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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 11, 2016, 11:09:13 AM »
Walmart +1 most people don't know this but its their official policy that they let you park rv's overnight and they let u grill in the parking lot...so if ur ever scared of the cops and can't find that park after dark...head to the closest walmart

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 11, 2016, 11:17:55 AM »
Walmart +1 most people don't know this but its their official policy that they let you park rv's overnight and they let u grill in the parking lot...so if ur ever scared of the cops and can't find that park after dark...head to the closest walmart
They say you should call the local manager.

And there are exceptions, 800 of them.
http://www.walmartlocator.com/no-park-walmarts/
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 11, 2016, 11:19:38 AM »
I have 2 points from our experience
1. Make sure the dishes are locked in very good. One wide turn and all came crashing down.
2. Dont try to clean out the sewege ;D my father opened the latch by mistake and the site/smell was not pretty

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 11, 2016, 11:19:58 AM »
They say you should call the local manager.

And there are exceptions, 800 of them.
http://www.walmartlocator.com/no-park-walmarts/
Didn't know that. Things must have changed in the last 4 years, since I needed it...

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2016, 11:22:45 AM »

You don't want to park on a side street in a small town. Unlike NYC, if you park in front of someones house and the owner (or the local police department) does not recognize you they may wake you up. I dont know what they'll do thou.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2016, 02:47:38 PM »
There may be a rear-facing seat directly behind the cab (e.g., dinette), which may seem an awfully convenient place to put baby, but this is neither approved nor safe.
So where are you supposed to put the baby?

1. Make sure the dishes are locked in very good. One wide turn and all came crashing down.
Lol! You see guys? What I mentioned earlier is not so crazy...
2. Dont try to clean out the sewege ;D my father opened the latch by mistake and the site/smell was not pretty
I'm lost. Isn't that the renters responsibility?

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 11, 2016, 09:18:15 PM »
So where are you supposed to put the baby?
Lol! You see guys? What I mentioned earlier is not so crazy...I'm lost. Isn't that the renters responsibility?

You put the baby in a forward facing seat.  I made a mistake in an earlier post.  You can put the car seat facing backwards or forwards, but the car seat must be installed in a forward facing seat, not in a rear facing or side facing seat.

As for draining the waste and toilet tanks, that is most certainly the renters responsibility.  El Monte charges 75 to do it if you do not.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2016, 02:42:33 PM »
1) Do you think I can fit a pack'n play or similar small crib into a standard size (25') motorhome?

2) Any specific supplies to buy before starting the journey, both from an RV standpoint and Kosher-wise?

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2016, 02:50:36 PM »
1) Do you think I can fit a pack'n play or similar small crib into a standard size (25') motorhome?

2) Any specific supplies to buy before starting the journey, both from an RV standpoint and Kosher-wise?

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1. If your motorhome has slides, it is possible that you can put up a pack n play with a slide open.  Otherwise, I am not sure if there is enough room. 

2. Based upon our recent experience, I'd recommend buying disposable gloves and toilet chemicals.  It is recommended that you put in new toilet chemicals each time you flush out the system.  Also, in the hot weather, you may need to put in extra toilet chemicals to prevent the RV from stinking like a rolling sewer.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2016, 02:57:50 PM »
1. If your motorhome has slides, it is possible that you can put up a pack n play with a slide open.  Otherwise, I am not sure if there is enough room. 
Highly highly doubt a standard size has slides.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 14, 2016, 12:27:33 PM »
Highly highly doubt a standard size has slides.
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Why do you say that?  Of course 25' RVs can have slides.  Call up the rental company and ask.

As far as I can tell the word "standard size" is not a standard term.  I.e., it seems to be used only by Cruise America to refer to a non-slide 25' RV.  Either way, call the rental company and ask if your PnP will fit.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 14, 2016, 05:38:08 PM »
IINM Cruise America doesn't have any slides.

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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 14, 2016, 05:42:42 PM »
Why do you say that?  Of course 25' RVs can have slides.  Call up the rental company and ask.

As far as I can tell the word "standard size" is not a standard term.  I.e., it seems to be used only by Cruise America to refer to a non-slide 25' RV.  Either way, call the rental company and ask if your PnP will fit.


IINM Cruise America doesn't have any slides.
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Re: RV/Motorhome/Camper Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2016, 11:23:11 PM »
Bringing baby along on road trip and trying to decide if to take a mini travel stroller (MB nano), or a hefty one with jumbo wheels (BJ City Select).

On the one hand the hefty stroller would be great for hikes etc, plus if the baby doesn't like the beds (or we don't find a safe method of keeping her on one) baby can always sleep in the lie- flat stroller, and there's definitely room in an RV for that. On the other hand, the mini stroller can fold up and come with us on the plane in the overhead bins (thus minimizing any damage), and more importantly I'm switching half way through the road trip from an RV to a car, and the hefty stroller takes up a ton of room so if I'm stuck with a compact car I may be in trouble fitting everything in.

Any thoughts?  What would you recommend I bring?

As this is very time sensitive I'd appreciate any feedback asap!

TIA!