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Old 01-18-2015, 01:17 PM   #11
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When traveling through NH we asked a motel owner if we could set up in the back parking lot. They were more then happy to allow us. They did ask that we use the restaurant for breakfast. We used it for dinner and breakfast. The owners took us to the back and showed us where to park. They even gave us a parking spot that had 15 amp hydro.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:13 PM   #12
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My concern would be with security, easy access when you are all asleep. Bad people exist everywhere. Are state park campgrounds an option on your route, in Ohio they are affordable. Have fun at the point, it is a blast. Have you ever stayed at the Breakers Hotel on the lake front? Easy, early access to the park, but for that event it might be sold out already.

The should you/shouldn't you side to overnighting has been beaten to death. Let's let that dog lie.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:15 PM   #13
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When traveling through NH we asked a motel owner if we could set up in the back parking lot. They were more then happy to allow us. They did ask that we use the restaurant for breakfast. We used it for dinner and breakfast. The owners took us to the back and showed us where to park. They even gave us a parking spot that had 15 amp hydro.

That's pretty cool. I've used hotels while traveling with the camper but stayed *in* the hotel and just used a bunch of parking spaces. I did make sure to ask the clerk at the front desk where they preferred that I parked- one did, one didn't.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:45 PM   #14
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It was a long weekend and all the CG in the area were full plus the motel had no vacancies. They were great people forgot the name of the small village but was near the Santa Village.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:47 PM   #15
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Choochooman: I think it may come down to how much room you've got when closed up and how many (and how old) you're trying to sleep. The DW and I have turtled a few times in our Roo 19, but it's only the two of us. We put one of the mattresses across the folded down dinette and the jackknife sofa. Works just fine. But if I had kids, I'd have no real place to put them, except on the floor, which would impact using the bathroom. Since you're looking at a 233S, I'm assuming you've got kids, and it doesn't look like the dinette and sofa are lined up together, so I don't think you could do what we do. I can't see 2 adults on the U-dinette alone, OR the sofa.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:12 PM   #16
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It is basically 3 adults and 1 kid (2 when we get the truck, as we promised the little one she can bring a friend when we get the room). So, no matter what, we need to open at least one bunk.

Security is not a concern. If it was, I wouldn't own a camper. Not sure what my concerns are. Noise? Was hoping to hear other people's experiences overnighting in parking lots in hybrids.
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:11 PM   #17
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Our 233s is super easy to set up

Noob here but our 2015 Shamrock 233s is a breeze to set up the bunks. 1 man/woman job (although everyone helps). I think I would extend the slideout if I were boondocking it, though.
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:45 PM   #18
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I bought the hybrid as it was easier to setup in a Parking lot or mid way stop when traveling. Not that I really planned but when the TV broke down, I fully setup in the repair parking lot for 24 hours. They were nice enough to lend me an over night power cable.
We planned on going to Florida with a couple stops in between. After having the trailer it's been easy to setup and break down in record time. Even a quick stop to eat at the rest stop was nice.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:37 AM   #19
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Talked it over with the DGF, and we are still on the fence. Going to see what happens this summer when we overnight on our coaster trips. Either way, when I order the TV this fall, it will be capable to tow either the HTT or a regular TT.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:27 AM   #20
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Security could be a concern. But some campgrounds along side highways could also be a cause for concern......easy in and a fast getaway.
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