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Old 08-08-2017, 12:59 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman View Post
Well I've stayed in a lot of rest stops and never seen any sign of trouble. But then I am usually a ways away from urban areas.
Byron, you've answered your own question because of your out of the way locations. I've known many long haul truckers back in the day and what Madjack has said was talked about by many of them....locations here and there across the country. If you want to see the other side, stop at the rest area on I5 coming into San Diego county from the north. That one is scary from who's hanging out there even during the day .

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Originally Posted by rbryan View Post
...truck stops are for trucks, not campers.
Most of them are not called "truck stops" anymore. They now market themselves as "travel centers."

That said, it's clear trucks are still their bread and butter, and it's also clear they try to keep the two separate- separate entrances, separate fueling stations, and separate parking. Signage at one near me clearly indicates RVs belong with the automobiles, not the big rigs. It has a separate fueling station for oversized RVs, a dump station, and an LP station, all on the same side as the autos.

I concur with several who have suggested finding an out-of-the-way parking spot on the auto side. It usually isn't too hard, given the small size of our rigs.

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When I'm planning a trip I usually scout it out with the Next Exit App and Google Maps in satellite view. That way I can see how big a truck stop is and how much RV parking there is. I've never lacked for a parking space doing that.

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