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Old 03-01-2015, 03:59 PM   #15
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We've smelled it too. Not all the time, not in all the rest stops, but it's out there. We've just always considered it a 'cost of doing business,' if you will, of RVing. But it sure would be nice if the truckers took the image thing more seriously!
Here we go. Piss on the truckers.... next time I have to go pee at 3 am I will get dressed and walk to the restroom so as not to hurt my image. Geeeez.... rvers are so demanding.
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:01 PM   #16
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Old 03-01-2015, 04:20 PM   #17
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Being a trucker i can shed some light on this subject. Trucks don't have bathrooms.
I don't think that makes it okay to pour your saved up pee out the window of your rig...

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Old 03-01-2015, 06:15 PM   #18
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If there is a company name on the rig , ring and report it .
The majority are professional the bad ones make the job harder for the good ones
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One day we stopped at a rest area and right out from the door were these beautiful blackberries. So full and so ripe. We went inside the building as saw an attendant and asked if it would be alright if we picked a few. She looked up from her magazine and said "sure why not" in a very bored tone. My wife and picked about two cups full for our breakfast cereal and as we were returning to the coach we saw a truck driver walk over to the bushes and empty a can full of pee

Being me and looking at the berries I said "make sure you wash these dear", and being her she tossed the berries back into the bushes and then threw the container out.

That trucker cost me a perfectly good used whip cream container!
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I will stop peeing outdoors when you all put diapers on your dogs.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:49 PM   #21
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If there is a company name on the rig , ring and report it .
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Yes the majority of truckers only use bathrooms.
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Old 03-02-2015, 12:02 AM   #22
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I will stop peeing outdoors when you all put diapers on your dogs.
My dogs don't pee in the parking lot, especially in the summer. They have a designated area marked PETS. Maybe the truckers need their own area too...

Or maybe we should all just do as we damn please.

You were just kidding, right?
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Going across Texas on Interstate 10 I've noticed they have three different types of rest/stop/picnic areas.

One of them has restrooms.

The other two do not have bathrooms.

I've always been curious how far they think people can go without using a bathroom.

No wonder some of these areas smell.
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Never had that problem.
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Guess we got lucky but we drove from VA to Oregon and back last summer stopping at many rest areas in many states (primarily to let our dogs out and to stretch our legs) and never noticed this smell or saw any truckers pouring urine on the pavement. I am sure it happens but we never saw it.
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Just can't stand the rest stops along

We stop at a lot of rest areas. Many times we never get out of our RV. I might walk around the RV & check everything. Never notice any smell? I d never use the facilities there. I carry my bathroom with me. Just like the state parks--what we pack in we pack out. Leave no trace!!

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Both sides of the rest areas have their own issues caused by those few that consider the world as their personal pig-stye.

On the Cars side, we see diapers, puke, bubble gum, and the occasional dog doo. All of these are visual reminders to always watch your step.

So far we haven't been treated to that kind of thing on the Truck side.

To the OP, suggest you'll be happier when you park on the windward side of the parking area.
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To the OP, I have experienced that urine smell at one particular rest area a few times. We pass by this rest area at the GA SC state line on I85, where we get off the interstate going home from most of our trips. We noticed the smell on more than one occasion. During the hot summer the first truck parking slots (farthest from the restrooms) do give off quite an unpleasant aroma. We now try to park at the other end of the truck parking area.
I don't recall ever noticing this smell at other rest areas.
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