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Old 06-20-2013, 06:28 AM   #1
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Spending the night at a Truck Stop?

We're planning a trip in August and we were hoping to stop for the night in a state park in Southern Delaware. We just found out there's a 2 night minimum stay there. My husband doesn't like the idea of staying in a Walmart. Has anyone stayed at one of these truck stops? I'm looking at one off Rt 13 in Laurel DE called Oasis Travel Plaza. It says they have overnight parking. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
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I've stayed in many of them while traveling. Some have designated parking for RVs. I think they are probably a bit safer than roadside parks and rest stops.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Take ear plugs. They might mute the sound of trucks running and parking. I would look some more.
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I've stayed in many of them while traveling. Some have designated parking for RVs. I think they are probably a bit safer than roadside parks and rest stops.
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Its a crap shoot. Some are fine, others, well no way. Same for rest stops and Walmarts. If you pull in and things don't "feel" right, go with your gut and stay somewhere else.
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How much is the spot? Maybe the extra 30 bucks is worth paying for 2 nights and staying for one if you’re not comfortable in parking lots..
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Spend many nights in truck stops while transporting RVs. And yes earplugs are a must. In 7 months I've yet to have an issue with any drivers. But again if it looks shady move on...the TA in Lake Station, In makes my skin crawl lol
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Just down US-13 in Delmar MD is Woodlawn Campground. I can't tell you anything about it, but here's the address and telephone number. It doesn't sound like anything fancy.

1209 Walnut Street
Delmar, MD 21875

(410) 896-2979

Here's what RV Park Reviews had to say about them.

http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions...nd/Delmar.html

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...the TA in Lake Station, In makes my skin crawl lol
I agree. IF you manage not to lose your truck, trailer, and life falling into one of the many chasms they refer to a "pot holes" in that parking lot. It's like the NW Indiana version of the Grand Canyon out there.

Save yourself. Avoid NW Indiana altogether...
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Thanks for all the responses/suggestions! We're seriously thinking of taking "Jcatone's" idea of just paying for the two nights. So I went back on the State Park web site and saw something I hadn't seen before. If you book within 14 days of your arrival date, you can book a one night stay! Of course, you risk the place being all filled up, but at this point, it's wide open. I think we'll keep checking it every few days- if it starts filling up, we'll book the two nights. Otherwise, we'll just wait and book 1 night when it gets closer ☺
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