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Old 09-23-2012, 08:30 PM   #15
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I have not stayed in a hotel/motel for about 6 years now and I do not miss the experience. I prefer my bed, my bath and my stuff. While the hotel rooms have the appearance of being clean, you never know what went on there and it was just wiped down with a damp rag by the maid.

I will stay in my RV anytime it is possible and leave the germs to the "road warriors".

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We got tired of looking for hotels that would take our little dog and then having to pay $25 for him to sleep there. For the $25 it almost pays for our campsite.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:18 PM   #17
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I stayed in a motel a few months back in Tampa,I must say it was kinda nasty in the corners and the air conditioner sang to me all night.We know we're the only one's that have slept in our coach,and if it's dirty it's because WE haven't cleaned it.
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Our friends daughter staying in a hotel in Vegas once when a day after they left, a body was found under the bed they had slept in. It was there while they were. Yikes.
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The absolute worst hotel experience we have had was at the Motel 6 in Ridgecrest, California. Disgusting in every way. I worry about the day when we go full time in a DP that the rig has to go in the shop for a week or two. No choice but a hotel then....

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Our friends daughter staying in a hotel in Vegas once when a day after they left, a body was found under the bed they had slept in. It was there while they were. Yikes.

That gives a new meaning to sharing a room.
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #21
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A friend of ours stayed at a Ramada in Orlando. Brought home bed bugs and lice. What a mess. They wound up spending a lot of $$ to get rid of both. When they called the Ramada and told them, Ramada threatened to charge THEM for bringing in the lice and bed bugs!
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The bedbug situation is what really pushed me to start looking at a TT a few years ago.
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And, as my wife is quick to point out..... It's OUR dirt!
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We travel with large dogs. At a hotel = "Dog Friendly Rooms" (haha)...really cuts down on the chances of getting a nice clean room. The RV is always clean and accommodating for us and our fur baby's.

I do not want to start a flame-fest about people traveling with dogs. Seems like we have seen it all. It's really quite simple, keep the puppy's quiet and clean-up after them and everyone is happy! So, happy that everyone will want to come say Hi!
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My sentiments exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.
X2. I know who slept in my bed last night. My bedspread get cleaned also. Spent many many nights in hotels all over the world as a pilot and I don't care if I ever sleep in one again. Nasty, Nasty, Nasty.
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Took a trip a few years back. Got caught between Vegas and Reno in a rental car, tired. No rooms for 250 miles due to a Jehovah's whiteness convention. Slept in the car.
Wife said "never again"
Bought our first Rv (35' class a) 3 weeks later. Rv every since.
Occasional motel stays, if we fly, but will not settle for "bad" room.
Now full timers in a 42' class a.
We own a piece of a resort/camp. Drive down and hook up when we go.
Yes, our bed every night. Pus, our stuff when we need it. Don't have to pack.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:33 PM   #27
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I really must share this thread with my good friend, who would never lower herself to the level of 'camping' for vacation - no hotel - no trip.
This gal takes a can of lysol and her own food when she travels.
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I had to do a delivery in Ft Lauderdale and stayed at a Holiday Inn Express next door to the dealer. I did not worry about bugs and such as I had a chance to check for them. Returning from Miami a few weeks later and was exhausted and stopped in Gainesville (florida) for a few hours sleep. Could hardly sleep for worrying about bugs and such crawling around. Saw nothing but had the creeps nonetheless - the place just had a sleaze feel about it. Thank goodness for a MH that belongs to ME!!

BTW, what about rental class Cs in Alaska? We are looking at a 2013 trip. Fly up, rent a unit for a week or 10 days and fly back. Ever heard of a bug problem with a rental coach?
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