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hotjag1

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Posted: 02/04/20 12:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have done that several times when traveling between destinations. We use ear plugs and can barely hear the trucks. We sleep just fine.


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depends on the state. some limit hours, others say no overnights.
The DC snipers were caught sleeping at a rest stop on I-70.
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Our first experience trying this was a disaster. Every truck stop, rest area, on ramp, off ramp, was completely full of truckers. Couldn’t even stop to use bathrooms if you’re in RV. Maybe if you’re early enough you can find a spot, but is not guaranteed, and who wants to stop that early anyway? We managed to find a spot hidden from view between two large trucks in a Flying J eventually. As mentioned, it was very noisy but we managed to sleep a few hours. We had traveled through Atlanta, middle of the night so maybe it was busy area.

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yes, we do it regularly. but be prepared for the trucks to come and go most of the night. if that will bother you, look elsewhere.


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We do it all the time. Since we stop fairly early, 5-6PM, we usually don't have a problem getting a spot and we usually leave at 3-5AM. Never had a problem sleeping, even with trucks running or moving in and out.


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Not to irritate the truck drivers among us, but some have told me they consider most overnight parking to be "theirs", A big part of their job and lifestyle depends on free parking. Not so much for RVers.

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Since I'm a light sleeper and want A/C I use Passport America for a quick overnight. I do have a built in generator that I could use but that negates any savings.

I also use boondocking if I find a nice quiet area. Just depends on the situation.

Truck stops and rest area's would be a last resort for me.

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answer ,yews but theres better places,,wal mart,,cracker barrel ,,church lot.. church lots are great.

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midnightsadie wrote:

answer ,yews but theres better places,,wal mart,,cracker barrel ,,church lot.. church lots are great.

We stayed overnight in a Forest Service parking lot and slept lightly waiting for a knock on the door. No one ever bothered us.


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Johno02 wrote:

Having a reefer driver in the family, would you believe that they can't sleep with the reefer off?


I pulled a reefer most of the last half of the '70s. Back then, that thing shut off, instant wake-up.
This century I got sucked into pulling them a couple of times. None of them, or any I have parked around idled at all.
The issue I have is I do not want trucks pulling into campgrounds for the night.

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