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Old 02-28-2016, 06:36 AM   #15
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I may also be wrong but in 9+ years of fulltiming we've never found that type of spot closest would be an Elks or Moose lodge. You will have to join the organization and they sent goun to be right off the highway.
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In my experience a lot of those quick off the highway campgrounds that offer overnight rate w plug ins tend to fill up with transient worker rigs looking for a cheap place. IMHO, not real secure. I prefer the no hassle method of using a RV app like Allstays or RVparky and target campgrounds with decent reviews that mention easy access. Sure you can pull into a Walmart or Lowes and save $30 for a night but how peacefully do you rest thinking about prowlers or theft?
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Thanks for the links, very helpful. We are happy to pay whatever it costs....this is about convenience not cost. We are located in New Smyrna Beach and Green Bay WI Travelling between those locals and CA...Transient is the key and I was thinking there may be overnight parking with just power and no facilities other than power...something "other than" a campground....Perhaps I am all wet but hopefully this explains it better...
Why don't you want campgrounds?
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I think everyone understands our goal now.....and thanks so much for the insight....We purchased the Unity MB as a nimble travelling hotel as it were........for journeys as opposed to destinations.......A little different approach I know......I guess secure highway rest stops might be the easy answer........Having said that I think there is a business opportunity out there for what we were trying to find....Travel Safe, Keep Healthy, and Thank you all again!!
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FWIW What we noticed is that a lot of campgrounds on the busy routes like I-95 are somewhat segregated between the in today, gone tomorrow folks and the longer term folks. At least if we get a late start there are few other folks still there. ;-)
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I think everyone understands our goal now.....and thanks so much for the insight....We purchased the Unity MB as a nimble travelling hotel as it were........for journeys as opposed to destinations.......A little different approach I know......I guess secure highway rest stops might be the easy answer........Having said that I think there is a business opportunity out there for what we were trying to find....Travel Safe, Keep Healthy, and Thank you all again!!

Do you have a generator? Then you don't need to worry about power. Many campgrounds let guests arrive late, and just put the fee in a Dropbox. That way it's quick, and you don't need to even unplug and coil up a shore power cord when leaving early in the morning. Just drive away.
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These places are called campgrounds. 😉
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I may also be wrong but in 9+ years of fulltiming we've never found that type of spot closest would be an Elks or Moose lodge. You will have to join the organization and they sent goun to be right off the highway.
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I do understand what you are looking for - no need for a restroom or shower, no need for a swimming pool or fishing hole.

You might try this site and look in the forums to see if anyone is using it this way:
https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/

Another one is Harvest Hosts which is geared for self contained RV'ers. It seems like the purpose is that you do purchase something/anything, but maybe everyone on your Christmas list gets wine or alpaca scarves this year

https://harvesthosts.com/
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Sorry forgot to mention those. They are small. None oif our rigs would have ever fit on them.
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I do understand what you are looking for - no need for a restroom or shower, no need for a swimming pool or fishing hole.

You might try this site and look in the forums to see if anyone is using it this way:
https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/

Another one is Harvest Hosts which is geared for self contained RV'ers. It seems like the purpose is that you do purchase something/anything, but maybe everyone on your Christmas list gets wine or alpaca scarves this year

https://harvesthosts.com/
I belong to boondockers welcome and it's a great program. We have hosted travelers as well as used to stay at other members homes. Definately check it out.
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I belong to boondockers welcome and it's a great program. We have hosted travelers as well as used to stay at other members homes. Definately check it out.
https://www.boondockerswelcome.com/
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Thanks for the links, very helpful. We are happy to pay whatever it costs....this is about convenience not cost. We are located in New Smyrna Beach and Green Bay WI Travelling between those locals and CA...Transient is the key and I was thinking there may be overnight parking with just power and no facilities other than power...something "other than" a campground....Perhaps I am all wet but hopefully this explains it better...
Most of the KOA or Good Sam "Campgrounds" are very easy to pull into and out of, most will even allow you to reserve pull-thru sites. Some states like Utah have nice rest areas where you can pull over for the night but no power and you don't want to extend slides or awnings, California has a few but most on my routes are usually closed. Good luck, hope you find what you are looking for. Sorry I couldn't be more help.
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With a couple days research the best resource I uncovered was the All Stay App....tremendously flexible filter capability tailors precisely the overnight stop over on all national routes......was surprised to learn that overnight rest stops are not allowed (albeit frequently violated) in almost all states between Wisconsin and Florida.....Thanks again everyone for the invaluable insight.....
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