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Old 03-08-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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Walmart for One Night?

I have an appointment Tuesday morning at a Camping World in Robertsdale, Alabama to have this mud flap installed on my coach.

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It is in covered storage in Crestview, Florida, about 40 miles from where I live. I plan on going to Crestview Monday to pick it up and get it close to home. There is a Walmart approximately one mile from my home. Would you feel comfortable leaving it for one night, with no one in it, in a Walmart parking lot? I would go early Tuesday morning and take it over to Robertsdale. I have heard you talking about boondocking at Walmart, but I don't plan in staying in it overnight. Good or bad idea?

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Old 03-08-2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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I have done it before. Some walmarts have security some don't. IF wmart is open all night, even better. Let the night manager know you plan and leave a light on in the coach. Maybe leave the radio on if your battery is good.

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Old 03-09-2014, 01:01 AM   #3
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I wouldn't leave it empty.

I'd stay in it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 04:15 AM   #4
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No way i will leave it empty
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Personally I would stay with the coach. JMHO
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Is it insured in case something goes wrong? Its your neiborhood, would you advise someone else to leave there's there?
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:54 AM   #8
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What about bringing it directly to Camping World? This way it's already there and in a locked area...
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What about bringing it directly to Camping World? This way it's already there and in a locked area...
Sounds like a plan to me.

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Leave it at Wal Mart, if it is not empty, it will be.
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Yep, I would sleep overnight at Camping World. And make sure the flap is installed to hang at least 4-6" above the ground. Friend had one put on his new C last year and even after he had it shortened it still was right at ground level ...it sure made a mess of the paint and windshield of his toad on our Alaska caravan!
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I too vote on just going to Camping World and staying overnite there.
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I have stayed in a number of WalMarts trouble free except for once. There was a bunch of young people having a drinking party in the lot and some of them started banging on the side of my coach yelling, "is anyone in there?"
To their surprise 4 adult males exited the coach, we were on a golf trip, and they quickly left the area. Remember it only takes one time for you to be sorry for your decision.

I say take it directly to Camping World. I have overnighted in a Camping World parking lot a couple of times, one had 50 amp service we could connect.
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stay at camping world....I would never leave our ACE parked over night unattended anywhere!!

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