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Old 02-17-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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I was talking to someone about this yesterday and they mentioned a dead give away that someone is sleeping in their car is the windows and windshield will get fogged up.
If you keep your windows cracked open a little bit for some fresh air & oxygen, it will help dissipate the humidity in your breath, keeping yer windows from fogging up.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Why not just pick a 24hr Wal-Mart parking lot. They're enormous and they even have their own patrolling security vehicles (None of which give a damn about looking inside your car to see you laying down).
Walmarts even encourage this. At least for the RV people.
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: occupied east coast
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I'm going to give away a secret....

I enjoy being pampered!

Every year, I drive across the country on vacation and always include a stay in Las Vegas.

Two years ago, I arrived in town at something like 0300 hrs, On a whim of cheapness, I was not going to pay for an entire night at the Bellagio, when my reservation was for later that morning, simply a matter of a few hours.

Now my tip...Hospital parking lots!

They are used to numerous random vehicle with out of state plates.

Further, they provide a degree of security, with roving patrols.

Even if challenged, I had prepared the answer of "I wasn't feeling well, but am much better now, thank you, do you mind if I rest for a few more minutes".

BTW, when traveling, hospitals have the cleanest bathrooms with the most privacy.

Before someone thinks I am terrible, I have done this exactly one time.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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That's what I figured.

Ok I think I am going to give this a go.
Another place to try out is the parking lot at the Cosmopolitan. That place has green and red lights on every parking spot. If you park toward the back, you will see very few people in the garage at all which will let you get a good nights sleep.

I have had less luck in some of the truck stops that I have slept in. There is just too much activity including some lot lizards for me to feel comfortable.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:10 PM
 
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I'm going to give away a secret....

I enjoy being pampered!

Every year, I drive across the country on vacation and always include a stay in Las Vegas.

Two years ago, I arrived in town at something like 0300 hrs, On a whim of cheapness, I was not going to pay for an entire night at the Bellagio, when my reservation was for later that morning, simply a matter of a few hours.

Now my tip...Hospital parking lots!

They are used to numerous random vehicle with out of state plates.

Further, they provide a degree of security, with roving patrols.

Even if challenged, I had prepared the answer of "I wasn't feeling well, but am much better now, thank you, do you mind if I rest for a few more minutes".

BTW, when traveling, hospitals have the cleanest bathrooms with the most privacy.

Before someone thinks I am terrible, I have done this exactly one time.
I actually think this is very innovative and clever! Great tip.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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Hello.

I am wondering if anyone has had any experience with this or knows of any stories heard from others about trying to sleep in their car probably in a casino parking garage. This would not be a permanent situation I am just going to be finding myself in between jobs and things are going to get tight in the wallet. I have a membership at a local gym so I can shower, shave, ect. every day there. Also I have no issues with getting decent sleep in the back of my car I have done this before while traveling out of state. My main questions are in two parts.

A) Will I get any flack from hotel security?

B) Is this generally going to be safe? I'm not looking to have someone see me sleeping and look at me as a mark and try and rob me.

I would be looking to do this for 2 or 3 weeks max as I can move in with a friend once his current roommate moves out.

Thanks for any advice.
A. Absolutely you will be harassed by security. They will tell you to move on if they see you. Is it safe? probably in a parking lot of a mall or store and you are less likely to get bothered there.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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If security hassled you there, you can say your mother/grandma/girlfriend/brother is a patient there and you just went out to your car to get a short nap. People hang out at hospitals at all crazy hours.
Generally hospitals don't care as long as you are not too visible.
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: The Brightest City On Earth
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Walmarts even encourage this. At least for the RV people.
Not so much anymore. More and more cities and counties are banning this. Of course Wal*Mart will usually just put up a sign but leave the harassment to the local bullies with badges who are usually too busy chasing speeders to bother with it.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Midland TX
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Default Z's

I've never been bothered by anyone while sleeping in my car.
At Walmart you can just pull up next to the little white security truck...they're usually asleep too!


If all else fails you can always go to a rest stop.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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Walmarts even encourage this. At least for the RV people.
Now while this is true to some extent for RVers & truckers, it is up to local ordinance and/or store manager preference. If you look at the WalMart RV Atlas, it lists all Las Vegas Valley locations as NOT ALLOWED. Unknown if it is for ordinance (which I think it is) or manager objections.

The following information is presented at

No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas

Just an FYI, sleep at your own risk I guess at the local WalMarts. I have seen RVs & cars doing it, but havent stayed all night to see if someone/Metro has roosted anyone up and booted them out.

Hospitals are a good idea, I have done it a few times in the past in my car...the only major drawback is hearing the sirens on the ambulances coming in every few minutes waking me up (it apparently was a busy hospital) but as a trucker, I still like the truck stop idea. Why not stay somewhere where everyone is sleeping in their vehicle.

Isn't there a lot somewhere by the McCarran Airport that the city was allowing the OWS protesters to stay in/camp in, maybe an idea?????
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