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Old 08-16-2016, 09:28 AM   #81
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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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This guy is right, lets ban iPhones too.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:35 AM   #82
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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.
Clearly his iPhone facilitated it, as to why, maybe somebody owns a campground!
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:36 AM   #83
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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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that should be a false sense of security. your no safer in a campground then most wal-marts . i would not stay at a wal mart in say east st. louis
but most are fine . i try not to head across country till the weather cools
also Ruger is always with me
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:37 AM   #84
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Wouldn't it be a lot better just to ban Wal Marts????

Wait.....can't ...we would miss out on all the "people of WalMart" videos if we did that!

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Old 08-16-2016, 10:54 AM   #85
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This guy is right, lets ban iPhones too.
Now that I could get on board with
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:57 PM   #86
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Is it really the folks who overnight (or over-a-few-nights) really going to ruin it for everyone else? Or is it the complainers who will ruin it for all.

How is someone, on the far end of the parking lot, with slides out, table set up, playing horseshoes or what ever they are doing bothering me. That is between them and the manager. If the manager doesn't approve, he can kick them out. I still have a place to park next to the store, and most likely, so do the locals. The complaints is what triggers the local municipalities to enact such ordinances that bans over night parking.

Do we know if the multi-night campers have or have not ask the store for permission? Probably not. Let's just worry about things that directly effect us.

I prefer not driving in traffic. It is not that I can't, I just prefer not to if it can be avoided. I try to adjust my departure time to arrive within 1 hour of my final destination around 3 or 4 AM. I then find a Wal-Mart, ask for the on duty manager while making my purchase to see if I can rest for a few hours. I then procede to my final destination.

I would hate to have to try and park at a campsite at 3 AM because people can not mind there own business. I guess I will have to break out my 3 million candle power spotlight so I have sufficient amount of light to park. Maybe I will be lucky and the neighbor will have a fire burning to help light the way. Nah, never mind, he probably doesn't like the smell of smoke either.
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Is it really the folks who overnight (or over-a-few-nights) really going to ruin it for everyone else? Or is it the complainers who will ruin it for all.

How is someone, on the far end of the parking lot, with slides out, table set up, playing horseshoes or what ever they are doing bothering me.
Tell me you are joking? How long do you think Walmart shoppers or management is going to put up with a gypsy commune parked in their lot. It's the appearance, not whether it's physically bothering someone. Common sense, be respectful and grateful for Walmart's generosity by keeping a lot profile.
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Tell me you are joking? How long do you think Walmart shoppers or management is going to put up with a gypsy commune parked in their lot. It's the appearance, not whether it's physically bothering someone. Common sense, be respectful and grateful for Walmart's generosity by keeping a lot profile.
Then let Wal-Mart management deal with it. The local government, and myself, has better things to worry about than peaceful gypsy commune.

As far as appearances, they have a lot more than the outside to improve. If I can ignore the inside shoppers, I can certainly ignore what is outside.

This is an image Wal-Mart has considered appropriate for years.
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When I talk to a manager at Walmart and I have seen the parking lot with campers I always ask what's the overnight rate for camping


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While on my Alaska journey I talked to some people who had camped at the WalMart in Whitehorse, YT and they told me the locals would cruise through at 3am with their stereos blasting and rapping their loud exhaust.
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