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Old 08-09-2016, 11:38 AM   #31
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I think Walmart should ban overnight camping in there parking lots. You can't afford to stay at a campground you can't afford to travel. Just my opinion


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Old 08-09-2016, 12:10 PM   #32
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We have never stayed at a Walmart but we have stayed at a Cracker Barrel and a couple Pilots it was never about the money! I would have paid if they wanted me to. It was about driving till night, getting a few hours sleep and getting back on the road. Some of us are limited on vac time and we try to be as efficient as possible going from A to B. Just my opinion
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:26 PM   #33
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I suspect Walmart will eventually ban overnighting due to abuse. Money is not the reason I like the quick overnight places. It's convenience and kind of fun and adventurous. I probably spend more money at Walmart than the camp fees. If it was about money, I'd drive a smart car and sleep at motel 6's. ha.
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:35 PM   #34
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We have never stayed at a Walmart but we have stayed at a Cracker Barrel and a couple Pilots it was never about the money! I would have paid if they wanted me to. It was about driving till night, getting a few hours sleep and getting back on the road. Some of us are limited on vac time and we try to be as efficient as possible going from A to B. Just my opinion
Agree, I didn't know Cracker Barrel allow overnighting. Will keep an eye out next trip. thanks. Yea, money, ha. I don't think any of us would be RVing if it were about money. RVing is not cheap.
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:49 PM   #35
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Glad you can afford to do what ever it takes.If someones plans a trip around staying at Walmart they are ? However it is great if you are stuck with no where to stay over night. Better than a truck stop.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:42 PM   #36
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Walmarts are great if you are traveling on the road late at night and are on a tight schedule, or get tired while driving and need to pull over. Many campgrounds don't offer late or self check- in. Some that do are so poorly lit, making it difficult to read the numbers and they can be as confusing as a maze. A well lit parking lot is easy when you are tired.
Two nights ago traveling through the Mohave Desert at night, I got very tired. The winds were blowing me around and I was still 45 miles from the rv park that I had been planning on stopping at. I was happy to be able to pull off the hwy. at a well lit clean rest area/ visitor center and go to sleep as the fierce winds shook my RV back and forth.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:24 AM   #37
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Well I don't like your opinion, when I'm heading south I don't know when I'm stopping and I don't stop always for the night and to pay as I call them overpriced camp grounds for maybe 5 or 6 hours is plain stupid. I'm not one who spends a day here and a day there I like to get where I'm going then I set up. I have a 40 foot 5th wheel so it takes a little to do.
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Walmarts are great if you are traveling on the road late at night and are on a tight schedule, or get tired while driving and need to pull over. Many campgrounds don't offer late or self check- in. Some that do are so poorly lit, making it difficult to read the numbers and they can be as confusing as a maze. A well lit parking lot is easy when you are tired.
Two nights ago traveling through the Mohave Desert at night, I got very tired. The winds were blowing me around and I was still 45 miles from the rv park that I had been planning on stopping at. I was happy to be able to pull off the hwy. at a well lit clean rest area/ visitor center and go to sleep as the fierce winds shook my RV back and forth.
Right on, I agree with you 100% it's not the money, when your tired it's the convenience.
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I suspect Walmart will eventually ban overnighting due to abuse. Money is not the reason I like the quick overnight places. It's convenience and kind of fun and adventurous. I probably spend more money at Walmart than the camp fees. If it was about money, I'd drive a smart car and sleep at motel 6's. ha.
I agree but the guy with the comment probably owns a campground. Most Walmart manager are glad to see us as you said we spend a lot of money at Walmart. I know the first one we hit is in Bangor Maine and we load up on supplies. One time it was a TV.
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These retailers are doing this as a courtesy, the problems occur when we take advantage of their generosity and start demanding it .
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