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This is a discussion on Sleeping in the car, USA within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; Well this thread got long quick. So if somebody already said this sorry. Texas sleeping in the car is just fine at Rest Areas. Those ...

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    Well this thread got long quick. So if somebody already said this sorry. Texas sleeping in the car is just fine at Rest Areas. Those are State supplied and usually pretty cool. Only way to get in trouble is to be running around nekked or something. I know you liberated Europeans like to do that. In God's Country we think its sorta kinky..unless you sing famous country and western music..then its ok. You just sent off to the Betty Ford clinic for a while. Hows them muzzies working out over there?

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    Hey Swede, welcome back.

    Forgive me but why would you want to sleep in a car? Since you will be traveling on our Interstate Highway System look for any Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express etc. Most are new and if you schedule your travel where you end up in rural areas or suburbs off the Interstate you can usually find a clean new safe chain hotel room for around 100.00 $ US. Or better yet look for KOA Campgrounds or State Parks with camping or lodging facilities.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swedishsocialist View Post
    Hi there,

    I have some loose plans (with my wife) to travel to the US in the forseeable future.

    There is this thing we have done in Sweden and the UK, that is to go by car and stop and sleep "wherever" in the car (some nights), this way we have a wery flexible and free tourist exeperience.

    How doeble is this in the USA, as I understand it you have a lot of people sleeping in the cars, so how much of a problem is it to do it at shoppingmallsparkings, suburbs and so on without people calling for cops or something like that.

    Or is this a total non - issue?

    /Cheers! :D
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    your problem will be the out-of-state-plates on the rental car... find a hospital and sleep in the ER waiting room. everyone will assume you are there for a reason and not bother you.. plus free coffee!!!
    -IN OMNIA PARATUS

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    If you land at Logan and pick up a rental there, you can go right on to the Mass Turnpike to head west.

    There are service plazas where you can eat, dump, gas up, and sleep in the lot which is far safer than Boston at night.

    It is quite common to see people sleeping in those places, and nobody bothers them.

    Getting on to the NYT the same would apply.

    Some cities have laws against sleeping in your car.

    When I was in my 20's I use to sleep in the police station parking lots on Cape Cod during the summer.

    Why not rent a camper instead of a car? A hell of a lot more comfortable and easier to sleep in, they have all sizes available.

    Have slept in my Grand Cherokee a couple of times with the seats down, but I was armed to the teeth.

    Leaving California after the riots, I sat on a Model 10 S&W all the way back here, Garands were in the trunk.
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    not only talking safety but also legality - there's vagrancy laws and combined with trespassing laws that don't allow what your planning - homeless are a big problem and the law enforcement is under orders to keep it "contained" ....

    malls and retail areas in general are patrolled and vehicles checked & tagged after closing hours - some WalMart 24 Hour locations being the exception .... parking on a suburban street? - if it's a safe location it's because the residents and the cops are vigilant ....

    you have some big distance gaps planned in your route - East Coast to Chicago - sounds like you have relatives in Little Norway in Chicago and up in Northern Wisconsin - Upper Midwest out to Seattle is a big wild adventure for you ....
    I llini Warrior

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6811 View Post
    Hey Swede, you and your wife are welcome in my house if you make it in York, Pennsylvania. That's if you don't mind staying in a house full of military and cops. Wait, you are not a member of black lives matter are you?
    thanks for invite, we might actully get back to you that,
    We are not BLM... and they are kind of gone now are they not? they feel a little 2016?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A Watchman View Post
    Swede, you keep up this kind of nonsense talk and I can guarantee ya a wery experience!
    nonsense in what regard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
    Well this thread got long quick. So if somebody already said this sorry. Texas sleeping in the car is just fine at Rest Areas. Those are State supplied and usually pretty cool. Only way to get in trouble is to be running around nekked or something. I know you liberated Europeans like to do that. In God's Country we think its sorta kinky..unless you sing famous country and western music..then its ok. You just sent off to the Betty Ford clinic for a while. Hows them muzzies working out over there?
    We do not run around naked, that is a myth. But skinnydipping... happens, but not in public. The muzzies are doing fine, they realise they have ugly chicks and cover them up in blankets. so we dont puke when seeing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slippy View Post
    Hey Swede, welcome back.

    Forgive me but why would you want to sleep in a car? Since you will be traveling on our Interstate Highway System look for any Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express etc. Most are new and if you schedule your travel where you end up in rural areas or suburbs off the Interstate you can usually find a clean new safe chain hotel room for around 100.00 $ US. Or better yet look for KOA Campgrounds or State Parks with camping or lodging facilities.
    because we do not plan to travel only on highways, we really dont see USA that way, that way we see... roads... and that we have here to. And we like to improvise, and since gas is really really cheap in the US (price in sweden is about X4 to yours), anyhow, I really like how you reason, "do as every one else, we have this system built up for the masses and that is what you should use, because, we are a free thinking people you socialist scumbag" or did I get that wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Illini Warrior View Post
    not only talking safety but also legality - there's vagrancy laws and combined with trespassing laws that don't allow what your planning - homeless are a big problem and the law enforcement is under orders to keep it "contained" ....

    malls and retail areas in general are patrolled and vehicles checked & tagged after closing hours - some WalMart 24 Hour locations being the exception .... parking on a suburban street? - if it's a safe location it's because the residents and the cops are vigilant ....

    you have some big distance gaps planned in your route - East Coast to Chicago - sounds like you have relatives in Little Norway in Chicago and up in Northern Wisconsin - Upper Midwest out to Seattle is a big wild adventure for you ....
    this is wery important, if we break one of this wagrant laws, what are the consecuensces, are we told to move along, then that is just fine. Are we fined (or worse), well, then that really is a huge problem.

 

 
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