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Old 10-29-2022, 06:29 PM   #1
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Places to stop overnight.

Love's now has places with full hookups available at some locations. They are away from the truck parking so noise shouldn't be a problem. The only negative is they are pretty narrow. Depending on who/what was parked next to you you might only have room to put out one back slide.
I had heard Love's was doing this but finally saw one in Dalhart Texas on my last trip through there. For A full hookup back-in with 30-Amp and 50-Amp electric service on a concrete Site 50ft long 12ft wide. Wi-Fi is included would cost $42.50. No that's not cheap but not to bad and it would be convenient as it is just off the main road.
Here is a link to more info and locations. https://www.camplife.com/1152/reservation/step1
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Old 10-29-2022, 07:25 PM   #2
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Places to stop overnight.

Stayed at the Newport tn one in May. New station from what I could tell . Away from the trucks ? Sure. Right in front of the many gas pumps out front backing the entry road. Cars coming and going all night 30’ in front of me and behind me . Had to disconnect my car and park on the other side of the lot. Spaces just wide enough 12’? And 40’ long back in only. Very noisy with super bright halogen lights outside above me. No sewer hook ups or water at this location yet . Just 50 amp power. if they were ever even planned any wasn’t known by management. I paid 40 bucks and would have been happier out back or in a rest area with the trucks listening to the constant drone of an apu. Vs cars racing in and out all night.
Check the location very carefully they aren’t all the same.
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Thanks,Bill thats good to know as another option in a pinch if pressed for time and need a few hours of rest. Probably no noisier than a Walmart and it has hook ups.
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Love's now has places with full hookups available at some locations. They are away from the truck parking so noise shouldn't be a problem. The only negative is they are pretty narrow. Depending on who/what was parked next to you you might only have room to put out one back slide.
I had heard Love's was doing this but finally saw one in Dalhart Texas on my last trip through there. For A full hookup back-in with 30-Amp and 50-Amp electric service on a concrete Site 50ft long 12ft wide. Wi-Fi is included would cost $42.50. No that's not cheap but not to bad and it would be convenient as it is just off the main road.
Here is a link to more info and locations. https://www.camplife.com/1152/reservation/step1
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Down and dirty listing for Loves RV Locations. https://www.camplife.com/campground/...27s+RV+Hookup-
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Old 10-29-2022, 08:45 PM   #5
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I have seen them at a few Loves. Out front, back in, noisy, skinny spaces.

No thanks.
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Old 10-29-2022, 09:04 PM   #6
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I know we each travel in our own ways.

When traveling and needing to stop for the night all I need is a relatively level spot that over nighting is allowed.

$43/night for a space that will not even fit my trailer/tow vehicle does not seem very appealing. If I have the need to stay in a truck stop I will continue to stay in the lot for free.

I have spent roughly 8 months in my RV so far this year. So far the most I have paid is $25 for a year long access permit. I did pay $20 fee at a TA truck stop when I broke down and did not want to run into any possible issues. I got the parts and got it fixed before dark.

I realize that I am not their target audience though. Just hard to think about spending that much just for a place to sleep for the night.
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All said & done, Love's is still a truck stop & as such, is still noisy. I won't be paying those prices for noise/constant activity when I can stay in with the truckers & have the same...for free. To each his own, though.

And there are 2 different types of these Love's for RV's. One is named RV Hookup, which is as noted above, just backin sites with varying levels of amenities. The other is an RV Stop which is an actual campground adjacent to the travel stop. For example:
https://campgrounds.rvlife.com/regio...-ga-801-262121
That might be the only Love's I'd consider staying at because it's actually a park, not just narrow sites at the truck stop.

My first choice for an overnight will always be a campground. I just feel safer there. I days past, when Dave was alive, if we were traveling to a destination & just wanting a few hours sleep without paying for a campsite, we'd use WalMarts or rest areas with truck stops being last choice.
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With all the negatives, I'd rather pay the price and get a good place to park in an RV park.

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Interesting. When we stay at a truck stop or rest stop we want no amenities. We want to fuel up, sleep and get back on the road. No need to pay for any amenities.
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Thanks, but no thanks. Nice of Loves to give that option, but it's worth more to me to get a decent night of sleep as well as supporting the local RV parks. If they were all full, maybe an option.
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Old 10-30-2022, 12:02 AM   #11
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Places to stop overnight

Traveling from Canada to Arizona for more than 18 years now. Only stayed at a Love's one time. Not a good night rest, not repeated.
We have enjoyed staying at Casino Parking lots, mainly quiet, also good security. (Stay in RV if you want to save money, lol)
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Thanks but no thanks. Utah Love's $53.50 including tax seems a bit rich.

$53.50, If I find myself and family in real need for an over-nighter I can do without the hookups.
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The only thing I need for an overnight is electricity for an AC in hot weather (which I try to avoid as much as possible!). Even at today’s prices I can run the generator a long time at a better price than what Love’s seems to think a reasonable price. And I can do it in a place without halogen lights and a solid amount of traffic!
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Let's see, Love's $42.50, un-hook toad, back in and noise conditions.


Cabela's no charge 70 x 12 pull thru, open slides welcome. no noise, many with police patrols or security. Power supplied with the generator included with the coach. Sewer and water $5. if desired.


Nice of both to offer, but Cabela's will continue to be my overnight choice.
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