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Old 08-02-2010, 10:09 AM   #21
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The WalMart on Rte 50 just outside of Ocean City MD has a sign No Overnight Parking $500 fine. Ouch, those city ordinances can be expensive. However, there are still quite a few RVs including me that arive there early in the morning and stay until we can check in at the campground. I'm usually there by 6:30 AM and leave at 11:00 AM. It does seem that later in the evening there are quite a few RVers there picking up their supplies before the short drive to their campground.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #22
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Sure campgrounds are trying to get it banned. It impacts their revenue!! And they'll have some disingenuous argument like "zoning" or "it's an eyesore" or "it's not safe or sanitary". They real reason is, of course, that they want more money.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:11 AM   #23
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Campgrounds Are Too Expensive

I've noticed over the years that campground fees keep getting higher - its equal to or greater than a "cheap" motel in many places. I know its my preference to know my sheets and bed are clean and not used by anyone that I "don't approve"! It seems too that sites are getting more and more difficult to get so the price increases will continue to exceed inflation. I guess we need a "slab city" or two east of the ole man river!!!!
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:05 AM   #24
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I noticed a few RV's in WM parking lots along the west coast, between Los Angeles and Monterrey bay. I haven't seen "no overnight" signs yet.

But I also noticed that a few Target stores are doing the same thing to attract more customers by posting "RV parking in rear" or left of L/R of the stores.
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Wal-Mart makes a nice buck from RVs staying in their parking lot, but now someone is suing them and dhopefully they will not close their lots to RVs!

RV Owners Sue Wal-Mart Over ‘06 Shooting
August 2, 2010
A Florida couple who shot and killed an intruder in their motorhome while it was parked in the lot of the Cedar City, Utah, Wal-Mart are suing the retailer, claiming store officials knew the man was loitering in the lot, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
Carl and Tracy Coltellino were settled in their motorhome the night of July 26, 2006, when their nightmare began.
The couple and their two daughters, ages 9 and 15 at the time, were traveling to Grand Canyon National Park from Florida and had taken the company up on its open invitation to park free of charge in the store’s huge lot.
When Carl Coltellino answered a knock at the door, he confronted Steven Stubbs, who allegedly had been observed that day “behaving badly” in the parking lot, urinating and even trying to break into a vehicle. He asked if the Coltellinos were heading south.
When Carl Coltellino told Stubbs, 26, to leave, Stubbs forced his way into the motorhome. Coltellino grabbed a shotgun and a struggle ensued as the couple tried to force him out the door. During the struggle, Stubbs grabbed the gun as the men wrestled for control of the weapon. When the gun went off, Stubbs was killed.
No charges were ever filed in the case.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #26
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Now that lawsuit is just wrong !
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The incident happened in July of '06 & the suit is being filed now?
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Now that lawsuit is just wrong !
I agree!!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:10 PM   #29
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It would seem that an opportunistic attorney may have convinced the plaintiffs that there is money to be made by litigation.

Personally, I would be grieving the unfortunate (but necessary perhaps) loss of life in the course of defending ones self, family & property.
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:17 PM   #30
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They probably hadn't finished giving the information to the police when the line of publicity hungry lawyers started to form. I'm surprised the family of the slained intruder aren't suing the owners of the camper and Walmart. I can already hear it "My client would have never lost his life if Walmart didn't allow campers to park on their lot"
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