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Old 04-02-2015, 09:25 PM   #21
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Out here there's alot of Casinos that are rv friendly. Duh....wonder why.

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Old 04-02-2015, 09:35 PM   #22
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When / if we stop at PFJ (or any truck stop) it is very important to NOT park in the main auto part of the parking lot. (if they do not have dedicated rv spots). Last week I saw someone in a 36' rig that blocked about 6 parking spaces and put ALL 3 slides out. A few things that we like about Pilots are CLEAN Restrooms, GREAT Showers if we want one for only about $12, and good food Cinnabon's Subway and others.

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:12 AM   #23
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Thanks for all the replies, I did find out too that certain Cabela's will allow to stay overnight as long as there's no overnight parking ordinance . Most of them have RV dumping stations, and have kennels for your pets if you want to visit the store, I always visit!!

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:18 AM   #24
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Stayed at truck stops (flying J too) all the time when going cross country. Stay out of the big rigs way and 'blend' in, almost all are fine with it. Flying J has a relationship with Good Sams, so it would seem that they expect to have RVs there.

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Old 04-03-2015, 10:20 AM   #25
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Stayed at flying J in the RV parking area never put the slide out never did anything but roll into bed, ate breakfast in their restaurant out of a feeling of obligation for allowing us to stay, felt safe as one can.
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Old 04-04-2015, 09:06 PM   #26
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Thought about it but haven't stayed at one. We actually prefer Cracker Barrel, very quite, usually only one other person. Not too worried about safety, they are usually in a good location, we actually found out last week from a manager at one we stayed at that they leave a cleaning crew inside all night so one would hope that any type of commotion would attract some attention. He stated that all cracker barrels do that. We just call and verify that they are ok with us staying. Actually I am typing this from a Cracker Barrel parking lot now.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:13 PM   #27
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We have stayed at flying j, pilot, cracker barrel, Texas road house, golden corral and have blended in with 18 wheelers at rest areas and have NEVER felt unsafe.
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:49 PM   #28
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Stayed twice at Cracker Barrels and would stay there every chance I get while traveling to and from. We try to park next to a curb so we can pop out without taking up another space. The managers are always friendly and needless to say, we eat there every chance we get. No noise at all after hours. A slamming dumpster lid at 10:00 PM did cause me some concern once as the cleaning crew was finishing up.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:36 PM   #29
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I drop the legs to reduce strain on truck springs, don't put out sides when dark and truck stop busy you could lose your slide.. Unplug trailer from your vehicle.
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:31 PM   #30
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We stayed at one once in western PA. Only slept a few hours on the way home from a Maine trip. Seemed ok was loud from the trucks but the price was right got some shut eye and rested up for the next day.

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