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Old 08-15-2016, 10:46 AM   #71
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Re: The Abuse of Walmart Parking

What you've mentioned pales compared to what's been going on in Florida. A certain group from up north (I won't mention who but They Know who I'm Talking About) has been
"Staying" at Walmarts in the Florida area. Not just putting out pop-outs
& awnings but Parking Right at The Front Door! and staying 2 weeks! Go to
the beach all day etc... Yes now Everyone is not welcome at many Florida Walmarts.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:54 AM   #72
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Agree. We tried to stop at a Walmart on US 36 in western Missouri to buy groceries, but signs in the parking lot clearly stated a city ordinance that said "NO Parking Anytime" for semi-trailer trucks or RVs. So, we circled the admittedly small lot, got back on the highway, and bought our groceries in another town.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:30 AM   #73
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The same happens in the Walmart parking lot in Whitehorse, Yukon. Trailers parked with no TV, awnings out and lawn chairs under the awning, even a grill smoking as some fresh-caught fish cooked on the charcoal.

When we overnight in a parking lot while traveling, we don't lower the steps, put out the slides, or raise the TV antenna. We are there to eat and sleep and get back on the road as early as possible. Nights like that and lunches at rest stops or parking lots are the primary reason that we make sure our trailers can be lived in with the slides in.

But what was described above at the Maine and Yukon Walmarts is clearly abuse that will eventually bring a halt to any camping in parking lots in those towns. Selfish RVers who abuse the rules ruin it for all of us, not just themselves.

Nuf said. I'll step down off my soapbox now.
I live in Whitehorse and agree with you that it is being abused there. We see a lot of the same campers there from April to October & at times it is difficult to maneuver our pickup around the lot because of the amount of campers there.
I'll also admit that when we travel in the south we have been known to stay at Walmart when we are just stopping for the night on occasion.

So I don't think that over night parking should be banned at Walmarts but think there should be something done to limit the length of that stay to 1 or 2 nights
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:56 PM   #74
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I shop at Walmart right much when I'm on the road but I leave my camper at the campground. I shop at other grocery stores, sometimes it's just to hard to get into and out of Walmart.


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Old 08-15-2016, 06:36 PM   #75
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There should be a web sight for pictures of weirdos camping at Wallmart
Well, there is this: You searched for camping - People Of Walmart : People Of Walmart
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:26 PM   #76
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I've tried camping at RV parks but they are just too damn dangerous.


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Old 08-15-2016, 11:35 PM   #77
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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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Well your are right everyone has a right to there opinion . Wal-mart ,K-mart, rest areas mostly . all on my short list when traveling across country to my seasonal destinations . Why pay for a 8 hr or less stop . one reason to own a RV. it's not about paying $35. or more for a rv campground
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In the summer it's just to hot to sleep without A/C and besides its the journey that matters to me. I have as much fun on the trip as I do when I get to my destination. I feel more safe in a campground than spending the night in a Walmart parking lot. I dry camp some just not at Walmart


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In the summer it's just to hot to sleep without A/C and besides its the journey that matters to me. I have as much fun on the trip as I do when I get to my destination. I feel more safe in a campground than spending the night in a Walmart parking lot. I dry camp some just not at Walmart


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It's false security, your KOA is full of terrorist.
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As for the Heat, that's what they make Xanax for. Haha

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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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What makes you say that? To me it's a win-win. Free camping, and I usually reciprocate by buying several items from them.
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