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Old 09-24-2016, 03:19 PM   #883
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We stay at WalMart's from time to time and will continue to do so when appropriate with our travels. We also did a one nighter at Camping World. They even told me to park next to an electric post we were able to plug into.
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Old 10-22-2016, 12:27 PM   #884
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:03 PM   #885
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Denver, Colfax ave Walmart parking

Spent Friday night parked there, while I locked both and took an Uber to sleep elsewhere and I was hardly able to sleep little while worrying about my rig, I got back to the Walmart at 4 AM and all was good! The area does not look very safe, but nobody hurt my babies. Not sure I would recommend overnighting there, but in my case it worked out just fine.
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Old 10-25-2016, 06:21 AM   #886
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Spent Friday night parked there, while I locked both and took an Uber to sleep elsewhere and I was hardly able to sleep little while worrying about my rig, I got back to the Walmart at 4 AM and all was good! The area does not look very safe, but nobody hurt my babies. Not sure I would recommend overnighting there, but in my case it worked out just fine.
Since you stayed at a hotel, couldn't you have found one with a large parking lot for your trailer?
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A trailer unattended might be subject to towing. I would never leave my trailer unattended in any parking lot, too risky as far as vandalism, theft or towing away us concerned.
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I agree.

WalMart allowing RV's to courtesy park overnight does not equate with leaving your rig there, unattended, whilst you stay elsewhere.

Could indeed get you towed, and wouldn't that be a a very rude surprise when you arrived back in the morning.


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Since you stayed at a hotel, couldn't you have found one with a large parking lot for your trailer?
Daughter's home, complete with son in law and 3 mo old first grandson. No hotel beats that
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A trailer unattended might be subject to towing. I would never leave my trailer unattended in any parking lot, too risky as far as vandalism, theft or towing away us concerned.
Well, I have to put is somewhere while waiting for the morning to take it to the AS shop in Denver. Walmart published a list of stores that, being the exception, don't allow overnight stays. There is no language there (that I recall anyway) about the need of warm bodies inhabiting the rig. Yes, I was worried about vandalism and could hardly sleep. The idea of a wifi camera (or several) with motion/sound detection triggered alarm to my iphone (the likes I have in both my homes) came to mind. And still is. Actually an all around camera system like in newer cars/trucks maybe an upgrade or option AS could offer. Even while camping, especially boondocking, such a view of the surroundings from inside the shell can be cool/safe.

I assure you that Walmart gets my share of dollars on my frequent visits when I park there for shopping. Who doesn't? It is the world's largest retailer (no, Amazon did not pass them over yet) for a reason
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It is one of the founding ideas that keeps it such a highly productive and polite forum.

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I agree.

WalMart allowing RV's to courtesy park overnight does not equate with leaving your rig there, unattended, whilst you stay elsewhere.

Could indeed get you towed, and wouldn't that be a a very rude surprise when you arrived back in the morning.


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Spent Friday night parked there, while I locked both and took an Uber to sleep elsewhere and I was hardly able to sleep little while worrying about my rig, I got back to the Walmart at 4 AM and all was good! The area does not look very safe, but nobody hurt my babies. Not sure I would recommend overnighting there, but in my case it worked out just fine.
Understood !
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Daughter's home, complete with son in law and 3 mo old first grandson. No hotel beats that
I didn't mean to be rude, if it was taken that way....I just wondered. But you're right about the place you stayed. Nothing beats your family & NEW grandbaby!!! Congratulations! I would have done the same thing in a heartbeat!
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