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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher & Snacktime View Post
    A Pilot is a viable option too. They have the benefit of a 24hr bathroom
    and 24 hr big rigs and lights. bring ear plugs and a sleep mask if you are a light sleeper.
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    Stony Fork (USFS) campground, off Rt77 near Wytheville (last stop for major services!). A little further on down I81 is Hungry Mother State Park. Sleeping in the car sucks you'd have room to stretch out and a picnic table and neither is far from the trail.
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    Sleepin by the river just like he usually done
    Call for his whisky
    He can call for his tea
    Call all he wanta but he can't call me..."
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    A little further on down I81 is Hungry Mother State Park

    forgot about hungry mother...

    that was the first night i stayed in a trip that changed my life (first time to smoky's---moved 2 years later down this way)..

    and that's easy to get to from the interstate....

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    I usually just sleep in the car - small SUV - in the rest stops on the highway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longboysfan View Post
    I usually just sleep in the car - small SUV - in the rest stops on the highway.
    I do this as well when I drive everywhere especially across country. But I don't know if I've seen to many scary movies or what but man some of them rest stops are creepy! I always park all the up close to the bathrooms where there's lots of light. After all that's when you are most vulnerable when you're sleeping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longboysfan View Post
    I usually just sleep in the car - small SUV - in the rest stops on the highway.
    Internet Search: Interstate Rest Area overnight stay rules by state
    States are different. While RVs may be allowed to stay overnight, automobiles may not have the same privileges.
    Be safe. Know the rules.
    Wayne

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    Lightbulb Rest stops in TN and VA

    Know the rules
    Always good advice. I stopped at interstate rest stops in Tennessee last month, and can confirm the following:
    https://www.citizen-times.com/story/...ist/489221002/
    "The “rules” for Tennessee Rest Areas are: There is a two-hour parking limit"

    Virginia law is equally unambiguous:
    https://law.lis.virginia.gov/adminco...r50/section10/
    " No overnight parking will be permitted."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Longboysfan View Post
    I usually just sleep in the car - small SUV - in the rest stops on the highway.
    I'm a wee bit past the point in my life where this is my first option. 50 years old this month and enough money to pay for hotel rooms when I travel. Plus, my travel partner is DEFINITELY not down for sleeping at rest stops AND she's paying for the hotels anyway.
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    A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world. ~Paul Dudley White

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