Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-29-2016, 02:45 PM   #21
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Marion, LA
Posts: 219
We travel wherever the wind blows us, at whatever hours are to our liking. We try to locate National, COE or State parks along the route whenever possible, on the principal that we have to use them to keep them. (Note that Texas has privatized some of their state campgrounds!!!) That said, we are often, when traveling, without a convenient campground. In those cases we use "rest areas" and Walmarts, where permitted, and Truck stops, in about that order and as is most convenient to us. It's not so much about the money (generator time costs about as much as a campsite) as it is about convenience.

RubberNail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 03:28 PM   #22
Senior Member
CaptnJohn's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Ocean Isle Beach NC
Posts: 1,801
Never Walmart but rest areas if needed. Will usually stay at a CG if they have a pull through available. Rarely a truck stop.

2016 Keystone Cougar 303RLS
2016 F350 diesel
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 03:32 PM   #23
Senior Member
Dbt803's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Peekskill, NY
Posts: 366
I have stayed at the Rv sites on the Ohio turnpike and they are nice. $20.00 for electric and they have a dump and water. Every other rest area will have the Rv sites.

Sent from my iPad using Forest River Forums
"Midnight Pearl" - 2011 Berkshire 390 BH
Dbt803 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 03:37 PM   #24
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 309
Originally Posted by Bayouownbeer View Post
My wife will like this post she loves some Cracker Barrel
If I show my wife this thread we will never stay in a campground again! Cracker Barrel, wherever it may be, will be out next destination. Lol
Springerdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 04:19 PM   #25
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 175
If it does not cost any money, who would not love that, but that is not the main reason is to save money, but the easy of "park-rest-then go", not have to go through all campground check-in process, schedule to make sure you get there at a certain time for check-in at the campground, etc. When you are in transit between locations, it just makes thing simpler by stopping at state rest area, Walmart, etc. for a quick re-charge then go.

ChrisBailey mentioned about GoodSam in his post, this makes me wonder... GoodSam, and Pilot/Flying J are affiliated, so if you are a GoodSam member, wouldn't park at the truck stop like Pilot/Flying J is simply a member benefit?

I know it is not an automatic recognition, but at least if I am a GoodSam member, I would feel more comfortable to stay at Pilot/Flying J and wouldn't feel like an intrusion or sneaky to place like Walmart and hope that no one or city ordinance chase me out!
Tam & Ha
Willis, TX
2016 Georgetown XL 352QS
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Nights Camping - 6 nights and 2 shake down and love it...
tamdle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 04:25 PM   #26
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 175

I think it would help if you could remark at the end of your post something like...

"I was on my way to [xxxyyyzz], and stay at [xxxx] on hwy I-[xxx] in the state of [xxxx] during transit and the experience was [great/bad] and it cost me [$$$$]."... or something similar...

I bet that it would open up more option to benefit many other folks that may happen to drive on that same road that you have been through.

Thank in advance for the sharing!
Tam & Ha
Willis, TX
2016 Georgetown XL 352QS
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2016 Nights Camping - 6 nights and 2 shake down and love it...
tamdle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 04:25 PM   #27
Senior Member
SEAYALL's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: LaGrange,Ga
Posts: 281
If you haven't , get this app.
State Lines
You mite enjoy
SEAYALL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 04:37 PM   #28
Senior Member
chrisbailey13's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 419
I have stopped at Pilot/Flying J's for a nap and SOME even have parking for RV's usually the ones with RV Lanes also have a few spaces that are not in the Truck area, but out near the front side of the store I have seen folks parked there for what looked like overnight.
2014 Georgetown XL 352QS
2013-2017 Days Camped-170
chrisbailey13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 04:55 PM   #29
Back On The Go
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 47
Many times Walmarts, but Sam isn't there anymore so management is getting less friendly to RVers. Went to a store located in southeast Cleveland a couple of weeks ago and they said do not stay here overnight. Truck stops are very noisy. Some interstate rest areas allow overnight parking. Walmart in Muskogee allowed it recently but the pavement cleaning guy circled our RV several times with his loud equipment although the other side of the lot was vacant and hadn't been cleaned - 5:30 am. I still like Walmart and spend many $$$ there every time we stop. Can't see giving a CG $30-40 for 8 hours usage, no sewer dump and no water use.
2016 Georgetown 270S
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2 Janis Hybrid Bicycles

Not too serious about anything except what affects health and happiness.
salwolfe is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2016, 05:00 PM   #30
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 5
Helpful Apps for convenient over night stops

Hello again,

When we travel we use several apps as well as the "Next Exit" book for information. WE have found these apps very helpful and wanted to pass them on. Allstays Camp and RV app. This app not only lets you know which Walmart you can park at as well as a review. It also list Cracker Barrell's, State Parks, Pilot/Flying J, ONP at Casinos We also use Allstays Walmart ONP. This app keeps a more up to date listing. We are well satisfied with both apps.

reconn is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 AM.