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Old 05-14-2016, 06:40 PM   #1
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Traveling from Kentucky Horse Park to Mammouth Cave the first of June. I don't see any rest stops along the route. We will be traveling with our son's family with two small kids and I'm sure we will need to stop.

I"ve looked at the map and Google and can't find anywhere to stop. Anyone who has traveled this route have any suggestions or info?
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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When we travel, we stay in wallymart parking lots. I do my research and find the nearest wallymart where I plan on stopping, as close to the route of travel as possible, get the phone number and call the manager (always speak with the manager) and ask for their permission to spend the night in the parking lot. park as far out in the lot as you possibly can. 99% of the time they will give you the OK. It's a lot quitter than in the truck stops and I have never gotten to a wallymart and the lot was full.
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:55 PM   #3
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Can't say about the route, but I fill my fw tank about 1/3 full or carry a jug of water to use the tt bathroom in emergencies. I have a tiny bladder, so I have to stop more than the kids. Lol. I just pull off at an exit and pull to the side.


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Old 05-14-2016, 08:09 PM   #4
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If you are traveling the interstates, take a look at a book called 'The Next Exit.' It should help.
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:15 PM   #5
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:15 PM   #6
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The Allstays app for smartphones will show rest stops, Wally's, CGs, fuel stops and the like. It doesn't do any route planning or mileage calcs tho, just where things are but its my go-to app for what it offers.
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Old 05-14-2016, 09:11 PM   #7
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Pull off at any exit. There are lots of McDonald's and other fast food restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, Lowes, Wal-Marts and such. Finding a place to stop for a little while should never be a problem.

I hate stopping in rest areas. You always have to park on the truck side and the whole parking lot smells like engine oil, diesel fuel and urine all baked in the hot sun.
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We only use our bathroom on trips. One of the benefits of owning an Rv. Don't have to deal with any public bathrooms.
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My RV is a travelling rest area. Stop wherever I want to.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:28 PM   #10
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We only use our bathroom on trips. One of the benefits of owning an Rv. Don't have to deal with any public bathrooms.
This is also what we do... To the OP question, I stayed in a rest stop for about 6 hours of sleep and a couple of my marker light lenses were ripped off along with my bumper cap. I think they were after the hose but couldn't reach it. They had awakened me and I came out, and they ran off. The next morning I found screws standing under 2 of my tires. They would probably have jumped me if I had pulled off to fix a flat. I have no doubt they intended to follow me but saw me discovering the screws... that would have punctured if I had pulled forward or backed up. No more rest stops for me for any purpose...
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