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Old 10-07-2014, 07:32 PM   #11
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Is there a Lowes next door or in area, Lowes has put them up just about everywhere there may be RV's traveling. They don't want RV's in their parking lots, so I have been told by a Lowes manager.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:47 PM   #12
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I wonder if the increasing number of companies that appear to ban RV parking is the result of the small number of RV owners who disregard common courtesy rules and as a result, ruin it for everyone who does?

It has happened before.
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:49 PM   #13
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...but as a fifth wheel owner you have to always be aware of your height. I know this is going to sound calloused but I have to say it, if your cousin didnít see that bright yellow barrier, how is he going to identify a low hanging tree branch?
He's always bypassing certain fuel stops and wary of trees over streets and bridges and streets or lots where he can't turn around.

I dunno, I guess it was all the traffic at the moment distracting me and later him. The photo doesn't reflect all the cross drives branching into that driveway at and just before that final right turn around the tree into that barrier.

If we had entered at one of the other entrances which are more open and direct off other side streets, both he and I would have had better long range visual awareness.

No doubt, we just missed it as we approached. I guess it would be like entering an intensely busy light intersection, with all lanes moving and full, and not noticing that, for some reason, a particular traffic light is too low to clear.

Not whining here, just trying to let others be aware of this unexpected circumstance.
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Thanks for the heads up Rip. We often do the same when we get near our destinations.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:03 PM   #15
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One of the wm around us had put that up also, within a couple months they took it out and put a side lot in for big rigs and campers, they must have realized they were losing business.
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #16
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The Cracker Barrel restaurant next to this Shreveport Wal-mart set aside part of their parking lot for RV parking, and it was full of big RVs. No barrier hazzards at this family friendly dining.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:41 PM   #17
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They have the exact same thing at the WM in Iowa City, IA. It was easy for us to see, but that's because of the height of the DP seats. We've learned that when we want to enter any big box store parking lot, we look for their delivery entrance. Even if it is at the back, they typically have a side entrance that doesn't have the barrier. That is the way Iowa City is.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:09 PM   #18
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Wal-Mart wants to put up barriers to keep us out, I guess they have the right. I also have the right.....to shop somewhere else. (When we pull into a Wal-Mart it's typically just to stock up and take advantage of their RV/Camping dept stuff and then we hit the road again) Shame on the ten percenters who ruin a good thing for the rest of us
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Old 10-08-2014, 04:46 PM   #19
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Sorry about your trouble Walmart is getting very unfriendly to RVs their is hardly any you can fuel up at. Getting at most almost impossible to maneuver around the pumps. Have saw some park trailer in lot then go fuel up, i refuse to do that if they don't want my business I just take it all to another user friendly place even if I have to pay a little more.


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Old 10-08-2014, 06:48 PM   #20
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Walmart is usually RV friendly, that's why we like to load up on supplies there on our trips.

Had a chance to sleep on this. When I went to local Walmart today, I decided to use a pro-active approach... I asked to speak to the store manager and thanked him for being RV friendly unlike the WM in Sheveport which used entrance barriers that could damage an RV. Think I'll do the same when I visit Target, Sams Club, Costco, Kroger, HEB... and mention fuel access too.
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