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Old 03-11-2014, 09:34 AM   #11
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A lot of folks prefer Walmarts. Many let people park overnight - there is a Yahoo group that keeps a detailed list of which do and which do not. Walmarts, IMO, are going to be quieter and possibly as patrolled as rest areas if not more often.
Just talking to myself. Here's the Yahoo group that I mentioned:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/walmartrving/info
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:02 AM   #12
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What is the difference of 'a rest' or 'a nap'?
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #13
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What is the difference of 'a rest' or 'a nap'?

I guess the cop's opinion on it. That and length of time, I assume. No idea, of course.
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Old 03-11-2014, 11:35 AM   #14
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Virginia rest stops do not allow this.
Nor do North Carolina's.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #15
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Cracker Barrel does allow RV's overnight - ASK first. We've had to do it. Lowes will as well. I was told Office Depot will also. We saw rest areas with power for over nighters! Because we don't feel as secure in one of the aforementioned places, we don't sleep as good and we keep our protection close by and I'm not talking about Cooper!
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:23 AM   #16
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Cracker Barrel has a map brochure that lists all restaurants and marks the ones that have RV spots for overnighters. I use it when we plan our trips. Maybe in the future RV parks will have a special rate for overnighters, charging maybe $10 dollars for electric and water.
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Cracker Barrel has a map brochure that lists all restaurants and marks the ones that have RV spots for overnighters. I use it when we plan our trips. Maybe in the future RV parks will have a special rate for overnighters, charging maybe $10 dollars for electric and water.
Just curious as I haven't seen it...

Is there a special designation for overnighting being allowed? Or simply those that have RV parking spaces?
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Cracker Barrel has a map brochure that lists all restaurants and marks the ones that have RV spots for overnighters. I use it when we plan our trips. Maybe in the future RV parks will have a special rate for overnighters, charging maybe $10 dollars for electric and water.
That's a good idea. One campground we frequent has a special section near the entrance for accommodating transient rigs. Probably 15 or 20 pull-throughs with full hookups and convenient to the propane refill station. Sites are so big that even some of the big rigs don't have to unhook. That section is just a big, flat parking lot. No trees, etc. But it serves a good purpose.

Too bad they haven't adopted your idea of charging a smaller fee for the folks who are just there long enough to sleep and get back on the highway. Still, the convenience of it seems to be very popular.
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I found a link in the forums to a smart phone app "Big Truck Stops". Pretty informative to where you can stay.
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