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Did some boondocking last night.
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When ever I`m in town, I`m always looking for places to park over night, and I have found several good places.
I live in a small farm town in Idaho, and after about 8:00 pm the town is pretty dead, so I decided to try one of the
places I found. Just outside of town is a very small truck stop, and behind it is a very well lit dead end street and that
is were I parked for the night.

I couldn`t have picked a better place to park. I was parked under a street light, so the area around me was well lit, and
it was very quiet all night. I watched a few hours of tv and then went to bed. I got a good nights sleep and I was up and
back home by 9:00 am the next morning.

I know I didn`t go very far from home, but once my parents house sells and I go full time in the rv I wanted to have several
over night parking spots available for me to rotate through so I`m not in the same spot every night.
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As time goes on you will find favorite spots in lots of places. I have a collection of favorite overnight spots and long term spots. In California you can stay in a rest stop for up to 8 hours. I use them often.

You’ll have lots of spots soon. Enjoy!


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That’s the way to do it: lots of baby steps at first. I did quite a few around town, haven’t for a little while now as I’m finishing up the house. But Friday it closes and I’m out and about for good. I’m quite confident now. We’ll get there!


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Congrats for being able to make the break Putts!

Anyway, the post was about boondocking around town to practice, and that’s a smart thing to do. I remember simply driveway camping as a shakedown, and it was good that I did. Found issues that I had not considered, read about or seen on YT. So these short-distance trips are a wise thing to do. Having a Walmart or box store nearby is a good thing as well... (to park in and to get items you forgot).
They say when you get older two things happen, one is you lose your memory and the other, I forget.

Organized people are simply too lazy to search for stuff.
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You are doing good. Not only are you dealing with what you had not thought of, you are getting use to being in the rig in different situations.
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(09-22-2018, 11:11 PM)Blanch Wrote: As time goes on you will find favorite spots in lots of places. I have a collection of favorite overnight spots and long term spots. In California you can stay in a rest stop for up to 8 hours. I use them often.

You’ll have lots of spots soon. Enjoy!


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When it comes to rest stops in most states, I don`t get it. Some states you can only stay at a rest stop for three, four, or up to
eight hours ?. Here in Idaho you can stay at any rest stop or road side turn out for twenty four hours.
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Too many people , not enough rest areas ?

Go Shadow go !
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Arkansas allowed overnight (2015). Nevada allows 18 hours (current).
Restrictions in some areas might be due to local motel.hotel business pressures.
NJ too crowded and too uptight.
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As a kid, I remember when they changed Ohio's rest stop from overnight to 4 hours it was due to 'perverts'. lol Yep, evidently you can't get perverted in 4 hours like you can overnight. Who knew Smile
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Oh, you can get perverted in four hours. But to get good and perverted takes overnight.
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