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Old 05-16-2012, 09:18 AM   #29
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Walmart may not know it's going on. Most have do not loiter signs. Also most will not enforce it until something breaks or someone gets hurt. I used to hang out at piggley wiggely Weather it's the norm or not depends on the area. for some yes it's norm. others probably not. And I am sure there are some walmarts who will enforce the no loiter.

Glad all went well otherwise.

Oh to the OP a burn out is just burning the tires to the road doing peel outs and circles.

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:32 AM   #30
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Just a reminder for all to please stay on topic here. The OP asked if a particular situation is the norm while staying overnight at Walmarts so we don't want to have the thread hijacked by peripheral issues which have all been discussed at length in the Walmart Parking "mega thread".

Also be remember our "be nice" rule and keep your comments from becoming personal.

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That behavior is not limited to Wat-Mart. I am a facilities manager for a private corporation and it happens on occasion in our lot also.
While not allowed, it is better than misfits getting upset at you and destroying property. If we catch them we ask then to leave.
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I wally Docked for about 10 days on a cross country trip last fall. One place had a road next to the parking lot that was the local drag strip until about 1AM. Another had a fellow docker running his cheap and LOUD generator all night. At two truck stops that I stayed at, the neighbors in the big rigs were running the diesels all night. I just figured that I got what I paid for, and turned on the A/C blower to help mask the noise.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #33
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I will always find a campground of some type, and not put up with what ever is at Walmart. When I can not afford $30 I sell the bus.
Good for you!!

Sell me your bus when its that time, please..
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I assume that's a "tongue in cheek" comment meant for humor?
Of course and to stay on topic- in Virginia Walmart
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:20 AM   #35
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I've often wondered if that would be the norm in walmart, or any other parking lot as well. I'm from a small town, and would feel relatively safe sleeping anywhere around here. But as I've travelled over the years I've been thru some areas that I've really wondered how safe I would be if I had to get outside the rig. Walmarts in general are all over the country and I would have to assume that some of them are in some pretty bad areas. perhaps thats what we should be posting here...if you had a least than perfect evening sleeping on a walmart, I'd appreciate knowing where that walmart may be and I would want to try to avoid it. on the other hand, if you've had a pleasant stay that would be worth noting as well.

I agree with the convenience of walmarts and cracker barrels. when you want to get off the road, grab some supplies and get some sleep a parking lot seems like a great idea. There are plenty of nice, free places to stay when thats all you are doing is travelling, maybe somebody should write a travel guide listing the best places to overnight when traveling.

thanks for your input, I travel 81 quite often and its nice to know some of the walmarts may not be as peaceful as we would expect
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:26 AM   #36
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Since we live about 30min from the first Virginia Wally world I can tell you that the group of people there hanging out and ripping it up are prob there because they had absolutely nothing else to do and prob no where else to be. This area is great for people who want to see the mountains, and smith mountain lake but other than that you pretty much find the kids hanging out at wally world when we were younger we always "cruzed" in our jacked up trucks and lowriders now they hang in the wally world parking lot gas was $1.29 when I was first driving now I cringe at $4.00 diesel so if I was young and dumb again I would be hanging out in wally world parking lots also

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