Saturday, September 30, 2023


Do you take naps at rest areas?

Okay nappers, it’s time to fess up! If you’re feeling tired, will you pull over to a rest area to take a nap? If so, do you do this more often while driving your RV or do you nap in your regular vehicle too? Or both?

Hey, give us our bed in a shady area in a pretty rest area and we think that’s the perfect recipe for a good nap!

After you vote, please feel free to leave a comment and explain your answer. Thanks.

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David Stansbury
1 year ago

I take naps anywhere anytime I think it’s neccessary.

1 year ago

We try to limit our stay in the truck zone of a rest area, especially if there isn’t much parking or if it is just the parallel on both sides of the drive. Truckers need the space more than we do since we change drivers and someone can sleep. Also most of the time we don’t plan for long drive days, so except for lunch and searching for geocaches, we only stop for about 10 min.

1 year ago

There have been times where I did. But seldom can you find a shady spot. Even more important is the massive number of large trucks wit motors left running. I’m always alert to the potential for carbon monoxide

Bob Weinfurt
1 year ago

Since I’m the only driver, we might stop for a snack and possibly a nap. The doors are locked and the dog will let us know if someone’s near-by.

Diane Mc
1 year ago

Husband naps while I drive. Best compliment.

Jeff Craig
1 year ago

No, but when the wife and I drive we usually snooze in the passenger seat while the other drive.

Well, she snoozes – I tend to be hyper-alert because her driving tends to scare me.

1 year ago

I know that they are rare for RV’s, but hybrid and electric vehicles are especially great for rest stop napping because you can have AC or heat without the engine running full time (or at all). You have great security because windows stay closed and doors stay locked, plus shade isn’t such a big issue.

1 year ago

we do stop at interstate rest areas for lunch, walk the dog or to use our restroom but not to take a nap. door stays locked

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago

I don’t take naps during the day, especially while on the road. Just me, I guess. Old people do that. I’m a youngster of 76 – ha.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

I am with you Tommy – however I have a double “Ha-Ha” I am a young 86+11 mos.

Tommy Molnar
1 year ago
Reply to  DW/ND

Whoa! I’m “bested” by a decade! Good for you! I only HOPE I can get that far in years.

1 year ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Ooops! That should have been 85 + 11 mos. they go so fast I get aheaaaaad of myself!

1 year ago

Heck yeah! We frequently overnight in rest areas on long trips. They’re great for travelling, wish they were more abundant!

Sherry B.
1 year ago
Reply to  Vic

We overnight, as well. As our main route north and south is the same, we have found a couple where we can park off to the side and out of the way of truck spots. When we travel outside of the normal route, I use google satellite to find similar rest areas. I don’t like paying for stuff I don’t need.

Jim Knoch
1 year ago

I have taken a nap only one time when towing between New Orleans and KansasCity. I had driven all day through intense thunderstorms and heavy rains and high winds and was totally exhausted. I crashed on a picnic table at a roadside park somewhere in the Ozarks and didn’t wake up until it started raining on me. I was refreshed and continued on my way.

Bob p
1 year ago

Since RVs use the same rest area parking spaces the semis use where do you find a nice shady area to park in. Johnny Robot must be writing this. Lol

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob p

My thought too. Not much shade or quiet space in the “semi” section. Maybe the class B folks who can park on the “car” side can find a more quiet shaded spot.

Vern Sams
1 year ago

I nap in rest areas usually while driving distances longer than 300 miles in my car or truck.

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