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Old 08-12-2016, 02:36 PM   #813
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How long is this thread going, it is like flogging a dead horse, after 58 pages basically saying same thing over and over.
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:44 PM   #814
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How long is this thread going, it is like flogging a dead horse, after 58 pages basically saying same thing over and over.
Yes, but it's something of an institution after 12 years!
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Old 08-12-2016, 02:57 PM   #815
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I use Allstays.com which shows the Walmart locations with a color code that indicates if parking is possible.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:28 AM   #816
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Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy.

The above, an article in Bloomberg.com. A worthwhile read if you plan a Walmart overnight.




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Old 08-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #817
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Good to know

Good posts everyone,

I've always seen trailers parked at Walmart and so assumed that it wasn't an issue, but I'm sure asking the manager would help to keep "overnighters" in good standing.

Hopefully change isn't in order.

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Old 08-17-2016, 08:57 AM   #818
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Good posts everyone,

I've always seen trailers parked at Walmart and so assumed that it wasn't an issue, but I'm sure asking the manager would help to keep "overnighters" in good standing.

Hopefully change isn't in order.

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Welcome, also asking permission is simply common courtesy.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:59 AM   #819
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Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy.

The above, an article in Bloomberg.com. A worthwhile read if you plan a Walmart overnight.
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Howard, thanks for the heads up! I assume you mean this article?

https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-walmart-crime/

. . . which seems to be mainly about shoplifting and other in-store problems like fights etc.. (from a quick glance)

Not sure how this would affect RVers overnighting, as it seem unlikely that a store manager would link the two IMO. The only mention I see is in the next-to-last sentence about campers etc. hunkering down for the night in the parking lot, with nary a mention of this being part of the problem.

Hopefully Walmart will not close the gates to RV overnighting!

Thanks again for the heads up.

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Old 08-17-2016, 11:38 AM   #820
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Saw this article today. It was enlightening. A lot of crime is opportunity driven and if some WalMarts have issues, then the fact that those folks creating the problems inside are out there in that parking lot too. It reenforces my feelings regarding not staying in Walmart or other businesses overnight. For example we have a very nice Walmart just off an interstate highway locally. Unknown to those parking in the lot is that the area right behind that Walmart has been a high crime area. Personally I'm not aware of any crimes specifically towards travelers although smash and grab seems to be the most common type of activity these days. While there is no guarantee that a local RV park is any safer, the fact that ease of access and easy flight/escape routes are many times an important factor in setting you up for a crime against you or your property.

I spent a night at a RV parking facility once that was in the south, that in all actuality was a college football stadium parking lot with full hookups. It was just off an interstate but was up on a hill and surrounded by trees. You paid to a box on an honor system. Needless to say that night I was the only trailer on the lot and felt extremely vulnerable. I only stayed because someone had recommended the site and by the time of day I got there I didn't feel like traveling further. Needless to say I won't stop there again and sitting on an empty blacktop lot doesn't make me sleep like a baby.

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Old 08-17-2016, 11:44 AM   #821
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My take on it is that it doesn't seem to be pointing the finger at RVs in the parking lot, just that criminals seem to think of Wal-Mart as a prime target for theft. It also shows a lot of domestic issues exist, possibly because of the clientele that frequent Wal-Mart.

The article says Target doesn't allow overnight parking but then Target typically isn't the only store in the shopping center. The shopping center has other stores and generally more security in the lots and stores. Wal-Mart security seems to be determined by the number of incidents at the store. Target's stores are in middle class neighborhoods while Wal-Mart is in lower class.

I've noticed more recently that Wal-Mart seems to be in lots with Lowes' stores. Maybe taking advantage of additional security?

Before I stay at Wal-Mart overnight I Google the store's location and get information from others who have stayed there. So far, that's worked pretty well.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:03 PM   #822
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Wal-mart closest to me posted signs last winter no over night parking IMO it was because of many semis and it inter feared with snow removal, signs still in place. A few RVs used lot in warmer temps. Now in rear of empty big box stores and wal-mart huge paved area, doesn't interfear with stores. Semis have found, so far very rare rvs. This store little off beaten path for rvs. not even for pur. But huge trucking area. Lot is heavily used by shoppers. This super wal-mart is not in lower class neighbor hood but upper middle class with much money to spend.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:55 PM   #823
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Overnight stay at Walmart

hi. i just bought a b 190 (love it) first trip will be ny statefair. i called many walmarts and inquired about overnight stay. i was not only turned down by all but was firmly and sometimes rudely told not to do it. has their policy changed.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:59 PM   #824
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The only place you can not stay is south Fl. because you won't live through the night and Nv. by state law.

We do it all the time.

Where did you call?
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We do it all the time. Just don't crowd the other guy.

Where did you call?

Here is a list of 800 location you can stay
http://www.walmartlocator.com/no-park-walmarts/
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Old 08-18-2016, 02:27 PM   #826
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We just stop when ready and ask the duty manager (sometimes), usually the evening shift. Never been turned down, even at a few places that had signs saying no.

I asked about the signs, one was because of a local farmer who didn't like the evening noise, so manager said don't run a generator. Another was a hot shot new ass't manager that nobody in the store liked who put up the signs, and he had gone home for the day so nighttime manager could care less.

On the other hand, if you're near a popular coastal camping area or snowbird area in winter, you can probably expect no overnights. That was ruined long ago by those who decided to spend their full-time camping lives, or the winter there.
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