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Old 03-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #43
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Personally, I would move my RV if the area I'm parked in changed to the point it bothered me. At the first rest area I stayed in many years ago a refrigeration truck pulled in next to me and yes the refrigeration unit bothered me so I left. I don't have a need to stay where I'm not happy even if I was there first. Some people are not aware of their actions. Once when we were parked at an Indian casino in northern California a large motor home parked right beside us. They started the generator and left the RV to go to the casino. We were the only two vehicles in that parking lot so I moved to another area. As another member said - truckers have helped me, loaned me tools, etc. and they are out there making a living. I'll give them the benefit of a doubt. They have fewer parking options than we do. Don't let the little things bother you - select & fight the real issues - life is good!
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #44
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thats why they have campgrounds.
In my many years of RV'ing I have never stayed overnight at a FJ, Wal-Mart or Cracker Barrel. We just pull into a campground for the night. I have pulled into a campground at 8:00pm at night and left first thing in the morning. I may not get my "monies worth" for my night stay but I enjoyed quiteness and safety over saving a few bucks. All the "free" camping sites should be on a emergency only basis like to catch a couple of hours sleep or when campgrounds are full and a long drive to the next one. They should not be part of your travel plans.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:47 PM   #45
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In my many years of RV'ing I have never stayed overnight at a FJ, Wal-Mart or Cracker Barrel. We just pull into a campground for the night. I have pulled into a campground at 8:00pm at night and left first thing in the morning. I may not get my "monies worth" for my night stay but I enjoyed quiteness and safety over saving a few bucks. All the "free" camping sites should be on a emergency only basis like to catch a couple of hours sleep or when campgrounds are full and a long drive to the next one. They should not be part of your travel plans.
Ive travled man miles over US highways and Ive never had the energy to find a "campground" to park at for the evening let alone pay for. I have parked in rest stops, truck stops, parking lots, restaurants, abandoned lots, and a host of places close to the highway. All free.
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Old 03-03-2012, 01:11 PM   #46
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In my many years of RV'ing I have never stayed overnight at a FJ, Wal-Mart or Cracker Barrel. We just pull into a campground for the night. I have pulled into a campground at 8:00pm at night and left first thing in the morning. I may not get my "monies worth" for my night stay but I enjoyed quiteness and safety over saving a few bucks. All the "free" camping sites should be on a emergency only basis like to catch a couple of hours sleep or when campgrounds are full and a long drive to the next one. They should not be part of your travel plans.
It is posts like this that make me both angry and sad. Look pal, if you can afford to stay at campgrounds every night I have no problem with it. If your priorty is the safety of a campground that's fine with me. But why must everyone do everything your way? Why is your way the only way that "should" be used? Who are you to decide my travel plans?? Embrace freedom before it's too late!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:30 PM   #47
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It is posts like this that make me both angry and sad. Look pal, if you can afford to stay at campgrounds every night I have no problem with it. If your priorty is the safety of a campground that's fine with me. But why must everyone do everything your way? Why is your way the only way that "should" be used? Who are you to decide my travel plans?? Embrace freedom before it's too late!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:38 PM   #48
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OMG!!!
Never saw that hijack coming...
Read her entire post and you might get some insight into what was going on. Give her a break she's new here and needs one. JMO
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Some of you seem to be getting a tad bit off topic, stop and think about it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:14 PM   #50
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Parking next to you can't be anymore rude to you, than the RV'r who travels 50MPH on the interstate is to the Driver who gets paid by the mile. Just sayin'
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EelKat, yours is an inspirational story, I would like to welcome you here and wish you the success you deserve.
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Old 03-03-2012, 04:47 PM   #52
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Some of you seem to be getting a tad bit off topic, stop and think about it.
That was the only gist of my "hijacking" post... Hope no offense was taken
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If you bought it from WallyWorld, it was delivered by a great big ship from China. I don't park next to those great big ships, either.
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:26 PM   #54
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"OUCH" I might have been guilty of going 50 miles an hour , when I first started driving a MH. I was just trying to keep everyone safe !
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Old 03-03-2012, 05:33 PM   #55
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Ouch again. Guilty of 58 to 60. Probably will be guilty tomorrow and the next day and.......................
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Some of you are praising truck drivers like they're Gods. I've been RVing for 50 years, started out with my parents at 5 years old. In the 60's, 70's, 80's and maybe into some of the 90's. truckers were the Kings of the Road and professional drivers. Now......I certainly don't see that anymore. There may be a few couples teams that are still polite, but not many. A third of the drivers don't even speak English.

I've always driven a reasonable speed, assisted them with lights during a lane change and make room for them to move over when they are being cut off or slowed down by a brain dead driver entering the freeway. Do any of them extend that courtesy now days.......not very often.

When it comes to parking at Rest Areas and other parking spots, they believe those are reserved for them and not RV'ers. They will often tell you how much they pay in over the road taxes and that's why RVers shouldn't park there. In reality, most RVers pay a HIGHER PERCENTAGE in road taxes for the miles driven than most trucks do.

We just completed a 2000 mile trip through Arizona and New Mexico this past week. The truck speeds in those states are 75mph. I don't run my DP that fast and I stay out of the way of the trucks. I conducted an experimnet on this trip. Everytime a truck passed, I assisted them with a flashing of lights (easily done through my SmartWheel). About one out of every 22 flashed back.

Today's trucker is not what they use to be. Sure they move everything around this country....so what.....its probably one of the few jobs most of them are qualified to do.
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