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Old 01-16-2004, 09:23 AM   #57
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I am aghast to hear another RV'r having a problem with our utilization of the WM parking lots.

So, lighten up man,

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Darin if you are refering to my comments, I wasn't against this practice. As one who almost bought a campground, I was trying to inject some of the issues from the campground owner side of the business. Most of my comment was really about the costs of running a campground and justification for pricing. If Wal-Mart and Sam's extend the offer to overnight, then for those looking for that service should go for it.

I could tell you that in some municipalities, especially in metropolitan areas, that practice could be challenged by the local zoning authorities.

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Old 01-16-2004, 12:34 PM   #58
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Sorry Jack,

No, I was responding to the post by rixplace1. I believe campgrounds have there place, and will utilize them when wanting to 'vacation'. Walmarts are great while traveling through places to the final vacation spot.

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Old 02-10-2004, 01:46 PM   #59
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I just have to share this with you all. Last week I was walking across the parking lot outside the WalMart at Chiefland, Fl, when I saw ahead of me a river of water spreading across the centre of the lot. The water was about a yard wide , foaming a little, and led about 50 yards across the tarmac. I saw that the stream led under the next two rows of parked vehicles, and was gushing out of a very large SOB fiver, where the owner had decided to dump his gray (I hope!) water tank, which was evidently of very large capacity. Would the black tank follow next? I didn't wait to find out. If the facility to overnight at WalMart is withdrawn, I suspect it will be because of this type of behaviour.Nick.
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:14 PM   #60
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Agreed.....some folks have no manners.
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #61
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That is almost as bad as the guy who get the sewer outlet "close enough" and pulls the lever at a public dump station with no hose. Then has the b***s to not even wash down the mess . This is the same guy who you hear at the campgrounds complaining that the public dump stations are shut down and he for the life of himself cannot figure out why he should have to pay to use one
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Old 02-10-2004, 02:29 PM   #62
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That is almost as bad as the guy who get the sewer outlet "close enough" and pulls the lever at a public dump station with no hose. Then has the b***s to not even wash down the mess . This is the same guy who you hear at the campgrounds complaining that the public dump stations are shut down and he for the life of himself cannot figure out why he should have to pay to use one
I totally agree 150%! Folks the likes of that are fairly worthless.....
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:30 PM   #63
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That is almost as bad as the guy who get the sewer outlet "close enough" and pulls the lever at a public dump station with no hose.
You gotta problem with that?

Seriously, some of these Wal Mart lots are looking pretty ratty.

I've been monitoring the one near my house ... in Paso Robles .. we've been going there alot ... outfitting the new trailer ...

I counted at least 6 RVs that have been there for several weeks ... all of them very very old and rundown. They move to a different spot every once in a while ... but it is obvious that these folks are not passing through ... they are living there.

Haven't seen anyone dumping stuff yet ... but yesterday some guy was installing a residential style screen door on his 18ft. beater. This "trailer" was unhitched and blocked ... he wasn't going anywhere.

Feels sorta weird to feel disgusted and sorry for these folks at the same time. Not a pretty sight.
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Old 02-10-2004, 03:58 PM   #64
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Well we have offending 18' beaters and high wide sob fivers--sounds like one of them needs money and one needs a kick in the a**.
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A directory is available.

For $3.50 this WEBSITE offers a directory of nationwide Walmarts that do not allow overnight parking.
I don't have one and can't vouch for it's validity.

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well, i realize that this forum is over three years old now, but my curiosity is killing me! whatever happened in whitehorse, yukon. did they prohibit overnight campers in walmart or what? i, for one, am VERY appreciative of walmart and others that allow overnighters. we are always trying to reach our destination as soon as possible and who feels like looking for a campground at 1, 2 or 3 in the morning? and we don't use the facilities, so if we came across a campground that offered low cost no frills overnighting, we might use it, but to pay for something that you aren't going to use is a characteristic reserved for those with a lot more extra money than we have. we just want to get off the road to grab a few hours sleep and then it's back on our way. we also make purchases at whatever place offers us their hospitality. it is only right to do so. as for the ones who take advantage and stay for longer than a night (unless it is an emergency, etc.) or the ones who think it is ok to dump, etc., they are surely the same ones who act that way anywhere they are! shame on them! the old term we're going behind the woodshed and only one of us is coming back comes to mind!
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one my last cross country trip, I spent the night in a Wal-mart in eastern Arkansas. When I pulled in, there were at least half dozen RVs already therre. When I pulled out in the morning I saw the rather dark red sign says no overnight parking. Strange. No one bothered us.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:30 PM   #68
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As of last July the Wal-Mart in Whitehorse still allowed overnight parking. I stayed a night and would guess there were 40 others that night. Even if camping is no longer allowed there are many pull over areas in that area on the highway that work well for an overnight.
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Oregon allows maximum 12 hours parking at there rest stops. I still prefer truck stops. They are generally further off the highway and quieter at night.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:42 PM   #70
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I noticed there is always one parked at the local Walmart here in East Tn. If you are passing through on I-40, get off at the Harriman Exit. Drive about 4 miles, and you are there!
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