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Old 08-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #1
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Default Oddball Places you wouldn't think you could go.

O.K. So we're still fairly new to this, but we've got a little time out in the rig. My question to some of you seasoned class B'ers is: Are there any places where you didn't think you could camp where you found you could.

My wife thinks she found a place in Washington, DC that is near the museums where one can camp, or at least park during the day.

Are there other places where you though you wouldn't find a place to park and found one anyway?

Are there places in downtown areas? Places I would like to know about are New York City, or Boston near Harvard (I want to attend the Ignoble Awards.)

I'm just trying to prompt others to tell us about their surprising finds of places to stay. Maybe we can follow in your footsteps (er...tiretreads?) or maybe it will give us some ideas on how to park "outside the box".

Thanks in advace.............Rocky.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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I just saw this RV park in New York mentioned on a Roadtrek group:
Liberty Harbor RV Park www.libertyharborrv.com
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I just saw this RV park in New York mentioned on a Roadtrek group:
Liberty Harbor RV Park http://www.libertyharborrv.com
Did you see the rates?
http://www.libertyharborrv.com/rates
1 night $80 (plus taxes?). 7 nights only $480 (one night free).
I don't need to park that close to New York City, to see it.
However, based on the address,
11 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07302
it is right in the heart of Jersey City, about 1 mile away, and right across the Hudson from Manhattan. It's definitely got "location".
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Stayed at Liberty Harbor 4 years ago for $55 a night. Even $80 is a great price. As far as DC. Cherryhill cg in College park is best. The city bus comes right into the entrance and drops you at the Metro station. That was in class A but with a B I would probably drive in.
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BTW. When I was a kid in 1974 my parents took us in their little class c on a trip back East and stayed 3 days right in front of the old Smithsonian building.My dad walked up to the door where he saw a guard and asked him if there was a campground nearby.The guard said he new of none but saw the rig and suggested we stay right there.He said he would watch us all night except during rounds.
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BTW. When I was a kid in 1974 my parents took us in their little class c on a trip back East and stayed 3 days right in front of the old Smithsonian building.My dad walked up to the door where he saw a guard and asked him if there was a campground nearby.The guard said he new of none but saw the rig and suggested we stay right there.He said he would watch us all night except during rounds.
We got that promise of 7/24 security quite often when we stop in Texas at a rest area or welcome center. Good story about "plain view" boondocking. You just never know where you'll be welcome or where you'll be chased.....
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Thanks everyone for all the tips and the stories of days of old.

I couldn't reply because we were camping at a place without wi-fi.

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Oddly one of the best sleeping places I frequent is right out on a busy street in La Crosse, Wisconsin in front of my son's house. We do this several times a year. Cars zoom by at 30+ mph and it doesn't bother me at all.

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I think you get used to the ambient noise if you boondock at places like Walmart and truck stops, particularly the latter, with big rigs idling their engines all night long sometimes. We've found we've gotten pretty good at sleeping just about anywhere, either boondocked or campsited. Driving all day when in touring mode, can sure act like a sedative at day's end, too.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:32 PM   #10
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On our way to Detroit Lake this last week, we stopped by a couple of friends' house in Portland, OR and camped in their driveway. It was fairly hot and we didn't have power for the A/C (nor did we want to run it in the first place because of the noise). So, we opened the back doors and zipped up the screen (that came with our GW Legend SE). That cooled it off enough for us to sleep. Interestingly, when the screen is zipped, there is less room to sleep, so we were a little cramped, but it was better than sweltering.

My wife will wake up at the slightest provocation at home, but there were all kinds of noises and light the following morning and she slept right through it all. There is a difference in sleep when you expect flashes of light and noise. Some of the best sleep I got as a kid was sleeping in a car while traveling. The white noise of a car or van is wonderful.

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