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Old 09-26-2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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I haven't but I might ,, If I have winterized the coach in the south and am traveling home to the frozen north , then I don't see any issue with staying in a Motel/hotel
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Never have and wouldn't even give it a thought. Are you saying you can't keep it clean on the way down? If so, any chain motel will have the room, there's like 4 at any exit and I would have no problem leaving without a specific plan.
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Stay in it on the way. You might find things to clean that you missed.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #18
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Some large trucking firms contract with motels for their drivers. What internet search results returned when you typed in "motels with truck parking"?
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:28 AM   #19
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With the app "My DAT Trucking Services" you can look for hotels/motels with discounts. Ones that the chains have allowed for truckers. I am pretty sure if you ask you could get the same discounts. If not then if you are military then most will give you a discount if you show them some sort of VA/military ID.
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The original question in the original post of this thread was: "Are there any motel chains that have parking space for trucks and RV's"?
My answer to that question is:
Many/(most?) motels have parking space for trucks and RVs, (however, I am not aware of any particular motel chains that cater to drivers of large vehicles).

The OP did not ask: "What do you think of staying in motels", yet most of the replies answered that unasked question.
Steve said he wanted to stay in motels yet most everyone apparently wants him to change his mind, (and think and do what they would do).

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Thank you Mel.
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The original question in the original post of this thread was: "Are there any motel chains that have parking space for trucks and RV's"?
My answer to that question is:
Many/(most?) motels have parking space for trucks and RVs, (however, I am not aware of any particular motel chains that cater to drivers of large vehicles).

There are hotels/motels that cater to large vehicles. The app "MY DAT Trucker Services" Trucker Apps: My DAT Trucker Services | CDLLife added another button to check for the ones around your location that give discounts or just have parking available.
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Steve,

We just completed a TOAD ONLY trip to CA and back. We of course stayed in motels. What I noticed is that there are varying differences in motel parking lots. Some may accommodate a large vehcile such as a MH and the others in the same chain had just enough room for a TOAD to circle their building and would not provide a good parking area.

If you can plan your stops for the night it would be in your best interest to call ahead and ask. Even then I would not trust a clerk to have the correct answer. You could do a Bing Maps - Driving Directions, Traffic and Road Conditions and check by birds-eye-view the parking area and get an idea as to the fit of your MH.

With discounts, you will find the price of a motel in the range of $80 to $100 a night. Far cry from yesteryear prices.

Happy trails. Hope you get a good price for your MH.

p.s., Comfort Inn Suites has a breakfast in the morning at most places. It was a good way to start the day.
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Are Casinos Chains?

Are there any motel chains that have parking space for trucks and rv's?

Thanks.

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Hi Steve:
Chains? I am not sure if casinos could be considered chains but they all operate in a similar fashion.

Because of the fine folks on this site who informed us, we stayed at the Moscogee Indian Casino in South Miami which is at the beginning of the Overseas Highway to the Keys. Lots of parking space for the RV and 20' trailer. There were dozens of RVs and tractor trailers. Parking was free all they ask is that you first go to security and get a windshield pass. When we arrived we rented a room for showering in the PM then before we left in the AM because we were coming from MA in February and had not watered up. We slept in the MH because I wanted to stay close to the trailer. Money well spent.

I wonder if all of the folks who will not sleep or shower in a motel ever go out to eat?

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Once I booked a room just to be allowed to park my MH ...For me it's all about my sheets, my shower, my refrigerator, etc... I know who was there last.
Yeah, I wanted the RV just so I don't need a motel room, but I could see getting a room with friends to get permission to park there but while the friends use the room, I stay in my home!

There is a music festival I like near Dallas/FortWorth and the venue has no parking for RV's and the closest RV park is 30 minutes of city driving away. I'm thinking about when we get the RV ready for me to use, the idea of asking the hotel where most of my friends are staying is a good one.
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