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Old 09-29-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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yes, I know this isn't about towing, but figured this topic fit here as well as any of the other catagories. What's the secret to finding a parking place in crowded cities? I know it can be nerve racking driving around trying to find adequet parking. I am headed out the middle of October, and I don't want to lose what sanity I have trying to find some more!


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Old 09-30-2009, 12:14 AM   #2
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Parking for what purpose? To camp or relax in the egg, or for shopping, or going someplace specific? Or...?

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:27 AM   #3
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I tried to see Niagara Falls and could not find a place to park.
I even had some clown try to wave me in to a packed car park.

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Parking for what purpose? To camp or relax in the egg, or for shopping, or going someplace specific? Or...?

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Old 09-30-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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it can be a challenge, but not a big one.... if you don't mind walking :-P

Just find a large grocery store (They are everywhere!) and park in the back of the lot. Most of the time you can find a "Pull thru" by taking two spots, front to back. If that fails, taking the very back row and parking across a few spaces doesn't seem to bother anyone.

Careful doing that tho. I recently had to wait in a Safeway lot when not only did some dope block my way out forward, someone parked behind too! and there were plenty of spaces in the lot they COULD have taken, if they just thought for more than a millisecond.

I used to park a schoolbus in downtown Portland when I was doing band PA. you kind of have to be a little evil and take more than one space if there isn't a loading zone.
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:41 AM   #5
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I tried to see Niagara Falls and could not find a place to park.
I even had some clown try to wave me in to a packed car park.

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I was just trying to find out what type of parking the OP was looking for, so that we could make more specific recommendations.
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I tried to see Niagara Falls and could not find a place to park.
I even had some clown try to wave me in to a packed car park.

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There is a huge parking lot south of the falls (Canadian side) with free shuttle to the Falls.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:43 AM   #7
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To be honest, I saw two different lots with RV's parked in them but could not find the entrance to either.
I found one way streets and the entrance to the Peace bridge.

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PS Donna I didn't see any big lots to pull into in Niagara Fall.


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To be honest, I saw two different lots with RV's parked in them but could not find the entrance to either.
I found one way streets and the entrance to the Peace bridge.

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PS Donna I didn't see any big lots to pull into in Niagara Fall.
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I was on the US side.

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ps I am now back home, but thanks for the help.


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Sorry it didn't help you but I'm glad to see this, I'm planning to head that way within the next year or so and the info is most helpful.
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thanks for replies... my inquiry was parking for just a few hours or so to eat or shop. I had an experience in San Luis Obispo when I picked up my trailer.... after circling the area I wanted to visit a dozen times, making wider circles every time, I finally found a place... what an ordeal.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:48 PM   #12
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Gotcha Macb,
Walmart is always good or a large food center or Home depot type place.
This would be good for a few hours I'm sure.

There is a sight for stealth camping. you can google it, not sure I would try it but you never know when it could come in handy.
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Sorry it didn't help you but I'm glad to see this, I'm planning to head that way within the next year or so and the info is most helpful.
We were very happy on http://www.riversidepark.net/
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:37 AM   #14
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I'll remember to GPS a grocery store or walmart when I approach a city, instead of hopelessly driving around circles! honestly, it had me second guessing if I had made the right choice to get a little trailer. Am headed up to Oregon & Washington States in 2 weeks with my little burro.

will look up that stealth camping also. thanx

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