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Old 12-21-2007, 04:17 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> As a Cracker Barrel fan, most of the Cracker Barrel parking lots are far too small for my coach and toad.

Unless someone has first hand knowledge that a particular CB has sufficient room, I wouldn't attempt to pull in one.
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Amen Dirk. We try to use the EXIT book to find out where to stop and I'm not sure it is well understood what RV Friendly means.
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So far, I have only stayed at Wal*Mart and Cabelas, and have had no problems.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:47 PM   #17
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This info on Cracker Barrel is very interesting as I was planning on staying in CB on way to Florida in March in the Dayton Ohio area. I did not know they had designated RV parking???with limited lengh!!
I will be towing the Wrangler!! As I am 'new' would you suggest I look for Wal-Mart,Flyinf-J or as Dirk suggested Cabella's???

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Update: I did leave Thursday night and drove to the Meadsville Wal-mart. I got up at 2:30 to drive and did a 15 hour day (accident in Charlotte). Now in Savannah.

Why that location, Pilots are not set-up to be RV Friendly for overnight. Flying J's are but, no Flying J's close enough.

Cracker Barrels are too risky for parking. Sometimes the parking lot is big enough sometimes not.

Chose Meadsville because the Wal-Mart was open 24 hours so could count on more people around and better lighting. Also, Wal-Mart always has a huge parking lot. Although this one was packed w/Christmas shoppers.

Cabelas are even better w/designated RV parking spots. They also always have a group of restaurants right next to them and generally a dimp station. They are just not that prevalent.
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Where you park for the night, can be dependent on the time of your arrival.

As Tom pointed out, Cracker Barrel is not practical for long rigs until the dinner crowd has left. The RV & bus parking spots are not long enough for long rigs, and frequently have cars in them during the day.

I haven't stayed at a Flying J, but many report no problems. Again, if you arrive late in the evening, finding room could be a problem. The RV spots are far too short for long rigs.

Wal*Mart and Cabelas have worked the best for me, as I am off the road before dark, there is usually plenty of room to park, and there are usually restaurants nearby.
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When I traveled I used Flying J's most exclusively as I was usually able to find a spot...

Being as I towed a crew cab pickup with a 45 foot coach, I could automatically rule out Cracker Barrel, as the only time I ever tried to stop there it was like taking vienna sausage out of the can when I tried to leave.....we know THAT ain't easy!

Stayed in a few Walmarts along the way as well, and I ALWAYS call ahead and ask.
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My coach is only 34' with a 'smallish' toad, and I barely fit in the Cracker Barrel RV parking areas. We have stopped at many CB's and my experience has been that their RV parking areas are all about the same size.

Dirk's comment on cars using them is also my experience.
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A 40-45' MH can fit in a Cracker Barrel RV/bus spot if the toad is unhooked and parked in a car spot.

I'm too lazy for this and I like to be hooked up so I can leave quickly if a problem develops during the night.

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Hi All,

I also have a 34' motorhome and I tow a Jeep Wrangler-X and I just fit in the Rv/Bus Space!

As far as the cars go, the last time I pulled into a CB they only had 4 RV/Bus spaces, I was in one, and then this car pulls into the one next to me! As I look around I see that there are lots of open spaces, so I say to the girl as she is getting out of her car "Could you please move to a different spot and save these for what they are marked out for?" She says "Why the h**l do you care, you have a spot already!" I said "I care because it's nice to care about others, and it's nice to be nice! So I again say "Please move to a different spot, and don't make me get the manger involved!" She grunted and moved to a new spot. I then held the door to CB open for her, and said "Thank you and have a nice day!" She just shook her head and walked in.
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I have stayed at Moon Meadows Campground just outside of Erie. I was a very quite campground and I believe they are open year round. The number is (814) 725-9360. I tried to look them up in Woodall's but they didn;t appear to be listed.
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