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Old 10-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #1
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Amarillo Tx overnight?

Wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction ? I am taking my family to Dallas and would like to overnight in Amarillo. We won't be pulling in till about 8-9 pm so I was thinking we could just hit the Wally World off I40 or the Texas Travel Info stop rather than a CG. Is one better than the other or do y'all have another option to advise on? Never stayed at anything but a CG
This is our first camping trip out of state this far with my 15 week prego wife ( just confirmed last week) ) and our 18 month old daughter.
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If I remember right, the walmart there had those height poles across the enterence to keep RVs and large trucks out, don't think they allow overnight camping at that one walmart. We have stayed at Pioneer rv parks a few times, easy in and easy out.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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There is a Yahoo group dedicated to Walmart parking in your RV for the exact purpose you've identified. They keep a master list of reported overnight parking status at most Walmarts based on actual contact with the stores.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/walmartrving/
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #4
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if ur coming in from the west, there is a campground (on the right) shortly after u pass the cadillac farm. easy in and out and reasonable. off hand i don't remember the name.
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If I remember right, the walmart there had those height poles across the enterence to keep RVs and large trucks out, don't think they allow overnight camping at that one walmart. We have stayed at Pioneer rv parks a few times, easy in and easy out.
Just for the record, those overhead poles are to keep heavy trucks, sometimes weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds, off of the front lot to prevent damage. They don't necessarily mean that RVs aren't allowed.

You can always go around to the truck entrance at the side or rear of the store. You won't find an issue with the overhead poles there, since trucks are generally 13'6" high and have to get in.

I'd call the store, though, or check the link that someone posted to see what their rules are.
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Thanks all.
Thanks for the link ependydad . Pretty cool info .
We will end up there . Overnight parking is permitted, it's right off the highway and should work just fine.
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Thanks all.
Thanks for the link ependydad . Pretty cool info .
We will end up there . Overnight parking is permitted, it's right off the highway and should work just fine.
Cool. It seems like the "proper" way is to go inside and talk to customer service when you get there to get their approval for staying (or sometimes an alternative of where else to stay). Having a shopping cart usually helps.
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...Having a shopping cart usually helps.
A FULL shopping cart full of bagged/paid for merchandise helps more I would imagine.
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A FULL shopping cart full of bagged/paid for merchandise helps more I would imagine.
Cindy and I always say that the Wal-Mart Astoria is the most expensive free camping spot in the world. We always seem to find somethng that we didn't know we needed. (And it usually turns out that we were right.)
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A FULL shopping cart full of bagged/paid for merchandise helps more I would imagine.
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