Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-31-2019, 11:25 AM   #1
Retired
 
MainelyUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Sundeland, MA
Posts: 700
Tractor Trailer & RV Parking

Is it amazing educated people canít readyesterday at Maine Welcome Center I95
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2757.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	441.5 KB
ID:	213881
__________________
2017 Columbus 340RK
GMC Sierra 3500HD Z71 6.6L Duramax/Allison
MainelyUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 11:51 AM   #2
Part-Time Campground Host
 
cboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,750
Possibly they are not educated!
__________________
Craig & Cath
2018 2902WS Rockwood Ultra Lite (with tons of Mods)
2022 F250 Lariat Super Cab, 7.3 gas w/10 Spd Xmsn
Equalizer Hitch w/4-Point Sway Control

Days camped since 2015(retirement): 1423
cboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 11:55 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 441
Looks like I would have had to parallel park in front of them and hope someone needed to do the same behind them.
bigmurph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 12:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
mjones12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lexington, NC
Posts: 2,621
They do the same thing at NC rest areas. Self-centered morons.
__________________
2018 Coachmen Apex 249 RBS
2010 Silverado LT 5.3 V8


The world is a great book, of which those who never stir from home
read only a page. - St. Augustine
mjones12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 12:16 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
A32Deuce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Posts: 9,229
Do it at Flying Js, Cracker Barrel, and any place else that's says RV in the spot!
__________________
2012 SunSeeker 3100SS Toad-1962 Futura Average 100 + days camping
A32Deuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 12:44 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
okie dokie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 110
I believe people do not read signs because rules do not apply to them. Itís a me world. I see it everywhere just not parking. It hurts to see the National treasures being slowly ruined because a sign cannot be read.
okie dokie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 01:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 8,712
And I don't really care if a car parks in an RV designated slot. But I tend to not sweat the petty stuff, and it's all petty stuff.
I don't see it that often, and when I do, it's usually because the parking lot is limited or near full. Have never failed to find a place to park my rig, and if I did, I would just continue on.
And for those that proclaim they would cause problems for the perceived offenders, you usually just cause yourself unwanted difficulties as a result of your anger.
No reason to be upset at any truck stop, if the RV slots are full for any reason, just go to the back and park with the semis. Easy.
The way I see it, all parking spots are first come, first serve, with the exception of handicap spots. But I have to admit, some lots seem to have an inordinate number of handicap spots.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 01:25 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
nomad297's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 7,053
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
I have to admit, some lots seem to have an inordinate number of handicap spots.

I donít know what you see where you live or in your travels, but where I am, I am so sick of seeing 9 out of 10 vehicles sporting handicapped placards on their mirrors. It seems everybody is handicapped these days. I know thatís not true, though. I just know that people are lazy and entitled and they jump at the chance to have a doctor prescribe them a placard that they really donít need so they can take advantage of parking spaces that people who truly need them can no longer use. I think it is because of these people we are seeing more and more handicapped parking spaces. This is one of my pet peeves.

Bruce
__________________
2016 Rockwood Windjammer 3029W Diamond Edition
2015 Chevy 3500HD LTZ 6.0 Crew Cab 4x4 Long Bed 4.10:1 SRW
nomad297 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 02:17 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
A32Deuce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Posts: 9,229
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
And I don't really care if a car parks in an RV designated slot. But I tend to not sweat the petty stuff, and it's all petty stuff.
I don't see it that often, and when I do, it's usually because the parking lot is limited or near full. Have never failed to find a place to park my rig, and if I did, I would just continue on.
And for those that proclaim they would cause problems for the perceived offenders, you usually just cause yourself unwanted difficulties as a result of your anger.
No reason to be upset at any truck stop, if the RV slots are full for any reason, just go to the back and park with the semis. Easy.
The way I see it, all parking spots are first come, first serve, with the exception of handicap spots. But I have to admit, some lots seem to have an inordinate number of handicap spots.
Probably in your part of the country you don't see it. I don't sweat the petty stuff either, but up here in the North East, handy cap and anything at the door is fair game! I'm usually just in and out since there is hardly any place to park. Get your gas and leave provided the entitled one didn't leave his vehicle at the pump, then its a long wait. Too lazy to go park then go inside!
__________________
2012 SunSeeker 3100SS Toad-1962 Futura Average 100 + days camping
A32Deuce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 03:17 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Oldbears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 166
Well, it isn't something that I would need therapy over, but it is most certainly annoying. As sometimes you need to park because there IS no place further down the line, or you're too tired to continue safe travel, or it just doesn't work into your route.

We stopped at the Flying J in Rawlins, WY because we would be taking 287 to the Tetons the following day. There were few RV spots and they were all taken up by cars from people who were inside the truck stop for the gambling. There was a massive semi parking area behind, but we never park in them because I feel it is inconsiderate to the truckers, and aside from that, its loud. So, there was this large paved open area along side the truck stop and we asked permission to park there. We went all the way to the far corner of it, parking just off the edge of the pavement, behind an unhitched semi trailer. Another couple with a larger TT showed up and asked us about the RV parking; they ended up parking in the dirt behind us. Anyway, at around 2am I woke to the camper shaking and light glaring in! A trucker had decided to park his tractor + trailer only about 3' away along side us! Blocking us and the trailer behind us in. And of course he had to keep running the stinking thing even though it wasn't a refer or hot enough to need AC... So I go outside, and this entire open paved area was COMPLETELY EMPTY! There were dozens and dozens of open spaces in the semi parking area available as well. But this joker decided he wanted to be a jerk and block us in. I didn't confront the individual about it, but I did hike up to the Flying J and asked the manager if, in the morning when we wanted to leave, if that trucker still had us blocked in, could they get someone to come make him move. She cussed the trucker for doing that to us, and said, indeed, if he was still there in the morning they would ride out there on the golf cart (because this is just how big of a space I'm talking about!), and make him move and/or call the cops to make him move. So with that, I went back to the camper, put in my earplugs, and went back to sleep. Sure thing, he was still there in the morning. But at least someone had come in during the wee hours and hitched to that parked trailer and left, so we were able to pull out. The camper behind us was still blocked in though because one other trucker showed up at some point, pulled in, and backed his trailer up between the two campers. Again, just to be a jerk. And, again, the entire lot was still empty, with lots of semi parking available in back.

This is the only time we've ever had "trouble" at an overnight parking spot. But, all of it could have been avoided had people not hogged the RV spaces with their cars.
__________________
2019 E-Pro 14fk
Oldbears is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 04:02 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 15,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by okie dokie View Post
I believe people do not read signs because rules do not apply to them. Itís a me world.
Actually, the real cause is a disease that's been around for years. It's called "Cranial Rectal Inversion".

Unfortunately way too many people suffer from it and it affects not only their behavior in cars, trucks, RV's, but also in stores, public events, and just about anywhere people travel or congregate.

It causes them to do some of the dumbest things possible and prevents them from recognizing any consequence to their actions.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will." (Japanese Proverb)

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 06:06 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,821
We were recently in Acadia NP. At Jordan's pondhouse, I was looking for a spot in their expanded (far-ish away). Several RV sites, nearly all of which with ONE car per. I could have justified it with "the spot is already unusable for an RV", but I refused. Did manage to find another spot and squeezed (2500 quad cab) in. Later, RV spots were full of cars. Lame.
aeblank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 07:01 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 8,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by aeblank View Post
We were recently in Acadia NP. At Jordan's pondhouse, I was looking for a spot in their expanded (far-ish away). Several RV sites, nearly all of which with ONE car per. I could have justified it with "the spot is already unusable for an RV", but I refused. Did manage to find another spot and squeezed (2500 quad cab) in. Later, RV spots were full of cars. Lame.
Well, it's the only full service restaurant in the park and usually very crowded. One of those tourist places I probably would never drive the entire rig into anyway.
And if parking was as full as you implied, I don't blame folks for parking cars there.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 07:08 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 15,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
Well, it's the only full service restaurant in the park and usually very crowded. One of those tourist places I probably would never drive the entire rig into anyway.
And if parking was as full as you implied, I don't blame folks for parking cars there.
It wouldn't be as aggravating if people would park two cars per RV spot. If pulling in with a car or truck pull to the front of the space. I do this at rest areas with my TV and TT and it's not unusual to see someone with a class c or shorter tt/TV pull in behind.

If someones car isparked at the front of an RV/Truck space I can get my 45' tt/TV in behind. That makes me a lot less PO'd.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will." (Japanese Proverb)

"You only grow old when you run out of new things to do"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 07:11 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Daycruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Crossville,TN
Posts: 588
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjones12 View Post
They do the same thing at NC rest areas. Self-centered morons.
Oh I see you've met Millennials. Bunch of narcissistic A.H.'s if you ask me.
__________________
Retired 2020.
46 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 07:21 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 8,712
Gosh, that sounds just like what old grumpy farts from the former generation said about us!!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daycruiser View Post
Oh I see you've met Millennials. Bunch of narcissistic A.H.'s if you ask me.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 07:26 PM   #17
Shoulda' retired earlier
 
n-e-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Southern Worcester County
Posts: 1,127
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMWildcat View Post
Well, it's the only full service restaurant in the park and usually very crowded. One of those tourist places I probably would never drive the entire rig into anyway.
And if parking was as full as you implied, I don't blame folks for parking cars there.
Gotta agree finding a spot for our toad is hard enoughFeel sorry for the people we've seen circling with a rental MH trying to park and grab a popover
Acadia can be a little tough on larger vehicles. https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvis...d-vehicles.htm
__________________
Mary and Me 😷😷 Stay Safe
2015 2650s "Finally" SOLD
2015 Jeep Cherokee Toady
2023 Geo Pro FD19 "Almost there"
2022 Race Car Red HR Long Ford Transit 250 "The Irish Rover"
'Twas a wonderful craft...And they called her The Irish Rover
n-e-d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 08:15 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daycruiser View Post
Oh I see you've met Millennials. Bunch of narcissistic A.H.'s if you ask me.

Yet another thread where some old crumb leverages the conversation to bash young people unprovoked. Just curious what in the pictures and comments has enabled you to accurately surmise the age of those who parked in the RV spots?


Edit: I looked back at another post where it happened and sure enough - it was you remarking about how if an RV came with a game controller the novice RV'er (who's age is never mentioned) would be able to figure it out. I feel bad for you, that you walk around all day with so much anger towards young people - because they are just going to keep coming. And lastly - no one did ask you friend.
__________________
2017 Grey Wolf 26 DJSE
2017 Dodge Durango R/T AWD
Prodigy P3
Equal-i-zer 1k/10k
Kacz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 08:52 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Daycruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Crossville,TN
Posts: 588
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kacz View Post
Yet another thread where some old crumb leverages the conversation to bash young people unprovoked. Just curious what in the pictures and comments has enabled you to accurately surmise the age of those who parked in the RV spots?


Edit: I looked back at another post where it happened and sure enough - it was you remarking about how if an RV came with a game controller the novice RV'er (who's age is never mentioned) would be able to figure it out. I feel bad for you, that you

walk around all day with so much anger towards young people - because they are just going to keep coming. And lastly - no one did ask you friend.

Well thank you for feeling bad for me, I appreciate the thoughtfulness. I was provoked by the photo because I've been towing for a long while and have been in that exact situation more than once the last couple of years and have confronted the drivers of those vehicle on a couple of occasions and guess what, who do you think was driving those vehicles? You guessed, good for you. What do you think they said when I asked if they could not park in RV/Truck parking spaces? You guessed right again, I can't repeat here what those "Young" people said to us. That particular group of people seem to have a total disregard or respect for others and especially elders. So yes I do have a predisposition when it comes to that age group. It is too bad.
__________________
Retired 2020.
46 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2019, 09:06 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
NMWildcat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 8,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daycruiser View Post
Well thank you for feeling bad for me, I appreciate the thoughtfulness. I was provoked by the photo because I've been towing for a long while and have been in that exact situation more than once the last couple of years and have confronted the drivers of those vehicle on a couple of occasions and guess what, who do you think was driving those vehicles? You guessed, good for you. What do you think they said when I asked if they could not park in RV/Truck parking spaces? You guessed right again, I can't repeat here what those "Young" people said to us. That particular group of people seem to have a total disregard or respect for others and especially elders. So yes I do have a predisposition when it comes to that age group. It is too bad.
I can just imagine how you approached them during your confrontation.
__________________
Scott and Liz - Southern NM
2012 Wildcat Sterling 32RL - w/level up (best option ever)
2007 Chevy 2500HD 4dr short bed Duramax w/allison
Reese Fifth Airborne air ride king pin coupler with Sidewinder
NMWildcat is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
parking, trailer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:29 PM.