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Old 04-22-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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over night stopping

We are heading to Fl. on thursday night. From what i understand in the state of FL. you can not stop at rest areas for a couple of hours of sleep. Do you think that this will include wal-marts or truck stops??

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Officially, FL rest areas limit stays to 3 hours maximum. Several rvers claim, however, that they stay overnight without hassle. All FL rest areas are supposed to have security 24 hours per day - you could ask security what they will allow. Many areas in FL have Wal-Marts where people overnight. A few counties/cities have restrictions against it. You could call Wal-Marts along your route and find out directly from the source whether allowed or not. Many truck stops have overnight parking. If you could provide more specifics on where in FL you want to stop, we could probably be more specific.

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Here in Florida , rest stops will be marked that are security patrolled, any wal mart that "isn't " marked "no over night camping" is allowed, as are Cracker barrels, Malls that do not state "No overnight camping" are also allowed. I have never ever been asked to leave a rest stop even if they are marked.I just park as far away from the truckers as possible. Enjoy Florida !
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If you belong to any social, veteran or fraternal organizations, such as Elks, VFW,
American Legion, Eagles, etc, call ahead and ask permission to park in their lot overnight.
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We never stayed in the rest areas. When on the road we always stay at the Flying J's.
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We have stayed at a couple of rest areas in Florida. Usually it was fairly late when we pulled in. We stay a few hours for rest and then pull out. We dont put out slides etc. and have not been told by security officers to leave. There are some further South that will run you off , this according to friends that have tried to stay. These rest areas we have used have all been on I-75. We have never stayed at a WalMart, but have seen lots of folks stopped for the night in many of their lots.
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Cracker Berrel is RV friendly and you can spend the nite without the truck running next door.....
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Here's a resource that lists Walmarts that prohibit overnight stays.

Walmart Locations | Allstays Walmart

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Stayed in EIGHT different Cracker Barrel's from IN. to FL. and back, Jan 2010 had my supper and breakfast waiting when I arrived or departed.
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We stayed in rest area in March on way to disney on I10 on the way there and on way back pulled in around midnight left in the morning there was other rvs, there was armed guards, also nobody said anything I thought it was ok

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