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slept lot of places back an forth to arizona for twenty years .one time cop knocked on the door, just checking to see if we were ok. thanked him ,went back to sleep.even had supper at a church one evening, they plugged me into a 120v plug.for the night.

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Been to that rest area many times over the years and seen RV in the truck spots so I would say yes. But you could also probably also pull off on one of the many little exits in that area that look like there isn't a house for miles and just pull to the side of the road.

If you do stop at a rest area and your rig is short then park with the back of the trailer even with the back of the trucks. It's just a courtesy. But imagine the tired truck driver who comes in behind you and thinks your spot is open only to see it blocked by you after he has started the turn.


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

b&rharmon wrote:

...can we use rest areas where truckers park...

I've done it. Worst night sleep I ever had. Lots of noise. The noisiest? A refridgeration unit running on a big truck.


As a kid I once slept in a tent trailer next to a refer. While it took a bit to sleep, once out I was out all night.

It’s actually an advantage as is masks all of the intermittent noise that would normally wake you. Your brain has an amazing ability to filter constant repetitive noise.

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Rest stops and truck stops are my least preferred for sleep. Mostly the noise and my own self-imposed feeling that I was "taking a spot" from a trucker (he's working, I'm recreating).

I prefer hitting a Walmart. We've done quite a few and never had an issue. Plus, I can put my slides out and actually get to things in my camper.

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OP is gone.

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Heck when I sleep I couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant [emoticon]


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CA is fine with sleeping overnight at rest stops, but no camping. I'm sure you can figure out the difference.

Also, enforcement of silly rules at CA rest stops is lax at best. If you park and climb in the back, you'll not be bothered, other than by noise.

I've spent many quick nights in our rest stops. When possible, I pull away from the parking close to the rest area. Sometimes even parking along the apron of the exit driveway. Overflow parking tends to go there anyway. Never has been an issue, and of course is quieter.

Buttonwillow is a large rest area (has sites on both sides of the interstate). Choose where you park wisely and I don't think noise will be much of an issue. Depending on how soundly you sleep of course.


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According to my wife, my snoring would run the truckers off.not sure if that's true!!



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No the "OP" isn't gone, and I appreciate the input. This was our "maiden voyage" with our new trailer, the wife insisted we stay in a motel, what a waste of money but happy wife .... BTW we did make a quick overnite on the way back from Monterey where we spent 4 nights in a RV camp in Carmel Valley. We stayed overnight at Refugio Beach. Didn't unhook and slept with slide room in so we could get up and go early. Was kind of a rehearsal for next time we need a quick stop for sleep.

Again, thank you for your responses, another question will be coming.

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Heck when I sleep I couldn't hear a dump truck driving through a nitroglycerin plant [emoticon]


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