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Old 12-15-2014, 01:20 PM   #41
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Allstays is a great app. I have used it countless times.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:03 PM   #42
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This one list Fuels stops and overnight stays (Walmart and Rest Areas) for most interstate highways, it is free.
http://www.findfuelstops.com/truck-stop-interstate
We recently stayed at Rest Areas traveling thru West Texas. Walmart at Deming NM, Casa Grande Az. On our return trip Walmart in Winslow, Az. and Amarillo, Tx.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:19 PM   #43
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We have used many Walmarts on the East Coast and they have all been welcoming. The one suggestion is to pick your spot carefully, staying within the directions from the store. I have moved when I was sandwiched between Semis that ran all night long.


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Old 12-30-2014, 07:42 PM   #44
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We would rather stay at larger truck stops. I feel safer being in with the big rigs and other RVers. I'm not always comfortable with Walmart locations. I know truckers will come to your aid too. They're always helpful.
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I notice the Wal-Mart listed in Deland Fl is listed as a no over night parking location. I drive by there several times a week, and there seems to be RVs there most mornings.

Recently there was a Mountain Aire parked for almost a month with a toad, and bike rack...lol.
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:28 AM   #46
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Set up for Walmart was one of our top priorities. We stop every other night when on the road when heading from point a to point b. We usually spend a $100 when we stop with gas and other items. Always ask permission. App available that is free for our Android showing the ONP Walmarts. Have had trouble trying to stay out of the truckers area. We ask where to park when getting permission and found ourselves parking in the what the truckers think is truckers only parking. I do my best to stay out of their way, but have not always been successful. We have golf cart batteries along with an inverter so we can watch tv and have lights along with the water pump. We do use Walmart for Number 2, but TT for Number 1. Walmart have been great. We know there are cameras and also security guards usually. Never put stabs down and am very cautious to protect their property and be a good guest. We always return their carts because we do not want to cause the workers to walk way out of their way to get our carts. Thank you Walmart.


BTW, we have asked permission on some that say no overnight parking. We have found that some say it is ok for one night only. Always ask. Sometimes they can not with local ordinances.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:04 PM   #47
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Let you Wallyworld fans in on a little secret, promise not to tell?

Movie theaters.

From Sunday to Thursday the parking lot is nearly empty. Go see a movie and ask, never been turned down yet.
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I am new here, are you all saying that it is ok to spend the night in ANY walmart parking
lot, no matter what state or city? with my TT, ? just checking, thanks.
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No some municipalities do not allow it and some Wal-Mart's do not allow it. When you do stay it is for a quick overnighter and not to setup full camp. Here is a thread about Wal-Mart camping etiquette
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The Walmart in Sebring, FL has posted signs "no overnight camping". We stay at Highlands Hammock State Park only five miles south off of US27. We saw two black bears cross our bike path Christmas day. I do believe that the Walmart has the largest paved pads.


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I am new here, are you all saying that it is ok to spend the night in ANY walmart parking
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in California, most cities don't allow it, no matter what Walmart says.
only a few of California's Walmarts can allow it and they're in rural communities.
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Old 01-05-2015, 11:17 AM   #52
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Staying in Movie Theater parking lots?

I don't think I would ever be comfortable staying in a movie parking lot. I like the security of other campers/trucks around. Movie theaters are typically frequented by local kids, and now days I just don't want that to become an opportunity for trouble. I'll stick with Truck Stops. We get great coffee in the morning and breakfast and a quick gas up and we're on the road. I'm just not big on being alone, even for a few hours.
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I am new here, are you all saying that it is ok to spend the night in ANY walmart parking
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Quote from Walmart FAQ....

While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best customers. Consequently, we do permit RV parking on our store lots as we are able. Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV.


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If you have A smart phone down load the allstays App it List Walmart, Cracker Barrel, ect places to stays it list phone # so you can call a head for permission and where to park Great App
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I don't think I would ever be comfortable staying in a movie parking lot. I like the security of other campers/trucks around. Movie theaters are typically frequented by local kids, and now days I just don't want that to become an opportunity for trouble. I'll stick with Truck Stops. We get great coffee in the morning and breakfast and a quick gas up and we're on the road. I'm just not big on being alone, even for a few hours.
The movie theater that I stayed at, was in a large mall with security, in fact the same security for the Walmart that's there; plus I carry my own "security". Another RVer being present would not make me feel anymore secure. And as far as local kids frequenting theaters, I guess you haven't paid much attention to what frequents Walmarts? LOL!
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I wonder if Walmart has some way to fill a couple of water jugs so I can take a shower after a long day on the road?
I would like to travel with no water in my tanks.
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Walmart is getting meaner. Many stores who used to allow overnighters' are sending the little security car to ask people to leave. If you haven't had that experience, it doesn't alter the fact that it's happening.
Perhaps people are asking to fill their water jugs, eh?
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Well, WM's policy statement does say to check with local mgt. first Get manager's permission and name, then tell Robocop to move on . . .
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My local Supercenter allows overnight parking. The lot is on a 10 degree slope so a good nights sleep will depend on which way the trailer is parked.
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And all the Cracker Barrels
Look for RVPARKY, an app we got for free with details on Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, Flying J's, etc, as well as camping parks and RV parks.
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