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Old 07-01-2011, 11:29 PM   #421
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Saw this "abuse" in Rapid City on the 18th 19th June.
Jacks down, antenna up, toad unhooked, and motorhome not attended, in the Walmart lot.
When we pulled in for supplies about 7:30AM the toad was there. We went to Crazy Horse and came back late in the evening and the unit was still there with no lights on.
We appreciate the convenience of the Walmarts when we are on the move, but this appears to be pushing the margin of hospitality.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:07 AM   #422
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When we would head north for a visit we would leave on a Friday after work. When we got 4 hours up the road the exhausting week would hit us and we would have to pull over. We would go to a Wal-Mart. I always got permission to spend the night and we would crash in a spot for Trucks and RV's. After a couple of years we discovered a State Park five minutes away that only charges $20.00 for one night. Electric, Water and nice showers. We decided $20.00 was worth it. The park closes at night and they put the gate down. The ranger told us the gate was not locked and we could lift it to get in. They would get our money in the morning.

Wal-Marts are great when you get tired of driving and need a place to crash for set period of time. As long as you ask permission and you don't plan on abusing the stay. Driving makes me tired and I have to stop and do power naps. Wal-Marts have always been a good place for us. Better being rested then crashing your truck and trailer.

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Old 07-02-2011, 06:22 AM   #423
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an update for the wal-mart in florida city south of miami, florida ........

no more overnight parking at that location. the 'residents' moved over to an empty lot next door but are now gone from there too.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:46 AM   #424
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the videos on YouTube of people "snooping" around the walmart parking lot, talking about the "campers" is enough to keep me out of the walmart parking lot. Not to mention that i'm not a walmart shopper on a normal day. The last thing i need is some guy with a video camra making a video for his 15 minutes of fame, waking me up at 2 am.
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:20 PM   #425
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Well I'll start of the new day. I'm not stopping at Wallyworld again. Ever!

They were just plain rude. I stopped and parked next to all the palm trees lined up next to the garden area because it gave me some shade. I did run over a few other plants but what the heck, Wallyworld can afford it. After putting out the slides, awning and jacks I made a drink and got out my lawn chairs. I then noticed a power cord attached to the fountain so I got out my 3 way and hooked up my coach and turned on the air. Ah, life is good. I then saw a picnic table that looked good so I pulled it over and set it up. I figured it would be a good place to hold my grill. The wife brought out some hot dogs and I started grilling. Darn things burst open spilling grease everywhere and the smoke was unbearable so I grabbed the hose laying there and put it all out and made another drink. I didn't think the blacktop would burn.

The next thing you know some snotty nose kid with a Walmart tag comes by and asks "what are ya doin?" I tell him I'm camping what the heck does it look like I'm doing? He gives me a dirty look and leaves. I had to make a double to calm my nerves.

Since the food was ruined The DW called in the store to see if they would bring out some fried chicken to us. Nope, no way! What? Here we are their guests and they won't even bring out food? I gave them a piece of my mind and made another drink.

The next thing you know some "manager type" comes out and says we have to pay for the picnic table with all the grease on it and we have to leave! Well let me tell you I told him so shove it and I'm not leaving until I talk to his manager or the owner of the store. The nerve of some people, I had to make another drink

Awhile later some guy shows up in what looks like PJ's and tells me to leave. No employee card, no suit no nothing saying HE was the manager. I tell him "I was born at night but not tonight". Buzz off and I made another drink after waving my 357 at him.

I then put on some rock and roll on my outside speakers to ease the pain and made another drink but a bunch of stuck up RV people came by and complained. Seems they like to go to sleep at 11pm so I guess they can wake me up at 10am with all their loud noise and nonsense.

The next thing I know the cops arrive and arrest me! Now I know my rights and so I tell them Sam Walton invited me! They don't seem to care... They probably don't even know who Sam is...

The cops also made a BIG deal out of me dumping my tanks in the grate next to my MH. I told them that those grates are for drainage and believe me my tanks needed draining. (idiots)

I've never met more inconsiderate, rude and un-agreeable people in all my life. So that's it for Wallyworld for me. From now on I'm going to camp somewhere else!
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:31 PM   #426
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Walmart Campers in Florida?

We are planning a trip to Florida. I checked this site: No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas , and was surprised at the large number of prohibitions in Florida. Anyone know the rationale here. Is it just too many tourists, beach areas, or what? I hope there are signs posted so I won't make a mistake and try to get a little sleep in the wrong place.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #427
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I know the new (less than 1yr open) Walmart within a few blocks of my home in St Pete, FL, does not allow overnight parking. The St Pete city ordinance is what stops overnight parking, that and the fact that this brand-new Walmart is NOT a super center and doesn't have any extra parking spaces. To be honest, this Walmart has made access to the parking lot almost totally inaccessible to a RV.
I feel certain this ordinance has nothing to do with local campgrounds, since there aren't any campgrounds.
Good luck, maybe being a WBCCI member would be better, since it seems most Airstream campgrounds are very inexpensive.
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We are planning a trip to Florida. I checked this site: No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas , and was surprised at the large number of prohibitions in Florida. Anyone know the rationale here. Is it just too many tourists, beach areas, or what? I hope there are signs posted so I won't make a mistake and try to get a little sleep in the wrong place.
I feel pretty sure it has to do with usage of campgrounds/income for those vendors vs free parking at WalMart, but I could be wrong.


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Many a happy wal mart night...

Walmart is great as far as I'm concerned. Yes there are some walmarts that do not allow overnight parking but as mentioned they are close to some tourist attraction and thus been abused. If you dont see any other rv's in the lot by 8 pm really look for no overnight sign's as it is a tip off that it might be a no parking lot...or go in and ask.
Park with the door to your trailer or MH facing the walmart door as the overhead cameras can help keep you safe. Also I just read that women traveling alone should put a big pair of muddy boots by the door to keep the impression you have a big guy with you.
I do not lower my jacks except for maybe the hitch jack to make the trailer a bit more level for the fridge and I make sure not to damage the pavement. Some walmarts have a mcdonalds inside and I hit the McMuffins hard before starting out...
In my hundreds of walmart nights I only had one time where some guys were looking in the back of my pickup at night...I opened the window and yelled "If I open this trailer door I'm shooting every one I see"!! That thined them out pretty quick.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #430
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:55 PM   #431
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My first try at a WalMart was in Destin. It was about 11 at night and the State Park was full. We were almost asleep when a knock on the trailer and a voice outside said "You have to Move". (us and about 4 other trailers) Evidently local city restrictions prevent the use of parking lots for overnight camping. They don't want WalMart to take away revenue from the paid camping lots. We got back in the car and drove another 100 miles to another WalMart and spent the night there. Destin lost our money from breakfast, gas and some shopping and I probably won't come back. WalMart has to go with the ordinances we know. But someone else got my money the next day.
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My first try at a WalMart was in Destin. It was about 11 at night and the State Park was full. We were almost asleep when a knock on the trailer and a voice outside said "You have to Move". (us and about 4 other trailers) Evidently local city restrictions prevent the use of parking lots for overnight camping. They don't want WalMart to take away revenue from the paid camping lots. We got back in the car and drove another 100 miles to another WalMart and spent the night there. Destin lost our money from breakfast, gas and some shopping and I probably won't come back. WalMart has to go with the ordinances we know. But someone else got my money the next day.
If it was a walmart employee warning you he probley saved you from a citation.
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #434
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You are seeing more and more of walmart and other stores adopting this because of local campgrounds complaining of loss of income, the stores are not zoned for camping, too many campers in the lots, people not cleaning up after themselves and leaving trash in the lot, damage to the parking lot surface, and a lawsuit against a walmart because of trailer damage from someone backing into it (didnt know about that last one until the other day when the general manager for our area and I was talking)
This is just some of the reasons, most of it always comes back to money issues.

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