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Jamestown,New Mexico Flying J. Photo by Armand Vaquer.
This is one thing I haven't done, although I almost did six years ago in Missouri, and that was staying overnight at a truck stop.
The reason why I didn't was due to the noise from the semi truck engines and their refrigeration motor noise. It was a bit much for my taste, so I stayed one night at a rest area instead. It was much quieter.
RV Travel has an article on whether or not it is okay to stay overnight at a truck stop.
They begin with:
Yes, you can stay overnight in an RV at a truck stop. However, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, some truck stops may have restrictions on how long you can stay. Second, you will need to make sure that your RV is properly parked and level. Finally, be aware that there may be noise from trucks coming and going or idling their engines throughout the night. If you can handle these potential issues, then staying in an RV at a truck stop can be a great option.
Some truck stops have special areas set aside just for RVs, so be sure to check with the staff before you park. If there is no special RV parking area, try to park your vehicle in a well-lit area near the entrance of the truck stop. This will help you feel safer and also make it easier for you to keep an eye on your surroundings.
I see several RVs parked overnight at the Jamestown, New Mexico Flying J at the designated RV parking area all the time.
To read the article, go here.