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Old 07-31-2018, 07:24 PM   #61
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I don't push the limits either and I am also off the road by 3pm. If folks have to push that hard maybe better shorten trip and enjoy things closer to home. Later RJD
Says YOU.. pff.
We often don't start till after work...maybe 5 or 6 pm..

Everyone had their own ways, as with anything.
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as this conversation can go on and on with conjecture on the most part, the truth as that NO signs like this are posted by Walmart, but are either part of a city/county ordinance, or by the owner of the property(such as a shopping center strip area where Walmart is located)...
Walmart is not looking to create any issues with those who want to park in their lots and stay 'overnight'. They don't even concern themselves most of the time with semi trucks. The signs are simply there to create the ability for local authorities to have the legal ability to enforce them, if a situation were to arise.

These signs are actually at many/most Walmarts across the country, and not uncommon...though the reality is that they are not from Walmart. The same for Home Depots, Lowes, and many others.

As most of us have found, asking a manager if you can stay overnight usually renders a positive response, regardless of the signage that may or may not be posted.
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Says YOU.. pff.
We often don't start till after work...maybe 5 or 6 pm..

Everyone had their own ways, as with anything.
Amen, some us get on the road at 5 pm to the campground 3 hours away. That is life.
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My Rand McNally GPS devices both have a Walmart POI that tell me where they are and if they allow overnight RV parking.

I use that all the time to find Walmart stores and many other places of business when I need them.

That said, I still have never stayed overnight at one, but if I was tired and just needed to pull over for awhile, I might just consider this option since it's there.
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Amen, some us get on the road at 5 pm to the campground 3 hours away. That is life.
Yup.
Sucks, doesn't it?

We push hard cross-country too. If we can make it in 2, instead of 4 days, it gives us 4 more days at the destination. Other times a sub-destination is on the way. That works too.
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people abuse Walmart's generosity and stay for a week.
Guess you missed my Post about the "Wal-Mart Camping Record" of Over 2-1/2 YEARS in one Wal-Mart location! It was Closed on here! Youroo!!
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Says YOU.. pff.
We often don't start till after work...maybe 5 or 6 pm..

Everyone had their own ways, as with anything.


Same here.
I live at my place of employment (a resort) as do all of our 55+ staff.
I finish work at 5 (if lucky), deal with final issues that crop up at last minute with my boss lady and 3 maintenance guys then head out maybe by 6pm.

Stop at storage (half way to town which is an hour away) and hook-up rig, fuel up at Canadian Tyre, go by better half's house and grab her and her gear, then hit the road, it's now past 9pm. Next stop is Wal-Mart, another 2 hours away, so we arrive after 11 usually midnight.

Next morning (8am) we buy breakfast and possibly $100 or more on groceries, hit the road to our favourite campground usually another couple of hours away.

Why do we head out this late;
I am on site at work, on call 24 hours a day, 3 phones and a radio by my bed, ready for anything from a fire (bush or cabin), kitchen issue, sewage or water system failure to assisting park wardens in a rescue with our boat!
Until I physically get off site for my 2 breaks, a 2 day or my other, a 5 day break (camping here) each year I am not relaxed or away from stress so as such I leave the night before. Sometimes we users of Wallyworld have good reasons too use their hospitality, I only do this when heading out and sometimes when going across country in January through March when I have 6 to 8 weeks off depend on renovations.

Side-note, we all do get 1 day off a week.

What does bother me, as another poster mentioned above, is these people who set-up at Wal-Mart with their BBQs, carpets, multiple chairs and tables all set-up for a long stay; low income retirees for a day or two aside, it's the high-end TTs and motor homes that abuse the system for days on end that will and are spoiling it for the rest of us.

Sorry for the rant, it's more like 2 dollars than 2 1/2 cents.

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Old 07-31-2018, 09:19 PM   #72
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A lot of people that spend the night at Walmart mostly say they spend fifty bucks or more on groceries and seem to say Walmart has made more money off me than I spend at a commercial campground. The truth is Walmart has a thin margin of profit on groceries, probably.3 percent which on fifty bucks is a buck fifty. I think Walmart is wising up and building the parking lots that campers and commercial trucks can’t get into. Heavy trucks and big campers mess up Walmart’s parking lots. I shop at Walmart buy groceries and buy stuff for great granddaughter. Toys Toys. I see some Walmart’s that look like campgrounds especially around tourist town. Pigeon Forge Walmart is a good example so is Wilmington North Carolina at the beach
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No parking at Walmart

I have been hearing about this. It seems that a few RRrs have ruined it for us responsible RV owners. I heard that lots of trash was left on their parking lot so it is a good idea to call first and let them know you are wanting to park overnight. Not sure where this happened. FYI
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If I cant afford to stay in a cg then its time to stop camping. Never figured out why folks insist on spending a night in a parking lot must be cheap. Later RJD


It's not about cheap, it's about convenience. When on a long trip, I will drive until I can no longer keep my eyes open. Walmart offers a quick on and off the highway. Besides, what's wrong with saving a few bucks wherever you can?
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We ran into this along I75 heading south into Florida, seems that many snow birds stop along the way at Walmart and some near a closed major rest area were getting swamped with RVs so they put up similar signs.
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Our Walmart had 7 commercial trucks parked earlier in the morning a couple of days ago.

Any given day they have at least 4 parked overnight. No RVs this time but with as many commercial trucks that are there always, I can see the parking overnight being stopped.

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Says YOU.. pff.
We often don't start till after work...maybe 5 or 6 pm..

Everyone had their own ways, as with anything.
Ya I use to do the W thing but planed my trips as not to have to rush. Travel within reason. Stay safer that way. Later RJD
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It's not about cheap, it's about convenience. When on a long trip, I will drive until I can no longer keep my eyes open. Walmart offers a quick on and off the highway. Besides, what's wrong with saving a few bucks wherever you can?
An pray tell why one drive that long and becomes dangerous to other folks on the high way. This day and age folks just to much of a hurry and it will get you an early grave. You maybe on a long trip but one can shorten and when you get to that good old age of retirement then plan and relax and take long trips. Life is to short as is and you may just shorten it faster. Later RJD
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On a full travel day, we will hit the road by 6AM then pull over for the night by 8pm. During that time, we will cover 700 miles with the only stopes being fuel, food and potty breaks. By 8pm, my eyes are crossing.
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An pray tell why one drive that long and becomes dangerous to other folks on the high way. This day and age folks just to much of a hurry and it will get you an early grave. You maybe on a long trip but one can shorten and when you get to that good old age of retirement then plan and relax and take long trips. Life is to short as is and you may just shorten it faster. Later RJD


We are still working stiffs so we only have a limited vacation window and must put in long driving days to maximize the time we have at our destination.
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