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Old 10-07-2007, 07:57 AM   #15
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Well I guess I am the odd man out on this thread.Everyone has said they saw a RV on a Walmark parking lot for more than one night without know any details as to why or if it was with approval of the store manager.When I go on vacation to a long distrance camp site,the last place I want to camp at is a Walmart parking lot.Could it have been the RV or towing truck had a problem that required parts or services?.That the owner plea his case to the store manager and has the blessing to stay there?.I think without knowing the details it is a rush to judgement.The same one that towns are making in laws to prevent any camping on those parking lots which we shouldn't be making on fellow RV'ers.
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Of the instances we've seen, the rigs don't look broken down, what with the awnings, slides, satellite dishes, patio rugs, and barbeques all deployed. One of the worst cases was the WalMart in Rapid City, SD. Several rigs were there at least two days while we were staying a few miles west in an almost empty full service campground for $10 a night. Sorry if I offend anyone here, but hanging out like that for multiple days at WallyWorld makes all RVers look like freeloaders in my opinion.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:35 PM   #17
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I agree with Dave....I use Walmarts when I'm travelin' and arriving later than I'd feel comfortable pulling into a campground I've never been in before,especially if it's dark.

I always end up needing something from inside the store and as such I "support" the store financially...

If my kids are with me I need to put at least one slide out to get the couch to recline, but I always pull over away from civilization when possible...My favorite thing is to have that slide out overhang the grassy area of the lot.

The aforementioned letter is a good idea, but one must be careful when dealing with strangers in a parking lot as well...

I would be real careful approaching folks in this manner...
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:16 PM   #18
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Not trying to hijack the thread, but if any of you guys are in the NE Georgia area and need a place to overnite, we can supply water and 30 amp electric. Much safer and quieter than Wally World - and we don't expect you to shop with us.

Should have sewer dump in next spring along with water at the hookup site.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doc:
Not trying to hijack the thread, but if any of you guys are in the NE Georgia area and need a place to overnite, we can supply water and 30 amp electric. Much safer and quieter than Wally World - and we don't expect you to shop with us.

Should have sewer dump in next spring along with water at the hookup site. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the offer, doc. I'll bookmark this message for the future.

iRV2 owners/administrators: Is this an idea for a new section of iRV2? A place where those of us willing to host other members for a night or two can leave a posting? I think it could be a great thing.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">iRV2 owners/administrators: Is this an idea for a new section of iRV2? A place where those of us willing to host other members for a night or two can leave a posting? I think it could be a great thing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Might be something to consider....we'll look into it a bit.
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This was actually brought up a year or so ago but didn't go over.We think its a great idea and have offered anyone in our area a place to stay overnight,nice and quite,with water and electric but no sewer.

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Parking on someone else's property without an invitation or permission is shifting the burden of your own existence to the liability of someone else.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:44 PM   #23
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All I am saying is there are other reasons for those RV's in parking lots over just freeloading.I work in retail P/T and know there are comanies that have crews travel to different stores to reset products who rent Rv's and park overnites in the retail parking lots.In that case,THEY ARE WORKING for that store.I would like to think most of us are mindful of who owns those parking lots.Kind of sounds like you guys are for the laws preventing rv's parked in Walmarts.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by DonavonP:
Parking on someone else's property without an invitation or permission is shifting the burden of your own existence to the liability of someone else. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't understand this statement....While we're discussing folks that act somewhat out of line with respect to awnings out or the like, it is indeed a FACT that Walmart allow the practice of Wally-docking at locations througout the U.S.
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Fleamarketer, you make an excellent point. We do not wish to offend anyone and need to be aware of those who may have a reason to be camping in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

For the rest of us---the Good neighbor policy will always be good form.

There is a difference between Wal-Mart parking and Wal-Mart Camping. Let's all remember that.
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In nearly all walks of life we'll find people who take advantage of anything they can-wherever they can. While it irritates me, I also realize it reflects on their behavior not mine.

Steve- I'm curious about your screen-name "zimectrin". Since there is a product used by horse people named zimectrin(a horse wormer); are you connected to the pharmaceutical industry?
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I spent 2 nights and 3 days at the Brunswick, GA Walamrt a few years ago. I was waiting for a rim for my Honda Civic to be overnighted to the adjacent Honda dealer. I was welcome to park at the Honda dealer but they were in the middle of adding on to their dealership and had no room for my coach.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ray,IN:
In nearly all walks of life we'll find people who take advantage of anything they can-wherever they can. While it irritates me, I also realize it reflects on their behavior not mine. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Unfortunately, we all can get painted by the same brush, justified or not. This is exemplified by another hot button topic - pets in RV parks. A few irresponsible individuals can spoil things for everyone.
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