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mitw44

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Posted: 01/10/13 09:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I am driving through Pryor, OK tonight on my way home from Muskogee. It is 52 F, and the overnight low is only supposed to be in the 40's, with tomorrow expected to be in the 60's. Good camping weather with no chance of freezing the pipes.

So to my amazement, I look over at the local motel, and there is a really nice truck and travel trailer pulled into the lot for the night.

I have actually seen this many times over the last few years.

So why do you stay at a hotel while pulling a perfectly good TT, and the weather is fine? Can somebody explain?


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Posted: 01/10/13 09:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe it is in transit and the driver is in the motel


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Posted: 01/10/13 09:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

On long trips I spend one night per week in a motel. I also eat out one day per week (not the same day as the hotel visit).


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Posted: 01/10/13 09:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Delivery drivers are not allowed to stay in the rigs they are delivering.


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They might be on their way south and are still winterized.


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Posted: 01/10/13 10:12pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

tonyandkaren wrote:

They might be on their way south and are still winterized.
Yep. My parents used to do this.


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Posted: 01/10/13 10:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Maybe 1 reason..they were traveling in a group of several vehicles (some in RV's some in regular cars) and found the motel best option best

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Posted: 01/10/13 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Once, we had driven a long way, couldn't find a campground or a safe place to park. We stopped at a motel and asked if we could pay them something to park in their parking lot. Slept in the RV.


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Did it once. Blew a tire coming out of Wilmington NC. It was 100F. Don't want to run at night down there with no spare. No CGs around. No electricity. So we found a motel, got a room, and next morning got a tire, and came home.


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Posted: 01/10/13 10:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's probably a perfectly good explanation for seeing what you saw. What it was, I don't have a clue. But, I can tell you I have stayed in my RV in motel parking lots on occasion with permission from management. They have even provided an electrical hookup.

Managing a sales force of 5-7 salesmen, I've booked a mom and pop motel for them for 4 days and stayed on premises in my RV. I've also stayed on site at renown franchise motels while directly conducting business with them. Didn't need a room, just a place to park. And I've spent nights in my RV on site in the parking lot at luxury (lol) motels on Fl beaches while attending conferences. Again, I'm far more comfortable at my place. While it may be a rarity, it's not totally out of the question.


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