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Old 09-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Major new to RVing(never had a ride yet) maiden voyage may be to Murphy TX while my mother has cancer surgery/treatment. There is a fancy Target close to my sister's house, anyone know if we could park on the outer perimeters for a few days. We will be staying at sister's house and not in the RV. Any suggestions on where we could park close to these gated communities. I'm sure we can't park in front of her house.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
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Don't know whether I'd leave a rig parked in a Target lot for two nights unattended. Will you be towing another vehicle with you for getting around?? If so, it might be worth it to pay for and leave the rig in a regular RV campground. Much safer.

Here hoping your mom's treatment goes well.

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Many cities have ordinances prohibiting overnight parking anyplace other than a campground. The stores that let people overnight in their parking lot do so as a courtesy to customers. Generally the rule is to check with the store manage, come in late and leave early. Do not set up camp with lawn chairs, the BBQ, etc.

There have gotten to be more places that prohibit overnight parking because there are getting to be more people that abuse the privilege.

Fancy neighborhoods are usually more restrictive than the less fancy places.

As mentioned above, there is no mention of safety while parked in a parking lot. I would look for a nearby RV campground.
Here are some in the area. http://lodging.uptake.com/camping/te.../32770737.html

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Old 09-17-2012, 09:48 AM   #4
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Not sure about Murphy, TX parking codes. I would first try a Walmart. Go inside the walmart and ask the manager if it's ok to park. Park in an area that is not to close to the entrance, but in a lighted area. You may have to move it to a different spot at walmart, so as not to indicate you are camping. Do not drop your jacks down, no awning out and no chairs, etc. out. Good Luck and Hope everything turns out for your Mother.
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Major new to RVing(never had a ride yet) maiden voyage may be to Murphy TX while my mother has cancer surgery/treatment. There is a fancy Target close to my sister's house, anyone know if we could park on the outer perimeters for a few days. We will be staying at sister's house and not in the RV. Any suggestions on where we could park close to these gated communities. I'm sure we can't park in front of her house.
Some gated communities have RV storage lots available. Ask the community office for help.
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Remember, the fancy subdivions rules don't apply on the street. If the city doesn't have an overnight parking ban, or if they give a pass if you call, u can park in front of your sisters house...

Me personally, i'd pay whatever it takes for a site at the nearest campground. I'd also pull a toad or rent a car, so as to minimize the impact on my relatives at what must be a tough time....
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Some subdivisions own their own streets, as the one I live in. However, we have a provision that allows 48 hr parking for RVs.
You might want to have them check into that as well as restrictive heights for the Gaurd/entry. Should be an alternate entry for the UPS/FedEx trucks.
Good luck with the parking and may the Lord be with you and your family.
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Check the hospital for permission to park your coach for a few days. Often times the hospital will allow this for out of town families and/or visitors.
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Hello and welcome to the forum. I agree with the others who said to check for the closest campground instead of a parking lot. Good luck and I hope all goes well with your mother.
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Hi, welcome to the forum. Our best and our prayers for your mother. The others have pretty much covered the parking situation.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:58 AM   #11
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Check the hospital for permission to park your coach for a few days. Often times the hospital will allow this for out of town families and/or visitors.
I would've never thought about the hospital parking lots! Because most of family lives in Longview/Marshall area, we thought taking the RV would allow for commute in one vehicle for the surgery. Thank you so much, Deb
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:03 AM   #12
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I was brought to tears with the kind,helpful suggestions within this forum! I quite frankly didn't know there were this many thoughtful people left in the world. Oh my, I think this RV world is going to be simply wonderful! Wow.
Thanks to everyone on this forum, I have a list to work on and I'm sure to find a parking place during Mom's surgery/treatment. Thanks for my renewed faith in people! Deb
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Check with the hosiptal. Most allow you to park somewhere on their property. Some in our area, Duke and Chapel Hill, actually have designated areas.
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:27 PM   #14
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thank you so much! I hadn't a clue that hospitals would accomodate RVs until this site. Such a perfect solution to the caravan of family members! Adults can take turns with any little ones, or simply rest a few. I think RVing is going to be best idea we ever had! However, so much to learn!
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