places like WalMart allow overnight parking in some places.....but not all.


Rest areas are not truck stops, they are for all travelers unless posted for prohibited vehicles.

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I have seen RVs with double sets of slides take up three truck parking areas at rest areas. That is what upsets the proffession drivers about RVers!
Try using some common sense!


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Wal-mart
Cracker Barrel
Truck stops
Highway rest stop
Any place you can find in Freecampsites.net


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