Where to park camper

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  1. mitchmp

    mitchmp New Member

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    Newbie question. Where do you park attached pups for short duration stops (couple hours or so) in towns of interest along way to your overnite destination. I'm talking about those smaller towns w/ historic/artisan districts that you wanna visit.
     
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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member

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    Where you can fit and will not get blocked in. Its not easy sometimes.
     
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    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    Wherever I can - street parking, parking lot, whatever is legal. Only concern is whether the camper is level enough to leave the fridge running - usually it's not so I've always turned the fridge off, turn it back on once we're ready to get back on the road.
     
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  4. jmkay1

    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    In some towns that is extremely hard. In some situations I've had to disconnect the camper from the car. Left the camper behind in a parking lot while I traveled in town. I hate doing that for fear of it being stolen. I bought a tongue lock, lowered the stabilizers and took the crank with me. I have had luck parking at large grocery stores, warehouses and occasionally street parking if allowed. It's a hit or miss if the town is very small or crowed with tourists. In one town I managed to find a park on the outskirts of town and parked there and just walked into town. Thats One of the things that's frusterating about towing is finding places big enough to fit your setup and to ensure you have a way out as well. I've been stuck once trying to get out from a dead end road (not realizing it was a dead end) with a camper that I'm insanely cautious about where I park now. To the point I'd rather park at camp and just take an extra long day trip.
     
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    I generally don't spend a lot of time trying. You will have better luck finding street side parking if you get there early. If it's a place that I really want to visit and explore I find a campground close and spend a night or two.
     

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