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Old 02-26-2016, 12:35 PM   #21
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state parks if on your route are usually much cheaper. County parks too, if you can locate them.
Cheaper than free?

And within a 1/2 mile from the highway?

Oh and how do they feel about me pulling in at 1/2 past midnight or later? Truck stop don't care.
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Old 02-26-2016, 12:55 PM   #22
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Old 02-26-2016, 01:00 PM   #23
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Cheaper than free?

And within a 1/2 mile from the highway?

Oh and how do they feel about me pulling in at 1/2 past midnight or later? Truck stop don't care.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:37 PM   #24
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Just hope you do not get behind someone dumping tanks at the fuel island. On the way home from FL I was behind one and after 20 minutes dumping tanks he started to fuel. After 5 minutes I was blocked and could not back up and a truck that should have been at the truck islands was at the other RV pump before we arrived and after we left.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:59 PM   #25
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Over the years, I stayed at Pilot/Flying J truck stops numerous times; never with a problem. I do not set up camp. I stay as long as I need, to get enough rest, to be safe to drive. I do buy diesel and have also bought propane and used their dump stations. Coffee or a meal are common purchases too. I have also overnighted in parking lots of many other businesses over the years. I make sure I patronized a business if I overnight in their lot. Courtesy should run both ways.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:06 PM   #26
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What's cool is seeing a multimillion dollar coach in a Walmart parking lot.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:11 PM   #27
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What's cool is seeing a multimillion dollar coach in a Walmart parking lot.
Or a Ferrari in a trailer park.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:24 PM   #28
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I do not mean to start a fight on here but when we travel we will spend 99% of nite stops dry camping , not just the normal Wal-Marts , Fly Js and such . I mean churches , closed for the nite fruitstands , auto repair facilities with big parking lots . Probably 100 nites per year and only once have I been asked to move !
Tonite we are parked in the volusia county Florida parking lot in New Smyrna running my honda 3,000., Last nite in a furniture store parking lot in DeLand . It ain;t rocket science , if they ask ya to leave, just leave . Any one else do dat
When my father was alive he did this all the time..especially churches. He would stay in campgrounds when he got to the destination obviously but while traveling he did not want to stop late at night and setup.

My mother was not a huge fan of it but she went along.

I might give it a whirl here and there when we head west again. Walmarts don't bother me...not sure if I'm brave enough to just park in a closed church but who knows.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:30 PM   #29
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Put a $5er with your thank you note to the pastor and shove in the mail slot on the church office door or leave it in the door jamb. I don't think any pastor would not welcome a little $$ laced thank you note.
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If i'm traveling with a time I have to be somewhere then I use the rest areas and keep the slides in stay only long enough to get rested. If I'm traveling just to be RVing then its campgrounds early in the day numerous gin and tonics, big steak and leave the next day or maybe not. There is nothing wrong with saving money just remember to be a good neighbor our actions when traveling reflect on the entire RV community
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