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Old 07-23-2019, 05:00 PM   #21
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We just use free spots like Walmart, a field access on a rural road, or even an out of the way parking lot closed for the night for overnight stops.

I have only stayed at a few KOAs and they have mostly seemed super busy and very commercial, not our style, though did find a decent one in Lava Hot Springs, Idaho though a bit of train noise there too.
We stayed there on our first trip to Osoyoos, even stopped at the Andersen factory to get the correct brackets for the hitch. Loved the train sounds all night long.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:35 PM   #22
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Overnight stops, I've camped on pullouts on remote roads, I've camped just off national forest roads, I've camped in a walmart once, and I've camped in ad-hoc campsites in the Mojave National Preserve. I camped one night on a empty parking lot at a 'snow-park' in the NF just outside Mt Lassen NP.... we overnighted once in a roadside rest stop in Arizona off I40... all these worked out great for us.
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Old 07-24-2019, 06:00 AM   #23
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When we have to stop at rest areas we are always instructed to the truck section where some refer units idle all night and most leave their running lights on. With the thermal package it is quiet inside plus I installed a dummy 7 pin connector in the front storage box and fused the 11/1 pins so that our trailer lights stay on also. When you stay with the big boys you need to look like the big boys.... Thankfully on our return trip this year we found 2 semi's parked, they provided shelter from a hailstorm in Montana, actually it was a hellstorm.
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Old 07-24-2019, 08:09 AM   #24
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Cracker Barrel

We frequently overnight at Cracker Barrels. They have RV parking and have always let us stay.

We have talked with some campers who overnight in church parking lots. They go in and speak with someone in the office first. They told me churches appreciate having someone in their parking lots.

Back to the thread subject: Neither of the above provide site escorts.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:28 AM   #26
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:38 AM   #27
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I've never encountered escorts but I can think of two times when I could have used one.

On my way to Montana in a couple of weeks I'm using Harvest Hosts for the first time and staying at a winery/brewery in NE where they'll be having live music that evening. Then on to a raspberry farm in WY where the berries might be ripe for picking. Really looking forward to those stays.
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:30 PM   #28
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I don't think that I'd have to do that. According to my wife I have selective hearing.
I know that this was written some time ago, but I just read it.

My Mother-in-law often said that her husband has "male pattern hearing loss"!
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We made the mistake once of overnight camping in western Ohio near the Indiana border a few miles off the interstate at a trucker rest stop and right next to a really huge cornfield. It was a beautiful site. Only escorts there were massive swarms of mosquitoes that found every entrance into the trailer.
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Old 08-20-2019, 01:35 PM   #30
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sounds like an example of the libelous culture of the USA
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sounds like an example of the libelous culture of the USA
Hi: Barb Hunt... I've had the same kind of trouble years ago getting my Escort serviced.
Got treated real nice at Marble RV in Cornerbrook. Hit a washout along the costal hwy on the way up to L'anse Aux Meadows and cracked the battery. Needed a new Grp. 31 storage battery. Spilled a 10L bottle of drinking water out on the floor too. What a mess!!! Alf
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:48 AM   #32
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Cool Escorts?

Only had 'em a couple of times..both were the local CG "Hosts" in their little golf carts. But, that said, we have been in some CGs where a real escort wd have been nice..some places are so poorly marked that it is near impossible to FIND the proper reserved campsite..especially if it happens to be near dark.

Usually you find sites numbered consecutively on opposite sides of the service roads, odd on one side, even on the other...etc..but one place we stayed this year, it may have been Roan Mt SP, had differing numbers on each side, AND three sepaate "areas" not marked on the pitiful 'park map' we had. Had to back the dang rig out of the first 'area' in a tight situation. Very poor to no signage and no help. Got it done but it was frustrating and completely un-necessary!.
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