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Old 01-16-2016, 08:06 PM   #57
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Paraphrasing the old aviation saying, it's better to be parked wishing you are on the road, rather than on the road wishing you were parked....

It's not unreasonable to stay in s hotel in bad circumstances that would be dangerous staying in an AS.

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Old 01-16-2016, 08:16 PM   #58
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I plan, and then make a contingency plan.
I do things differently. I make a Plan A and a Plan B. Then I throw away Plan A without even trying it, and go straight to Plan B.

Anyone who has ever watched an action-adventure movie knows that Plan A never works. By skipping Plan A and going straight to Plan B I save myself so much aggravation…
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Old 01-16-2016, 08:25 PM   #59
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Unless you get to Plan Z😄😄😄

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Old 01-16-2016, 08:27 PM   #60
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We decide on our evening destination and make reservations at a Campground enroute. We decide on a location and Google campgrounds in the area. We don't stay on parking lots for security reasons and don't mind paying for electrical hookup and water. If we are in a really big hurry for early departure we have just parked hooked up and left without hooking up to Campground utilities.
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Old 01-16-2016, 09:20 PM   #61
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We use truck stop parking lots, rest areas, wallmarts what ever is handy.....
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Old 01-16-2016, 10:57 PM   #62
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No need to use a motel, you can drive out of unsafe areas pretty quickly. If the weather suddenly turns real bad you may be safer in a motel, tornados or a blizzard for example; it is easier these days to avoid weather problems now that almost everyone has a weather radar in their cell phone.
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Old 01-16-2016, 11:17 PM   #63
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Seems a bit extreme IMO.

There are absolutely no circumstances under which it might make sense?

Zero? An unforeseen blizzard for instance? A medical emergency?

Sometimes plain old exhaustion on a long trip with an arrival deadline can justify a stop for a night in a motel IMO, with an early morning start to make time . . .

Simple logic.

Perhaps you might consider softening your line so that Sjcjr, a relative newcomer, might appreciate the range of possibilities?
All of those examples are possible, and yes,I would probably do as i said. But thats what i would do, im not telling anyone else what to do. If you want to stay in motels, fine. But for me the first time i had to i would orobably sell when i got home.
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Old 01-17-2016, 03:28 AM   #64
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All of those examples are possible, and yes,I would probably do as i said. But thats what i would do, im not telling anyone else what to do. If you want to stay in motels, fine. But for me the first time i had to i would orobably sell when i got home.
Thanks avionstream.

Seems like a drastic solution if you really enjoy the trailering life, but may find yourself needing to stay in a motel ONCE for a legitimate reason, perhaps related to health or the aging process . . . ?

If a medical emergency prompted the motel stay, and was resolved, why not keep doing what you love to do?

Just sayin' -- hard lines about the future invite softer handling IMO.

As you suggest, however, these are personal decisions and I respect yours.

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Old 01-17-2016, 04:35 AM   #65
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I have spent the weekend in a winterized trailer.
I don't live in an area with snow and ice.
So far I haven't spent the night in a hotel while towing my trailer.


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Old 01-17-2016, 04:38 AM   #66
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I always thought maybe the people staying in a hotel while towing their trailer wanted a non-claustrophobic shower or something-
Or the trailer didn't belong to that person- a delivery service-


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Old 01-17-2016, 07:43 AM   #67
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Where to stop

On longer trips I work out a tentative schedule which means I stop at a regular campground at least every five or six days to dump gray water and refill fresh water.

The large truck stops have the best security, IMO, as one is parked among millions of dollars of inventory. The rest areas may be higher risk unless there is active live security personnel. Walmart, usually safe, sometimes noisy.

Hotel, well, there are some special interest motels like on Route 66 which are fun to stay in and some even have parking for RV's. An example the Blue Swallow Motel on Historic Route 66 in Tucumcari, NM
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We have stayed in a motel in out of the way places - wanted a shower.
I'm over 6' and my wife is close to that. We tried taking a shower in our AS when we first got it - their showers - at least in my year - are made for midgets! We use it for storage.
Mostly we boondock and stay at a RV park a couple times a week to do laundry, take showers and dump poop.
We've been in places up north where there were few RV parks or they were full, so we just checked into the local small town motel for the night.
We still slept in our AS - it's more like a home on the road than a strange motel. Most small motels will let you use their washing machines - after they do their sheets for the day, we've found.
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We have stayed in a motel in out of the way places - wanted a shower.
I'm over 6' and my wife is close to that. We tried taking a shower in our AS when we first got it - their showers - at least in my year - are made for midgets! We use it for storage.
Mostly we boondock and stay at a RV park a couple times a week to do laundry, take showers and dump poop.
We've been in places up north where there were few RV parks or they were full, so we just checked into the local small town motel for the night.
We still slept in our AS - it's more like a home on the road than a strange motel. Most small motels will let you use their washing machines - after they do their sheets for the day, we've found.

All due respect - I'm 6' 1" and not a "tiny" guy (I.e., wide and tall). You don't know what you're missing if you haven't maximized your shower in your own airstream. Having your own place - not having to worry about the "quality" of the shower elsewhere is really a gift. If I can figure it out, you can too. Good luck!!
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I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs. I have learned to adapt to our shower. I found the best way is to sit down while showering.
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