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Checking out RV campsite Tangshan RV Camping (松林山庄) Nanjing China
Heading for weekend trip to Nanjing by our rental RV. Best service station what i have encountered in China on the route

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Checking out RV campsite Tangshan RV Camping (松林山庄) Nanjing China
Heading for weekend trip to Nanjing by our rental RV. Best service station what i have encountered in China on the route

Heading for a weekend trip in Nanjing by RV

This is the second time we will be heading out by rental RV. Target is in Nanjing at Tangshan RV 松林山庄 camping site

Found an RV rental close to Shanghai Disney World. New RV’s in line waiting for an adventure with the renters. There are many campers with their own terrace and BBQ spot which can be rented for the long term or just overnight.
The site looks well equipped and family-friendly and we plan to stay for a weekend in the future to check out the facilities as well as enjoy a Disney weekend.
settled down the renting issues, we took a pop-up adventure to Disney town by local bus, after 10 minutes we are enjoying the scenery of every-night fireworks with hot coffee.

The Maxus RV60 performed OK with a 2L T Diesel engine. The only thing was the automatic gear that changed the gears like poorly changes on manual gears. jumping jackrabbit.

This is where we rented from rv2go.com. This is a country-wide chain with several rentals.
Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV | Maxus RV
RV rented in China. Maxus RV60, this was the second time we rented RV in China. The RV was ok but slightly small inside for 4 persons + dog. It had all the necessities needed for the trip and the quality was reasonable.
Drivers seat
It was comfortable and had Apple Car Play

Location

We are going to give some ratings of the different campsites and also the sightseeing spots that we experience on our trips. These are purely our ratings and it might be someone else would rate it differently.

Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing | Traffic in Shanghai
You could call this normal traffic jam here
Heading for weekemd trip to Nanjing | Nightwish on the road to Nanjing | Nightwish on the radio
Good traveling music

One of my favorite travel music. Check it out Nightwish. Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland.

Heavy music in this traffic always helps to lower down my stress level. As you can see that I’m a fan of Finnish metal music. Check out Nightwish and enjoy the music. Recommendations go for Ghost love score, Shoemaker, Poet, and the pendulum, and The greatest show on earth are some of the great ones.

Some Service stations that we visited on the way to Nanjing

Why do I take this up? Normally gasoline/service stations have a different level of standards here. This came up clearly during our trip to Inner Mongolia, these service stations below are pure luxury.

Up in the north, the service stations are more or less only for filling fuel and have some basic snacks. Most of them are missing normal service equipment, for example, the compressor for filling up the tires.

Some example pictures below of our Inner-Mogolia trip 2021

Large service station with nothing up in northern part of China
This is how the restaurant looked like. Not so fancy as the exterior

Checking out three service stations on the way.

These three service stations on our way to Nanjing are very famous in China for the available service and the looks.

All services were available for body and car.

These stations are recommended also for a boondocking stay as there are security 24/7 and services available.

The first stop is Yangcheng Lake Service Center (国家电网充电站(阳澄湖服务区)

Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV
To be mentioned again it is not so common in China with RV. Seems someone else has the same idea with traveling.
QR toilet paper

China is very advanced with mobile phone technology. Even in toilets, you need to scan for QR code with for example Alipay to get some paper. Is this good? They will collect the data when you need to wipe your butt. Many of the apps in China will ask for permission for contact, location, and so on. The similar as European GDPR (Chinese PIPL) is slowly coming and let’s see how that will affect the data collection. Nothing is free, even you don’t pay for it with money you pay in other ways.

Another QR toilet paper
Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV
One of the most beautiful service centers I have visited in China. There were even small canals inside of it. Like mini Venice and the gondolier is the only thing missing. Plenty of small shops with food, coffee, and snacks

The Yangcheng Lake (阳澄湖) Service Center is not a traditional gasoline station. It is very famous for inner design and variable of service and facilities.
On top of the basic gasoline station function, it is more like a medium-sized shopping mall, a Zen garden for resting and relaxation, a food street with various choices, a gaming-VR zone for kids. The inner design and decoration are like the mini Venice with water canals.

The Second stop is MeiCun(梅村服务区) Service Center

We also stayed overnight in the parking lot, but remember, keep always a distance from the trucks on the parking lot. They were making noise constantly by coming and leaving.

Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV
All needed for staying the night was available. Everything that you need for boondocking at the parking place is available. Also, 24/7 security so it is quite safe to stay
Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV
One more of the “better” Service centers. This is the second service station on our way. Decided to stay for the night here. The mistake was to park close to the trucks as they were parking and leaving the whole night. Could not get my beauty sleep and learned a lesson. Don’t park close to them if possible. It was nice anyway as we could get the dinner and some additions to our breakfast from the shops.
Something our girls cannot withstand, it is some magical force pulling them.

The third was the Xianrenshan Service Center (仙人山)

Heading for weekend trip in Nanjing by RV
Taking a break on the way to Nanjing. Last of the 3 famous Service stations on our way to Nanjing. Strongly suggest stopping at these if your route is driving on highway G42. Many shops and small restaurants are also at this stop and behind the service station small park and lake to take a walk to stretch your body from the long driving.

The third stop is Xianrenshan (仙人山) Service Center.
The atmosphere and restaurants were satisfying, had a nice stop here, and was also to take our dog out for a short walk. Seemed he was also interested in swimming in the lake but I don’t even know if he can swim.

The next stopping place would be the Tangshan Hot Springs RV Camping

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