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Old 12-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #29
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This has been a VERY interesting thread! To each his own!



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Old 12-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #30
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If someone is going to be ticketed it's going to be me....or towed it's going to be me, or police knocking on my door....it's going to be me. That guardian angel is MIA in my life. So, I find the closest RV park and drive the toad to the POI. Peace of mind is high on my list when traveling.
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One of the things to look for when buying a R.V.

I think that the last 14 Threads covered the parking question for you.
The only thing that I would press on you would be if you haven't got your M.H. yet, you should make sure that you get the manual of the M.H. and if you do not receive it, you will have all kinds of questions later on about how does this work and how can I fine this.
So believe me be sure and get all of the paper work including the diagram's of your Water pluming and Electoral lay out.
Everything that pertains to the working of everything in the M.H.
and don't let the sail person tell you that he does not have one.
Tell him to order one for you or you will not buy the M.H.
I don't know if you are looking at a use one or a new one eather way get a manual.
It will save you a lot of money in the long run.
Just a thought.
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I think that the last 14 Threads covered the parking question for you.
The only thing that I would press on you would be if you haven't got your M.H. yet, you should make sure that you get the manual of the M.H. and if you do not receive it, you will have all kinds of questions later on about how does this work and how can I fine this.
So believe me be sure and get all of the paper work including the diagram's of your Water pluming and Electoral lay out.
Everything that pertains to the working of everything in the M.H.
and don't let the sail person tell you that he does not have one.
Tell him to order one for you or you will not buy the M.H.
I don't know if you are looking at a use one or a new one eather way get a manual.
It will save you a lot of money in the long run.
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Walter5555..this is great advice. Luckily, the OP is considering a Winnebago MH. It should (better) come with the big, black bag of manuals. All the electrical, plumbing, parts catalog and chassis diagrams can be downloaded from the Winnebago site.

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OutAround - Of course what you are doing is wrong. You know it or you would not have spent so much time with so many posts trying to convince everyone you were doing something that was OK. Putting canvas bags over parking meters is obviously illegal.

What you are doing contributes to chaos. I prefer order to chaos. Very likely someday soon you will irritate a parking patrol person and they will tow you while you are indulging in adult beverages. To get your motorhome out of impound will cost maybe a grand. No doubt the cops will not use the proper tow vehicle to move your motorhome and that will result in 5 grand worth of damage. But who knows.

Just because some laws are not moral does not mean what you are doing is. It is not. What you are doing reflects poorly on the RV community and can lead to more restrictive laws against RVers.
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To the OP. If you know what you will be towing, check its weight and compare to what the Adventurer is rated to tow. It might be rated for 3500#.
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For the OP: I hope you are going to have a tow car because that is the key to flexibility in these situations. If I am not spending the night, I will often park at Walmart or Home Depot and take the car to the POI. But first I study the area on Google Earth to see what is around the POI. Sometimes you can park in a big lot or even on-street within a couple of blocks of your destination.

And Oh, I agree with B Bob. If everybody parked wherever they wanted and covered up parking meters, RV's would be banned.
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If someone is going to be ticketed it's going to be me....or towed it's going to be me, or police knocking on my door....it's going to be me. That guardian angel is MIA in my life. So, I find the closest RV park and drive the toad to the POI. Peace of mind is high on my list when traveling.
To csrrsr......in case you are not aware.....Walmart encourages RV parking so no worries there. They even have an app for your phone to locate the ones that allow overnight parking(almost all do)

I plan stops there along my route especially if I'm leaving out early the next am. Also there is always restaurants close to walmarts so no need for toad if you just want to go eat.
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This thread has provided helpful information. I am planning a toad, a Honda Fit right now. I am used to driving small cars with no problems find parking. I figured driving a 32ft coach and another 20 ft of toad could be a bit of a problem to park for a few hours while we walk around a POI. Based on reports here sounds not as difficult as i expected, and be legal and respectful.

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Ok. Yes I'm an arrogant bastard. I admit it. .......
Ya. I'm a bastard but it works better than 90 percent of the time. Lol
The unfortunate part here is that any RVers who show up after you eventually leave town will be tarred with the resentment you've created. Just because no one complained to you doesn't mean you've had no effect.

You describe these little tricks in detail, as though we're supposed to think they're clever. That just makes you seem childish. That you repeatedly and assertively describe yourself as "...an arrogant bastard..." merely makes you seem egotistical. And the fact that you're proud of it all simply renders you pitiful, in my opinion.

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The unfortunate part here is that any RVers who show up after you eventually leave town will be tarred with the resentment you've created. Just because no one complained to you doesn't mean you've had no effect. You describe these little tricks in detail, as though we're supposed to think they're clever. That just makes you seem childish. That you repeatedly and assertively describe yourself as "...an arrogant bastard..." merely makes you seem egotistical. And the fact that you're proud of it all simply renders you pitiful, in my opinion. Safe travels......
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