RV Parking Ninja 101

Photo credit: quiiver / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

Photo credit: quiiver / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA

 

 

You can plan all you want, but if you spend a lot of time on the road you will eventually find yourself in a situation where you have to improvise your parking situation.

First, lets talk about how you can avoid this situation:

Good planning
You’re not driving a fiat 500, RV parking spots are limited, so planning your RV parking ahead of time will save you a lot of headache and time.
Things that can help you plan: Highway Welcome Centers, Country Store Owners, RV Parks appGood Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory App, rvparkfinder.nettrailerlifedirectory.com.


Now, how to approach finding RV parking when it’s unplanned.
RV Parking Ninja 101
What to look for:
  • Public restrooms near by.
  • Safety: Notice the safety of the community, check for signs of flooding, dead trees overhead etc.
  • Wi-FI
Technique:
  • Don’t stand out too much. Don’t unload everything around the camper. Always keep your area as clean as possible. 
  • Be adaptable
  • Courtesy: Know the local attitude toward RVs and campers. Have respect for the people in the area.
  • How to find free Wi-Fi
  • Trust your instincts
Where to look for free and last minute RV Parking:
  • Wal-Mart

    Photo credit: David~O / Foter.com / CC BY

    Photo credit: David~O / Foter.com / CC BY

  • 24 Hour Fast Food and Grocery Stores
  • Strip Malls and other large shopping areas
  • Closed Big Box Stores
  • Truck Stops
  • Highway Rest Areas
  • Hospitals
  • Motel, Hotel Parking Lots
  • Churches
  • Casinos
  • Apartment Complexes
If your in a real pinch:
  • Police Station
  • Industrial Areas