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Old 08-16-2014, 05:19 AM
 
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Are walmart and rest areas really that safe? I know theyve got security cameras all over and have people working inside but thats never stopped crazy criminals from trying stuff in those areas before has it? im just asking cus a lot of people say walmart is a decent place to do it.
There is NO SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP IN A CAR OVERNIGHT. Priceline a cheap hotel room and get a free breakfast and a shower out of it. Seriously--you're going to not shower for three days? Looking and smelling homeless is a good reason in itself to be hassled by the cops.

If you can't afford a cheap hotel, you can't afford this trip.
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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And you think random rest areas and truck stops will be safer?
No I think theyd be equally bad(especially with the rest stops)
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Old 08-16-2014, 02:18 PM
 
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There is NO SAFE PLACE TO SLEEP IN A CAR OVERNIGHT. Priceline a cheap hotel room and get a free breakfast and a shower out of it. Seriously--you're going to not shower for three days? Looking and smelling homeless is a good reason in itself to be hassled by the cops.

If you can't afford a cheap hotel, you can't afford this trip.
I can afford it I guess but I prefer to spend my money on other stuff..but do you know of any cities where hotels rooms are that cheap cus I can only think of a couple...kissimmee and maybe myrtle beach but only in offseason..
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Old 08-16-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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i can afford it i guess but i prefer to spend my money on other stuff..but do you know of any cities where hotels rooms are that cheap cus i can only think of a couple...kissimmee and maybe myrtle beach but only in offseason..
p-r-i-c-e-l-i-n-e.
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Old 08-16-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: SoCal & Mid-TN
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If you already have health issues, trying to get a good night's sleep in a car isn't going to help you because it isn't going to be possible. In a well lighted, busy area how will you sleep? In a day or two you'd be utterly exhausted - and driving. Not a good idea.
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Old 08-17-2014, 12:25 AM
 
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p-r-i-c-e-l-i-n-e.
I always use priceline but Ive rarely seen prices like that..
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:29 AM
 
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I always use priceline but Ive rarely seen prices like that..
Not in the cities, but in the small towns along the highways, yes, you'll find prices like that on "Name Your Own Price." I have a friend who often travels the area you are talking about for work. She is allowed to keep any savings from her hotel per diem, and often does NYOP for a room in a motel along the highway--and her average price is about $30 per night (plus taxes).
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:39 AM
 
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I'd feel safer in a Walmart parking lot then some "motel along the highway" that I've seen.
And I can't, for the life of me, think of anybody that died from not taking a full shower until the 3rd day. Thinking back to the days of the "Saturday night bath" it's a wonder any of our ancestors managed to produce children.
I have absolutely no doubt, annerk, that you have countless times been in very close proximity to persons who have not done so without ever being aware of it.
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Old 08-17-2014, 07:46 AM
 
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When we take road trips, we always stop at the state welcome center and pick up hotel coupons.

If I really didn't have the funds to get a room, I think I would stop at a Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, etc, pull in between two cars, and sleep. Chances are, if it's after dinner time, the cars will be there for the rest of the night, and nobody will be any the wiser you're there.
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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I'd feel safer in a Walmart parking lot then some "motel along the highway" that I've seen.
And I can't, for the life of me, think of anybody that died from not taking a full shower until the 3rd day. Thinking back to the days of the "Saturday night bath" it's a wonder any of our ancestors managed to produce children.
I have absolutely no doubt, annerk, that you have countless times been in very close proximity to persons who have not done so without ever being aware of it.
Priceline generally will get you a Comfort Inn, Country Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, etc. in that price range in the south outside of the metro areas. Bid for a 2*.

You are kidding yourself if you think it's not noticeable when someone hasn't showered for 30 hours or longer. They might not have typical BO, but they have a "dirty" smell about them--not to mention often greasy hair.
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