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Old 03-06-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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Parking Problem Solved

It's been a few days, but i FINALLY have a relatively permanent parking place for Brunhilde, all utilities included, $450/mo. No cable, but ...

This site is outside of town and the piece of property is HUMONGOUS! The landlady's son and I are parked next to each other. There is NO light pollution, which makes for some fabulous star gazing. It's also far enough away from anything else that there is almost NO noise, either, just far off train traffic, which is very soothing.

It is my considered opinion that, for longer term purposes, Skoolies are pariahs. We are vehicula non grata. We are neither fish nor fowl. Since most of us own buses older than 10 years, we are thanked politely before being sent on our ways. When they find out that we are converted vehicles OF ANY SORT, they blanch and quickly slam the door in our faces. KOA Kampground #1 (we have worldwide HQ here in town) quoted about $1K for 27 days - PROVIDED that the campground was open for the season, which it's not. A FREE camping spot with apparently no limits on duration is on the county fairgrounds of Musselshell County, on the banks of the Musselshell River. BUT, that location FLOODS every year. This is conducive to prolonged parking? NOT ON YOUR NELLY! Other locations, where I had been parking, were not posted thusly. Sadly, I was chased off each and every one of them.

Finding one that allows me to park for any period of time, regardless of the cost, is a blessing. Mind, I'll STILL be looking for a less expensive location all the while.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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How expensive is a plot of rural land in your area? Could you buy a small plot in the boonies where you could park your rig with no hassle?
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Old 03-06-2016, 09:05 PM   #3
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I should thank my buddy with 20 acres who lets me park for free and have unlimited use of his water and power!
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:33 PM   #4
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Are you towards Laurel or East?
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Old 03-09-2016, 05:59 PM   #5
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Lockwood.

dgorila, parking in the weeds is prohibitively expensive, i.e., utilities!
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:41 PM   #6
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Glad you found something and a spot without city lights and no road noise is worth something
Just missing the sound of the water and the rumble under ya feet
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