Overnight Parking At Rest Stops In PA

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Allowed?

I am out of hours and supposedly there is a 2 hour limit. Anyone ever been forced to leave?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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No one will bother you but be careful pulling out. the slants are weird and feel like you are too far front and back at the same.time. GOAL before turning comlletely out to make sure you can clear the next guy. it is really easy to hit someone there who is too far up. Better to bang on a door or message dispatch than take off someones front end

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Allowed?

I am out of hours and supposedly there is a 2 hour limit. Anyone ever been forced to leave?

I can’t answer about PA, but TN has 2 hour limit signs in its Rest areas and I have never been chased out.

G-Town's Comment
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I’ve parked overnight in several along the Eastern half of the I-80 corridor.

I’ve never seen the rule enforced.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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No one will bother you but be careful pulling out. the slants are weird and feel like you are too far front and back at the same.time. GOAL before turning comlletely out to make sure you can clear the next guy. it is really easy to hit someone there who is too far up. Better to bang on a door or message dispatch than take off someones front end

Pulling in, I had to scrape the curb to clear some jerk who was sticking way out. I barely cleared him with my mirror. When I came out of the bathroom he had pulled forward. Dunno if he saw me or someone said something.

I am very careful leaving. I have yet to stay at a truck stop. I prefer rest areas. Quieter.

I am going to have to find a shower tomorrow though.

I have put in 1517 miles and 38.5 hours since Friday, and Sat and Sun were partial days off. I have been running hard. I ran my 8 hour down to 3 minutes today, and my 14 to 41. Next parking was an hour away or I would have kept going. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I’ve parked overnight in several along the Eastern half of the I-80 corridor.

I’ve never seen the rule enforced.

Good. I’m going to sleep. :)

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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My mirror is dirty but this guy is almost blocking the lane behind. I just backed up a bit to give more clearance to my front. I’m right at the line.

PackRat's Comment
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My mirror is dirty but this guy is almost blocking the lane behind. I just backed up a bit to give more clearance to my front. I’m right at the line.

Those flatbed guys....!smile.gif

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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When parking at rest areas I often wonder how many of these guys are rookies? The either pull too far ahead or not far enough. Really irritates me when I pull in and I know I'm going to have to bang on some doors in the morning to get out. Have you downloaded the trucker app on your phone? Gives you lots of places to park and if you take the time to read the reviews you can see how people rate the way the parking lot is set up. Some will say if you're a rookie don't go here, others will say nice and easy to get in. It will also give you an indication if there are spots available. I totally understand how you think right now. But you're going to have to do the truck stops eventually it will make your life easier. Just do the goal and you will be surprised how patient other drivers can be. Don't let the jerks get to you. Keep Rollin brother.

Jeremy's Comment
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Hey in pa at the time of night take whatever you can get night time parking is tough to find in that state

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