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Old 03-01-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Alternative free (or cheap) overnight camping when on the road

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Bob DifleyCampground costs are an important aspect of the RV Lifestyle, and taking some extra effort in choosing where you will spend the night while on the road can save a considerable amount from your monthly expenses.You may enjoy a full service campground when you are spending several days enjoying their amenities, but when you [...]


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Old 03-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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The biggest concern in regard to "free parking" is to find a place that's SAFE!!!!
I remember one trip we stopped late at a Cracker Barrel restaurant and asked about parking over night. They said sure just pull around to the RV parking area. That area was not only dark it was also behind the building (out of sight from the front road) and after 10 PM no one would be around. We thanked them but passed on their invite.
You may not get a 8 hour quiet sleep at a rest stop- big store parking lot or a truck stop, but you should be safer where there's some light and people moving about.
Happy trails,
Bill B. (S.E. Michigan)
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