RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-03-2019, 11:17 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 161
Resting while traveling

As a rv owner, when we are traveling are we permitted to rest in weigh scales, or areas marked for trucks only. not rest areas
__________________

outbackmac is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-03-2019, 11:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
D Gardiner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 279
We have use truck brake check areas to stop and go, but never to stop and rest unless the lot is big and empty. Would never use it to take a nap, u less it was an emergency.
As for weigh stations, I do not believe we would be very welcome by Law Enforcement. Others can reply.
__________________

__________________
Always bring your A game.
1996 Flair 29V
D Gardiner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 11:50 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
MRUSA14's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,344
Good question. I have seen rest areas marked "Truckers Only". Since we are 65 feet long we can't fit in car parking areas, so are we allowed to use these "Trucker Only" facilities?
__________________
Marc and Jill, Wellington FL
2013 Entegra Anthem 44SL
MRUSA14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 12:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 10,337
Quote:
Originally Posted by outbackmac View Post
As a rv owner, when we are traveling are we permitted to rest in weigh scales, or areas marked for trucks only. not rest areas
No you can't.

Pull into the next small town and find a parking lot for your nap.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 12:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 11,388
Weigh Stations are for 'COMMERCIAL' Vehicles during business hours.


If weigh station is closed pulling around to 'parking area' would probably be OK
MIGHT get a knock on door from Law Enforcement to check on you etc.....MIGHT


Also when closed many times the Scale Readout can be read thru window so you can get a 'weighing' by pulling onto scales
__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 05:50 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by D Gardiner View Post
We have use truck brake check areas to stop and go, but never to stop and rest unless the lot is big and empty. Would never use it to take a nap, u less it was an emergency.
As for weigh stations, I do not believe we would be very welcome by Law Enforcement. Others can reply.
i’ve seen trucks and RVs in *closed* weigh stations. of course i have no idea if they had or needed permission or if they were chased out later on. but i can’t imagine any LEO insisting that you saddle up and vamoose if you’re too tired to drive.
rk911 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 09:15 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 759
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRUSA14 View Post
Good question. I have seen rest areas marked "Truckers Only". Since we are 65 feet long we can't fit in car parking areas, so are we allowed to use these "Trucker Only" facilities?
are you a "trucker" ?
Mojim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 11:33 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,456
my take is this. truckers are on the road by necessity..they're trying to make a living. and if the reports are true there is a critical shortage of short-term/overnight truck parking spots. it's one thing for RV's to be mixed in with the OTR trucks at a highway rest stop (i do like what FL has done on some of the I-75 rest stops...3 parking areas...cars, RVs and trucks). it's quite another to take a spot from a tired trucker at a 'trucker's only' rest stop and, IMO, that includes the truck parking area at a truck stop (we always park in the front lot at Flying J). RVers have other options for short-term parking (rest, lunch, etc.). be considerate and leave the 'truckers only' spots for truckers.
__________________
Rich, Retired 9-1-1 Call Center Administrator
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q/2010 Jeep Liberty
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot
rk911 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 12:02 PM   #9
Dom
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Posts: 410
Most of the rest areas I've seen say trucks and RV's one way and cars the other
__________________
I came into this world with nothing, and I still have most of it left
Dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:08 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 2,062
I've always avoided scales and the like, but can't recall seeing "truckers only" marked in rest areas. Don't they usually say cars (with directional arrow) and trucks and vehicles with trailers (directional arrow)? My interpretation of the latter is "longer vehicles" and that would include campers. That's where I've always gone for naps, or as others have suggested, RV areas at Flying J or, Walmart, other truck stops, Cabela's, etc. There are many places to "nap". On occasion we've even pulled off at a rural exit that was large enough with a straight shot back on the interstate to nap.

Steve
__________________
1994 26' Fleetwood Flair, 454 TBI.

1994 30' Monaco Dynasty, 5.9 230 HP Cummins, MD 3060, 1992 Geo Tracker.
dix39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:28 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Cousin Ed's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Cape Cod, MA
Posts: 1,249
If you can't safely drive anymore, no one is going to arrest you for stopping.
__________________
Jeanie, Ed & Slade the GSD
Cape Cod, MA
2017 Entegra Aspire RBQ & Sierra Crew
Cousin Ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 01:35 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2,456
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dom View Post
Most of the rest areas I've seen say trucks and RV's one way and cars the other
there are areas that are marked "truckers only". they're usually not developed rest areas...usually just a wide area off the road.
__________________
Rich, Retired 9-1-1 Call Center Administrator
2016 Itasca Suncruiser 38Q/2010 Jeep Liberty
Ham Radio, Sport Pilot
rk911 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 02:05 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 162
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dom View Post
Most of the rest areas I've seen say trucks and RV's one way and cars the other
^ this
__________________
2013 F150 5.0
2005 keystone zeppelin 241
Wrktfsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2019, 02:15 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
MRUSA14's Avatar
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 6,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by rk911 View Post
there are areas that are marked "truckers only". they're usually not developed rest areas...usually just a wide area off the road.
The one's I am referring to were in the Carolinas. They are big like the truck and RV side of a standard rest area but with few if any services. I understand not taking a space from a trucker in need, but when I passed them they were empty. All I needed were 3 minutes to pull over and use the head.
__________________

__________________
Marc and Jill, Wellington FL
2013 Entegra Anthem 44SL
MRUSA14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
travel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Newmar is resting on it's laurels! MoHoWill Newmar Owner's Forum 58 07-14-2017 09:31 PM
Parasitic Amp draw on resting Palazzo? Palazzoteam Palazzo Motorhomes 10 06-20-2016 12:39 PM
Do you measure tire pressure while coach leveled on jacks or off of jacks and resting HavingABlast Newmar Owner's Forum 18 04-24-2016 09:44 PM
holding tanks resting on axles hawk232 Travel Trailer Discussion 16 04-10-2013 12:58 AM
Help with "Road Runner while Traveling" cell phone connect Logthumper Technology: Internet, TV, Satellite, Cell Phones, etc. 3 01-23-2009 01:07 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×