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Old 09-24-2016, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Back seat, probably.
Unless you have an SUV where you can extend the room by lowering the back.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:46 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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Kroger and any of their affiliate stores. Most are 24 hours with security in the lot.

Transit P & R lots.

A good one is the county jail or police precinct lot.

Quiktrip, if they are in your area as well.
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Old 09-25-2016, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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When traveling and not wanting to spend money on a hotel/motel, I'll generally sleep at a rest stop and/or Walmart parking lot. There's always a bit of unease that I feel when sleeping in my car in this manner, but I've never been bothered doing so.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Unfortunately that is not the case in many areas today.
My mom's church was broken into and all of the copper pipes stolen. On the up side, there was a plumber and a handyman in the tiny congregation who did the work replacing it with no fee. Donations covered the materials.

Oh, Happy Farm, I'm so sorry.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Advice from a few years ago, from a long-term homeless guy I have lost track of:

Don't sleep too many times in the same spot; move around.
Use dark colored pillow cases (his were dark navy), so it doesn't look like a "bed".
Hang dark clothing on the hooks above the rear windows, to block the view.
Count rain and snow as your friend -- fewer people out snooping.
If you must sleep during the day, go to a public park, recline the front seat back, and wear a hat.
This guy rented a 5x5 storage unit for his "stuff". He chose an outfit with 24/7 access. He could go there at any time of day or night -- and often did. It was very private, he said.
Join a gym (he used WoW) to get a free shower daily.

Just a few suggestions. Generally, summer is the toughest time, he always said. Too many out and about.
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Old 09-25-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Hospital, hotel, some neighborhoods but not for more than one night so move regularly.

Once I was sleeping on the floor of my mini van in a state park on a bluff overlooking the ocean, and some tourists in the middle of the night were trying to read a map in the wind by flashlight with the map pressed up against the side of my van. While one was actually reading the map, the other was shining her flashlight around the inside of my van exploring its interior. When she saw me she screamed a rather blood curdling scream and they took off running, they thought there was a dead body on the floor.

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Old 09-25-2016, 09:59 AM
 
Location: USA
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If it were me I'd get one of those work vans that don't have all the windows.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If I had to sleep in a vehicle -- I'd try and find some busy place open 24 hours.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:29 AM
 
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When traveling and not wanting to spend money on a hotel/motel, I'll generally sleep at a rest stop and/or Walmart parking lot. There's always a bit of unease that I feel when sleeping in my car in this manner, but I've never been bothered doing so.
NEVER, EVER sleep at a rest stop. It is one of the most dangerous places to be, especially alone. I have a friend who has researched many murders that have happened at rest stops. Don't do it.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:34 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I believe Walmart expressly allows this, especially for RVs. Not sure if it is safe, but low likelihood they will call the cops to have you removed. Just don't park in the good parking spots, maybe park under a streetlight.
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