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Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by 53flyingcloud
Just a little warning..
Back about 3 or 4 yrs ago when I was at JC, I saw an A/S sitting in the back lot waiting MAJOR body repairs..It seems that the owner and family had stopped at this rest area for lunch. While sitting at the lunch table, they witness a semi coming into th rest area at a fast(?) rate of speed and, he tilted and sideswipped the A/S~!!
MAJOR DAMAGES to the tune of 30k minmuim..
I always park away from any entrances ramp since then~!
Wow, good advice. And it was a good thing they were eating their lunch at a picnic table instead of inside their camper.

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Originally Posted by myboyburt
Wow, good advice. And it was a good thing they were eating their lunch at a picnic table instead of inside their camper.
Yes, you are so right..I am sure they felt the same way.
The entire side of it was crushed inward..
Tough break but, still a blessing in that noone was hurt~!

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Old 11-22-2007, 08:37 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by moosetags
When on the Interstates, we usually use the rest stops. They are designed for the semi trucks and can always accommodate our rig. Being that we have our own bathroom following along in Lucy, it doesn't matter if the rest stop has facilities or not. As far as regular exits are concerned, if you pick one that has a truck stop, you are assured of ample space. We just get off whereever we please and can always find a spot to pull over safely. The possible exception are the exits in a big city.
We rely on the "Next Exit" book to find safe places to camp while enroute to our destination. We have never had a problem at truck stops. Most truck stops have started to realize that attracting the RV market is good for their bottom line. Many provide separate RV-camping areas (away from idling semi's) and dump stations and fresh water.

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