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Joliet
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:44:23 PM »
Is Joliet IL relatively safe for an overnight stop? 

Hanr3

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Re: Joliet
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2019, 09:45:17 PM »
Yes. Relatively. Every city/town has a bad side.
The further you can get from major metropolitan areas the safer it gets.
Are you heading East / West along I-80?
Or North / South along I-55?
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Re: Joliet
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2019, 10:28:53 PM »
Just park outside the state prison. Tell them Jolliet Jake and Elwood sent you ;D
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Re: Joliet
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2019, 03:36:41 AM »
West on 80

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Re: Joliet
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2019, 09:55:36 AM »
Anything west of Larkin Ave. will be OK. I would stay away from anything East of the river, unless you stay all the way back towards New Lenox. Just a note if you are not familiar with the area. I've been told by my brother who spent a 35+ year career as a Joliet area sheriff deputy that the 4 miles from Briggs St. on the east side of town to Larkin Ave, on the west side is the most dangerous stretch of I-80 in Ill. The combination of heavy traffic, grades, and curves on the bridge approaches makes it an accident looking for a place to happen.
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Re: Joliet
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2019, 11:20:47 AM »
Thank you very much!!!

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Re: Joliet
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 04:28:39 PM »
Anything west of Larkin Ave. will be OK. I would stay away from anything East of the river, unless you stay all the way back towards New Lenox. Just a note if you are not familiar with the area. I've been told by my brother who spent a 35+ year career as a Joliet area sheriff deputy that the 4 miles from Briggs St. on the east side of town to Larkin Ave, on the west side is the most dangerous stretch of I-80 in Ill. The combination of heavy traffic, grades, and curves on the bridge approaches makes it an accident looking for a place to happen.


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Re: Joliet
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2019, 04:38:03 PM »
There is  a Cracker Barrel with RV parking at exit 127. Parking length is typical CB at about 48 feet. Might be able to park at the edge depending on business.



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Re: Joliet
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 05:22:14 AM »
Perfect, thank you.

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Re: Joliet
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2019, 03:48:24 PM »
Did an overnight at the Hollywood Casino RV Park.  Felt safe.

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Re: Joliet
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2019, 04:40:21 PM »
I feel safe in most places where other RVers are parked. 
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