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Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:12PM

So I was hit by a side down of my current place. My car was giving me issues thus I made the choice to go ahead and get a truck and live in for a small time so I can save some money and wait for a friend to move in the area at the end of summer. So my question to everybody is, where are good places in western Fairfax to park not be bother by police so I can sleep.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:18PM

Good luck with that. A campground?

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Contra ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:19PM

How long are you planning on sleeping in the truck for? There are hostels in DC for about $200 a week or maybe you can find a temp place on craigslist, just post. I was in the same position when I left my parents house after high school. I stayed at Burke train station parking for a couple of weeks. I had only one run in with the cop, he pulled up behind me close enough to where I cant leave. Ran my tags and left me alone after about 15 minutes, didnt even get out to speak with me. Plenty of cheap gyms around for a hot shower, maybe even a workout.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:20PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Good luck with that. A campground?


Just need to park.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:20PM

Contra Wrote:
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> How long are you planning on sleeping in the truck
> for? There are hostels in DC for about $200 a week
> or maybe you can find a temp place on craigslist,
> just post. I was in the same position when I left
> my parents house after high school. I stayed at
> Burke train station parking for a couple of weeks.
> I had only one run in with the cop, he pulled up
> behind me close enough to where I cant leave. Ran
> my tags and left me alone after about 15 minutes,
> didnt even get out to speak with me. Plenty of
> cheap gyms around for a hot shower, maybe even a
> workout.

I got the other needs met just looking for parking. All summer - Aug. I check some of your leads. Thanks



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/03/2013 09:21PM by Truck2012.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Contra ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:22PM

Rest stops along the highway always work too.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:23PM

Contra Wrote:
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> Rest stops along the highway always work too.

Not really that safe, plus to much sounds and lights.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Nahh ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:24PM

Contra Wrote:
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> Rest stops along the highway always work too.


I believe most rest stops in va say "no overnight parking"

the state police will come chase you away, worst case arrest you for trespassing.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:24PM

Nahh Wrote:
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> Contra Wrote:
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> > Rest stops along the highway always work too.
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>
> I believe most rest stops in va say "no overnight
> parking"
>
> the state police will come chase you away, worst
> case arrest you for trespassing.


That to.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: plzkthx ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:27PM

Get your homeless bum, dirty perverted ass out of my town.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Guest. ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:28PM

24-hour Walmart

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:29PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> Just need to park.

Ummmm no, you are looking for a place to sleep. There is a difference. Cops see you parked in the same spot overnight, they are going to come and have a chat with you.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Nahh ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:29PM

Your best bet would be to hit a different parkinglot each night, so you don't draw any suspicions.

Also park in shopping centers that have 24 hour gym, grocery stores, cvs'.... so that you aren't the only car there and you have an excuse for being there.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:30PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Truck2012 Wrote:
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> > >
> >
> > Just need to park.
>
> Ummmm no, you are looking for a place to sleep.
> There is a difference. Cops see you parked in the
> same spot overnight, they are going to come and
> have a chat with you.


No, just park and sleep in my car.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:30PM

Nahh Wrote:
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> Your best bet would be to hit a different
> parkinglot each night, so you don't draw any
> suspicions.
>
> Also park in shopping centers that have 24 hour
> gym, grocery stores, cvs'.... so that you aren't
> the only car there and you have an excuse for
> being there.

Thanks

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randomize that shit, yo..........................
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:36PM

@OP - Bull Run and Burke Lake and Pohick Bay have camping - if you truly wanna avoid the law you might wanna try that route............

if you dont, my only advice to you is to keep mobile as much as possible and DO NOT F**KING KEEP YOUR VEHICLE IN THE SAME SPOT MORE THAN ONE NIGHT A WEEK!

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:37PM

p.s. good luck

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Re: randomize that shit, yo..........................
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:42PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @OP - Bull Run and Burke Lake and Pohick Bay
> have camping - if you truly wanna avoid the law
> you might wanna try that route............
>
> if you dont, my only advice to you is to keep
> mobile as much as possible and DO NOT F**KING KEEP
> YOUR VEHICLE IN THE SAME SPOT MORE THAN ONE NIGHT
> A WEEK!

Thanks for the information. Woundering why is a issue doing sleeping in your public roads you help pay for.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: T ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:47PM

When I drove across country many years ago on my way to school, I would park overnight in hotel parking lots. As long as they weren't too sleazy, any hotel would do. I covered myself in the backseat with a blanket. I never had any run-ins with police or thieves. That was in the early 90s and I don't know what the experience would be like today.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: spoiledtechie ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:53PM

24 hour walmart lets overnighters park...

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: April 03, 2013 09:55PM

GO find a local industrial park and talk to someone with a business there. Offer to serve as kind of a night watchman and sleep in the lot.

If you go to a campground it kind of defeats the purpose of saving money. Just go find quiet spots, use them for 5-6 hours and quietly leave. Cops won't fuck with you at rest stops if you tell them you were too tired to drive. Forgiveness is always granted easier than permission.


Use your imagination. Anyone who would tell you about a good spot here is just outing the spot for any clown who happens to read.


The poster above me T has it pretty right.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 03, 2013 10:04PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> Stabitha Wrote:
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> > Truck2012 Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > >
> > >
> > > Just need to park.
> >
> > Ummmm no, you are looking for a place to sleep.
> > There is a difference. Cops see you parked in
> the
> > same spot overnight, they are going to come and
> > have a chat with you.
>
>
> No, just park and sleep in my car.

Ok....youre a immigrant arent you?

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: jim beam ()
Date: April 03, 2013 10:14PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> Contra Wrote:
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> > Rest stops along the highway always work too.
>
> Not really that safe, plus to much sounds and
> lights.

and homos trolling

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 10:30PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Truck2012 Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > Truck2012 Wrote:
> > >
> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Just need to park.
> > >
> > > Ummmm no, you are looking for a place to
> sleep.
> > > There is a difference. Cops see you parked in
> > the
> > > same spot overnight, they are going to come
> and
> > > have a chat with you.
> >
> >
> > No, just park and sleep in my car.
>
> Ok....youre a immigrant arent you?


*sigh* People love to jump to things. But no to answer your post.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 03, 2013 10:31PM

WingNut Wrote:
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> GO find a local industrial park and talk to
> someone with a business there. Offer to serve as
> kind of a night watchman and sleep in the lot.
>
> If you go to a campground it kind of defeats the
> purpose of saving money. Just go find quiet spots,
> use them for 5-6 hours and quietly leave. Cops
> won't fuck with you at rest stops if you tell them
> you were too tired to drive. Forgiveness is always
> granted easier than permission.
>
>
> Use your imagination. Anyone who would tell you
> about a good spot here is just outing the spot for
> any clown who happens to read.
>
>
> The poster above me T has it pretty right.

Ya, thanks for the feedback.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: kiss13 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 12:13AM

Why not park the car then pitch a small tent and sleep in it in a sleeping bag in the woods or something like that?

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Liberal Logic 102 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 01:42AM

You could try parking in bar parking lots and if they ask you what youre doing tell them you were drinking and didnt want to risk driving so you chose to sleep. Theyll probably leave you alone after that just keep the keys out of the ignition so they dont try and go through all the DUI stuff. If they figure out your sober and tell you to leave drive a bit and try again or park outside of a 24 hour store.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 05:34AM

kiss13 Wrote:
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> Why not park the car then pitch a small tent and
> sleep in it in a sleeping bag in the woods or
> something like that?


NOVA don't really allow that.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 05:34AM

Liberal Logic 102 Wrote:
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> You could try parking in bar parking lots and if
> they ask you what youre doing tell them you were
> drinking and didnt want to risk driving so you
> chose to sleep. Theyll probably leave you alone
> after that just keep the keys out of the ignition
> so they dont try and go through all the DUI stuff.
> If they figure out your sober and tell you to
> leave drive a bit and try again or park outside of
> a 24 hour store.


An idea, yes.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: 24/7 Walmart ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:36AM

Some even have electrical hookups.
A lot of nomads use Walmarts. There is a culture of travellers. Not destitute but just enjoy the freedom. A lot of them use Walmarts like motels for recouping.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: trucker ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:23PM

Try truck yards. There are a lot of them where guys park their dump trucks and semis. Ask around to see thr owner of the lot and that you'll be a night watchman. He should have no issues. We had a guy like that at our yard. Good luck

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Living free ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:34PM

Walmart....
From what I understand Walmart will let truckers spend the night/ sleep in the parking lot. Just move your ride to a different spot at night.
Good luck dude, It's really not that bad and you will be able to save a shit load of money.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: JenK ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:55PM

Burke area go for Burke Road off Burke Lake road, it's roadside parking, when I broke up with the x-psycho I spent a couple nights there in my car before I got a place. Best spots are roadside near townhomes/apt where people usually park in the street. Parking lots are bad ideas, at least store parking lots, but mostly cops will just flashlight you and tell you you can't sleep in your car and move on if you do.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Ralph Pootawn ()
Date: April 04, 2013 06:58PM

Walmarts allow RVs to camp out. Maybe you can pull up near to an RV and not get messed with.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:48PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> Liberal Logic 102 Wrote:
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> > You could try parking in bar parking lots and
> if
> > they ask you what youre doing tell them you
> were
> > drinking and didnt want to risk driving so you
> > chose to sleep. Theyll probably leave you
> alone
> > after that just keep the keys out of the
> ignition
> > so they dont try and go through all the DUI
> stuff.
> > If they figure out your sober and tell you to
> > leave drive a bit and try again or park outside
> of
> > a 24 hour store.
>
>
> You better be careful with that idea. I know a lady who got all fucked up at a bar and pulled into a parking lot to sleep it off. Cops came and busted her for DUI because she had "access" to the car keys (they were in her purse). I was sure it would get thrown out in court......nope.....CONVICTED!

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: JenK ()
Date: April 04, 2013 07:55PM

Stabby-that's why you gotta sleep in the passenger seat. If you're in the driver seat you "have the intention" of driving, same as if you're sitting listening to the radio. My cousin got a ticket for driving without a license for sitting in the driver's seat w/the radio on, but the keys were in the ignition. It was bs, but you're right to be careful, so pass out on the passenger side, Truck2012 ;)

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Enrico Palazzo ()
Date: April 04, 2013 08:02PM

Tinted windows are nice because this overcrowded county is filled with people watching over their "territory" looking to get into other people's business. I think there are good suggestions here. I would also agree to not use the same place twice. Look at Edsall industrial park. There are lots of nooks and crannies and parked random trucks and cars there where you could easily park overnight and not get messed with.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: goathusband ()
Date: April 04, 2013 08:19PM

don't camp in the woods around nova or you'll get robbed and killed by squatters. I've had to bury a few already because they keep raiding my camp and stealing my food and tarps. That's my house nigga!

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: been there, done that ()
Date: April 04, 2013 08:56PM

I once lived in an RV on the southern California parks right on the coast for 6th months at a time, "you were allowed to do that, after six moths you could go to another coastal park." It was The best time of my life with a multi-million dollar view of the ocean. I was able to put away more than 3 Grand a month into savings.

Walmart will work for you, but depending on what you own, a shower is a must assuming you have a job.
Other people posted thoughts on that topic that will work also.
Keep your head up, Be positive and enjoy it! I hope it works out for you. Wish you the best.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Joannie ()
Date: April 04, 2013 09:56PM

You can park in 24hr CVS stores, 24hr bowling alleys, Behind Industrial areas (just becareful with racoons, wild animals, or beavers will come and attack you). Never park by the wooded areas.

Why not rent a basement? or month to month at a friend's crib? I know a few Latinos who rent out their basements, storage rooms, balconies, living rooms? Give it a try, tell them its only temporary........

Good luck! Western FFX is not the place to park your vehicle and you living in the car, Police officers protect our county and always 1 at every corner.

Last but not least, move to Central America, they dont pay rent there :)

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: hotel illness ()
Date: April 04, 2013 10:09PM

Use the parking lots at decent hotels. Move from one to another every 2-3 days.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: kiss13 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:16PM

hotel illness Wrote:
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> Use the parking lots at decent hotels. Move from
> one to another every 2-3 days.


Walk through the lobby with confidence or sneak in a side door with another family and you could probably snag a free breakfast and use the washer/dryer and take a quick shower in the pool changing room, maybe even snag some free towels and mini soaps and shampoos and cofee, sugar, creamer packets, and filters for later. Not a bad idea!

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: MEkDY ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:17PM

Check out these two links.

University Drive by the GMU field house (west of route 123) would work. No permit required and tons of college students park their cause they can't afford a GMU permit.

Centreville has lots of large apartment complexes, many old, that have surrounding street where people park their boat or landscaping trailers. Specifically the one behind the Centreville library (Route 29 West, just before I-66 crosses it). Tons of Mexicans there though.

If you had a van, you would be set. But people can see you sleeping in a truck. Do you have a camper top on the back?

I would recommend NOT parking in neighborhoods directly, like where there are houses. I would call the cops if I saw someone sleeping in their car in my neighborhood. Stick to through-streets in large condo-type neighborhoods.

http://guide2homelessness.blogspot.com/2004/10/importance-of-car-cover.html
http://www.homelesshandbook.0catch.com/sleep.html

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: kdmcn ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:32PM

Park off sully field circle in chantilly. It is not a parking lot but people park all sorts of RV's and trailers on that road. Beats a residental neighborhood or private lot.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: sleepless ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:33PM

There is rest stop off 66 just in Prince William county (as others have said not quiet) Some camp ground Bull Run Park to shower county parks have showers.

walmart parking lot are good as open 24 hours so cars there all night. Also would go to Loundon County to sleep less traffic more area for Police to cover so less likely to be talked to.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: kEUp6 ()
Date: April 04, 2013 11:41PM

howabout get a job packing shelves at night, ie walmart, wegmans, etc. then you can sleep in your car in the day virtually anywhere.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Paxriver ()
Date: April 05, 2013 01:10AM

To truck 2012: my best wished to you. Let us know your journey. Hope thing will go your ways.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Liberal Logic 102 ()
Date: April 05, 2013 01:20AM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Truck2012 Wrote:
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> > Liberal Logic 102 Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > You could try parking in bar parking lots and
> > if
> > > they ask you what youre doing tell them you
> > were
> > > drinking and didnt want to risk driving so
> you
> > > chose to sleep. Theyll probably leave you
> > alone
> > > after that just keep the keys out of the
> > ignition
> > > so they dont try and go through all the DUI
> > stuff.
> > > If they figure out your sober and tell you
> to
> > > leave drive a bit and try again or park
> outside
> > of
> > > a 24 hour store.
> >
> >
> > You better be careful with that idea. I know a
> lady who got all fucked up at a bar and pulled
> into a parking lot to sleep it off. Cops came and
> busted her for DUI because she had "access" to the
> car keys (they were in her purse). I was sure it
> would get thrown out in
> court......nope.....CONVICTED!


I dont think your lady friend was telling you the truth about that in all honesty. You cant get a DUI just for being in a car. You can also get in the passenger seat as well.

Either way it wouldnt matter for him though since he wouldnt have actually been drunk

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 05, 2013 04:03AM

Liberal Logic 102 Wrote:
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> Stabitha Wrote:
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> > Truck2012 Wrote:
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> > -----
> > > Liberal Logic 102 Wrote:
> > >
> >
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> >
> > > -----
> > > > You could try parking in bar parking lots
> and
> > > if
> > > > they ask you what youre doing tell them you
> > > were
> > > > drinking and didnt want to risk driving so
> > you
> > > > chose to sleep. Theyll probably leave you
> > > alone
> > > > after that just keep the keys out of the
> > > ignition
> > > > so they dont try and go through all the DUI
> > > stuff.
> > > > If they figure out your sober and tell you
> > to
> > > > leave drive a bit and try again or park
> > outside
> > > of
> > > > a 24 hour store.
> > >
> > >
> > > You better be careful with that idea. I know
> a
> > lady who got all fucked up at a bar and pulled
> > into a parking lot to sleep it off. Cops came
> and
> > busted her for DUI because she had "access" to
> the
> > car keys (they were in her purse). I was sure
> it
> > would get thrown out in
> > court......nope.....CONVICTED!
>
>
> I dont think your lady friend was telling you the
> truth about that in all honesty. You cant get a
> DUI just for being in a car. You can also get in
> the passenger seat as well.
>
> Either way it wouldnt matter for him though since
> he wouldnt have actually been drunk


I don't drink so that issue is fix.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 05, 2013 04:04AM

Thanks for all the tips I follow up on them. I have a less than a month left in my current place so I'm getting things in order.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 06, 2013 06:52AM

Follow Up queston, anybody know what the rules are in Fairfax County about sleeping in a car? I'm been looking in the rules of the police department but can't find anything. Other than posting a link to the place would be great.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 07:39AM

@Truck - there's no law says you cant sleep in yr car.

Yr not gonna get arrested, ok? As long as you are on public property, you and yr car are in ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT tip-tip order, and you dont hassle a cop if he/she interacts with you, nothing's gonna happen, bro.

Currently in Burke Center there's someone living in a Pathfinder outside the VERY SAME SAFEWAY a Chief Justice shops at. Currently in Great Falls, at least 2 families living in the woods. Those big houses in Mclean - real nice..........but some of them are without water and power a few days till paycheck day. Every month.

ppl poor all over this county, k? Cops get it - and as long as you aint "part of the problem" you're not gonna end up in jail.

Could you get hassled? SURE! By an asshole cop? YOU BET! So you gotta take those lumps (not literally , mind you LoLz) if they happen..................but generally speaking, it sounds like you got a good head on yr shoulders and understand the whole "stay low and outta site" vibe that we in the County prefer our homeless to have. You do that, keep yrself and yr car looking good, and dont hang out in one area too long - and yr golden.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 06, 2013 08:07AM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @Truck - there's no law says you cant sleep in yr
> car.
>
> Yr not gonna get arrested, ok? As long as you are
> on public property, you and yr car are in
> ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT tip-tip order, and you dont
> hassle a cop if he/she interacts with you,
> nothing's gonna happen, bro.
>
> Currently in Burke Center there's someone living
> in a Pathfinder outside the VERY SAME SAFEWAY a
> Chief Justice shops at. Currently in Great Falls,
> at least 2 families living in the woods. Those
> big houses in Mclean - real nice..........but some
> of them are without water and power a few days
> till paycheck day. Every month.
>
> ppl poor all over this county, k? Cops get it -
> and as long as you aint "part of the problem"
> you're not gonna end up in jail.
>
> Could you get hassled? SURE! By an asshole cop?
> YOU BET! So you gotta take those lumps (not
> literally , mind you LoLz) if they
> happen..................but generally speaking, it
> sounds like you got a good head on yr shoulders
> and understand the whole "stay low and outta site"
> vibe that we in the County prefer our homeless to
> have. You do that, keep yrself and yr car looking
> good, and dont hang out in one area too long - and
> yr golden.

Thanks a lot Gordon! I feel better in knowing this.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/06/2013 08:07AM by Truck2012.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 06, 2013 08:24AM

p.s. you asked about why you cant sleep on the road/ It's cause legally, road is designed for movement and parking, not sleep. Legally, VDOT becomes liable for yr ass if they allowed/permitted sleeping on public right of way which is why it's discouraged.

Also..............let's be honest - looks bad. And that's why I'm telling you to keep moving, be considerate of yr appearance and the appearance of yr vehicle cause I'm telling you that is what will be the NUMBER ONE THING that will jack up all yr plans just like that. Dont let that slide a bit. Seriously, bro - keep that one of yr top priorities in all this cause it's REAL EASY to let it slide without you noticing it.................but you can DAMN WELL be sure that others will notice, y'dig?
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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Young Curmudgeon ()
Date: April 07, 2013 12:03AM

IMO, the best way to do it is to move around. Go to places with 24 hour businesses, so you look like just another car.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 06:41AM

Well I'm not going to look at like that person I do have standers I go by and being clean is 10000% on top of that.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 07, 2013 07:25AM

that's my boy! Just remember to keep what I said about appearance and "taking the lumps" if you do actually get hassled by a cop, and to keep moving. Keep those 3 in mind and you will have minimum problems.

and what others have said about 24/hr places and blending in with other cars - VERY IMPORTANT to remember to "blend in"!


I really hope it works out for you.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Paxriver ()
Date: April 07, 2013 01:37PM

To Gordon blvd
It seems to me that you are a Wise and kind man who would take time to help other.My thanks to you for your humanity.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: MLK republican ()
Date: April 07, 2013 04:13PM

You've gotten some pretty good suggestions from Nahh, Guest, and Gordon.

I will probably be homeless within the next few years. Fortunately I have friends and family lined up who will give me shelter 1 night every two weeks each. All I need are 4 more and possibly a couple alternates.

This way no one will get too sick of me hopefully.

As long as all these people are still employed that is.

Ain't nothin wrong with being homeless in this "long legged mack daddy" dictatorship.

Most people have no idea what they are facing.

Wish you well Truck2012

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 07, 2013 05:27PM

Youve gotten a lot of advice here. None of which will do you any good if and when the cops decide to arrest you for vagrancy.

Maybe you should move to a less expensive area and get a jpb?

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: wally ()
Date: April 07, 2013 05:54PM

Just move around between the 24 hour Walmarts. The one in Chantilly is right behind a Holiday Inn, and a lot of hotel customers park behind the hotel in the Walmart lot. I work nights at this Walmart and there are always a couple of vans and rv's parked out in the lot with people sleeping in them. Walmart doesn't mess with them.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 07, 2013 06:21PM

The people I see sleeping in Walmart lots usually are in $250,000.00 Motor Homes. That's a little different then some illegal in his beat up painter truck.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:53PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> that's my boy! Just remember to keep what I said
> about appearance and "taking the lumps" if you do
> actually get hassled by a cop, and to keep moving.
> Keep those 3 in mind and you will have minimum
> problems.
>
> and what others have said about 24/hr places and
> blending in with other cars - VERY
> IMPORTANT to remember to "blend in"!
>
>
> I really hope it works out for you.

Thanks man!

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:54PM

MLK republican Wrote:
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> You've gotten some pretty good suggestions from
> Nahh, Guest, and Gordon.
>
> I will probably be homeless within the next few
> years. Fortunately I have friends and family lined
> up who will give me shelter 1 night every two
> weeks each. All I need are 4 more and possibly a
> couple alternates.
>
> This way no one will get too sick of me
> hopefully.
>
> As long as all these people are still employed
> that is.
>
> Ain't nothin wrong with being homeless in this
> "long legged mack daddy" dictatorship.
>
> Most people have no idea what they are facing.
>
> Wish you well Truck2012


Thanks.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:55PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Youve gotten a lot of advice here. None of which
> will do you any good if and when the cops decide
> to arrest you for vagrancy.
>
> Maybe you should move to a less expensive area and
> get a jpb?


You don't read. I have a job, and I'm finishing college moving is wasteing all the money I put in to it off the bat. When I'm done I be moving on. So vagrancy no, your not reading yes.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 08:56PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> The people I see sleeping in Walmart lots usually
> are in $250,000.00 Motor Homes. That's a little
> different then some illegal in his beat up painter
> truck.

Huh? I'm not "illegal," I love when people jump to things that was not even on topic.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: idea 102 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 09:08PM

Post a add on CL explaining your situation. Some one might let you park your truck in their driveway. I would even hyper link this post to the add. In the add explain you will sign a contract stating you will be gone in a month, wont drink, wont ask to use the house ect... You never know, people are generous in this area. If I did not live so far away I would let you park your truck on the backside of my property and pitch a tent. It's worth a try.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: heavy metal parking lot ()
Date: April 07, 2013 09:14PM

It's nice to see people giving this guy helpful advice. I think the people who post about this subject have been down that road before.
You can't teach this shit in college. Good luck Truck2012, Think positive.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 07, 2013 09:20PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> >
>
> You don't read. I have a job, and I'm finishing
> college moving is wasteing all the money I put in
> to it off the bat. When I'm done I be moving on.
> So vagrancy no, your not reading yes.

Ok you may not be an illegal but you are definitely an ESL student.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2013 09:20PM by Stabitha.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:08PM

idea 102 Wrote:
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> Post a add on CL explaining your situation. Some
> one might let you park your truck in their
> driveway. I would even hyper link this post to the
> add. In the add explain you will sign a contract
> stating you will be gone in a month, wont drink,
> wont ask to use the house ect... You never know,
> people are generous in this area. If I did not
> live so far away I would let you park your truck
> on the backside of my property and pitch a tent.
> It's worth a try.

You know it may be worth a try.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:09PM

heavy metal parking lot Wrote:
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> It's nice to see people giving this guy helpful
> advice. I think the people who post about this
> subject have been down that road before.
> You can't teach this shit in college. Good luck
> Truck2012, Think positive.

Very much, tons of infomration. Only got a week left before the "move" happens.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 07, 2013 10:10PM

Stabitha Wrote:
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> Truck2012 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > >
> >
> > You don't read. I have a job, and I'm finishing
> > college moving is wasteing all the money I put
> in
> > to it off the bat. When I'm done I be moving
> on.
> > So vagrancy no, your not reading yes.
>
> Ok you may not be an illegal but you are
> definitely an ESL student.

*sigh* Some poeple have to be a troll.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/07/2013 10:10PM by Truck2012.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Truck2012 ()
Date: April 09, 2013 10:13PM

I follow up on what people said and we see what happens. Thanks for everybody feedback.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/09/2013 10:13PM by Truck2012.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Stabitha ()
Date: April 09, 2013 10:20PM

Make sure you post a report from the FX CountY Lock Up! I think they have wifi.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Not a Problem ()
Date: April 09, 2013 10:33PM

Truck2012 Wrote:
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> I follow up on what people said and we see what
> happens. Thanks for everybody feedback.


You will be good. Fuck, I lived in a truck /modified/ Van before, but in a coastal location. Looking back at it, I would do it again! I lived on a house boat also.
Best of luck to you, It's not all that bad.
Think positive.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: wnrsm ()
Date: April 10, 2013 10:18PM

JenK Wrote:
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> Stabby-that's why you gotta sleep in the passenger
> seat. If you're in the driver seat you "have the
> intention" of driving, same as if you're sitting
> listening to the radio. My cousin got a ticket
> for driving without a license for sitting in the
> driver's seat w/the radio on, but the keys were in
> the ignition. It was bs, but you're right to be
> careful, so pass out on the passenger side,
> Truck2012 ;)

Cops are assholes.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: wnrsm ()
Date: April 10, 2013 10:26PM

Camping at Fairfax Lake has common showers. Paying campers often drive down the loop to take their showers, so if your truck doesn't look like your home, you could get showers there.

They only allow two vehicles per campsite, so you might be able to park in their overflow lot.

This would probably work better during the busy times than the slow times.

I have never seen them check cars going into the campsite to see if they're legitimate campers, even on the 4th of July.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Positive thinking! ()
Date: April 10, 2013 10:34PM

I am so sorry what you are going thru. Only those of us who have seen all walks of life can understand.

I see compassion coming your way. Even though many think NOVA is shallow I want you to reach out to our local churches.

Good luck! I feel bad I do not not have advice on where to park. Maybe a church or Wal-Mart will let you park and you can sleep without fear.

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Re: Parking To Sleep
Posted by: Barry Obama ()
Date: April 10, 2013 11:47PM

I have a driveway you can sleep in for the small cost of polishing my knob at 11pm. Probably wise to exit the neighborhood at 7:15 am when all the schoolkids leave.

To be honest, you know what I would do is just get a parking permit at the school.
then you go park in a parking lot near the dorm. as long as you are totally leaning back, no cop will notice you.

then you just go over the sports complex in the morning and hit the showers in the gym.

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