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Old 10-22-2015, 10:44 PM   #1
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A place to overnight

We do not have Cracker Barrels in CA. But we heard that it was possible to park overnight there. We stayed until about 3:00am at a rest stop and it was so noisy we moved on. At about 6:00am we parked at a Cracker Barrel and slipped into the trailer for a bit of a nap. It was quiet and we woke up rested. Breakfast was wild Maine blueberries with hot blueberry syrup. We stopped at a second Cracker Barrel and had the same breakfast the next day. Wonderful experience. Don't know if they are a good overnight solution, but no trucks makes a good start.
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Old 10-23-2015, 06:03 AM   #2
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We've stayed overnight at a CB. Just asked the manager and then parked in a designated RV spot. Repaid the favor by buying breakfast in the morning and grabbed the directory that lists all their locations.


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Old 10-23-2015, 06:07 AM   #3
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We did the same in Frackville, PA on our way North in September. It was a very quiet, restful place. We asked the manager and ate both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. We were gone by 0730. My only complaint is that the place did not have wifi. Most breakfast locations do these days.

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We did the same in Frackville, PA on our way North in September. It was a very quiet, restful place. We asked the manager and ate both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. We were gone by 0730. My only complaint is that the place did not have wifi. Most breakfast locations do these days.

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I have never been to a CB that has Wi-Fi...seems that they can be very busy and they want you to eat and move on so they can seat those waiting
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Never stayed overnight at a Cracker Barrel. In fact, I seldom stop at one anymore for any reason, since I all-too-often found myself pulling in and finding no place to park because people with passenger cars were parked in the RV spaces, leaving me no place for my Interstate and toad. And for some reason one of the few RV spaces is often also the location of the restaurant's dumpster, and a dumpster is a bad neighbor even on a good day. Maybe Cracker Barrel stores away from the Gulf Coast states are better about keeping the RV spaces open for RVs…
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I have never overnighted at a Cracker Barrel, but because they have RV parking I eat lots of lunches and dinners there while traveling. I might ask the manager at the Cracker Barrel in Monroe, LA if we can stay there overnight. It is a good half-way point on our trip to Texas every year.
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Never stayed overnight at a Cracker Barrel. In fact, I seldom stop at one anymore for any reason, since I all-too-often found myself pulling in and finding no place to park because people with passenger cars were parked in the RV spaces, leaving me no place for my Interstate and toad. And for some reason one of the few RV spaces is often also the location of the restaurant's dumpster, and a dumpster is a bad neighbor even on a good day. Maybe Cracker Barrel stores away from the Gulf Coast states are better about keeping the RV spaces open for RVs…
Cars parking in the RV spaces is a problem at Cracker Barrels everywhere. I don't know why people in cars park in the RV spaces. There is plenty of available parking for them. I guess they are just inconsiderate.
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I am on hold with Cracker Barrel in West Monroe, LA waiting to speak with the manager to find out if overnight RV parking is allowed at that location.
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OK.
Spoke with general manager of the Cracker Barrel in West Monroe, LA.
She said it is fine to overnight there as long as you are in the trailer/with the RV.
I can't imagine that anyone would want to park an RV there and leave it unattended.
Anyhow, the general manager said to contact the manager on duty and let them know that the general manager approved the overnight stay.
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We have parked at CB numerous times - always asked manager - always had dinner there to show thanks. Many nights we were the only RV overnighting.
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Just a quick note, one of the things that comes with Membership in WBCCI, is the courtesy parking, now in electronic form and easy to see if there is a place near you planned stopping point. Not always available, but free and friendly always.
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I've never over-nighted at CB. We did stay one (partial) night at a Walmart in Palatka, FL. Not a very good neighborhood. Noise, trucks, people....we laid in bed until 3:00 AM and quietly sneaked away. Our neighborhood WallyWorld would be just fine. Carefully pick your location.
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For most of us traveling with our RV frig turned on, the degree of level also becomes a factor. We've stopped at CB many times to dash in for lunch, but because of the degree off-level they wouldn't have been suitable for a multi hour stay.
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Nothing to stop you from leveling the trailer in a Cracker Barrel parking lot-


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