Originally Posted by nunyadamn
I like this idea. We borrowed a friends trailer and got stuck paying $135 for less than 8 hours stay at Newport Dunes (Newport Beach, CA). I should have turned around and parked on the street outside of their gates. Next time I will do this.
I grew up camping at the Dunes (we camp there a a week or two, it was alot cheaper back then), I used to swim out to the whales and spend all my money at the arcade. We took our kids there for a couple days last summer. It was pricey and packed! But it only took us an hour to get there.
I can't believe this thread is still going from 2010! That's great. We've since expanded our overnight horizons and have stayed at a couple casinos (no secrete there), and he did a couple Flying J's ( kind of loud though). We stayed at a CAT weigh station once, and three or four different Camping Worlds. Twice a security guy checked in on us before we went lights out. We just told him we were traveling and needed some supplies from our favorite store in the morning. No problem. I think the strangest place we stayed was an abandoned housing track development. Looked like the developer did the grading, but ran out of money because there was about 2 years of growth everywhere. We stayed over night and took our time leaving the next day.
The thing I learned though is to cover the windows with that radiant barrier stuff (looks like sun shade) to keep the light from getting in or getting out. Someone walking by would just see a dark RV and think it was just parked there.