Any Drivers Occasionally Camping Out In Tent In Isolated Area, Campgrounds?

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MB007's Comment
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Do any of you keep a tent with you and set it up outside (presumably during nice weather) and spend the night outside of your truck? Maybe you know of a campground that allows trucks to park? Maybe you have been able to park your truck in a way so others don't easily see your tent. I was wondering because being outdoors is something I enjoy. I'd hate to be stuck inside a truck every single night if there was a peaceful and unpolluted area where I could sleep outside once in awhile.

Jeremy's Comment
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I thought the same when summer comes maybe parking at trailhead and hiking in to a lake or something like that

Errol V.'s Comment
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I love to camp, or worse, go backpacking. In two years, I've stopped at only one place that I could consider "campable".

80 foot trucks and campgrounds are incompatible. For your 10 hour break, I'd say forgetaboutit. You probably have the ability to choose your "home time" location. That's when you can think National Forest or State Park. For a 34, or longer, park at a truck stop, grab your pack and call Uber.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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La Paz county park in Parker AZ is semi truck and trailer friendly. I just stayed there a few weeks ago. It's on the Colorado River just south of Lake Havasu AZ.

Beautiful desert scenery and sunsets that rival just about anywhere.

JJ

Joshua J.'s Comment
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Its not a camp ground, but in teh flatbed variety thread there was a driver or two that kept tents with them. One even set his up on his flat bed to sleep in one night hehe.

MB007's Comment
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I love to camp, or worse, go backpacking. In two years, I've stopped at only one place that I could consider "campable".

80 foot trucks and campgrounds are incompatible. For your 10 hour break, I'd say forgetaboutit. You probably have the ability to choose your "home time" location. That's when you can think National Forest or State Park. For a 34, or longer, park at a truck stop, grab your pack and call Uber.

Thanks Errol. What about allowing those without a trailer? Bobtailing, maybe?

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

MB007's Comment
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La Paz county park in Parker AZ is semi truck and trailer friendly. I just stayed there a few weeks ago. It's on the Colorado River just south of Lake Havasu AZ.

Beautiful desert scenery and sunsets that rival just about anywhere.

JJ

OK, that's one to put on my list. Thank you.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Mister B is wondering:

What about allowing those without a trailer? Bobtailing, maybe?

Lessee.... self propelled (not a trailer). Got a bed in the back. Hey! You're driving an RV!!

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

MB007's Comment
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Mister B is wondering:

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What about allowing those without a trailer? Bobtailing, maybe?

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Lessee.... self propelled (not a trailer). Got a bed in the back. Hey! You're driving an RV!!

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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La Paz county park in Parker AZ is semi truck and trailer friendly. I just stayed there a few weeks ago. It's on the Colorado River just south of Lake Havasu AZ.

Beautiful desert scenery and sunsets that rival just about anywhere.

JJ

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OK, that's one to put on my list. Thank you.

Probably a good idea to call ahead in the spring and summer months. It's toned down quite a bit but this used to be party central for So California teenagers back when AZ had a 19 year old drinking age. Don't ask me how I know this. LOL!

JJ

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