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Old 04-19-2019, 09:12 AM
 
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You said you sometimes sleep in your car. There's your answer. Get a car that is comfortable to sleep in (like a van) and the world is your hotel. We used to do that sometimes on the way down south for the winter, when we wanted to cover the most miles in the fewest days.


Only stay out of rest areas, they are not the safest. Try "travel plazas" as truck stops are now called (well, the better ones anyway.) They are open 24/7, don't blink an eye at people sleeping in their vehicles, and in the morning, a couple of bucks will get you a shower and $5, a breakfast.
I have slept at rest stops. Rest stops are more common than travel plazas and you do find people with both cars and trucks who do sleep at rest stops. Sleeping in your car can be comfortable but its less comfortable than a hotel room and you get better quality rest in hotel rooms.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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And given the OP's adamant refusal to do any planning ahead or to stop driving before sheer fatigue forces him off the road, that's the best solution. Get a van and convert it into a camper, and the issue is gone.
I would like a van sized RV but they'r expensive and even the smaller RVs use tons of gas.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:15 AM
 
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Look, I'm not going to continue this with you, because it's obvious you'll just keep upping the bar even if it is just a fantasy in your own mind. I know people like you, and I understand it's impossible for you to make any sense of an opinion not of your own. I think you have bigger problems in life than hotels with no capacity. Good luck to you.

p.s. I too like the idea of a van for Mr. SJ. Preferably, down by a river.
This is not a fantasy. I got my car back in 2014 and by June I will have had it for 5 years and I've got close to 300,000 miles. Just to give you an idea of how much driving and traveling I do.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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I would like a van sized RV but they'r expensive and even the smaller RVs use tons of gas.

Not a van-sized RV, a regular minivan. Get one where the back seats can either be removed (preferable if you always travel by yourself) or which fold down completely flat. Stick an air mattress back there along with a pillow and a couple of blankets, and you can sleep in reasonable comfort anywhere where you can park overnight.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:23 AM
 
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Well by the shore the local code says hotels can't have more than two stories. I can see why they might not allow really tall buildings but I don't see why hotels would be limited to just two stories.
Because local code says they can't build any taller. Why code says that depends on the area. Maybe it's a safety thing, maybe the fire department doesn't have the resources for a tall buildings, or in some places it's for aesthetic reasons.

Or they don't want a tall empty building to maintain in the off season.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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Not a van-sized RV, a regular minivan. Get one where the back seats can either be removed (preferable if you always travel by yourself) or which fold down completely flat. Sick an air mattress back there along with a pillow and a couple of blankets, and you can sleep in reasonable comfort anywhere where you can park overnight.
The minivans use lots of gas too. When I sleep in my car I just put the seat back and I bring along a blanket or sleeping bag and a pillow.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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All roads should be 6 lanes so that I am not slowed down on my way to the Best Western Hi-Rise Tower in Outer Bumfuss, Montana.
What?? ONLY SIX lanes?
We need a minimum of 8..better yet, 12 each way here in SoFla.
I need lots of room to merge at my leisure.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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OP, I suggest using an app called Hotel Tonight to find vacancies in your location.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:12 AM
 
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Reading this thread, and laughing all the way thru, made me want to start one ré 'What is the funniest/silliest/most entertaining/ or just plain oddball thread on CD.

But I couldn't figure out where to put it.

This one is up there with the 'Flowered Mailbox Insult' thread, just nowhere near as long.
But it's still early.
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Old 04-19-2019, 10:30 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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So you must not go on that many long road trips.
Yeah, when I drive coast to coast, I don't know if I am going to spend the night in Ohio or Arkansas. Am I going to drive for 8 hours or 14? It all depends on how I feel that day.

Then again, I don't worry about hotel rooms either, I just get some shuteye in a truck stop parking lot.
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