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I considering a camp trailer, but what if you can't find a campground when your ready to stop for the night?

I've heard WalMart allows motor homes to spend the night, don't think I'd like that.

What other unique places has anyone set up for just a night?

Ever had any security problems or get run out in middle of the night? :(

Thanks.
 

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Here are a few of my favourite things ...

Flat areas along the highway up near the fence & trees.

Walmart.

Small state parks, the kind where all they have are a few picnic tables, a parking lot and a walking trail.

Stopped at the entrance to what appeared to be an abandoned gravel pit off an Interstate Exit.

Gas station (sometimes I ask, sometimes I don't :) )

At an underpass.

I did rest (2 hours) in my camper at a rest-stop once, half expecting to be kicked out.
 
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Parking spots for campers???

Let's see.... Casino Parking lots, Wal-Mart lots after checking in with Security, Supermarket lots after 10:00 pm, Far side of Semi Parking lot (As far from fumes as possible) City parks (stay off the grass) Scenic View locations after sun goes down and they're not too scenic. You can always find a place to grab 4-5 hrs while traveling, long term is something else..
 

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On a Border to Border ride in 05 I stayed in a hotel for 5 hours, while two guys I was riding with slept on a pillow with a blanket on the front entrance of a funeral home. They said no one will mess with you there.
 

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Any Walmart that is not posted "No Overnight Parking" is OK by them. We do it often with our truck and 5th wheel. They know you will probably spend some money with them while you are there. Just try to park well out of the way and please, DON'T LITTER.
 

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HIghway-J said:
In Alaska you can camp almost anywhere, unless it's posted, as long as you are 10 ft. off of the highway.
That is what made me start thinking about a camping trailer. We were there last summer and there were so many beautiful places to stop and camp for free if you had the means to do so. If not go back to the hotel and pay a minium of $100 a night and not have the scenery you could have for free.

My new Trailmaster classic will be here in about 2 weeks. :D

Dave
 
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