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Howdy All,

As I travel I-5 in CA, I used to spend the night at a Walmart in Redding however the last time I did this I was rousted by a local rentacop who got down right nasty about the situation.

 I will be traveling north on that part of I-5 as I wander toward home in very late October maybe the 1st of November this year so if anyone knows a FREE safe place to catch some sleep in that area please pass it on.  Thanks 

Dave

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Dave,

Heads up we came across highway 299 from the coast to Redding yesterday afternoon and the Carr fire devistation is very sad and Thousands of folks are without a home so remaining RV and hotels are very booked hard.....

We had a heck of a time getting a room 200 miles South of Redding.....

Very sad....many folks have no real place to rebuild due to mud slides potential....

 

Drive on......(Redding .....very sad)

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Howdy Dt,

That is sad, the fires have hit hard all over the west many have lost everything.

Dave

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2 hours ago, Lou Schneider said:

Rolling Hills Casino in Corning is adjacent to I-5 in Corning, 50 miles south of Redding.  They have an RV Park for $35 a night, but I'd just boondock in a back corner of their truck parking lot. 

Howdy Lou,

Thanks for the tip.

Dave

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I'd offer you my place if I didn't know how long your rig is. I'm about 10 min south of Redding. I just had my side yard redone to accommodate an RV, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have enough space to put out any slides at all. It also tapers towards the back of the yard. The only way it might work is if the gate stayed open.

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28 minutes ago, Buscrusher said:

I'd offer you my place if I didn't know how long your rig is. I'm about 10 min south of Redding. I just had my side yard redone to accommodate an RV, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have enough space to put out any slides at all. It also tapers towards the back of the yard. The only way it might work is if the gate stayed open.

Howdy Buscrusher,

Thank you very much for your offer of hospitality if I would have fit I would have enjoyed stopping for a short visit.  Yes  driving what my friend Annie, calls “The Rolling Zip Code”  does have it’s drawbacks when it comes to overall length sometimes.

Dave

 

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Redding and Motels........

About 5 years ago My wife and I were driving back from a Schutzhund trial in Salem Oregon and stopped in Redding for the night at a Motel 6. At that point we had two male German Shepherds of impressive size and stature. 5 years ago they were younger than they are now, still alive but move a little slower. They are both trained in Tracking, Obedience and Protection for Schutzhund competitions. So we get checked in to this lovely ( said in a sarcastic tone ) little motel and make it down to a park in front of our room. The people staying in the room next to us have the music going, door open and smoke wafting out the room into the parking lot where half of them are sitting on cars. I get Jax out he is a West German, German Shepherd coming in at about a lean 85 lbs, 90 when he is fat. ( I could write a dissertation on feeding and exercise but not the place for it here but we take good care of our dogs P.M. if you want more information.) Jax is the traditional looking shepherd light front with a Black Saddle, big boxy head. His head is 11 inches center of the ears to the tip of the snout. Next we get Sawyer out 75 - 80 lbs about 30 inches at the withers. Sawyer is Jet black with brown socks, big boxy head but very, very serious looking.

These people start to scatter like roaches, when they see the two dogs. One of them comes over and asks if they are drug dogs, music gets turned off and door closes to the room. One of them walks past our window about 5 minutes later, Sawyer hits the window barking at full speed, the scum bag jumps 10 feet. I laughed, Jax had his back and both were on the defense. California may not let me carry my CCW since I am from Nevada, but they can't prevent me from carrying my pack of 4 German Shepherds, Pepper Spray and Bear Spray.

Later,

Cory O

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Howdy Cory,

All I can say is my attack Wiener Dog, gets me through the rough spots and I can afford to feed him good.  I had large dogs years ago but Wiener Dogs have stolen my dog loving heart.  Sadly Newt, is getting to the age where I need to seriously look for his replacement as it takes a couple of years for the new dog to learn to be my service dog.  If anyone knows of a young male Wiener Dog, that needs a good home and a traveling life please contact me.  Thanks.

Dave

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52 minutes ago, mr. cob said:

Howdy Cory,

All I can say is my attack Wiener Dog, gets me through the rough spots and I can afford to feed him good.  I had large dogs years ago but Wiener Dogs have stolen my dog loving heart.  Sadly Newt, is getting to the age where I need to seriously look for his replacement as it takes a couple of years for the new dog to learn to be my service dog.  If anyone knows of a young male Wiener Dog, that needs a good home and a traveling life please contact me.  Thanks.

Dave

Dave,

All kidding aside if I hear something I will private message you. The dog community is small, and we all know each other. I will keep an eye, ear and Paw out for you.

Later,

Cory O

P.S. if you make it back through Vegas Please let me know, I would love to see your Rig and my wife loves the classic look, I think she is ready to buy one of them to fix up over the Volvo I just bought two years ago. She also wants a wood panel classic hot rod. God I love this lady!!!!!! 

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11 hours ago, Vegas Teacher said:

Dave,

All kidding aside if I hear something I will private message you. The dog community is small, and we all know each other. I will keep an eye, ear and Paw out for you.

Later,

Cory O

P.S. if you make it back through Vegas Please let me know, I would love to see your Rig and my wife loves the classic look, I think she is ready to buy one of them to fix up over the Volvo I just bought two years ago. She also wants a wood panel classic hot rod. God I love this lady!!!!!! 

Howdy Cory,

Check your PM, you have incoming.

Dave

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On 9/30/2018 at 8:40 PM, mr. cob said:

Howdy Buscrusher,

Thank you very much for your offer of hospitality if I would have fit I would have enjoyed stopping for a short visit.  Yes  driving what my friend Annie, calls “The Rolling Zip Code”  does have it’s drawbacks when it comes to overall length sometimes.

Dave

 

I didn't think of it the other day, but you could take a quick check on Google Earth or Google Street View at Exit 668 in Anderson, CA. If you're headed southbound just passed the Safeway there is a wide spot on both sides of the street there that have regular visitors of semis overnighting. There is also a street just a little bit further up the way that goes east and west directly behind Safeway that has room to park, and I have seen RVs parked there from time to time. Not sure if that would be an acceptable choice, but that's literally walking distance from my house. The access to the freeway is very very easy as well.

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7 hours ago, Buscrusher said:

I didn't think of it the other day, but you could take a quick check on Google Earth or Google Street View at Exit 668 in Anderson, CA. If you're headed southbound just passed the Safeway there is a wide spot on both sides of the street there that have regular visitors of semis overnighting. There is also a street just a little bit further up the way that goes east and west directly behind Safeway that has room to park, and I have seen RVs parked there from time to time. Not sure if that would be an acceptable choice, but that's literally walking distance from my house. The access to the freeway is very very easy as well.

Howdy Doug,

Thanks for the information, I'll check it out.

Dave

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