Monday, Sep 22, 2008
A lot of places have ordinances against sleeping in a car/RV overnight. This is due to the RV-park lobby who don't want to lose your business but pay large property taxes/etc (thus giving them clout in their localities to push for ordinances). Some places might wake you up in the middle of the night, tell you to leave, and/or fine you.
- Rule: If you're not paying to sleep, then you might be kicked out of any of the places below.
- Forested Wilderness
- Rest Areas/Truck Stops
- Residential Areas
- Industrial Areas
- Churches (ask ahead of time)
- Big box stores (e.g. K-Mart) (idea: put "For Sale" sign in window)
- Late-night/all-night stores (e.g. grocery stores)
- Hospitals (good cafeterias, pretend you're waiting for "Aunt Sue")
- Motels/Hotels (pretend to be a guest)
- Car Repair Garages (pretend you need it serviced in the morning)
- Apartment Complexes
- Night Clubs (because a lot of people park there and take cabs home because they're drunk)
- Police Stations (ask if you can stay in their lot, or ask where you could stay)
- Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVAs)
- What is Boondocking?