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Old 02-26-2016, 12:01 PM   #11
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Glad to see a few posts from others who don't own mobile mansions and are living on less than government or corporate pensions. Our travels take us to US Forest Service campgrounds, BLM campgrounds and National Parks most of the time, but when we need to layover on the way, we usually find rest stops with RV parking or side roads with pull-outs that will accommodate our 18 ft MiniLite and TV. Boondocking is our normal mode, so the lack of power or hookups isn't an issue. Many rural communities have dump stations at their city corporation yard, too.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:07 PM   #12
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Federal Government seems to be pouring lots of $ into Interstate highway rest areas. Earlier this month, we took a two week jaunt from OH to FL and back. Stayed at beautiful rest area with grassy islands which allowed us to put out slides on one side. Spent another night at a great Walmart in GA with several other campers and some OTR truckers. "iExit - Trucks" is a great app that lists Pilots and Flying Js with details on what is available. It also lists Walmarts and shows which ones are "truck friendly" which I take to mean they are "RV friendly"also. And to think, I used to pay for one-nighters at campgrounds. Not any more! (Allstays RV is one of the best - for Walmarts it lists if they allow parking and even describe where the RV parking area is located on their lot.)
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:09 PM   #13
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Flying J Rest Areas

I think a lot of the issue is the few that do the whole set up with grills slides lawn chairs and don't have a small footprint. There is a a short overnight rest and then there is setting up like your at a campground.

These few will ruin it for all RVrs.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:17 PM   #14
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:19 PM   #15
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Hilton NY? I grew up in Hilton, class of 80.

Every time we use Flying J we never had to purchase anything. I have heard friends staying over nite with no problem

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Flying-J advertises RV rest areas at some of their locations. I'm planning on a trip out West in the not too distant future and wanted to know if others have used them and what are they like. Is there electricity I can connect to? How long am I permitted to stay(2hrs, 6hrs, ??). Am I required to purchase anything?(probably will get fuel anyway). Trying to find a stop or two along the way that I don't have to pay for to save a little money.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:22 PM   #16
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state parks if on your route are usually much cheaper. County parks too, if you can locate them.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:24 PM   #17
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I've use Flying J but I found that I needed to get there early because the lots fill up fast not that the truckers are required to be off the road for at least 8 hrs....can't drive more than 10 hrs/day now. I found that getting there after 9:00pm was unlikely to find a spot especially traveling west.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:25 PM   #18
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Glad to see a few posts from others who don't own mobile mansions and are living on less than government or corporate pensions. Our travels take us to US Forest Service campgrounds, BLM campgrounds and National Parks most of the time, but when we need to layover on the way, we usually find rest stops with RV parking or side roads with pull-outs that will accommodate our 18 ft MiniLite and TV. Boondocking is our normal mode, so the lack of power or hookups isn't an issue. Many rural communities have dump stations at their city corporation yard, too.
Hey, I got no problem staying at campgrounds for all my overnight stays when someone called me a cheap butt... But I'll make sure to get their address and credit card number so that they can pay my bill for the stay!

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Hey, I got no problem staying at campgrounds for all my overnight stays when someone called me a cheap butt... But I'll make sure to get their address and credit card number so that they can pay my bill for the stay!

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Old 02-26-2016, 12:30 PM   #20
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I have never used Flying J Rest Areas in my travel but I have used their Sanitation Dump site. Normally the Rate is $10.00 but if you are a Good Sam's Member you will receive discounts on Fuel & Accessories and Sanitation dump is only $5.00. I like to use Flying J for main reason for easy access to the pumps. I hope this helps fellow "Rvers".
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