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Old 05-07-2013, 12:30 AM   #15
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You might consider I-5 to Shasta, then up through Susanvill and Reno to 50.

Don't know exactly where you're going in Utah but this is very pleasant rout to get south.

And there's almost always a casino close you spend that night at, get breakfast in morning before heading out again.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:07 AM   #16
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I'm a recently retired Utah Highway Patrol trooper. In 20 years, I never challenged anyone snoozing/sleeping in a rest area. I'd rather have you laid up in a rest area than having to investigate your accident. I will say that most Utah interstate rest areas have no facilities and generally suck. The chances of a trooper cruising thru a rest area at night in the middle of anywhere are slim to none - not a lot of security after midnight.
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Old 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #17
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from what I'm finding on the web, the cops in utah look the other way at rest areas if you look respectable and park overnight
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:57 AM   #18
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from what I'm finding on the web, the cops in utah look the other way at rest areas if you look respectable and park overnight
I think places that post "no overnight camping" mean exactly that. Do not set up camp. If you're just pulling in and "resting" for the evening that is one thing but if you're pulling out the bbq and lawn chairs that is totally different.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:48 AM   #19
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Steve's comments pretty well cover the situation. Like all things were a law prohibits something you take your chances when deciding to push it a little. A great deal as to whether or not you get away with it depends as mentioned above on how frequently the area is monitored or the mood at the time of the party who is doing the monitoring. ;-) Most probable though when at a rest stop you will simple be asked to move on.

A website with info on rest stop policies by state is Frugal-rv-travel.com.

In regards to Utah Blog-RV.com did attempt to clarify what the actual policy is with Officials from the Utah Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol and their responses can be found on the Blog-RV.com Utah and other states clarify rules for overnight sleeping in rest areas.

Edit: included a link to the blog which was the reason for the party above asking for clarification as it seems some people have stayed overnight in Utah and got up to find a ticket in excess of $400 on their windshield.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:14 AM   #20
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from what I'm finding on the web, the cops in utah look the other way at rest areas if you look respectable and park overnight
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"Looking Respectable" must be very important in Utah.

My son & friends, while enroute to a concert in SLC, got stopped and "Inspected" on I-15 near Cedar City about 2 years back because, according to the trooper that stopped them, they were: a) 4 young peeps in a vehicle, b) Had California Plates and c) Had a Grateful Dead sticker on the back window.

After being asked by the trooper if they had relatives in Utah, my son mentioned that he had a direct relative on the 'This is the Place" monument. Then the trooper turned nice and told them why they were stopped and suggested that they remove the sticker while in Utah. They did and had not further problems.....
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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Bob, then I'm glad NOT to live in Utah!

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Old 05-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #22
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"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may be in Utah."
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"Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may be in Utah."
LOL that brings back funny memories. In the Alpine ski word the races in North America are constructed ahead of time and maintained during the races all by volunteers, including most of the officials on course. Those volunteers pay for their own transportation to where the race is being held (many coming in from around the world) and most of their own meals etc during the couple of weeks they help put the race on. No payment is expected other than a free drink at the end of the day paid for by the races organizing committee.

You can imagine what happened when the Olympics were held in Utah! The local alpine course works know that the local practices were not going to go over well with all the experienced volunteers they needed to run the event coming from outside of Utah so they decided to try and discreetly have the traditional "beer tent" hidden away in a back room of a hotel. On the second day they all got busted! The experience for most present who had never been busted by the law for anything in their life times before continues today to be the source of great laughs over a beer at the end of subsequent events

Ended up with a big push comes to shove - do you want to hold your planned Olympic ski race or uphold your drinking policies Well you know which way it went.
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Utah has really liberalized its drinking policies since I was a child there. In order to buy a bottle of liquor from one of the state-operated liquor stores, you used to have to obtain, (and pay for), a government issued "liquor license." This meant you had to go to a government employee and make it known that you were a drinker - obviously meant to discourage any who didn't want their friends and neighbors from finding our about it. They still have the state stores, but the liquor license is no longer required. I understand that in some of the resort cities it's now possible to even have a cocktail with your dinner - something that used to be illegal.
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