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Old 07-05-2010, 01:00 PM   #99
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I have stayed overnight many times at Wal-Mart. The last time I pulled into a campground in the wee hours was the last time for me. I got lost off the highway for one, when I arrived it had a ruptured water main and the road was flooded, the campsites were newly made and full of mud and no one was awake and it was pitch dark. I drove right back onto the interstate and found the next rest stop though some times it is a Wal-Mart and I always shop there prior to getting a few hours sleep. The time it takes to rouse hosts from their sleep and sign in and park and pay, and expense to catch 40 winks is not worth the effort to me. I feel MUCH safer on the road with the trucks than to pull off and stumble around getting lost and asking for directions to pull into a questionable site without adequate lighting or supervision. I will take the supermarket or travel center noise. It isn't vacation it's sleeping so I don't cause a crack-up with another car, that simple.

Also my DH just got a job at Wal-Mart, thank God after two years unemployment! and very much unlike 33 years at GM and now without a benefit the comments here about working at Wal-Mart certainly seem uncalled for in this thread. We are grateful to have a single part time job between the two of us here in Metro Detroit Michigan with very high unemployment in the area. More power to those that can reach public lands and avoid big box stores but some of us cannot and still have scruples and feelings. Thank you very much.
Excellent point about people who work at Walmart which I will address shortly with the worst post of this thread.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:06 PM   #100
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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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I wouldn't be seen with someone who thinks their better than others because they're different or have less money. I'm probably not the only one who just had someone they know insulted. I look for quality too, especially in people's character and my mother-in-law who works at Walmart has excellent character.
By the way, moron does not have an A in it.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #101
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My very wise eighth grade teacher and mentor taught me, The intelligent won't insult you and the ignorant can't."
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When I spoke of the Walmart baby, I was referring to the movie in which a young lady finds herself homeless and camps out inside the store.It was a comedy totally unrelated to the meth junkie story. From what I've heard,huge Walmart barges empty their supplies here in the U.S. and go back to China with an empty ship.Camping on board that barge would be the proverbial SLOW BOAT TO CHINA! If I were to embark on said journey,once arriving at the wall I would proceed to bang the gong slowly in hopes of return passage.Carry on. Richie Rich.
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Ohhh I remember that movie now, it was funny.


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I too, have used W.M. overnite. From central California, it is a long drive to get out of state, so overnite to sleep is a good option. A small fee, used as credit, is a good idea. Also, in Cali, some local govt(city) have passed no overnite in W.M. and signs are posted, so ALWAYS check with management. If posted no overnite, they will enforce it. Central coast 5 cities, Arroyo Grande it is one. Placerville is another one.
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My personal choice of refuge on the road is a rest stop. That is what they are intended for and I think very well equipped for it, and many suprisingly special. But there does come a time and not always planned that we need to just pull on over. Wal-Marts are always a welcome oasis to me for refueling on gasoline, supplies and rest. I leave you to repair as befits your granduer but I want to tell others they need not be hesitant to stop there if the local ordinances allow. Please stop before you fall asleep at the wheel. Spend up at Wal-Mart and I think that is the responsible thing to do in a pinch, or any other travel center along the highway. Not all travelers preschedule their stops and there is a need and provision made by many an establishment.
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Minnesota recently passed a law outlawing stops at rest stops longer than 6 hours except for commercial drivers.
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Six hours is golden to someone needing a wink of sleep. It is regrettable that some abuse the privilege to make this mandate necessary but I wonder myself why anyone would want to spend more time at a rest stop, well except for the reason of increasing homelessness. "We don't know where you can go but you can't stay here... " Has anyone been in this situation and how have you prevailed against that?

Very much off topic but perhaps a common occurrance, I stopped at Sun City and the guard had no hesitation to visit my newly parked Airstream and inform me about infractions he could circumvent. As I told him I was not interested... And you thought seniors were benign... And yes he tried to steal a kiss!!!
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Hi, yesterday while driving through the Wal-Mart parking lot, I saw a guy putting up some signs. [I couldn't read them] Today we noticed some signs stating that Subway was going to open up somewhere in the Town Center and then we noticed some other signs all around the parking lot.................












I don't know why and didn't ask, but there has been more homeless RVs and quite a massive truck [big rig] congregation for the past six months. We thought all of the trucks had to do with the remodeling of Walmart, but that's been over for a few months now.
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Only in America. A rest stop with limited time to rest. RV parks angry because people spend the night at a Walmart. When we stay at a Walmart I usually go in the store and by things we need. Wake up in the morning and get coffee so we can leave. Maybe if the RV parks would lower their prices people would stay at their parks. I called a private RV park and they wanted $41.00 dollars for me to stay there from 11:00 P.M. until 6:00 A.M. I went to the Walmart five minutes away and parked with the truckers. I guess it is OK for truckers but not RV's. Doesn't make any sense.

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Hi, yesterday while driving through the Wal-Mart parking lot, I saw a guy putting up some signs. [I couldn't read them] Today we noticed some signs stating that Subway was going to open up somewhere in the Town Center and then we noticed some other signs all around the parking lot.................












I don't know why and didn't ask, but there has been more homeless RVs and quite a massive truck [big rig] congregation for the past six months. We thought all of the trucks had to do with the remodeling of Walmart, but that's been over for a few months now.
We saw the same signs at a Walmart in North Carolina. I went in and asked the manager and she said it was fine to stay the night, the signs are to allow them to get rid of trouble makers. We stayed the night with no problem.
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It seems like a decent compromise would be for them to implement some sort "one night only —*in after sunset, out before 10am" rule (or something similar).
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