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Old 03-08-2012, 01:14 PM   #99
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I have also experianced this same thing many times, as I leave late after work to get to a destination and sometimes just can't stay awake to make it, we have woken up manytimes surrounded by trucks and other rvs in the morning that weren't there when we stopped, never much thought about it at the time, but after reading this discussion, I also think the others might believe that this is the designated area to stay in, I guess I got lucky and chose the right spot, I understand what you are saying about the noise, a little space isn't a bad thing, but i also think that there is safty in #'s, sometimes not a bad tradeoff. Safe Travels

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Old 03-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #100
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You can aways put a sign on your rv lite sleeper thank you
for being quite

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Old 03-08-2012, 02:01 PM   #101
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Sofia, I have read thru these many pages, and want to try to answer your question. (As well as to welcome you.)

I think when the trucker pulls into the area for parking and sees a lone rv parked, he pulls in beside to offer some protection (for you and for self).

Most of the miscreants who are bent on evil-doing would prefer to assault a lone rv than one with a big 18 wheeler beside it. It's kind of like we're all in this big boat together and need to watch out for one another.

I hope we can look at it as a potential favor rather than a bother.

Thanks for sharing with us.

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Old 03-09-2012, 04:20 PM   #102
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I don't know where this one's from, but it looks like another NO WINNER just
someone with a HUNK on their shoulder, who wants to vent!! Let's all go back to our Kindles and let IT BLOW AWAY!! Be kind!!
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #103
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It seems this thread has come to the point where this reminder may be in order
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #104
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Sofiatalvik You should have said Why do truckers park next to me not (Truckers have no manners) and I think people would have answered
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IMHO it is very funny/sad that people complain about staying someplace free.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #106
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you are right sorry to say if it's free now days it the american way
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:10 PM   #107
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Originally Posted by butterbean View Post
Some 'truckers' are very uncaring & obnoxious; usually having Confederate battle-flags on their radiators
Really Mr. Texas?
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:58 PM   #108
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IMHO it is very funny/sad that people complain about staying someplace free.
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Rest Areas are NOT free. Your highway and State taxes pay for EVERYONE to use them.
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:22 PM   #109
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rest areas are not for overnight camping there is a 8 hour limit
then you must be on your way
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:36 PM   #110
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We have a 40 foot motorcoach with an F-150 4 x 4 toad as a RECREATIONAL VEHICLE. I have also been a class A CDL truck driver since the early 1990's. I've had to use wal-mart parking lots in both situations many times. The trailer diesel reefer runs because there's up to 42,000 lbs of product in that trailer. Frozen corn, orange juice, strawberries, beef, or whatever...you do the math on value. My reefer WILL run. You are surrounded by trucks because WE WILL NOT scatter around the parking lot. We will stay in one area, but leave room for others (including rvs) to get out. A class 8 tractor and a 53 foot trailer is hard to maneuver in a tight parking lot especially mingled in with 4 wheelers. My RV combo is a lot easier. I personally try to find a balance between RVs and Trucks, but when it comes to overnight parking at Walmart, I'd have side with trucks. If it's too noisy, if you're not happy...move on! The is nothing recreational about being a truck driver!! The average truck driver did 150,000+ miles last year...working. HOW MANY DID YOU DRIVE?...[moderator edit]
Also a few years ago, trucking companies demanded that driver not respond to flashing of headlights as a courtesy. As drivers we are 100% resposible/liable for our lane changes. If we respond to those we pass/flash and there is an accident or mishap... we wre at fault. This is just the way the world turns... Happy/safe travels. BBQDAD
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Couple things to remember when parking at a walmart. Stay away from the docks, the stores receive their frozen and produce through the night time hrs. As for parking out front, there is safety in numbers.
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Sofia, some of us understand that you aren't bad mouthing truckers. As others have said safety in numbers, would wearing ear plugs help you ? They work for some not others. The other thing I suggest would to park the Moho with the bed towards the trailer end where the noise should be lower.

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