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Title: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: Irover on July 31, 2015, 02:14:10 PM
 8)  Thought I'd put this out there! AllStays.com has listings for RVers.
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: geoleo60 on August 09, 2015, 08:49:45 PM
Thanks for the info.  Very helpful.
George
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: Irover on March 11, 2016, 10:07:58 AM
 ;D Also
Free campsites.com
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: 55wed55 on March 13, 2016, 03:42:22 PM
I think it's .net not .com.

https://freecampsites.net/ (https://freecampsites.net/)

Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: Irover on March 20, 2016, 10:49:55 AM
;D Also
Free campgrounds.com

$15.00 or less clickable map
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: 55wed55 on March 20, 2016, 11:26:39 AM
OK I see now it's Campgrounds not Campsites.

http://freecampgrounds.com/ (http://freecampgrounds.com/)
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: Irover on March 26, 2016, 10:05:45 AM
  ??? Yeah; sometime we don't remember well and have to readjust our sails!! LOL. Easy to google search any subjects and then choose from the smorgasboard of the menu!  8) 8)
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: mersiepoo on February 05, 2020, 03:41:48 PM
We have a spot that can accommodate a small RV or camper (20 feet or less), on our property for overnight stops, it's right off of PA Rte 18/Rte 69 (WV), a mile from Route 18. No amenities, but could make you breakfast if you wanted!  ;) $10 for overnight parking, plus we have a locked gate too and we live there.

Email mersiepoodle (at) yahoo (dot) com for more info.
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: maddog348 on February 06, 2020, 10:55:52 AM
Sure looks like advertising to me ::) ::)
Title: Re: Overnight stays for free or low cost!
Post by: cerd on February 06, 2020, 11:54:20 AM
There was someone in my local area that would stay in the Walmart parking lot for a week at a time. They were there for about 2 weeks, left for a week, then went back for another week or two. The last time, they were panhandling, so I think management told them they outgrew their welcome. I haven't seen them back since.

I think if you are going to do this, its worth establishing some common guidelines.

Its unofficial, so its subject to debate. But I think a majority of people agree that you should appear as if you were parking, not camping.
- Ask the manager for permission
- Give them some business as a thank you for their courtesy
- Stay only as long as needed, typically one night until morning unless you are stranded and waiting for a mechanic
- Appear as if you were parking; minimal generator use if at all and keep the slides in unless your only bed is blocked or in the slide itself. If you need to use the slide, park with the slide over the grass so it doesn't pose a hazard to passing traffic.
- As a courtesy, keep noise to a minimum. You are just getting some sleep; it isn't a tailgating party.
- If you plan staying more than a night or two, try to find a campground instead of the parking lot for days or weeks at a time.
- Most importantly, don't panhandle in the lot or hassle their customers.