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Where have you made an overnight stop?

Camping Worlds
6 (2.7%)
Casinos
22 (9.8%)
Churches
8 (3.6%)
Costco Stores
1 (0.4%)
Cracker Barrels
13 (5.8%)
Flying J Truck Stops
25 (11.2%)
Fraternal lodges
6 (2.7%)
Home Depot
4 (1.8%)
Kmart Stores
1 (0.4%)
Loves Travel Stops
8 (3.6%)
Lowes Stores
4 (1.8%)
Meijer Stores
1 (0.4%)
Menards Stores
0 (0%)
Pacific Pride Fuel Stops
0 (0%)
Petro Truck Stops
7 (3.1%)
Pilot Travel Centers
19 (8.5%)
Rest Areas
29 (12.9%)
Sam's Club Stores
4 (1.8%)
TA Travel Centers
10 (4.5%)
Target Stores
1 (0.4%)
Wal-Mart Stores
40 (17.9%)
Other
15 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 53

Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds

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Shipper

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Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 11:06:49 am »
When we were returning from our trip to Alaska, we decided to spend one night at a Walmart in Helena, MT and stock up. While setting up next to the only tree on the lot, we met a couple that had just bought a Class A and were waiting to get their title at the courthouse. They were a hoot to be around and we ended up staying three nights to keep them company. We cleared it with Walmart and ended up spending about $150 at the store (definitely not free camping  :-D).
« Last Edit: November 22, 2013, 11:13:14 am by Shipper »
It's not that I'm insensitive, it's probably that I just don't care. ;)

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Denny & Barb

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Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 08:08:47 pm »
Rest area's and truck stops
Your Word our Lord is a light to my feet and a lantern to my path...  Ps 119

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gandalf42

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Re: Overnight Parking - Nontradional Campgrounds
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2019, 10:01:36 am »
We end up in campgrounds a lot. Our travel style is tourist: drive, see and move on. Used to never be a problem to grab a campsite at a campground by late afternoon without reservations but the last few years that does not always work as campgrounds are getting fuller. I now have other resources such as OvernightRVParking, Campendium, IOverlander, BoondockersWelcome, DaysEnd (If you're an Escapee member), and HarvestHosts.

I like Cracker Barrel as its great to get up to a warm breakfast! We have also used Walmart many times.

I think churches with large unused parking lots are an untapped resource if someone could organize the option and get permissions.

I purposely chose a grey two-tone without swag for the RV to be a bit more stealthy, as much as a 2552 can be stealthy!  ;)
Mike & Pat Astley,