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bpounds

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Posted: 01/24/21 09:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

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I have never even once asked permission. I've found plenty of places without needing to do that.


more importantly, have you ever been asked to 'move on'?


Nope. If it happened, just get up and move. 10 minutes and gone. It's not like we unhitched or opened the slide. No big deal.


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Posted: 01/24/21 10:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was at a casino one time and was asked to move. Why, because the surf was very high and foam was coming into the parking lot! Directed me to a higher parking area clear of the surf and foam.


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For truck stops most Flying-J's offer RV overnight. Some TA and Loves as well. (the newer ones) Including Fair Play SC (Loves) and Tekonsha MI (TA) though both have very very very limited RV parking.

If you park in the Truck lot and have slideout(s) try to park so that the slid you have to put out extends over grass, not pavement..One time I parked in a truck lot with the slide over pavement and a truck driver did me the favor of totaling my Rig.. (Yes he actually did me a favor. but that's a much longer story).


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Posted: 01/24/21 04:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bpounds wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

bpounds wrote:


I have never even once asked permission. I've found plenty of places without needing to do that.


more importantly, have you ever been asked to 'move on'?


Nope. If it happened, just get up and move. 10 minutes and gone. It's not like we unhitched or opened the slide. No big deal.


Sadly, there ARE some folks who may not "give you 10 minutes" to move and the outcome may not be in YOUR favor.

Which is why YOU should not assume that it is OK and why YOU should do the right thing and ASK for permission first.. Then you will not have to face a future problem in the middle of the night..

I personally know a few folks who have very short fuses and take things personal, I personally like to stay on their good side..

It isn't really much of a bother to seek permission and most likely it will result in goodwill. The worst that may happen when asking is a big no and you move on and be glad you asked first. Seems like a no brainer to me.

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I personally know a few folks who have very short fuses and take things personal, I personally like to stay on their good side..



I'm not talking about those type of places. But I don't think you have any interest in my clarifying.

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bpounds wrote:

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I personally know a few folks who have very short fuses and take things personal, I personally like to stay on their good side..



I'm not talking about those type of places. But I don't think you have any interest in my clarifying.


I don't think you have any intention of changing YOUR bad habits so I think we are pretty much even.

I don't care what "places" you are talking about since in your mind apparently you must own those places you talk about.

The reality is, you don't "own" the property you are parking on, SOMEONE DOES. SOMEONE bought it, worked hard for it, pays taxes on it, insures it and when you pull on someones land, you are a "guest" of that owner to put it kindly.. To put it bluntly you are a "squatter" if you did not ask permission.

Unwanted guest? Perhaps but a guest anyways..

You get hurt on that land owners land and well the land owner is "liable".. You damage something on that land and you go Scott free and merrily drive off in the sunset and no ones the wiser and you got a free ride benefiting YOU..

It is all about YOU and nothing else counts. YOU get free parking, free place to sleep, free place to damage, remove alter property all without paying one red cent..

Guess what, the world is not about YOU, the sandbox we all live and play in is not just for YOU. It is owned by people other than YOU.

Be a KIND YOU and ask permission BEFORE you setup camp for the night, you might be amazed at the hospitality that might be offered for NOTHING is YOU simply ASK FIRST..

Heck, if someone with a RV broke down on the top of the hill I live on if they ASKED permission first if it was OK, I wouldn't have an issue stringing a nice 20A power cord over to their rig until they got it fixed.

I find someone pulling off in my driveway and sleeping there "just because" they felt like it, I wouldn't be very happy about them blocking me from leaving and the Police would be called..

Not all that hard or difficult to seek permission..

Yeah, I get it, you might be parking on a thousand acre plot of land in the middle of nowhere.. But it ISN'T YOUR LAND.. It is easy now days to find out who owns it and get in touch with the owner..

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Posted: 01/24/21 06:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pulling into a parking lot and ASSUMING your allowed to park there is no different then Trespassing. It take very little time to ask if you can stay there. Unless , of course if you just don't give a **** .


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