Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #533
Rivet Master

 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
Davenport , Iowa
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,360
Blog Entries: 1
I think of Wally as more of an overnighter the same as a rest area, flyn j etc. NOT a campground. A campground is a place with some possible "hook-ups" ie elect h20 etc. Also think of it as saving some $$$ to use at a campground later.
I have not overnighted a Wally, but it is an option.
__________________

__________________
Airtandem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #534
Rivet Master
 
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,505
Saw this article about the nomads that live in Walmart parking lots.

Photographing the 'nomads' who call Walmart parking lots home | The Verge

Perry
__________________

__________________
perryg114 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #535
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
Saw this article about the nomads that live in Walmart parking lots.

Photographing the 'nomads' who call Walmart parking lots home | The Verge

Perry
Interesting, and rather sad.

We have come across people in some of the federal sites, who stay their two weeks and move to another for two weeks, and on and on....because it is all they can afford.

We know that because they tell us.



Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 06:23 AM   #536
Rivet Master
 
Wingeezer's Avatar
 
2005 30' Classic
Burlington , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 2,608
Quote:
Originally Posted by doug&maggie View Post
Interesting, and rather sad.

We have come across people in some of the federal sites, who stay their two weeks and move to another for two weeks, and on and on....because it is all they can afford.

We know that because they tell us.



Maggie

We haven't yet tried an overnighter at a Walmart when en route to southern climes, although have used Flying J's many times.

But i any event, I suspect the sort of abuse described in this newspaper article may well soon bring about the demise of Walmart parking lots as an option for us.

I can't see Walmart - or any other company - tolerating it for long.

Brian
__________________
Brian & Connie Mitchell

2005 Classic 30'
Hensley Arrow / Centramatics
2008 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD,4x4,Crew Cab, Diesel, Leer cap.
Wingeezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 07:19 AM   #537
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
Metairie , Louisiana
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 9,129
Quote:
Originally Posted by perryg114 View Post
Saw this article about the nomads that live in Walmart parking lots.
They don't look much different, and certainly no worse, than a lot of the Walmart shoppers I've seen inside the stores, who can't even blame their scruffiness on being camped in the parking lot.
__________________
WBCCI #1105
TAC LA-4

I don't have an anger management problem. I manage to remember exactly what everyone has done to make me angry!
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:22 AM   #538
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,376
ive been seeing this thread now for over 18 months and have not touched it...mine as well jump in and read this novel.
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 08:26 AM   #539
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wingeezer View Post
But i any event, I suspect the sort of abuse described in this newspaper article may well soon bring about the demise of Walmart parking lots as an option for us.

I can't see Walmart - or any other company - tolerating it for long.

Brian
This is clearly the exception, rather than the rule.

I suspect Walmart should, and eventually will, limit the number of overnights so they can justifiably ask people to move on at some point.

Walmart gets a ton of income from RV'ers, hard to see them enacting an across-the-board ban.

But, you never know......


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 09:05 AM   #540
Rivet Master
 
Lily&Me's Avatar

 
2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 12,991
Quote:
Originally Posted by Protagonist View Post
They don't look much different, and certainly no worse, than a lot of the Walmart shoppers I've seen inside the stores, who can't even blame their scruffiness on being camped in the parking lot.
Yep, bargain shoppers are sometimes (not always) the poorest of the poor, getting much their clothing used from Goodwill, missions and shelters.

Function and price take precedence over style.


Maggie
__________________
🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 10:35 AM   #541
cwf
Rivet Master
 
cwf's Avatar
 
1999 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5,844
Images: 2
G-Willies (Goodwill) is great place to shop for Halloween costumes!
__________________
Peace and Blessings..
Channing
WBCCI# 30676
cwf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 12:13 PM   #542
Rivet Master
 
1976 31' Sovereign
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,260
Blog Entries: 1
My son owns semis, had delivery to store that had sign posted no semis, parked street walked in informed manager had load for store, was told to back into dock to unload son said no semis allowed come out to street & unload or returns to shipper. Point shop where rvs welcome but don't freeload or take adv. of there goodwill.I will not patronize places that say no rvs. I have not stayed at wallmart or any other freebie only because I have never had a need, maybe someday. PS I shop at wallmart a lot.
__________________
featherbedder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #543
Rivet Master
 
gaylejoe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 549
Recently I have noticed a gentleman at McDonalds near my home. There is no doubt in my mind this person is living in his vehicle. I have passed by this location during different hours but the only time I have seen him is usually around 10AM. Apparently he is staying the night hours some place else.

The last two years, while on our extend trips we have noticed my families living in small trailers. We have seen families with 3 childern living in a small 5th wheel. This is due to the state of our economy today.

Its sad and I wish these families had more but they are doing the best they can.
__________________
gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #544
Rivet Master
 
AWCHIEF's Avatar
 
2006 23' Safari SE
Biloxi , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 7,802
Images: 33
Interesting news article. A quick review would give the impression that all the people were freeloading homeless. I took the time to read the entire article including the captions for each photo. Only 3 or 4 would come under that description. The remainder were RV travelers or full timers (like many members here) just passing thru and taking a one night break. In my area it is rare to see RVs/travel trailers parked over night at any of the Wallyworlds. I would suspect that is because all of the casinos in the area allow overnight parking and longer if you are spending some time and money in the casino. I have yet to personally spend the night at any Wallmarts. I am not looking forward to it but I am sure it will happen someday. I did try to spend a night at at a Flying J, but gave up after a few hours. I could not handle the noise and diesel fumes. Got back on the road and grabbed a nap at the next interstate rest stop.
__________________
MICHAEL

Do you know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says "You know that thing that you just did? Don't do that."
AWCHIEF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #545
Rivet Master
 
PharmGeek's Avatar

 
2014 30' FB FC Bunk
Hoover , Alabama
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 3,376
after reading about 15 pages of the 39 pages, I think I feel like I would if despirate stay at a WM - but will avoid if possible....between street sweepers waking me and various forms of paranoia about someone waking me up in the night (be it a security person asking me to leave, the cops, or some hooligans) - I will avoid. but hey, if in a tight spot and need to stop...It cant hurt to be preparred and know what to do...

This had been said over and over in this thread, but the idea of folks puting out their awnings, chairs, trash can, dog, kids riding around....at a WM parking lot....oh jeez...this cannot be serious. I know I know, it is...does someone have a photo?
__________________
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them...We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”


PharmGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2013, 08:12 AM   #546
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,962
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
At home in the lot

Don't say I did'nt warn you.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	WallMart No-no..jpg
Views:	182
Size:	49.9 KB
ID:	199354  
__________________

__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Amarillo Walmart parking GeocamperAS On The Road... 22 10-05-2013 06:24 AM
Maine's Overnight Parking Ban Proposal fastrob On The Road... 49 05-15-2009 08:21 PM
Overnight parking pilgrim On The Road... 9 08-03-2008 06:19 PM
RV Parking at Walmart markparker22 On The Road... 1 06-03-2004 07:33 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.