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Old 02-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #1
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Question Whats a good place to stop and rest

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My Family and I are going to North Carolina to vist my brother inlaw before he leaves for iraq the end of july (Marine Coremen) and we are woundering were thier is a good place to stop and get some shut eye on the way thier and back. We leave July 1st and will start comeing home on the 14th. Please let us know.
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That will be a tough one to answer. Not knowing how far you will be driving each day. Are you looking to just overnight, so sight see along the way?
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:22 PM   #3
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I'm thinking that i will want to stop (Sleep Over night Not at a campground) some were on this stretch of Hwy see below (map quest directions)

20: Keep LEFT to take I-64 E via EXIT 111 toward WINCHESTER / ASHLAND (Portions toll) (Crossing into WEST VIRGINIA). 229.2 miles Map

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:57 PM   #4
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just to let you know if you want to just stay over night most walmart stores let you park in their lot over night and sleep till morning
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like chevy02 said...many Wal-Mart stores (and some others) will allow you to park and sleep overnight. Just check with management first.

Also, truck stops allow it. Some rest areas as well, but I'd rather stop at a truck stop. You can fuel up, rest, use facilities, use dump stations, fill propane, grab some food and stretch your legs. Truck stops are an RV'ers best friend!
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Old 02-29-2008, 01:19 PM   #6
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Here in California, there are alot of Rest stops that let you stay overnight
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most flying J truck stops and Travel america have very clean facilities.
plus you can grab a clean shower
dump, fill up and stop over pretty secure if you dont mind the occasional rumble of rigs
I would park close to the front, to avoid the lot lizards(folks of the evening) and undesireables.
I would never sleep over in a rest area, to much of a risk for your famly
plus in july its going to be HOT and humid, got a genny?
state parks are also great jump in for the night places.
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most flying J truck stops and Travel america have very clean facilities.
plus you can grab a clean shower
dump, fill up and stop over pretty secure if you dont mind the occasional rumble of rigs
I would park close to the front, to avoid the lot lizards(folks of the evening) and undesireables.
I would never sleep over in a rest area, to much of a risk for your famly
plus in july its going to be HOT and humid, got a genny?
state parks are also great jump in for the night places.
We have never had a problem with the rest stops, but again we have chosen the good clean ones that are well lit and rigs stay at, in no way did I mean anything to put your family at risk, I have a family of 5 with 3 small children, I guess you have to research and check out before you choose, powerboater is right the flying J are nice
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We have never had a problem with the rest stops, but again we have chosen the good clean ones that are well lit and rigs stay at, in no way did I mean anything to put your family at risk, I have a family of 5 with 3 small children, I guess you have to research and check out before you choose, powerboater is right the flying J are nice


yep back in the day most rest areas were pretty safe
but now texas has got to have the worst for security, followed by south miss. and louisianna

we do a little sanity check now when we pull into one, look around, see whos watching who, and if security is asleep or walking around.
but hey even at Loves we got hassled by an irrate trucker for parking near the trucks.
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Thank you for all the feed back I would agree about the rest stops for overnight.
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