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Old 04-26-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Using Love's or Walmart or Flying J

Do you park among the truckers or do you park off to the side when
just stopping for a couple hours sleep at one of these parking areas.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:25 PM   #2
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I used a WalMart while driving back from Fresno a few weeks ago and was surprised at how many RVs there were. The RVs were organized into 2 camps. The smaller RVs were in a secluded, darker side of the parking lot while the Big Rigs were closer to the entrance. I gues the lights don't bother them as much. No Semis, obviously.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:33 PM   #3
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I park among the truckers if there isn't open RV/towing parking. I've asked on occasion on the CB and nobody minds. I usually try to take up some dead space that there is no way a semi could fit into... then again I'm usually towing.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:55 PM   #4
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The reason I'm ordering a SMB (4x4) is so that I will never have to park overnight in any places like that. I currently travel similarly in my Land Rover, and I will never be caught in an RV park or a campground. The further away from people and towns the better.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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Jeffrey, that's the attitude I like to hear

I too got the 4x4 for the same reason, but I imaging there will be times where there is a need for WalMart. My plan was to stop in Zion after getting into Utah (coming back from Fresno). I kept driving and driving and finally just felt like stopping. WalMart served it's purpose and am thankful it was there since I was extremely tired when I stopped.
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:08 AM   #6
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Using Love's or Walmart or Flying J

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Do you park among the truckers or do you park off to the side when just stopping for a couple hours sleep at one of these parking areas?
At Flying J, Love's, T/A, etc. among the trucks and against a fence if possible, [allowing Travel Trailer slide deployment].

At Wal Mart we usually park near the auto service area even where "No overnight parking" is posted. If questioned, "we're having the Wal Mart batteries on our trailer tested when the shop opens." :roll:
BTW, we always shop at Wal Mart whenever we stay there. :wink:
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:45 AM   #7
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You're right, Ken. There's always the exception made for safety's sake.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #8
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I've stayed at walmart's a few times over the years when it was convienent. There were always other rv's in the area, sometime a few big rigs and it can be a little noisy, but never had any problems and never had to stay at a truck stop.
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The worst thing about Wal-mart in my experience is getting buzzed by local kids in the parking lot. It usually happens in small towns, and they've never done any damage, but some Wal-mart parking lots are cruise central.
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