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Old 05-14-2009, 06:06 PM   #15
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If camping is staying in Walmart's parking lot, then I'll stay home!!
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #16
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I wouldnt want to be seen at a walmart. Last time I went into one, I thought I was out of place cuz I was paying with cash, and not food stamps or that welfare card. I dont even feel safe in there parking lots when I deliver there. The people that work there are all trash too. Crying about employee abuse, whining to unions and to scared to organize.

I guess what baffles me is, I have an Airstream cuz I want better.(quality) Ive owned Harley Davidsons in the past cuz quality to. I buy American cars, and Trucks because? you guessed it "Quality". Why would I shop at Walmart??? You cant even use quality in the same sentence, its an oxymoran to walmart.
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Any Cracker Barrels in Maine...I have heard you can stay overnight in their parking lot too...why...mmmm....BREAKFAST!!!! G

Gawd! No kidding, Gene! Love Cracker Barrels breakfasts!!
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i havent seen this asked yet....
what is wrong with the camp ground owners wanting to earn a living?
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I have stayed overnight in a Wal-mart parking lot. It was convenient, hassle free, and I will do it again. If that makes me low brow then so be it.
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:31 PM   #20
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Good question... I guess for the same reasons that people spend a bazillions dollars on their rigs (or even a half-bazillion), then they use random pieces of wood to level their rigs rather than buying a decent set of leveling blocks (maybe $25)... or use boards & rocks found in the campground to elevate/guide their sewer hose rather than buying a hose support system (maybe $20)... because they penny wise and pound foolish. Seeing this in camp grounds always makes me wonder ..."Why?"

Why? Because that's what makes it "camping."
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i havent seen this asked yet....
what is wrong with the camp ground owners wanting to earn a living?
Nothing wrong with folks wanting to earn a living but to have a lobby make my decision for me through legislation p*sses me off (the whole concept of RV'ing and fulltiming speaks to this). Most folks who stay at a WalMart do so as an overnighter - replenish supplies and then take off at first light. Sure, there's the anecdotal story folks camping for weeks at a WalMart but I submit they are the anomaly and genetic misfits (folks that Jeff Foxworthy used as material...). I agree that WalMarts business practices have been less than stellar but sometimes the cure is worse than the illness... That's how precedents are set and we suddenly realize we've been screwed...
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Nothing wrong with wanting to make a living. But that doesn't mean they have the right to take my money. Whats wrong with me not wanting to spend $40 for a parking space when I am just needing a place to park for a few hours? And what is wrong with a business deciding that it is OK if I want to park over night on their property
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luckily this was voted down. thanks to many emails from common sense people like yourselves.
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Nothing but there is a fine line between a week long stay in a campground using ALL the facilities and someone that is going to stay for a bare 8-9 hours and be on their way. I have stayed in some campground where the nightly rate would have done a 5 star hotel proud...and I brought my own bed with me! Some campgrounds are way off the beaten path and others are right along the highway, The ones very close to major highways would do themselves well to offer a handful of bare minimum spaces for a budget price for those that are just quickly passing thru. I think they would be pleasantly surprised at the turnover and the profit.

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So many have given up the road atlas and gone to GPS. The huge down side of GPS is you miss all those green tent symbols clearly printed on the atlas.
All I have to do is type "campground" or "RV" into our GPS, and it gives us the locations up to 50 miles away. Strangely enough, nary a Walmart or Cracker Barrel is shown... It's pretty slick, but I still carry our Atlas with us.
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luckily this was voted down. thanks to many emails from common sense people like yourselves.
That's a good thing. Common Sense prevails, for once.
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Some random thoughts:

1) Walmarts are seldom located next to railroad tracks.

2) Earning a living is one thing, passing a law to force people to buy your goods is another.

3) I would have expected Walmart to encourage the Maine law. It would relieve them of an annoyance that brings them no profit.
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I wouldnt want to be seen at a walmart. Last time I went into one, I thought I was out of place cuz I was paying with cash, and not food stamps or that welfare card. I dont even feel safe in there parking lots when I deliver there. The people that work there are all trash too. Crying about employee abuse, whining to unions and to scared to organize.

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Harley: Dis-agree, my BMW does not leak has more horsepower for the same sized engine and looks cooler.
I stay in Wal-mart or Cracker Barrel or Truck Stops when I am on a mission to get from one place to another distance place with no agenda. Once I get there I stay in a campground.
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