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Old 03-24-2015, 05:47 PM   #29
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Truck and trailer side. The professional drivers need something to amuse them.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:02 PM   #30
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We fit neatly into two car spaces when pulling through lengthwise and would also fit with a 21'. Some have trucks towing fiberglass that cannot fit like that. I think the signs are, as with most trailer info, for fifth-wheelers, Class As and such and much of the world does not know that little fiberglass trailers exist. I would think that the truckers would look on eggs with amusement and wonder why we thought we belonged with them.
And I see tidewater just said they are amused!
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:23 PM   #31
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We fit neatly into two car spaces when pulling through lengthwise and would also fit with a 21'. Some have trucks towing fiberglass that cannot fit like that. I think the signs are, as with most trailer info, for fifth-wheelers, Class As and such and much of the world does not know that little fiberglass trailers exist. I would think that the truckers would look on eggs with amusement and wonder why we thought we belonged with them.
And I see tidewater just said they are amused!

WOW!!! Are you really trying to redefine "AUTOS WITH TRAILERS" to mean pickup truck with trailer. Automobiles with don't count. WOW, that about as big a stretch as I've seen.
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You have to admit Byron, there is quite a difference between a fifth wheel, or a 40' sticky, and a 15' Trillium towed by a Savana van.
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You have to admit Byron, there is quite a difference between a fifth wheel, or a 40' sticky, and a 15' Trillium towed by a Savana van.

Granted, BUT, Autos with trailers is really hard to understand like the word NO. So what part of "Autos with trailer" not understood.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:09 PM   #34
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I may be mistaken but I think the international travel symbol for all RV's (yes our little trailers are Recreational Vehicles) is a Class C motor home? maybe not but I personally don't feel good about taking up two parking spots in the car section of a rest stop.

I feel safer over with the real BIG truck guys anyways, especially when traveling on my own!
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:20 PM   #35
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I'm surprised they said anything to you. That rest area hasn't been very busy every time I've stopped there.
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above was Reply to Raz, re: Smyrna, Del. rest stop
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:33 PM   #37
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I feel safer over with the real BIG truck guys anyways, especially when traveling on my own!
Me too.

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WOW!!! Are you really trying to redefine "AUTOS WITH TRAILERS" to mean pickup truck with trailer. Automobiles with don't count. WOW, that about as big a stretch as I've seen.
Don't recall saying that I was redefining, "AUTOS WITH TRAILERS." That is a stretch. OP mentioned no such sign that I see.
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Boy, both of you guys are suffering from trailer envy.....
No more than you're suffering from "trailer compensation"!
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This year, We used the truck side every time we stopped to rest or sleep, except during a few low traffic times, when I pulled in on the car side, parking away from the cars, and to only use the rest room and then leave right away. Sometimes the truck side is a long walk to the rest rooms.


We stayed in the Truck side of the Florida welcome center rest stop on I95 southbound, about 3 weeks ago. It was a busy place. Parked between 2 trucks that were not running and noted several Rv's of various sizes in between the trucks. We got about 7 hrs. of decent sleep and almost all of the same trucks and rv's were there when we left in the morning. On my way out of the rest rooms in the morning, I spotted a "no overnite parking" sign. But, I think that Florida wants tourists and doesn't want to hassle them and the signs are just a gentle reminder that's the rest area is not a campground.


About 5 weeks ago we tried to stop at the Flying J on I10 & US 301 just west of Jacksonville, FL. AT midnight, It was completely full so we parked next to a tractor-trailer in the (closed) McDonald's across the street til about 6am with No problems.


But I generally feel safer at the Welcome Center Rest Areas and other Rest Areas on the (limited access) Interstates than in either Truck Stops or Wal-Mart or other Parking Lots.
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We normally park in the truck / trailer area for short breaks and overnights. the pull through spots make it super easy and overnights with others who over night in rest stops regularly feels a bit safer, than on the car side. You just need to watch out for those freezer trucks... unless you need something to drown out the interstate.
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I park with the trucks.
But I'd feel less comfortable at night parked in any rest stop to sleep.
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