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Old 06-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #15
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I hate that some places that charge for RV parking normally charge more for RV's ($10 for cars, $15 for RV's) and still make us park far away.
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Just don't get yourself boxed in trying to be proper at parking. Always park with a drive threw site in mind. And don't park where two cars on either end can block you.
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:21 PM   #17
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As others have said, I try and park farther away (in most places, you can manage in 2 spaces end-to-end) for the maneuvering space.

And when my wife can make sweet cream pancakes like the Black Bear Diner...then I won't have my breakfast there when I have the chance. Until then ... well

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #18
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Mall parking lots are designed for the most busy days such as the day after Thanksgiving. Go in and park at the back of the lot and protect your exit (so you don't get blocked in) and you won't have any problems. The walk will do you good also. While walking to the store take some shopping carts back with you and help with all RV'ers reputations.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:23 AM   #19
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Mall parking lots are designed for the most busy days such as the day after Thanksgiving. Go in and park at the back of the lot and protect your exit (so you don't get blocked in) and you won't have any problems. The walk will do you good also. While walking to the store take some shopping carts back with you and help with all RV'ers reputations.
Just for the Halibut I clicked on your link. That is why it's there, right? Wow! Nice boat you put together there! I chuckled when you were concerned as to whether you could get it out of the door after it was built! Looked at your former Inn also. Very nice.
I've enjoyed reading your threads. Always helpful with a smattering of humor every now and then.
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Thank you. The boat was designed to barely fit and it did just barely fit. Now I am ready to sand it down and recoat it. I have built another shed since we retired and made the door twice as big so getting it in and out will be a snap. I also insulated and AC'ed the new shed. Building a boat is much better than seeing a psychiatrist.
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Thank you. The boat was designed to barely fit and it did just barely fit. Now I am ready to sand it down and recoat it. I have built another shed since we retired and made the door twice as big so getting it in and out will be a snap. I also insulated and AC'ed the new shed. Building a boat is much better than seeing a psychiatrist.
Ha, ha. Funny you should say that. I ride a motorcycle and we call riding "good therapy".
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"Building a boat is much better than seeing a psychiatrist."

didnt i see you on NCIS?
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:17 AM   #23
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At big box stores and supermarkets there's usually space in the outer edges of the lot. If not, we keep driving. In small towns we look for on-street parking at one end or the other of the main drag or an immediately adjacent side street, and we can usually find something. We stay away from big cities because they are downright scary in a 52' long truck/trailer combo.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:57 AM   #24
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For the most part I don't have a problem with parking when just traveling with the Moho. However, things can get intereting when pulling the toad on a dolly. Sometimes if we don't have the time to view of the parking situation as we come up on an establishment we want to stop at I'll just commit and turn in and hope for the best. Did get boxed in at a MickyDees with the toad but the driver of one of the boxing pickups noticed my plight and kindly moved to give me room to exit the lot, whew!
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #25
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Most Cracker Barrels have RV parking. We have had problems we the RV spots taken by cars, we usually try to stop early before the crowd arrives. As others have said we stop at Walmart and park across the parking lot away from the crowd.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:29 PM   #26
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I've never had a problem at a Cracker Barrel, we don't park in the RV spots because they're usually taken up by cars. We park in a back corner of the lot, away from everyone else, back in parallel to the curb, and sleep like babies all night. Get a good dinner and breakfast, say howdy to the manager and leave early. I love Cracker Barrel.
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