RV stays at Flying J fuel outlets
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jan 20, 2013 4:37 PM Last Post By: ned111
Jan 18, 2013 8:39 PM
RV stays at Flying J fuel outletsGood afternoon
My wife and self will be travelling in the USA for just under 3 months in a 19' RV. We will be mainly staying in BLM sites, National and State parks. Aprox. every 4th to 5th day I have also planned to stay at some RV parks. Also will be staying in RV parks in Tucson, Miami, Washington DC and San Francisco.
I note on the Flying J fuel stop web site they welcome overnight stays in their RV parking lot and they provide showers. I intend to purchase fuel from them and stay overnight on five occasions mainly on the Eastern and Northern areas of the USA.
I would like to enquire if any of the members have stayed at the Flying J fuel stops parking lot? If so how was your stay in regards to noise or any other concerns.
Thank you for any replies
Jan 19, 2013 5:35 AM
1I have frequently parked overnight at the Flying J truck stops throughout Canada and the USA. I have also parked overnight at the Pilot Travel Center truck stops. I have not noticed special parking areas for RVs; I have discretely parked near their restaurants instead of amongst the huge truck big rigs. If you purchase the Good Sam Club membership, you will get a discount on gasoline at the Flying Js and Pilot Travel Centers. Not all Flying Js allow non-truckers to use the hot showers and laundry facilities; they especially do give priority to the commercial truckers. The Flying Js have security cameras on their parking lots, so I do feel safe when I park there. They are clean. I also like their buffet restaurants, such as Country Kitchen, which are good value. The Flying Js also have their own wi-fi system with a password. It is not free.
I have also parked for free overnight at Wal-Mart Supercenters throughout Canada and the USA (not all of them do allow overnight parking, though). The Supercenters are discount grocery stores and you can usually get lower prices on major brands.
In your other post, I recommended that you purchase a Woodall's RV Campground Directory that includes Canada and Mexico. The Camping World stores, which you can Google, sell the campground directories and accessories for RVs.
Jan 19, 2013 5:45 AM
2As there are a number of trucks idling there motors all night ... Parking "up wind" (fumes)and the use of earplugs improve sleep quality... As there are usually related businesses nearby that also have parking areas. I try to put some distance between my "boondock" & the main truck park... This often requires a longer hike to the toilet or showers...In doing so, I have never been molested by security or the mobile hookers...Sweet dreams... carracar
Jan 19, 2013 6:05 AM
3I hope my first attempt this morning will be along soon...As it seems to have gone to moderation for screening... The Woodalls guide having been merged with Trailer Life... Will probably continue in other branding... When The Flying J brand was merged with Pilot recently... Most of the buffets went away to be replaced by the Denny's (order from the menu) chain...Actually the food quality is better Just usually takes longer to get the meal on the table... carracar
Jan 19, 2013 9:05 AM
Jan 20, 2013 4:04 AM
5I stayed at the Pilot Travel Center, with the Flying J across the street, on the border of Texas and New Mexico last September. I chose to park under the bright lights near the gas pumps because it seemed safer, unless of course someone lit the pumps on fire! I have a 17-foot travel trailer and had a peaceful night's sleep. I had the very spicy New Mexico-style hamburger at the Denny's for dinner. Probably Hatch chili peppers.
Jan 20, 2013 4:37 PM
6Thanks for your replies. Your suggestions have been helpful. I have taken onboard the suggestions with Walmart and it seems like a good alternative (With the stores permission). had a look at Google Maps on the sattelite view of some of the flying J fuel parking and although I thought there would be some trucks, there were a few more than I expected and I would need some serious earplugs. Thanks trekker502 for your all your info. its appreciated.
Regards from ned111
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