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Old 02-20-2015, 06:05 PM   #1
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Casino/Offroad Overnight Boondocking - I8

I am headed from Phoenix to San Diego. I want to get out of town in the afternoon on a Saturday and get about half way. I have been looking at google maps and have placed stars on some of the spots I am looking at. I hope the map works from the link.

How safe are casino parking lots? I assume they will have security rolling around. Do you think the parking lot will get too loud with trucks coming and going? I figure I will get the farthest away from everyone that I can - maybe find some dirt way out in the corner away from lights and noise.

I have selected some places off the highway that just have some dirt that the google car got close to so I could look at the terrain. I will just be there overnight until early morning, so I assume I can just keep the doors locked and should be fine. These places are in the desert near nothing and I would be able to see and hear someone headed toward me.

I thought about finding a small campground, but I don't want to pay for a 6-8 hour stay for no reason.

I am looking for spots off the I8 preferably between Yuma and the base of the mountains - that way I can wake up early and head over the mountains.

http://goo.gl/maps/nwVYb
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:28 PM   #2
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Most casino's have designated RV parking and I have not heard of any problems yet. I always go in and get a players card then ask at the front desk if it is OK to park.. Heck just getting the players card could get you a comped or reduced rate meal..
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ps Nice casino just W of Yuma with RV parking.. on the road to Algodones MX right off of I-8
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Most casino's have designated RV parking and I have not heard of any problems yet. I always go in and get a players card then ask at the front desk if it is OK to park.. Heck just getting the players card could get you a comped or reduced rate meal..
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Yep, I've stayed in casino parking lots a few times, you should be fine
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Some allow it some don't. Often it is up to local town laws, same as Wal Mart. I would ask rather than just assume. It is only about 300 miles from Phoenix, to San Diego, about 5 hours driving time, perhaps tad more depending on your speed. All 4 lane divided roads, speed limit in Az is 75 think it's 65 in Ca.
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wags999.. he is taking his trailer that means at best he should not go over 65 as that is what ST tires are rated for.. and in California towing a trailer you are limited to 55.
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wags999.. he is taking his trailer that means at best he should not go over 65 as that is what ST tires are rated for.. and in California towing a trailer you are limited to 55.
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I would make the trip in one day also. However, if you are going to stop at a casino I have seen trailers in the parking lots.
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wags999.. he is taking his trailer that means at best he should not go over 65 as that is what ST tires are rated for.. and in California towing a trailer you are limited to 55.

Point I was trying to make, was, even at 65/55 it is a 6 hour drive, and a very easy drive mostly in rural areas with limited traffic. Was not sure if they were aware of how easy this drive was.
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