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Old 04-26-2016, 10:10 PM   #15
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What is HDT?
Modified tractor pulling a fiver.
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:19 PM   #16
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What is HDT?
I think he is refering to Big rigs, Heavy Duty Trucks, in this instance.
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I think he is refering to Big rigs, Heavy Duty Trucks, in this instance.
That's what I get for not reading, or comprehending, the complete sentence. I just do not recall having seen an OTR truck referred to as a HDT.
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The forum for HDT here is

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Thanks for the edification. (-:
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I'm in the 'park in the RV spaces, otherwise park with the trucks' crowd. It's never been an issue and I've never been hassled by truckers. Mostly they want to meet the dogs. Despite the rumors, they are every day people doing their job just like most other people. Be respectful (keep slides/awnings/etc. in!) and nice and you won't have any issues.
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I dont even park my Truck at a Truck Stop when staying at a Motel nearby, todays steering wheel holders are just that, I have seen to many RV's and Trucks get hit.
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I dont even park my Truck at a Truck Stop when staying at a Motel nearby, todays steering wheel holders are just that, I have seen to many RV's and Trucks get hit.
meh, that'll rub out.
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......We always walk-in and buy something...stopping to ask the counter staff about RV over-night stays. 100% of the time they have said it's OK. One time, the cashier said "Oh, you don't have to ask."

The RV spots were usually always full by the time we arrived....
On our frantic four day journey from Florida to California I attempted to stay at several Pilot Flying J truck stops off Interstate 10 for some convenient sleep. However, they were full, every time. With trucks in the "RV" spots.

I asked the cashier near Lafayette, LA and she mentioned that they tend to always fill up before sundown. She said something to the effect of, "If it's dark, you're too late, especially the truckers".

She also mentioned that the "RV" spots were there to attract business, (and it seemed to have worked because I was there)! She had only ever seen the designated spots empty during the day, or with trucks at night.
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What is HDT?
A HDT = heavy duty truck is a class 7 or 8 truck(may be a straight truck or a semi-tractor trailer rig) normally driven by commercial truck drivers. These drivers are limited to a specific number of driving hours per day, then are required to park and rest/sleep another specific number of hours before resuming driving. The governing body is the FMCSA, a division of the USDOT.
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My MH got clipped by a semi cutting a turn too close behind me. It was 11PM and I'm sure the driver was very tired. No problem with the insurance claim, his company paid the whole repair $8K. I will not use truck stops any more unless it's an emergency.
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I am going to try to avoid any of the truck stops even for a fill up when it gets close to sun down. The trucks swarm the place and it is crazy most of the time. I accidentally pulled into the truck parking area several weeks ago (bad signage) the truckers were not happy I was even driving through there even though I just wanted out.

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Fuel up mid day to avoid the mess.

It would have to be an emergency for me to park there over night. Walmart or something else might be better.
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In Scarab0088's posted photo of the Flying J at the Junction of I-5 and CA 12, the circled spots are the ones reserved for RVs , and posted as such, you cannot reserve one for your own use , the reserved , means that rigs should not park there ; they're also the closest big parking spots to the Denny's , so rigs in for a meal but no fuel tend to park there; and the management says they hope the signage will keep the rigs stopping for the night in the back lot .
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LOL , Yep FJP in Lodi, CA Hwy12 at the 5....GREAT CATCH
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And what's that across the street?...a Motorhome pullin' 2 trailers?
Yes, it's legal is some places...but that's a WHOLE DIFFERENT THREAD

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