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Old 01-20-2015, 10:09 AM   #21
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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.
Do you get (Shocked) when there is Electric running in the Water hose? Youroo!! We were able to (Turtle) on short stops with our Roo,but there were only (2) of us!
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:25 AM   #22
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Here is a pretty helpful site with details on free overnight parking places:

http://www.overnightrvparking.com

With our 23IKSS we need to deploy one slide in order to get back to the bathroom. I prefer to deploy the couch/dinette slide and will find an area to park where there is grass or a curb on that side so the slide isn't sticking out in the way. Depending on the trip there are usually four or five of us traveling plus the dog. I will deploy the front bunk for my wife, the fur ball and me, and the kids will use the air bed and dinette if needed. Deploying the front bunk can be done without unhitching from our TV, and doesn't increase our overall footprint.


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Old 01-21-2015, 10:19 AM   #23
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I am happy to be hearing from people that do it. Thank you DK for your input.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:26 AM   #24
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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.

You mean the Santa's Village in Bracebridge?

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Do you get (Shocked) when there is Electric running in the Water hose? Youroo!! We were able to (Turtle) on short stops with our Roo,but there were only (2) of us!

Around here hydro = electricity, since we get our power from hydroelectric generation at Niagara Falls. Some people don't even remember that the term 'hydro' actually refers to water.

The electric company that supplies our house is even called 'Hydro One'.



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Old 01-21-2015, 05:39 PM   #25
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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.
Sounds like you were in Bethlehem.
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Upgraded from a PUP to a Hybrid last October, so for us, at least, setting up our Roo is a quick and easy... even for just an overnight. Speaking of overnights, I have heard that outdoor stores like Bass Pro, Cabela's and others actually welcome overnighters at their facilities. Maybe that might work in your plans, especially versus a Wally-World.
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I am happy to be hearing from people that do it. Thank you DK for your input.
You're welcome! One wrinkle I found the first time we camped in a parking lot - without an electric hookup, none of the power outlets in the camper worked. I knew that ahead of time, but had not thought about blowing up the air bed. There is a battery power pump that comes with the air bed, but knucklehead me never purchased batteries for it because we'd never used it. Luckily a gas station nearby had some batteries.

Since then, I purchased one of those inverters that plugs into the cigarette lighter port in the entertainment console. That way we will always have at least one 115v outlet.
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You're welcome! One wrinkle I found the first time we camped in a parking lot - without an electric hookup, none of the power outlets in the camper worked. I knew that ahead of time, but had not thought about blowing up the air bed. There is a battery power pump that comes with the air bed, but knucklehead me never purchased batteries for it because we'd never used it. Luckily a gas station nearby had some batteries.

Since then, I purchased one of those inverters that plugs into the cigarette lighter port in the entertainment console. That way we will always have at least one 115v outlet.
Good point. We have an Aerobed that literally fell off a train (Box of 4 on the ground just outside the yard. Someone must have broken into a shipping container and it fell out.) We will have to come up with plan B for that.
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Has anyone joined that "overnight RV parking" website? If so, is it worth it?


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Has anyone joined that "overnight RV parking" website? If so, is it worth it?


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I belong to the WalmartRVing group on Yahoo Groups. I find it beneficial to read how folks are doing it.

But truthfully, I just purchased the Allstays RV & Camp app. Pained me to spend $10 but we used it extensively to/from Key West back in December. I honestly wished I had ponied up the money 2 years ago.
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