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Old 06-21-2013, 04:39 AM   #11
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If the truck stop has limited parking area I will not take a parking spot that a trucker might need later on in the evening. I can find a cg where the truck driver can not.
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:07 AM   #12
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I spent one night once in ALA somewhere at a truck stop... Very noisy with trucks coming and going. The diesel trucks like to stay idling all night as well otherwise they may hard to start the next morning... I also don't think the truckers like the idea of "civilians" parking in their spots

We also had trouble with "LOT LIZARDS"... Came knocking on the doors all night long... You'd think they would know a RV was a family thing... This happens at WALMARTs as well hehe...

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:10 AM   #13
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When we are traveling, we generally fire up the computer or the I-phone at our lunch stop and look for a KOA or Good Sam campground in the vicinity of where we will wind up being at the end of the day. The we call ahead and reserve a spot for the night. Always works out except on a 3 day holiday weekend.
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I had to google "lot lizard". OMG! Unbelievable! That's creepy.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:08 AM   #15
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We have a similar trip planned, but we are going to try Walmart for the first time. Called the one in Denton, MD and was told we would be welcome to park there. It's a little over an hour from Rehoboth Beach. Juts my .o2, but I wold think a Walmart would be better than a truck stop. Looking forward to the adventure.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:48 AM   #16
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I had to google "lot lizard". OMG! Unbelievable! That's creepy.
Me too! I thought it was a used car salesman. HaHa
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #17
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Your husband needs to rethink the Walmart thing. Have overnighted in many while on the road to a vacation destination. Have never been turned away or harrassed in any way. In fact have always felt welcome by the staff. Walmart is very RV friendly and its not out of the kindness of their hearts. Rather its about their desire to sell you stuff while you're there. Have never failed to spend at least $100. We generally leave home with minimal groceries and perishables. The last nite on the road, we hit the Walmart market and stock up on what we need.

Just find a level area somewhere on the outer edges of the parking lot. Look for other RV's as by an hour before sundown there are usually 2 or more already set up. The parking lots are well lit, covered by security camera's and often have roving security personnel. You are safer than in a truck stop and can shop for the things you need without having to make an extra stop the next day. My favorite spot at Walmart is somewhere near the outdoor garden stuff. Usually an area is cleared out for landscaping materials and such. Pretty quiet over there after dark.
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Old 06-24-2013, 04:31 PM   #18
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in TX, many small towns have city parks that are set up to host RVs overnight, usually at no cost. Amenities vary; but they are usually quiet and a fine place for a quick overnight. You may have to put up with kids playing basketball 'til all hours, though, that might be a consideration when scoping one out. We haven't traveled outside of TX enough to get a feel for how other communities do it, though.
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We've done truck stops, Walmarts, as well as a few other rv friendly overnight spots over the years. Pro's and cons as mentioned in posts above, but always remember to double check with the manager/customer service person ahead of time for instructions on where to park as many have preferences on where you do so (some WM's it's obvious.... but when you're the first to arrive and pick the wrong area, there may be a security person on duty who'll knock on your door and direct you to the rv area ). When we have stayed at places other than a WM and it's not obvious where to park, we always check in with the staff. Here's a great website to help you locate rv friendly truck stops, WM's, etc. http://www.allstays.com/c/wal-mart-locations-map.htm Happy travels
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Here's a great website to help you locate rv friendly truck stops, WM's, etc. http://www.allstays.com/c/wal-mart-locations-map.htm Happy travels
That's a keeper, thanks!
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