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Old 06-12-2012, 01:54 PM   #15
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When we park overnight anywhere except a camp ground, whether it be a Flying J, Loves, Wal Mart, or etc... we never unhook the Toad. Just pull in, sleep, and are gone early the next morning to our destination.

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Old 06-12-2012, 01:59 PM   #16
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Angry What gall!

He was parked there for several days. To me that's "camping" already. And it appears he didn't even ask for permission or buy anything in the store. Now that's gall! We spend 2 nights at 2 different WalMart's on our way to F and back each winter, but we always buy dinner there (BBQ chicken, potato salad etc) the 1st night and the second night we get what we'll need at our destination which includes cold cuts, meat, fresh veggies and other food items. We get to the WMs around dinner time, shop, relax and go to bed. We make no noise, put out no awning or grill, park by other RVs... and we're on our way in the morning.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Yep, Wal-Mart parking is "Over Night", gone the following AM. Parking for extended time will eventually ruin it for those of us who do use their parking lot now and then while on the road.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #18
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To me parking definitely ends after 12 hours and I get uncomfortable after 4 or 5. I guess it is just how you were raised.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:22 PM   #19
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Me thinks he doth not speak the truth. According to him he was two hours away from a campground. I looked in the campground directory and he is less than 20 miles from a campground.
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Old 06-12-2012, 04:31 PM   #20
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:37 PM   #21
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He was trying to be cheap, and karma kicked him in the butt. Didn't ask for permission, didn't read olup on local regulations, didn't pay attention to the signs, didn't do any of the things a respectful person does.

Trying to find sympathy for him... I cant. He got what he deserved.
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:44 PM   #22
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Evidently the WalMart manager enforces the rules fairly and it's news only if your rig is "worth $1.2 million".
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Old 06-12-2012, 05:45 PM   #23
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I have no sympathy! If the closed RV Park is two hours away, then it is a two hour drive one way. One can't handle or justify the drive then don't go. The drive time in no way justifies abusing the Walmart parking courtesy or taking up parking space throughout the entire day. Glad the owner was towed as he well deserved to be towed.
If the closed campground was 2 hours wonder how far the open one is?
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #24
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When we overnight at wm someone always stays and the other is in the store and usually in at 1am and out by 8am. Second,it had to of taken quit awhile to hook up by the time they called for a wrecker and pulled it away so he got what was coming.Third I can't believe wm is getting more free publicity.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:52 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by ga traveler View Post
Me thinks he doth not speak the truth. According to him he was two hours away from a campground. I looked in the campground directory and he is less than 20 miles from a campground.
Not to defend this guy, but you're not from around are you? Twenty miles miles in suburban Chicago translates into at least 1 hour each way, on a GOOD day.
That said, this was not Walmart's fault, it was his for not checking in first. Glen Ellyn has an ordinance against overnighting in the town limits. This particular Walmart had a real problem with semis parking in the lot, idling all night, with a residential neighborhood backing up next door. If I lived in that neighborhood I would have been ranting at the village board meetings.
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #26
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Hmm. Just to split a hair or two, did he actually overnight inside his motor home? Or did he just use the parking lot to park there while he stayed in an upscale hotel or with friends? Is there a sign at the Walmart lot that says something like "No RVs or campers allowed"? I know for a fact that people rendezvous at Walmart lots, pile into one car and leave their own vehicles in the lot for a weekend. If he never actually slept there and the ordinance is against sleeping in a vehicle overnight then it would seem to me that he might have a case to pursue. Granted, we all know that no one should do what he did and I'm certainly not defending the guy however, do we know for a fact that the guy was actually sleeping there? If so then why couldn't Walmart security banged on his door at midnight? I suspect someone made a phone call to the police, filled a complaint and Walmart reacted or perhaps over reacted.
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #27
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It doesn't matter what he was doing,visiting a friend,staying
at a hotel or site seeing. you go to a campground for that,
not at WM except, to get a few hours sleep and on the road
again.Do more then that "YOU ARE CHEAP PERIOD".
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Economy's getting so bad, Prevost owners are W-Marting.

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