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Many RVer's chose to overnight on a parking lot or other site , when enroute from home to a vacation location. Or, even when moving from one camping site to a more distant one. Butcherknife and I seldom schedule overnight stops at RV parks, while in transit. We do however, often spend a night at an RV park just before moving into a longer term boondocking site. Example: Leave Arkansas for South Padre Island for on the beach camping. One night on the road, usualy a overnight at Wal Mart, Sams Club or other site. Then the last night before going out on the beach, we will stay at a RV park, top off fresh water, dump tanks, pick up small supplies, ect., before moving out on the the beach.

When we come back off of the beach, we go straight to a Rv Park, dump tanks, fill fresh water, do laundry and restock the pantry. Leaving the Rv Park the next morning.

With this in mind, we can remember a few places we won't overnight again, and some that we definitely will.

Tell us please, about your overnighting experiences. Noisy Truck stop, Rail Road yard nearby, long downgrade where jake brakes were applied at odd times ? Or maybe an away from the interstate Wal Mart that had a nice quiet out of the way place to park ? Was it a good stop, or would you drive right on by the next time ?


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Overnight stay, Deming New Mexico, A good stay. Here is a clickable link to a video of what it looks like, including a look at a brand new Scamp on it's first trip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaPZ93bjn0E

One last look on the way out as we leave out Southward to Pancho Villa State Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxk0k6zxuUY


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Overnight stays are quite common on the side streets and parking lots of Apalachicola, FL. I have heard that you can camp under the bridge for $5.00, but if you need just one night here, lots of motorhomes go down to the waterfront aka Water Street, and pull up right next to the shrimp boats. You could also pull into the parking lot behind the building where my shop is on Ave. D, 2 blocks from the bridge. Most folks around here are mild mannered and friendly and we know a good per centage of our money is tourist oriented, so we don't tend to chase too many people away! Geri :D

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Geri, is this the bridge area ? Google Earth view after searching for Apalachicola, Fl.

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ApalachacolaBridge.jpg


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nice map Mountainborn! Yes, the bridge is the quarter circle in the upper left as it gracefully enters Apalachicola from the east. It is also highway 98. That dark upside backwards "L" shape is one of the marinas in town. The big white building to the right or at the end of the bridge curve is the Franklin County Courthouse. If the image could be adjusted down just a bit, you would see the road to Water Street, where folks could park next to the shrimp boats. Too bad you are not gonna be here this weekend! The Eastpoint Fire Dept. is raising $$$ with a big barbeque rib cook-off! YUM! Lots of good eats around here! Geri

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Morarity New Mexico City Park. Overnight for free with electricity. With the Air conditioning going the main street traffic noise is not a problem. Located on Interstate I-40 this is quite a handy location for a quick on and off. Should you need gas or a jug of milk, all the better. Here is a quick video look at the park:

th_06-25-08_1810MorarityOvernightSpot.jpg


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