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Old 02-22-2016, 10:55 AM   #29
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LIFESTYLE

Overnight parking in a Walmart or any other commercial business for FREE has NOTHING to do with RV Lifestyle.

It is NOT an entitlement but a privileged extended by those commercial businesses within local statutes

The motivation behind the attempt in AK may be suspect and others can try to stop it ----------that's all well and good as it should be.

But it has nothing to do with RV Lifestyle and to portray it as such is disingenuous.
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We thought the Anchorage campgrounds were horrible and elected to stay in Palmer instead. We visited friends staying in the Golden Nugget and on the day they checked in, the SWAT police were called for a permanent camper holding a hostage and brandishing a gun. Most of the sites were so darned close that slides just about touched. Not a place for us.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:19 AM   #31
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Maybe Golden Nugget needs to do what some mall landlords do: Ask for a percentage of a businesses' sales as partial rent.

Maybe 5 percent of meth sales?
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:23 AM   #32
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Overnight parking in a Walmart or any other commercial business for FREE has NOTHING to do with RV Lifestyle.

It is NOT an entitlement but a privileged extended by those commercial businesses within local statutes

The motivation behind the attempt in AK may be suspect and others can try to stop it ----------that's all well and good as it should be.

But it has nothing to do with RV Lifestyle and to portray it as such is disingenuous.
The city is restricting our lifestyle by forcing businesses to say no. We have not spent much time in parking lots. But when we did it was much appreciated. This is about the rights of private property owners first and foremost. But it does impact our lifestyle, by restricting our options and travel choices.
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If one knew local politics up here, one would know that the people that are sponsoring this move, are a little on the crazy side to begin with. There is not a whole lot of support for this and I hope that it goes away. Since we do not live the Anchorage, there is not much we can do.
Besides there are some nice RV parks in the Mat-Su valley, so come out here!
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:29 PM   #34
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just put a 12 hour limit on it.....problem solved and everyone is happy. Wal Mart isn't meant to be a destination but a layover spot...if you can't be back on the road in 12 hours you should be in a campground. Just my opinion. Doesn't even need enforced regularly. You put a sign up that it's patrolled and if you're found to be there more than 12 hours it's a $1000 fine.
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Stealth camping ?

*Definition: the act or action of proceeding furtively, secretly, or imperceptibly*

Wal-Mart welcomes truck and RV overnight stays, where allowed by local law.
Speaking of definitions, what's the definition of "loosing"?
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Another Wal-Mart thread careening downhill.
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"Our lifestyle" is to support the world's largest retailer in wiping out everything that's Mom and Pop in the country? No thanks.

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It can be justified. Who is to say people living out of an RV are not homeless? How do you pick and choose based upon how people look or what type of vehicle they are driving? That's called classicism. Laws enforced based upon one's appearance are illegal in this country.

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I hardly think that any of those people involved in this shooting you are referring to as well as those who spend multiple nights living out of a Suburban, or some RV that shouldn't even be on the road, are the type of RV'r that we are talking about or share their information and opinions on IRV2. Unfortunately these people are ruining it for all those who are traveling in an RV and just need a place for the night or few hours. Most of them are homeless and taking advantage of whoever they can under the guise of RV'ing. To lump them in with all the true RV'rs, and use the "hammer approach" is not justified. All they have to do is have the law on the books so it can be applied when the situation warrants. Anytime we have stayed in a Walmart, I have always felt fairly safe when the lot had several real RV'rs.
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When I am traveling to a far destination, and need to stop overnight just to get some sleep, I will use Walmarts, casinos, etc. After a few hours I am on my way again. If at a Walmart I will usually visit the store briefly and purchase something I forgot to bring.


But I have often wondered why real commercial campgrounds don't offer a quick over-night rate for travelers of $10 or so. People who won't even bother to hook up utilities, just have a safe place to sleep for the night, and be gone early in the morning? Have a designated level parking area dedicated to that segment, quick and easy check-in. Don't need the expense of installing the utilities, just a parking space.
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But I have often wondered why real commercial campgrounds don't offer a quick over-night rate for travelers of $10 or so. People who won't even bother to hook up utilities, just have a safe place to sleep for the night, and be gone early in the morning? Have a designated level parking area dedicated to that segment, quick and easy check-in. Don't need the expense of installing the utilities, just a parking space.
That would work really well along main highways!!
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But I have often wondered why real commercial campgrounds don't offer a quick over-night rate for travelers of $10 or so. People who won't even bother to hook up utilities, just have a safe place to sleep for the night, and be gone early in the morning? Have a designated level parking area dedicated to that segment, quick and easy check-in. Don't need the expense of installing the utilities, just a parking space.
Great idea. I'm sure there is a demand But, would it be profitable? With the cost of land I'm not so sure.
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Similar to the California State Parks system's Enroute Camping.

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When I am traveling to a far destination, and need to stop overnight just to get some sleep, I will use Walmarts, casinos, etc. After a few hours I am on my way again. If at a Walmart I will usually visit the store briefly and purchase something I forgot to bring.


But I have often wondered why real commercial campgrounds don't offer a quick over-night rate for travelers of $10 or so. People who won't even bother to hook up utilities, just have a safe place to sleep for the night, and be gone early in the morning? Have a designated level parking area dedicated to that segment, quick and easy check-in. Don't need the expense of installing the utilities, just a parking space.
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