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Old 12-30-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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Which is the most RV unfriendly state

I vote Florida, 3 hours rest is the rule at all state rest stops. Walmarts have no overnight (will tow) signs at every lot entrance.
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Old 12-30-2017, 09:16 PM   #2
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Are we only talking about unfriendly for free overnight parking ?

I've stayed overnight at a Sams Club, Wal-Marts, rest areas and truck stops in FL. We only stayed the night, they are not a destination.
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When I find restrictions on rest area rest times, I just go to a truck stop like Pilot/Flying J or Loves. You're always welcome there.

Wal-Mart restrictions are usually mandated by the municipal laws of the town itself.
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We have stayed at Walmart, Panama City and at a Rest Area south of Tampa on I-75.
We go in, we respect the RV etiquette, stay 1 night only, and leave early the next day, and have never been told to leave.
I understand why there are restrictions in Florida. With so many RV's in Florida, if everything was open, they would be filled with people taking advantage of long term stays, just look at the Flying J's in St. Augustine and Fort Pierce.
We have seen people arrive, unhook their trailers, toads etc. and drive off for the day!
After spending a night in St. Augustine, we drove past the same location 3 days later and actually saw units still parked in the lot.
I have been told by RV owners that they had already been in Fort Pierce for 2 weeks when we arrived!
They were unfriendly, expected their double spaces to be kept open for their 2nd vehicle and upset that we pulled in and they couldn't open their slides on both sides!
Needless to say, we did not stay.
I would not call Florida unfriendly to RV's.
There are many many parks available to fit every budget.
IMHO it's these RV owners that have, and will continue to ruin it for everyone, not the State.
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When I find restrictions on rest area rest times, I just go to a truck stop like Pilot/Flying J or Loves. You're always welcome there.

Wal-Mart restrictions are usually mandated by the municipal laws of the town itself.
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Not sure what you're trying for with your post.

The rules are there from a practicality standpoint. When we evacuated for Hurricane Irma this past summer, it was a very eye-opening experience. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuating along two main arteries: I-75 and I-95. The rest areas were quickly overwhelmed. Sanitation was a nightmare. People who truly needed the facilities couldn't use them because of all the people occupying the parking spots.

Now, remove the rules that FDOT has in place, and every snowbird (they come in the tens of thousands) will be pulling in, setting up their trailers, cooking, and overwhelming the rest areas, looking for a cheap place to set up. It's called a "REST AREA" for a reason. Pull in, rest for a couple of hours, then continue along to your destination, leaving a rest spot open for the next traveler.

It's got nothing to do with being "unfriendly".
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:52 AM   #7
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Here is a list of" Friendly " and " Un-friendly " states, according to one of your conditions.

http://beamalarm.com/Documents/state..._policies.html
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I just saw a Class A parked at a Walmart yesterday morning - they were just starting to pull out at 0715.
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every snowbird (they come in the tens of thousands) will be pulling in
I agree and it seems to be getting worse. I have lived here all my life and always saw the RVs but didn't really pay attention to them until we bought ours. I am a member of RVillage and get alerts when other members go through our area and I see the same people going back and forth from/to their booked state park (or other time restricted) spots all winter.
It is a little frustrating for people like us that live in FL and try to use the wonderful state park system we have for a long weekend during "season" - I can't get a state park spot unless we book 11 months ahead. We have to go out of our state to camp.
I understand that people come here for the warmth but to fill every state park spot on every day for 4-5 months - wow. Oh and try to get a Thousand trails spot during that time either The TT in Orlando has 900 spots - 100% booked.
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I'd like to know why some RVers think they are owed a free overnight or camping space. As stated, a rest area is for just that - rest and to use the facilities while traveling. If Walmart, Cracker Barrel, or anyone else welcomes overnighters, fine by me. It's their property and their right to do so. If they don't, for whatever reason, that's also their right. I get the convenience part of it, but no one owes me a free space.
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OK outside the "right" to free overnight camping. My vote for most unfriendly state goes to New York. Many of the major routes to not allow RVs and many less traveled roads have low bridges and overpasses making it hard to get from Point A to point B at times.
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I just saw a Class A parked at a Walmart yesterday morning - they were just starting to pull out at 0715.

I agree and it seems to be getting worse. I have lived here all my life and always saw the RVs but didn't really pay attention to them until we bought ours. I am a member of RVillage and get alerts when other members go through our area and I see the same people going back and forth from/to their booked state park (or other time restricted) spots all winter.
It is a little frustrating for people like us that live in FL and try to use the wonderful state park system we have for a long weekend during "season" - I can't get a state park spot unless we book 11 months ahead. We have to go out of our state to camp.
I understand that people come here for the warmth but to fill every state park spot on every day for 4-5 months - wow. Oh and try to get a Thousand trails spot during that time either The TT in Orlando has 900 spots - 100% booked.
Rant over
X2, but for AZ. Almost identical conditions as you describe. There was a post about this awhile back that attracted some interesting comments. The worst part is that it seems to get worse every year. The only thing I want to know is why many snowbirds insist on driving 10 mph slower than the posted speed limits when driving their toads around
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If was picking a most friendly state one of the top concerns for me would be taxes both personnel and vehicle/RV taxes. Here is a list of looking at some of the taxes...

https://rv-roadtrips.thefuntimesguid...r_fulltime_rv/

I have seen post of people claiming thousands in yearly personnel property taxes on RVs and that would be a huge negative for me.

I guess the only thing that would trump taxes for me would be weather.


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X2, but for AZ. Almost identical conditions as you describe. There was a post about this awhile back that attracted some interesting comments. The worst part is that it seems to get worse every year. The only thing I want to know is why many snowbirds insist on driving 10 mph slower than the posted speed limits when driving their toads around


If you think it is safe to travel 70,75 Mph go ahead. 60 max always in the right hand lane, you can use the left to pass.
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If you think it is safe to travel 70,75 Mph go ahead. 60 max always in the right hand lane, you can use the left to pass.


You might want to call was that again
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