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When we travel we also visit family and friends. The best solution for us is stay in a campground nearby. Our family and friends don't really understand and keep pushing us to park at their homes, but we don't.
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We avoid blocking their driveways, tripping fuses because their homes aren't equipped for a heavy electrical supply or having to worry about getting level on a slopped driveway. We don't have to check if we are legal parking on the street or even in their driveway; plus we can dump tanks and have our own space if needed. Seems to work very well for us.

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By the way, I got a chuckle out of "mootchdocking". I never heard that before! LOL

I'm not sure if this was mentioned yet, if so, I apologize.

You have to make sure that the place that you want to stay does not have restrictions about having an RV in the driveway.

Other than that, I guess it depends upon your relationship with the people. We went up to visit my brother in another state. We're a family of 6. With a group that size, you can't just "drop in". LOL Anyway, their driveway was long enough to handle our 36' motorhome. The first time we went up there, we used a 20A 120V line to power the RV. We survived, but I've always said "Roughing it, for us, is not being able to use both A/Cs!" LOL. Next we went up (we were invited back, by the way! LOL) I asked if it would be OK to install a 50A 240V/120V on that side of the house. They said "Yes", I did, and that made future visits a piece of cake. A side story...they now use that outlet, with the addition of a GFCI, for their hot tub.

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* This post was edited 09/01/21 11:26am by Rick Jay *


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We lucked out last year when we went to visit family in Michigan. They insisted we stay on their several acre property and even installed a 30 amp outlet to plug into.


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