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Old 03-24-2016, 11:53 PM   #51
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At times when I have been exhausted I wanted to sleep for a few hours in a rest area in AL but they all said no overnight parking. I will be making that trip again next month via I-65. Does anyone know if they enforce that?


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Old 03-25-2016, 01:08 AM   #52
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:57 PM   #53
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Buddyu, I had the same experience in GA. Stopped in a rest area on the interstate to catch a few hours of sleep on the way to FL. Campers and big rigs all over the place. Signs were everywhere saying no overnight parking. Went to the next rest area, also in GA...but no signs anywhere. Found a cozy spot next to the grass so I could even put one slide out. Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to why some have signs and others don't.
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:00 PM   #54
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Old 03-31-2016, 07:23 PM   #55
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At times when I have been exhausted I wanted to sleep for a few hours in a rest area in AL but they all said no overnight parking. I will be making that trip again next month via I-65. Does anyone know if they enforce that?


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Usually you are limited to 4-6 hours stays in rest areas.

We tried to stay in one once. My dogs did really well for about 4 hours and then it was time to leave. They'd have enough.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:57 PM   #56
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4 - 6 hours should work. I've had a difficult time getting some sleep because I was waiting for a knock on the door.


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I've never heard that knock on the door. No slides out and don't spend the night, about 6 or 7 hours is max. Walk the dogs, have a snack and a nap then on the way.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:17 PM   #58
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"I've never heard that knock on the door."

Same here. I rest (sleep) as long as I need to, so as to be safe to continue driving. (anywhere from four ~ ten hours). Slides do NOT get extended. When I arrive, I do a 360 walkaround (before hitting the can and then bed). Before heading out, another 360 walkaround. One reason I picked the rig I have is because it's FULLY USABLE even with the two slides in.
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:28 PM   #59
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Same, spent many a night in rest areas and j's. Even ones with the signs. Only ever got one knock by a trooper. He was making sure we were staying the night since they were closing the highway for 6 hours and we would have been stuck if we had wanted to leave.
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"I've never heard that knock on the door."

Same here. I rest (sleep) as long as I need to, so as to be safe to continue driving. (anywhere from four ~ ten hours). Slides do NOT get extended. When I arrive, I do a 360 walkaround (before hitting the can and then bed). Before heading out, another 360 walkaround. One reason I picked the rig I have is because it's FULLY USABLE even with the two slides in.

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These help. I would extend the bed slide only 4-6 inches in order that the foam bed topper would lay flat.


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