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Old 09-25-2013, 07:02 AM   #1
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Do any of you stay in hotels or motels when traveling?

I am taking my motorhome to Florida from Mine to sell. I am thinking about staying in motels on the way down. Want to keep the rig as clean as possible to sell.

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

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Once I booked a room just to be allowed to park my MH in their parking lot, stayed in the MH.

I know that is extreme but I had to attend a 2 day meeting in Chicago and there were no CGs anywhere near the meeting venue.

For me it's all about my sheets, my shower, my refrigerator, etc... I know who was there last.
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Live in the MH on the way down and use the motel money to pay for a cleaning service when you get there. I agree with Dennis, I would hate to stay in a hotel when my personal space is parked right outside.
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Your MH is more then likely better then most motels! Stay in your MH and clean it before you are ready to turn it over to the new owners.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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I have not stayed in a motel or hotel, or flown in an airplane, for the 6 years that I have owned my RV. Not only that.....I don't plan to either!
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Once I booked a room just to be allowed to park my MH in their parking lot, stayed in the MH.

I know that is extreme but I had to attend a 2 day meeting in Chicago and there were no CGs anywhere near the meeting venue.

For me it's all about my sheets, my shower, my refrigerator, etc... I know who was there last.
Enough said and I totally agree.
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Only when I can't find a place to camp! It does happen for our family (travel for kids' sports) but we try hard to use the coach.. that was a driving force for us purchasing it!
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There are motels that have truck parking, usually a lot in the back. More often some of the lower cost venues - such as Days Inn, etc.
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I appreciate all the comments. I am still thinking of staying in a hotel on the way down. Any chain suggestions? Do some of the truck stops have motels attached?

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The Comfort Inn chain has some motels with hookups attached. I have never been able to find these on line but have seen them along I95. Possibly try calling their reservation number for help.
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Live in the MH on the way down and use the motel money to pay for a cleaning service when you get there. I agree with Dennis, I would hate to stay in a hotel when my personal space is parked right outside.
Absolutely! No brainer!
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I would first check satellite view for parking, then call ahead to verify there is plenty of room etc. also try to get there early, there are others with same idea.

Also good idea to have an alternate in case parking an issue. This is usually why my planning takes longer than the trip.
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We stay in motels on our way down to Florida from Michigan during winter time. We stay at Comfort Inn since they seem to have parking for MH and trucks. If you look up Comfort Inn on the web, you will see info that will list bus/truck/mh parking.
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Walmart

We frequent Walmarts. It is not free, once we arrvie i'm always told we need to stretch our legs, might as well walk through the store she says!

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