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Old 06-23-2016, 12:33 PM   #41
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I agree, staying at Walmart should be for no more that 12 hours and no slide outs and have to have a stamp on windshield saying what time you got there


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I can not use my trailer without slides out. I lay odds 3/4 of people with slides are in the same situation.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:36 PM   #42
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I can not use my trailer without slides out. I lay odds 3/4 of people with slides are in the same situation.
I can't use either of mine without the slides out. I can't get into the bathroom of one at all, in the other one I can get into the bathroom but can't sleep on the bed.

I guess that's why I've never stopped at cracker barrel or walmart. Wife works at cracker barrel and always tells me we can park there for free. I pop up a pic of whatever one she's talking about on google earth and no room for my slides to go out.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:56 PM   #43
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I would be all for an "overnight" stay at Wally World as an alternative place to stop and rest while traveling. Just wouldn't turn my stop into a parking lot shindig. But, to each his own.


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Old 06-23-2016, 01:06 PM   #44
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I stay at wally world all the time, I call it my seasonal site! Great people, great neighbors, lots of space and ample parking..........
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Old 06-23-2016, 01:11 PM   #45
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I can not use my trailer without slides out. I lay odds 3/4 of people with slides are in the same situation.
There are numerous articles on the net about where to stop for the night if you are just traveling through. There are also sites about etiquette when staying in those free places overnight.

As far as slide outs go. Most Walmarts, Lowes, Home Depots, Costcos, Sams clubs and nearly every parking lot in the good old USA has a perimeter to it with pavement, a curb, and then landscaping of some sort.

Take your Trailer or motorhome and park along the curb situated so the slide out section goes over the curb. Sound simple enough.

The most important thing about over-nighting in a parking lot.. NOT CAMPING, is to not loiter. If you want to stop for the night fine. take the time to ask permission. then only open your slide-outs when your ready to use them

Most every Walmart we have seen in the recent years have restaurants next to them. If your over-nighting, why not frequent one of them. You are saving more than the cost of that dinner by not paying for a campground with hookups.

BTW, if you take the time to do a search, there are several websites out there that contain a list of Walmart Stores that DO NOT allow overnight parking and are updated on a regular basis. In most instances the only reason overnight parking is not allowed is because of local ordinances.

Most major cities and metropolitan areas have ordinances against overnight parking. It is usually OK to overnight park at the rural Super Walmarts. the regular Walmarts may be a different issue because of their lot size.

Now don't be afraid to ASK, and then leave a tip for that FREEBEE you are receiving by frequenting the local restaurant or spending some of that hard earned cash in the Walmart store you are about to spend the night at.

I really don't think there is a Super Walmart within 30 miles of Downtown Detroit that allows over night parking, why, LOCAL ORDINANCES. Go an hour out and most do.
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Our local Walmart in the city does allow parking. Also some rural Timmies do as well. Just buy some coffee and little bits of Tim and you are set for the road.
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It may be a sign of things to come but most of the new neighborhood markets that Walmart is putting in, the driveways don't allow campers to get in. I see some that you can't even get in to buy gas with your camper hooked up.


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