Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-09-2014, 12:38 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
jlabit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Posts: 180
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.


Ultra Guard 94"W x 20"H for Motorhomes - Smart Solutions 00014 - Splash Guards & Mudflaps - Camping World


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?
__________________

__________________
jlabit is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-09-2014, 12:51 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
adamfolger's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: MotherLoad foothills approx.60 m.s east of Sacramento
Posts: 1,226
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.
__________________

__________________
Full time since Nov 2012 RVM#41 Gary and Marian Hill 2001 Monaco Dynasty Jack 38' 370 hp ....If it ain't broke I can still fix it.
Like putting shoes on an octopuss, so are the days of our lives....
adamfolger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 03:01 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,917
I wouldn't leave it empty.

I'd stay in it.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 05:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
AndrewC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 226
No way i will leave it empty
__________________
Andrew from Québec Ca NKK#16343
2004 Kountry Star 3904 Cummins 330 ISC towing a Jeep Cherooke Trail Hawk 2016,Blue Ox.and Buddy Brake ,TMS,
AndrewC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 05:15 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Personally I would stay with the coach. JMHO
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 07:30 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Tha_Rooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 4,517
Not mine.
__________________
2007 Fleetwood Revolution LE 40V
Tha_Rooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 07:40 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Frutza's Avatar
 
Gulf Streamers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Crown Point, In
Posts: 305
Is it insured in case something goes wrong? Its your neiborhood, would you advise someone else to leave there's there?
__________________
Mike & Becky
2005 Gulfstream Crescendo 8356
Frutza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 07:54 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
StevieG's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Milton, NY
Posts: 915
What about bringing it directly to Camping World? This way it's already there and in a locked area...
__________________
Steve & Beth - Milton, New York
2006 Monaco Knight 38 PDQ
Ready Brute Elite-2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4
StevieG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:12 AM   #9
Community Administrator
 
Clifftall's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 29,139
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevieG View Post
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.
__________________


Cliff,Tallulah and Buddy ( 1999-2012 )
Clifftall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:26 AM   #10
Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Mansfield, La. 71052
Posts: 89
Leave it at Wal Mart, if it is not empty, it will be.
__________________
johnzuki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:39 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
AFChap's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: ...hopefully on the road!
Posts: 4,720
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!
__________________
Paul (KE5LXU) ...was fulltimin', now parttimin'
'03 Winnebago UA 40e / '05 Honda Odyssey toad
AFChap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:44 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
iawoody2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 201
I too vote on just going to Camping World and staying overnite there.
__________________
2013 F250 Super Crew, 4x4, powerstrke
2013 Sundance 3310 CL, Platinum
iawoody2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 08:57 AM   #13
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,454
Blog Entries: 2
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.
__________________
TheArnolds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 09:02 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Thor Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 630
stay at camping world....I would never leave our ACE parked over night unattended anywhere!!
__________________

__________________
Thor ACE 2013 29.2
lenkerb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Window Night Shade Issue tomclaug Tiffin Motorhomes Owners Forum 3 01-12-2014 08:20 AM
Just spent first night in New To Us MH jimaxp Class A Motorhome Discussions 9 12-13-2013 10:52 PM
Walmart Parking Lots and Long Term Living jerik721 Full-Timers 15 11-05-2013 12:44 AM
Walmart has non violent policy too.. Hooligan Just Conversation 29 10-22-2013 01:02 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.