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Old 09-22-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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A good reason to travel in a RV and not stay in a motel

I have stay at some of these motels and had the same complains.
It was the main reason we got a 36 DP, It is the same size as a motel room, and we have all the comforts of home


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I've stayed in some Embassy Suites, which are not cheap, money wise, by any stretch of the imagination, that were cruddy and poorly maintained. Are you listening Louisville East? Also quite a few of the Hiltons are maintained less than nice. On the rare occasions that we must have a motel room, Hampton Inn seems to reach at least minimum standards of cleanliness. My Phaeton is ALWAYS clean. Mrs. C sees to it that I keep it that way. Actually, she keeps the inside, I keep the outside.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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The Travel Channel has a program called Hotel Impossible (kind of like Restaurant Impossible on the Food Network) where someone comes in and tries to rescue a failing hotel or motel (usually not part of a chain). If you have even watched one of those episodes, you will never stay in a hotel again.

We started getting wary because of what our dog found under the bed one time when we were staying in a motel several years before we had an RV.
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That's one of the main reasons we love our rv for travel. The thought of the condition of some these places is more then scarry.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:03 AM   #6
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Will never stay in a hotel. For all of the above and many more reasons. My motorhome is clean.
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That's one of the main reasons we love our rv for travel. The thought of the condition of some these places is more then scarry.
The first camper, a Toyota Dolphin, was more about family camping, by the second, I gave up any idea of ever wanting to stay in a motel again.
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When I am on assignment, my team and I usually stay in hotels for 90 to 400 days at a time, usually at a Marriott Residents Inn. We set up our office right in our rooms. Other than normal maintenance issues like burnt out light bulbs or sink not holding water we have never experienced any of the problems like shown in those pictures RMinflorida posted a link to.

Once, during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, I was allowed to bring in my own motorcoach, and in fact I ended up running a 70 unit campground complete with 70 generators a honey wagon for sucking the bad stuff out and a water truck for filling the water tanks, trash truck, armed guards and storage center for MRE's for disaster relief workers. Typical hotel, rental homes or any other type of housing was just non existent for 3 months or so.

But, if I was allowed, I would prefer my own coach. Nothing like having all of your own stuff travel with you. Below are a few pictures showing Camp Lucky City.
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We are on the road in hotels for an average of 165 nights (DW or myself or both) and very rarely find any of the bad stuff listed above. We are a little picky and try to stay in Hampton Inn or other Hilton property when possible. The ONLY times we have not had really good experiences are in some smaller cities in the south where there is not a newer (another key for us try to use the newer properties) chain property and sometimes the ammenities are not up to par. Would I prefer to use the motorhome exclusively, ABSOLUTELY, however in our work we often have to be two far distant states the same week and motorhome travel is not possible, not to mention the cost factor with diesel around $4.00 per gallon. All just our expereince and opinion.
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I have stay at some of these motels and had the same complains.
It was the main reason we got a 36 DP, It is the same size as a motel room, and we have all the comforts of home


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Those reviews are apparently being based on worst case examples. I've stayed in only one Super 8 (Castle Rock, CO) and it was very nice. Same for the America's Best Value Inn in Prescott. Motel 6 has ranged from Motel Sucks to very nice.
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Can't relax in a hotel room. Our trailer is home with all our stuff.
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Someone else's : bed. smoke,toilet,shower,bugs,dust, dirty air filters, noisy heaters, noisy neighbors,doors slamming,loud music, over priced.
Yes there are clean well kept well maintained Motels,
however our MH is "ours" and I know who occupied it last and cleaned it.
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:49 PM   #14
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Someone else's : bed. smoke,toilet,shower,bugs,dust, dirty air filters, noisy heaters, noisy neighbors,doors slamming,loud music, over priced.
Yes there are clean well kept well maintained Motels,
however our MH is "ours" and I know who occupied it last and cleaned it.
My sentiments exactly. Couldn't have said it better myself.
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