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Old 06-12-2019, 09:05 AM   #1101
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Also shows how cheap they are. They pay several hundred thousand $ or more for rv but won't pay avr. cost of $5.00 to dump or take time at cg that has free dump for reg. campers, further cheap to stay at Wally world as some do.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:26 AM   #1102
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Also shows how cheap they are. They pay several hundred thousand $ or more for rv but won't pay avr. cost of $5.00 to dump or take time at cg that has free dump for reg. campers, further cheap to stay at Wally world as some do.
This forum needs a "like" button.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:43 AM   #1103
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This forum needs a "like" button.

I agree. All the older forums I was on had a "Like" button, but no "Thanks" button like we have now.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:13 PM   #1104
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here are more detailshttps://www.walmartlocator.com/no-park-walmarts/
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Old 07-07-2019, 12:04 AM   #1105
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We do it all the time, I use Allstays App and call ahead. They will let you know if the city has an ordinance against it.

I only use them when traveling many miles, I go as far as possible and then look for a place just to sleep. Walmart’s, Cracker Barrel’s, truck stops, rest areas, casinos are all a possibility.

If it looks questionable, don’t do it. No reason to upset them. Also, I always give the establishment I stay at business. Walmart is great for that, you can get supplies.
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Old 07-07-2019, 05:20 AM   #1106
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Thanks for that great link.

Well said, Ted S.

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Old 08-08-2019, 04:39 PM   #1107
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Uh-oh. This unfortunate incident could force Walmart to ban all overnights because of the liability issue.

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Old 08-08-2019, 07:55 PM   #1108
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A very sad and unfortunate situation caused by carelessness of all parties....leaving kids alone in a Walmart parking lot for an hour?. Walmarts are known to not have the sharpest tacks in the box as customers.
I must admit I have done the Wally Mart thing in the past but given some situations that occurred the last few years will now spend the bucks for a KOA, City, or County Park. Watching the drug deals outside the back window (because the trailer offered a shield) while eating dinner changed my mind.
What bothers me most is the dude is lying instead of admitting he was an idiot and taking responsibility.
So sad for the mother.
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Old 10-29-2019, 03:09 PM   #1109
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My parents stayed at 2 different campgrounds (5 days) in Alaska for their 4 month trip. There are plenty of places to "park" their RV. I will ask my dad how he did that. He did a lot of Salmon fishing.
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".... Walmarts are known to not have the sharpest tacks in the box as customers".
Excuse me...
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:44 AM   #1111
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Excuse me...
Yeah, bad of me to over generalize. I apologize for offending many people...makes me one of the less sharp tacks in the box.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:28 AM   #1113
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It was, and good of you to acknowledge it.

I believe that exposure to people who don’t live like us, look like us nor dress like us helps rid oneself of bias and prejudice.

Maybe find a worthy cause and donate some time.

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Old 10-31-2019, 12:57 PM   #1114
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Well said, Maggie.

Also . . . some Walmarts have excellent RV-related inventory, so the stopover might be both a handy time to stock up on basics, as well as a savvy segue for permission to sleep over.

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Old 11-01-2019, 08:25 AM   #1115
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Also shows how cheap they are. They pay several hundred thousand $ or more for rv but won't pay avr. cost of $5.00 to dump or take time at cg that has free dump for reg. campers, further cheap to stay at Wally world as some do.
Featherbedder, I agree! Walmart should NOT be used for parking RVs overnight! The local campgrounds are usually run/owned by people just trying to make a living and RVers who are too cheap to spend a few bucks to park should be ashamed of themselves! The same with Truck stops. If they don't have a separate area for RVs don't park in a truck spot! Truck drivers are restricted to where they can park and campgrounds are one of them! It's easy enough to plan your trip and call ahead to have a spot at a campground waiting for you at the end of the day! Unless you are one of those who set up a deadline to get somewhere and regardless of weather or road conditions HAVE TO stick to their schedule or an unforeseen problem there's no reason to not have a place to park.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:32 AM   #1116
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A few years ago we made a 3 month long trip from the east coast to Alaska. We took our time and spent a few nights along the road through BC and Yukon. We stayed at a private CG for 3 nights while at Whitehorse, YK and while there noticed the local Walmart store allowed overnight RV parking and it looked like a slum neighborhood. Lots of RV's of all sorts settled in for the long haul with tables / chairs and awnings in use. BBQ set outside. It really looked bad and I was surprised that the store and / or the city allowed this to happen. A really negative image displayed here. I have stayed at WM's and others and will continue but it should never come to this.
I have camped at Whitehorse YK as well and saw exactly the same thing! I camped at Pioneer Campground while I was there visiting cousins.
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Yeah, bad of me to over generalize. I apologize for offending many people...makes me one of the less sharp tacks in the box.
Why are you apologizing for speaking the truth???
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Featherbedder, I agree! Walmart should NOT be used for parking RVs overnight! The local campgrounds are usually run/owned by people just trying to make a living and RVers who are too cheap to spend a few bucks to park should be ashamed of themselves! The same with Truck stops. If they don't have a separate area for RVs don't park in a truck spot! Truck drivers are restricted to where they can park and campgrounds are one of them! It's easy enough to plan your trip and call ahead to have a spot at a campground waiting for you at the end of the day! Unless you are one of those who set up a deadline to get somewhere and regardless of weather or road conditions HAVE TO stick to their schedule or an unforeseen problem there's no reason to not have a place to park.
Yes yes. Because driving into an RV Park at midnight and waking half the neighbourhood up while you try to find some spot the size of a sardine can. Then parking for 5 hours and paying 40 bucks to drive out again is a much better idea.
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Featherbedder, I agree! Walmart should NOT be used for parking RVs overnight! The local campgrounds are usually run/owned by people just trying to make a living and RVers who are too cheap to spend a few bucks to park should be ashamed of themselves! The same with Truck stops. If they don't have a separate area for RVs don't park in a truck spot! Truck drivers are restricted to where they can park and campgrounds are one of them! It's easy enough to plan your trip and call ahead to have a spot at a campground waiting for you at the end of the day! Unless you are one of those who set up a deadline to get somewhere and regardless of weather or road conditions HAVE TO stick to their schedule or an unforeseen problem there's no reason to not have a place to park.
The big problem that we encountered travelling across the US this past summer, were RV parks that catered to long term renters over transients. It wasn't uncommon to see parks with just five to ten spots, out of a hundred plus or so, available for people passing through.
I can't count the amount of phone calls myself or my wife would make before securing a spot for the night. So yes, there were a few Walmart stays, and truck stop stays; not because we liked them, because they became the only option.

What I do know is this; when our family travelled across the US in 1972, in a 1972 Westphalia, my Mom told me that finding a spot to stay wasn't a problem......and she didn't have a cell phone. They would just stop at a campground or RV park and inquire towards the end of the day.

Now days, in order to book a stay at an Ontario provincial park, you need to book it five months ahead of time.

RV parks are making a killing these days.

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We CrackerDocked or WallyDocked outbound on the last trip because we could not predict where we would be with any certainty at that time. As it was, we left a full two days after planed date. For a brief rest stop, not needing hookups or a dump suite, a campground with amenities we wouldn’t have time or interest use is pointless. We always purchased supplies or meals where we mooched a spot. It’s only fair to patronize the business that’s being nice. Never deploy awnings, lawn chairs or even put the stabilizers down, for that matter.

On the return trip we did stay at a KOA behind a Camping World store. Hookups were used, but it was reasonably priced and had minimum amenities commensurate with the price. Basically a big gravel parking lot with hookups and somewhat inconvenient access to the store if you were on foot. We used the sewer, water and power, and did buy a few items in the store. Also refilled propane at a very reasonable price per gallon. Decent spot to stop en route.

Rest of trip we parked in driveways with relatives and friends, ran the Champion Inverter generator to get air conditioning if there was no hookups. BTW, family already has a 30-amp outlet for us.
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