When traveling across the country with your RV, you probably shouldn’t expect to make the entire trip in one sitting. Since you are already traveling in your sleeping space, you aren’t going to want to spend any money you don’t have to on a motel room. The good news is that there are places all over the country that allow RVers to overnight for little or no money, granted they follow certain rules. Here are some of the best places to overnight safely and cheaply.
One of the better known places to stop by for a few hours of rest are Wal-Mart parking lots, Wally Docking is a way of life for certain RVers. If you are driving through the night then you may see a few rigs parked in the back of the lot. Of course, if you don’t see any RVs in the lot, be sure to ask permission to park there for the night. If they allow it (which most of them do) then be sure to park in the back, or away from the premium parking spaces. You should only stay for one night, and leave the lot before the store gets too busy. While staying there, do not extend your awning, take out chairs, or grills. You are not tail gating, you are just getting a quiet, safe night of sleep.
If you are near a Camping World store, then you may be allowed to park there as well. They allow people who are scheduled to be there the next morning to stay over night, but if they have vacant spots they will usually allow drive ups to park for the evening. Like Wal-Mart. be sure to keep your area spotless and leave before the store opens in the morning. Other places that offer a place to rest are truck stops. Many truck stops offer special spaces for RVs to park. If they do not have these spots, then be sure to stay out-of-the-way of truck traffic. You can also check casinos and state attractions if they are nearby.
And if you are traveling through the heart of Pennsylvania, you can even spend the night right here at Lerch RV. We only ask that you inquire with us before you park for the night.
Safe Travels and Happy RVing!
- An RV in a Wal-Mart parking lot… (nomads2.wordpress.com)