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Old 02-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #51
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:45 PM   #52
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If we have a short lay over, its make the table bed up before we leave, a few gallons of water, park at a level spot, slide out half out just to gain a little room and call it a night. Only unhooking is the trailer plug so no chance of killing the TV battery, and double check with the establishment that we are OK the stay.
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For us it all depends on time and location. I don't like to park in a camp ground late at night and I prefer CBs, WMs, Casinos and some truck stops. We always ask first or assume we can free park if trucks and other campers are already parked. We don't put out slides, awnings or chairs and everything stays hooked up. We're stopping not camping!


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Old 02-26-2016, 08:27 AM   #54
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[QUOTE=sdfarmer;1110838 I figure if I can afford a camper and tow vehicle, I can spend a couple more bucks and stay in a campground. [/QUOTE]

At one point the state of Maine was trying to pass a law saying you couldn't overnight at places like Wal-Mart because too many people were passing up campgrounds to stay for free.
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Old 02-26-2016, 08:48 AM   #55
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Arrive late, leave early and no matter how one feels about Walmart... spend money if possible to return the favor.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:29 AM   #56
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:45 AM   #57
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At one point the state of Maine was trying to pass a law saying you couldn't overnight at places like Wal-Mart because too many people were passing up campgrounds to stay for free.

In Bangor the campgrounds have made walmarts to put up signs no overnight parking. I'm sure Bangor set an ordinance on behalf of the campgrounds. (former resident) you would think campgrounds would catch on and have areas that just had large pull through parking spots like CB away from perm sites and just charge $5 or $10 bucks .

Hard to swallow $50 for six hour rest stop.
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Old 02-26-2016, 09:55 AM   #58
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IMO, slides aren't nearly an issue like they're made out to be (so long as they're out of the way).
I have to agree. If we did stop at walmart we would park far away and most likely put the kitchen slide out and bedroom has to be out otherwise you can not get into the bedroom.
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The longest I've ever stayed at a Walmart, rest area, or parking lot has been about 3 hours at most. It's also been around 1:00am or so. Does anyone consider that as overnight?
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