Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-24-2007, 12:05 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
janetb's Avatar

 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Santa Cruz , California
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 907
Rest Stops

We're heading for a short trip (10 days) from central CA to the Oregon coast next week. All looks good, but I'm wondering about the rest stops. We're traveling with 3 dogs, and--um, older body parts--and I'm wondering about the stopping intervals. How do you tell when you have a good exit off the freeway for a little reprieve?
One does need one's walkies.
We have the book "Next Exit" but once I get past the title (too close to "Final Exit" which is great by the way...) it just doesn't have the "how can you tell it's not the exit from hell" info that I need.
We're going up on 101, back on 5.
As usual, all suggestions appreciated.
Yours in clutterland,
Janet
__________________

__________________
janetb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 12:13 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Isn't that just part of the excitement?
Dave
__________________

__________________
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
INSANITY CENTRAL
 
doorgunner's Avatar
 
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
True story

While headed home from Casini, Neil and I were travelling together.On the trip to Casini I led, returning he was in the lead.He pulled over on the side of the freeway, Lynn needed the rest room so she used their trailer, Me being the dog I am used the bushes. DG
__________________


www.popasmoke.com




Proud Appellation American





Vine View Heights is now closed.

YETI ( 65 Quart )

IGLOO (Ice Cube, 50 Quart )
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 12:26 AM   #4
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,764
Images: 5
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.
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2018 Silverado 2500 (Lillian)
moosetags is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 12:36 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
ROBERTSUNRUS's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
Salem , Oregon
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 7,271
Images: 18
Blog Entries: 51
Rest Stops

Hi, any blue sign that warns you that a rest stop is ahead is a good one. Some of the smaller rest stops may be full of big rigs leaving no room for you to stop, but rare. Also, here in California there aren't very many rest stops; I think they want us to stop at gas stations and restaurants. You'll love Oregon, they have rest stops everywhere.
__________________
Bob

2005 Safari 25-B
"Le Petit Chateau Argent"
[ Small Silver Castle ]
2000 Navigator / 2014 F-150 Eco-Boost / Equal-i-zer / P-3
YAMAHA 2400 / AIR #12144
ROBERTSUNRUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
FreshAir's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Placerville , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 3,327
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by doorgunner
While headed home from Casini, Neil and I were travelling together.On the trip to Casini I led, returning he was in the lead.He pulled over on the side of the freeway, Lynn needed the rest room so she used their trailer, Me being the dog I am used the bushes. DG
Now this is "The Rest(stop) of The Story". As DG recounted I was leadng. I did not do a good job of it as I missed the 'short-cut' turn off and became concerned. So I pulled the the side of an off-ramp next to some shrubs to clarify with DG the next option turn-off. Lynn ooooohed, "I need a restroom!" So I said we happened to be towing one. So as I helped Lynn into the trailer DG 'did his thing' but irrespective of his sometimes modification to his user name (D little o G) he did not aim for the hubcaps. The 2 rigs provided much privacy and the shrubs were handy. As I have stated many times in my life, "I sure am glad I was born a guy." By the way the off ramp I had pulled over on was the correct one. Otherwise I may be still leading DG around California.
Neil and Lynn
__________________
Neil and Lynn Holman
FreshAir #12407

Avatar;
Kirk Creek, Big Sur, Ca. coast.

1966 Trade Wind

1971 Buick Centurion convertible
455 cid

1969 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight
455 cid
FreshAir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 05:13 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
I have been using "The Next Exit" book for years and have never had a problem. My rule of thumb, tho, is I always choose an exit where the facilities are near the hiway interchange.
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 05:19 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 19' Bambi
Colfax , California
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 45
I Love Rest Areas
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Rest Area 2.jpg
Views:	89
Size:	679.0 KB
ID:	37853  
__________________
clintn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 05:21 PM   #9
3 Rivet Member
 
2007 34' Classic
Pecos , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 124
One of the great things about traveling with an AS is that you always have facilities with you - not to mention lunch and or a snack! Any blue sign is usally good for us, or a truck stop usually has large parking areas. Avoid stopping in town, except for Walmart parking lots if you can.
__________________
Pecos Pete
Cow Creek, NM
'07 34' Classic
Pecos Pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2007, 05:27 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by janetb
...(too close to "Final Exit" which is great by the way...) it just doesn't have the "how can you tell it's not the exit from hell" info that I need.
Oh yeah...have you read "Wrong Turn" yet or seen the movie? That book totally redefines the "exit from hell".
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 05:28 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
janetb's Avatar

 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Santa Cruz , California
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 907
Following up.

Well, once again all that fretting for nothing...But I admit, after getting the above reassurance and suggestions, we knew we'd be just fine. We did use the "Next Exit" quite a bit, and coupled with maps and our Nav. system we couldn't go wrong if we'd tried! We went out to the coast from the Bay Area on 101, hitting 1 at the Oregon boarder. There just aren't too many exits on the main highways that aren't user-friendly, and I didn't realize how obvious that would be.
We mostly used the rest stops, where we usually had a snack or meal, and strolled the dogs around. They were so convenient we often stopped just to check out the scenery. Oregon rest stops are like lovely little parks and the rhododendrons were in bloom everywhere.
We did have a "Clintnesque" experience when trucks surrounded us while we were eating in the trailer in logging country; when we opened the door we were face to face with a giant tire and that cartoon immediately came to mind!
Once we headed south on 5 in CA we noticed lots of RV and truck friendly areas all along the way, including those big commercial stops.
It was a great trip with no mishaps, so we're finally starting to feel a little less like newbies.
Thanks for the help!
Janet
__________________
janetb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2007, 05:45 PM   #12
4 Rivet Member
 
dpandorf's Avatar
 
2000 34' Limited
Somewhere in Western , North Carolina
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 252
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 7
Funny thing first time out

My wife and I had a funny on our maiden voyage a little over a month ago. As I pulled into the truck stop to get diesel, I asked my better half who was going inside first to use the facilities. Of course her reply was, aren't we towing one?
__________________
Duane Pandorf
-----------------
Blog | Google+

Air# 16888 | 2000 34' Limited | 2008 Ford F250
dpandorf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:39 AM   #13
4 Rivet Member
 
DFord79's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Yakima , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 381
Janetb: and the farther you go NORTH to Washington....the more park like the reststops get. There are restops in Washington so big and grassy..with trees and and...You could hold a softball turnament in them.
__________________
DFord79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2007, 11:53 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
53flyingcloud's Avatar
 
1984 29' Sovereign
Savannah , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,458
Images: 17
Blog Entries: 1
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~!
__________________

__________________
53flyingcloud is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rest Stops Minnie's Mate On The Road... 32 02-13-2007 08:26 PM
"THE" Letter !!!-Zoning violations discussions airstreamcaravel Title, VIN & Registration 108 01-06-2004 08:41 PM
1988 classic 345 runs and stops howardann Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 4 01-05-2003 05:06 PM
RV (Truck) Stops 74Argosy24MH Link Archive 5 10-28-2002 06:24 AM
And you think you got a deal... BobbyW Our Community 21 06-05-2002 08:54 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.