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tropical36

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Mike134 wrote:

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btilfan wrote:

OK, she has quite a bit as she is not returning, that's where the moho will come in handy, lot's of room.
I get it, everything is closed. I was hoping for a walmart or truckstop somewhere within about a 20 mile radius. We'll drop her off, go spend the night and return next morning to pick her up. If we can't take moho it will take two cars and a motel.

thank for all the suggestions.

OK, get on the horn with this Walmart
and for hearing what they have to say. Shouldn't be more than about 10 miles or so, from where you need to be....


Your kidding right? Where do you live from there?

I live over a 1000 miles from there, but what's that got to do with it?


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I live over a 1000 miles from there, but what's that got to do with it?

He's looking for a safe place to park overnight. I grew up in Chicago and that is NOT someplace I'd park overnight. But you knew that from 1000 miles away. My suggestion of the truckstop/parking on the interstate 30 minutes away still stands.


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Mike134...He's looking for a safe place to park overnight. I grew up in Chicago and that is NOT someplace I'd park overnight. But you knew that from 1000 miles away. My suggestion of the truckstop/parking on the interstate 30 minutes away still stands.
Hey, I'm thinking a Walmart is a Walmart and with them having security if needed.
I do know Chicago very well from spending time there years ago. Also with a visit back, not so long ago, but can't say I'm familiar with all the hazardous places or safe havens.
However if this particular WM has a questionable reputation for safety, then by all means, the OP should seek shelter, elsewhere.

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Something wrong here, so we'll skip this one, with dressing up my previous post....

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McCormick Place downtown Chicago shows overnight RV parking in lot B,
no hookups. Worth a phone call


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btilfan wrote:

going to drop off the granddaughter at her dorm (Roosevelt University) near grant park then return the next morning to pick her and all of her stuff up and return home.
We will need a parking lot or truckstop to spend the night while she packs.
does anyone know of place where we could safely spend the night.


Hi btilfan - When is your trip? Are you there already this weekend? I'd love to close this thread once you've found your haven and moved your granddaughter.

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Will probably make the trip at the end of the month. have not decided on a place to stay yet but looks like I have options.


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Before you make the trip in a motor home are you sure you will be allowed by the city of Chicago to take a motor home down the streets near Roosevelt U? There are a lot of streets that do not permit large vehicles such as RVs or even pickup trucks. RU is in the downtown area where traffic is controlled. They strictly enforce those prohibitions against larger vehicles and pickups. CPD won't hesitate to stop and write tickets and a ticket is not like a permit to continue. They'll get you out of the area. It would be pretty discouraging for you to drive from NE just to get there and find out CPD won't let you get close to RU.
Just a suggestion that you might want to be positive you can do it before you try.


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Wadcutter brings up a good point about B trucks and larger. Not sure it applies to RV plates. How tall are you?

https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/213749/Chicago_FreightSystemPlanningInfoMAP_20120229_version1-0r.pdf/80759ecf-74d7-446f-92dd-2f87dcf7df98

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Mike134 wrote:

Wadcutter brings up a good point about B trucks and larger. Not sure it applies to RV plates. How tall are you?
https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/documents/10180/213749/Chicago_FreightSystemPlanningInfoMAP_20120229_version1-0r.pdf/80759ecf-74d7-446f-92dd-2f87dcf7df98

RV plates use to be exempt, treated like passenger car plates. Guys would buy a pickup, put a topper on it, call it an RV, and get RV plates. If they licensed it as a truck they were restricted but licensed as an RV they were allowed. It wasn't legal as just putting a topper on a pickup doesn't make it an RV but there were a number who tried it. Many of them got the ticket for improper registration so they didn't win.

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