Did you know that some small towns offer a free one-night stay in their city-sponsored park or campground? This is done to encourage tourists to visit their business district with the hope that they will spend money during their stay.
Another option that might surprise you are casinos. As long as you are a patron, many casinos welcome RVs with open arms!
Some large retailers such as Walmart, Kmart, supermarkets, and some malls and restaurants may provide free RV parking. Be aware that individual locations may determine whether or not they allow travelers to spend the night in their parking lots.
Have you heard that Elks or Moose Lodges provide a free one night stay for RVs, pending local ordinances?
Of course, there are also your more traditional choices such as truck stops and Camping World locations (which are great if your RV needs repairs). Travel Centers of America & Flying J have separate areas in their parking lots for RVs which are usually less noisy and not as busy.
Did any of these options surprise you? If you are needing longer stays for your RV, where would you go? Tomorrow, we will discuss some cost-effective, long term RV parking options … Stay tuned!