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Old 04-11-2015, 02:24 PM   #11
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I have never stayed at truck stop. Usually stop at CG or pull over in rest area for a few hours of sleep.

If the truck stop is crowded don't stay on the ends with a slide open long. They are not marked with clearance lights. If on the end I would leave the truck running and marker lights on so they can see your truck and trailer. I would try to find a spot in between them. A lot of bumps and rubs have happened in them.

I buy my fuel at truck stops and might take a break if family is with me but I keep where I park in mind.

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Old 04-11-2015, 03:19 PM   #12
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Thank you for those responses! I do plan on staying at campgrounds most of the time, but just in case I am on the road and traveling and in need of a layover for rest.

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Old 04-11-2015, 09:28 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Juju View Post
My husband has an app on his phone for Walmart and it tells whether or not they welcome overnight RV parking. We've only found 2 in 5 years that didn't allow it.
How is that app naned / called...Would like to DL that..On way home from
FL on Monday............J
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:37 PM   #14
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Lay over

Please keep in mind because overnight parking is allowed doesn't mean it is safe a lot of walmarts are in rough places in bad parts of town some towns are bad no matter where you park
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:03 PM   #15
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The following link is to a Web page, not an app, that lists Walmarts that do not allow overnight RV parking:

I don't have a link handy, but I'm sure there's a Web site or an app to find all Walmarts.
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:04 PM   #16
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Posts: 13 can be a useful site. We overnited in Roosevelt St Park 9/2014.. No one closed for the season...located along the north side of Columbia River....perfect layover......a gem along the byways of America. We have used Walmarts as a bridge between destinations.....a great option.....
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Old 04-11-2015, 10:06 PM   #17
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On our way down to FL for Bike Week (and back) last month, we stayed in truck stops to grab a few hours of sleep before pressing on. Backed in next to the trucks, didn't deploy the slide. No issues at all, even with some of the trucks running. Slept like a log!

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Old 04-11-2015, 10:07 PM   #18
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Not every state allows overnight "camping" in a rest area and will ask you to leave after they give you a parking violation. We prefer Cracker Barrel, usually when we pull in we time it to 7:00 ish, by the time you eat it's time for bed. Very quite, maybe one other rv with you. Never felt uncomfortable.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:11 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
The best of both worlds is to go to a campground.

Wow, Walmart police in quick. What did that have to with the original post? You're as bad as the weight police that you grumble about...
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:50 PM   #20
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Walmart overnights once in a while not bad when in a hurry. We don't put our slides out, but we do go inside store and get a rotisserie chicken to go with what we have and in the morning start our generator for coffee and go inside store for fresh doughnuts then take off nice and early. We did this last night and for neighbors we had one large fifth wheel, 2 class A's and a Prevost. You can usually tell what the neighborhood is like and if you don't like it just keep driving.

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