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Old 12-26-2014, 09:01 AM   #603
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to know where we can stay in a wal mart you can buy a book THE NEXT EXIT and if the Wal Mart is in red you can stay for a night otherwise no stay ... or you can find in internet a file for all wal mart open for over night .... easy to find it

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Old 12-26-2014, 09:13 AM   #604
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Maybe going into a Walmart, shopping, and then asking the management with a full shopping cart next you will get a more favorable response.

I don't have to worry about staying overnight at a Walmart because DW doesn't feel comfortable about staying overnight in a parking lot.


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Old 12-28-2014, 08:46 PM   #605
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We have stayed in Walmart parking lots. Went in to ask. No one cared.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:34 PM   #606
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Kelvin, if you're doing some long distance travel and need a convenient stop for the night, there is little difference between a Walmart parking lot and an RV park, except it's probably more convenient and a better value.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:18 PM   #607
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We have used Walmart many times during our travels. We always go inside and ask for permission. Even if there are other campers in the parking lot we still go inside and ask.
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:40 AM   #608
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You can install the Walmart app on your smart phone for free, which will show you where the nearby stores are located. And, of course, you can use it to shop as well.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:16 PM   #609
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We always call ahead and ask..then ask where to park. Just don't want to drive there to get a no. Only time it has been a problem is a city ordinance against it or they are in a place with many other stores.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:27 PM   #610
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Wal-Mart parking

I have done this before and never had any problems. I always get in a far corner of the parking lot where I am assured that I will not be using valuable real estate.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:28 PM   #611
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We have overnighted in Walmart parking lots on many occasions.

We use the RV PARKY app. It shows all Walmarts and whether they allow ONP. This app also has their phone numbers. We usually call the store before pulling off the road.

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Old 03-05-2015, 02:08 PM   #612
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Walmart's Directory of stores that prohibit overnight parking

Ran across the following url that lists Walmart stores, by state that do NOT allow overnight parking. This is the most thorough and accurate information I've found. I purchased the AllStays app and it is horribly out of date and not user friendly.

No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas
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Old 03-09-2015, 06:52 AM   #613
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Walmart Parking

Thank goodness the Plymouth, Wisconsin Walmart is not on the list. I have parked there about a dozen times and they have a nice level spot especially for me...LOL ....if I arrive early, that is.

And, even if the store is on the list, one might get an exception, especially if one parks at the farthest area from the store and purchases something from the store. I usually get some groceries and ask management at the same time.

Also, the definition of "overnight parking" can be fudged. Is this two hours, six hours, eight hours or more?

I am fairly certain if one were to disconnect the trailer from the TV this could be problematic as it might suggest more than just an "overnight".
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Old 03-11-2015, 03:13 PM   #614
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Some jurisdictions prohibit overnight parking in other than an RV park. Anaheim, CA comes to mind, as does Victorville, CA. Two places that I'm familiar with, and there may be lots more.

We tend to park overnight in KOAs or on other appropriate private property. Plan to try a few Walmart or Cracker Barrel parking lots next trip, asking first.

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Old 03-11-2015, 04:53 PM   #615
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Homestead, FL banned the practice after it was abused. Folks were homesteading to do day trips in the Keys or to Everglades NP.

It has been brought up to the city council in Cody, WY but the source of friction there is the campground owners in the area. No action was taken, yet.

It sure is a nice option in a pinch.

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Parked in a Lowe's parking lot Thursday night. It was about a mile from a Wal Mart we have stopped at a few times. It was cleaner and quieter than the Wal Mart, and didn't have the late night "freak" traffic.

No hassle, and we left the lot the same way we found it.

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