Suzy Bean wrote:
My friend and I did rest stop car-camping for awhile and were just fine. Just be sure to look for signs that either say "No overnighting" or say a 6-12 hour limit for how long you can stay. I know in Oregon, especially if you showed up for more than a few nights and had a memorable vehicle, the police would pay attention.
Mark Phillips wrote:
Later in life I became a minister and realized how many small poor churches needed repairs they could not afford. Being a contractor and RV Tech by trade I decided (My new wife and I) to go on a sort of mission. We crossed the US from PA to Florida to California and back stopping along the way and offering to help out and all we asked for in exchange was a extension cord and parking space. It was quite gratifying to be able to help so many small churches along our way from building puppet stages for youth ministry to repairing leaky faucets and sinks and we met a huge variety of great people doing it.