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Old 10-14-2010, 10:40 PM   #57
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what I would think of something parked on the street in my neighborhood --- a parked RV or a camping RV. Just seems like common sense.
Yes street camping/parking yep did that for a week in Calgary AB. while visiting my grand daughter. One old "Gent " seemed to get pretty upset and get on the phone when I parked in front of his place, so I tried to upset him as much as possible. Actually I had a copy of the city by-law with regard to street parking and made sure I broke no laws. In fact I got to chatting with the parking authority while on his rounds with his citation book.

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I just think what I would think of something parked on the street in my neighborhood --- a parked RV or a camping RV.
I really don't know the way things are in your area (seems to be kind of anti social) but here we are somewhat laid back, mind our own business, help each other when it's obvious or asked. I don't care what my neighbor parks or does in his yard nor does he care what I do in mine

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When we got our 2004 Itasca with 2 slides, it became a habit to not put them out. It's no big deal.
Again that was your own choice, I guess others might feel restricted so extend their slides. Now if this was over a sidewalk or blocking someones access (even in our town) there would be repercussions

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I have met some really nice people at Walmart. Almost all RV'ers are pretty great folks.
Well there are a few jackasses, I've only came across one inconsiderate lout, came clanking in, on an old rickety truck camper, well after midnight stereo blaring, tooted the horn, arguing with his partner then leaving at 5 AM with just as much heraldry if not more.
Oh! well we got an early start that day.
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We use PA and the other discount clubs, so it really isn't the money, but the easy of it. We normally stay at a campground 2 days and explore the area.
well with us it is partly the money in that I don't feel like or want to pay for amenities we cannot use or want. Other than dump sites and potable water re-supply, we are self contained. Those things we require I will gladly pay for.
Like yourself the convenience of being close to the route traveled is definitely wanted. It saves on gas and we don't have to carry a lot of extra food with us as we can get the perishables at the overnight stores, At the last WM we load up on groceries for our stay where we are visiting.
We bought our rig in 2005 and it hasn't been in a campground since then.
( excepting one, a park that was having a fundraiser to enable it to stay open,( a worthy cause) we gave a decent donation, enjoyed the entertainment and returned home that evening)

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Old 10-15-2010, 06:02 AM   #58
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Seejay, when the day finally comes that you can get a Monaco, I hope that you will refrain from blowing your air horns for half the night at the local KOA, (you probably would not be there to hear me, you would be at Wall Mart probably)

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I can buy one ( a Monaco) now if I wanted one. (maybe two) Back in the 70's I made a very sizable investment in the bullion of pretty yellow metal that they dig out of the ground and, my oh my, how the value has grown. I retired at 55 and haven't hit a lick at a snake since then. I have a ''private income'' from investments and I take my SS and pay some of my estimated taxes as far as it will go.
Yep, I drive an old 33' 2000 Pace Arrow with 109,000 on the clock and we love the coach. We paid cash for it in 2000 and drove it home.....
Yes, we have looked at DP's and decided against them. IMHO way too much loss in value in the first two years you own one. I have a dear friend that bought one in 08 for ''NORTH OF SIX HUNDRED FIFTY THOU'' and it has spent more time in the shop than on the road. He said it had depreciated in value at least 25 percent since he bought it new. Such is life and they all break down at one time or another.

I respect your option to ''cheap out'' and park at Wall Mart in a coach that is ''North of five hundred thousand'' dollars and I will defend with my life your right to your opinion. (been there, done that) (have you?)

FYI we almost never stay at KOA.

Keep working hard my friend and pay those SS taxes 'cause I need the money to pay my estimated taxes. lol...... I figure I got you and a couple more ''workers'' supporting my sorry buttt so I can pay my taxes........


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I would like to make one final post concerning this subject and then there will be no more from me concerning this.


One. IMHO I firmly believe that we, as campers, should respect the rights and privileges of others concerning our actions that may or may not effect others

Two. I believe that no one should be so self centered that they might do something that will effect others by their selfish actions.

Three. As to the ''parking situation''. Anyone with a grain of common sense can see that we, as campers, are all painted with the same brush in a lot of peoples eyes. If we abuse or misuse or violate a ''trust'' given us by any company or anyone we all will be punished for what a seemingly few people deem their right and privileged. This is just the way society is slanted


Four. To anyone that I have abused, insulted, or accused with my rhetoric concerning this I most humbly apologize. I have a great tendency to express my opinion when I should probably be quiet and let people just look stupid on their own accord.

Five. I would like to take this opportunity to relay one small happening that I personally saw back in 08 while traveling across the USA from a funeral of a dear friend.

Willa and I were somewhere in one of the ''flat states''. Nebraska as I remember. We were burning the wind traveling about 15 hours a day coming home beating winter time. We stopped at a ''LOVES'' or a ''LOWES'' truck stop for supper and to spend the nite. The parking places were well marked with yellow lines and the parking lot was well lit. We took the next spot in line and we were careful to center the coach in the spot. There was just enough room to open the door but we left the steps in for fear we might lose them to a semi.
I was walking our dogs when a 44 footer pulled in three spots down from us. He promptly rolled out his bedroom slide and his living room slide. He was actually taking three spots and he was no where near the end of the parking lot or even off to the side, or out of the way as much as possible. Being involved as I usually am I walked down to his rig as he and his wife were getting out to go to supper I guessed. I said ''HI'' and advised him that he probably should either move or at least put his slides in while eating. Some truckers don't take kindly to us for taking up their parking spaces. He informed me that I should mind my own business. Me and my two dogs kinda ambled along after he and his wife. We got to our coach and I put the dogs away and as we left our coach after locking the door I heard a kinda ''crunching sound'' coming from that end of the parking lot. Willa and I walked down that way and observed a very large semi pulling a D9 Caterpillar on a low boy trailer leaving the parking lot Upon further investigation we observed that his bed room slide had been ''re-arranged'' for him and ''adjusted forward'' about a foot with extensive ''body modifications''..

We went inside to eat and I saw the couple and informed them that they may need to go look at their coach at their convenience. They finished eating and left. When Willa and I got back to our coach this guy was running around like a chicken with its head cut off. He came up to me and begged ''Sir, Did you see how this happened?''....''Did you see who did this?'' I told him yes I had seen a semi with the low boy and the Cat on the low boy but I did not actually See anything happen. ''Did you per chance get the name on the truck or the license number?''.......I told him NO, I WAS TOO BUSY MINDING MY OWN BUSINESS.

So it goes and so it goes but I bet he learned a hard lesson......

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:26 AM   #60
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I have a great tendency to express my opinion when I should probably be quiet and let people just look stupid on their own accord..


I wear "stupid" pretty well. lol

While I've never stayed in a parking lot, next week will be my first. I am attending a 2-day seminar a little over an hour's drive from home and have decided to take my camper. I will arrive after 10 p.m. the frist night and will stay in the parking lot of the seminar location, with permission. I am a female traveling solo and do not want to locate the CG late in the evening and set up. I also want to be at the location the next morning without travelling from a CG to get there on time and find my location. However, the second night I will utilize a nearby campground.

I've learned much from this post. In the past while traveling by car, it wasn't unusual for my DH to sit outside Walmart by the car/van in a lawn chair while I grab the items needed. It's a nice break from travelling, and he gets to enjoy the fresh air.

However, the belief I'm taking with me is concerning my camper is to not "camp" on their lot, as my gut instinct just tells me that will preserve our right to do so.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:32 AM   #61
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Stillwater......Thank you so much for the suggestion. I took your advice. Expressing honest words of gratitude to Wal Mart is an excellent idea.
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[QUOTE=Seajay;718617] I respect your option to ''cheap out'' and park at Wall Mart in a coach that is ''North of five hundred thousand'' dollars and I will defend with my life your right to your opinion. (been there, done that) (have you?)

FYI we almost never stay at KOA.

Keep working hard my friend and pay those SS taxes 'cause I need the money to pay my estimated taxes. lol...... I figure I got you and a couple more ''workers'' supporting my sorry buttt so I can pay my taxes.../QUOTE]

Seejay, it's not about being "cheap," it's about the convenience. I hate pulling into a camp ground after dark and having to hook everything up. Plus I wouldn't want to wake you up as I pull in beside you at 11PM, this way you won't complain about how loud those DP are . By pulling into a Wal-Mart I can park on the far side of the parking lot (or any other place the manager directs me to) do a little shopping if needed and grab some shut eye. Next morning get up take a shower (heck, there's that problem with the slide again) eat and hit the road....Easy in and easy out, that's what it's all about with me...
As far as working and paying my taxes, you don't have to worry about that either, as the President and CEO of a rather successful insurance brokerage company I do pay my share (that's also why I have a CPA to make sure that I don't over pay)...and as a matter of fact, as a Vet (USAF), I don't mind helping out my fellow "brother-in-arms." Of course I guess I'm also helping myself since my "Uncle" sends me a little ol' check every month too.

Bottem line here is, "to each their own" you have your ideas, I have mine. Neither is right or wrong, I won't try to push mine off on you, and you can keep yours in your back pocket also.

By the way...What do you have against KOA's? I have found that most of the KOA's are pretty nice, and I'm sure that a "man of your means" can afford their rates...The next time you do stay at one look for a big Monaco Signature, if I happen to be there, Martha and I would be happy to have you over for a cup of tea.
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Old 10-15-2010, 01:16 PM   #63
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Its a deal Charles. God bless you for your service to my country......
Be safe on the road .............

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When stopping at WM, we always park as far from the stor entrance as possible to allow regular customers all the in close parking. Also, if I can park beside a lawn strip and under a light that is my favorite local. I can open the drivers slides over the lawn strip and not interfere with traffic flow and take up additional parking spaces. The light is for security and would allow WM cameras to get a good look at any perps creating issues.

Like others, I always find there is something I need and spend cash inside, which I'm sure their cameras also pick up. We have also noted that community welcome centers may allow overnight parking. You can get local info and take a rest.
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We have 10 achers Of land developed for our friends. who want to come and Visit/party with us. We BBQ. a Hog. Or 1/4 beef. Anyway. 99% of the people that come say they don't need any thing. Water/sewer/power/ the party goes for 5 or 6 days after the second day they are stringing power lines, water hoses, ETC< it is often Descussed about the wallmart parking ;; It seems everyone uses it and no one puts there slide out or sets up a BBQ. ETC> this is also discussed at the state Rally. no one puts there slide out ETC. What is the truth;; Where are all those Bums that Litter WM and move in like they owned the place ???
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Hopefully I wont get jumped on again by some of the folks who think they can do anything there. It has been going on about 10 years or so back when almost all Wal-Marts were available. There was a set of etiquette rules posted by folks such as Escapees, FMCA, and the like asking to preserve the privilege at all of these free spots to just look like you were parked rather than camped. Maybe somebody will post a link to this list. It is all just common sense. Things like putting down your jacks into hot asphalt and putting out your awnings were on it. When slides came out in the late 90s they were included.
Lindsay, thank you for answering my question here, that I asked back in the beginning of this thread. I did not ask the question to start a debate. I asked it because as a fairly new RV owner & we had only boondocked one time. I did not know the reasoning. Seajay's story of the tractor trailer sure does make one take notice of where & how they are parked. My wife & I are the type of people that don't like to bring attention to ourselves and just try to blend in. Any reference I made to buying merchandise & setting up camp at WM was meant as a joke. Unfortunately it is very hard to show expression or tone of voice threw typed words. Please forgive me if I insulted anyone, it was not my intent.

I sat back for the last few days & read this thread as it brought out several strong opinions about boondocking. I do believe that if there is anyone here on this forum without any flaws, then you should be seated at the right hand of God & the rest of us should strive to do our best & be good stewards of this world.
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dsbike, I think the internet was invented so we could argue about overnighting at Wal-Mart (Thank you ALGore). From what I have seen, almost everybody does it in a respectful way. Wal-Mart isn't the only place, but it seems to get the most traffic. Sam Walton was a big RV'er and used to go a month a year with his 6 kids. That alone makes you admire him. They sell an almanac of the US that has all of the stores.
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Lindsay, you make me laugh!!! Good Night to this post & to the forum. I have to get up early tomorrow to fly to St Louis & get my RV ready to travel to Ft Worth TX on Sunday. My wife has a new contract in a new to us city. Hopefully we will boondock in one of the casinos in Oklahoma.
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Believe me, casino bookdocking can be very expensive. We rarely gamble anymore, but most have good fairly inexpensive buffets.
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