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Lantley

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Posted: 06/21/20 03:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Closer to the highway is preferred.


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cracker barrel has been great for us , wife likes a evening meal that some body else has to cook an clean up. never had a problem, and the cruiser comes threw couple tims a night.

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I would drive a few miles down the road not to hear the road noise every time.

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Posted: 06/21/20 07:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Passport America & plans stops, watch the notes for restrictions.


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We've done both state park hopping and truck stops. I try to plan park hopping into my overall trip plan, but it's not always possible. Like when we go down to the Florida Keys, that's one where I'm just trying to make miles and due to potential weather events I'm not even sure which route I'll take (I refuse to take I77 if there's going to be ice, it's borderline unacceptably nerve racking under good conditions, I75 is my backup but it's about 4-5 hours longer with a trailer and it means scheduling around Atlanta).

Oh, and I found NY State parks have a 2 night minimum during the summer, paying double makes it a lot less attractive, but since it's a small amount of the total trip budget we held our nose and payed. They also absolutely insist on knowing the names of everyone in your party, very invasive IMHO and something I've never experienced anywhere else in 43 states or 11 countries.


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Posted: 06/22/20 05:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's roll in after 6pm and on the road by 8am, time and fuel to get to a park 15miles off the freeway isn't worth it (unless there is something horrible about the closer park).


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Posted: 06/22/20 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I must stop late and get up early, I may go for a truck stop or some such. But under normal circumstances I try to get a campsite away from lights and traffic, with enough daylight remaining to fix dinner and maybe take a little walk.


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Posted: 06/27/20 06:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Close to highway....often stay at truck stops or Walmart if just for overnight,

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Walmarts, Lowes, HD, Fast Food Locations, Cracker Barrels, Rest Areas, Cabelas, Church or a Restaurant Car Park if asked and OK'd. All the aforementioned but only if feel comfortable about (have moved on from some feeling uncomfortable about the environment/surroundings). Casinos if enroute or slightly off highway, City Parks and other areas listed on Freecampsites.net, Ioverlander, etc. Avoid Campgrounds at all costs due to pain of booking in, arriving late and disturbing others or leaving early and disturbing others. Cost is the last reason, convenience, ease and feeling of safety most important for quick stops.

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Posted: 06/28/20 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on the campground in question. IDE drive a few miles past the one off the highway if it were a better place.


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