Originally Posted by Tomgky
On another issue does Wal Mart not care if you spend the night in their parking lot?
It depends on the Walmart. Some allow it, some don't (or can't due to municipal restrictions). There is a Yahoo group that keeps a pretty accurate list updated from actual stays/contacts with stores:
In their files, they have the list.
The general etiquette is that you're parking
overnight not camping
overnight. That means, no awnings, no grills, no outside chairs and whatnot (supposedly this happens
). You also want to be aware of your stabilizers/landing gear on hot asphalt- you can easily punch a hole in it mid-summer. The topic of slides is hotly contested- in my opinion, as long as they're opened over a grassy median and not taking up too much space, they're fine.
And lastly- always ask for permission first! Even if you see other RVers there already, go inside (or call) and ask. They'll likely have a specific area that they want you to park in.