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Old 05-23-2011, 06:46 PM   #1471
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Why does everyone go to Wal-Mart??? What wrong with Home Depot and Lowes?? Just curious.....
Years ago, Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart formally invited RVers to spend the night.

That invitation used to be on their website. It was corporate policy.
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:56 PM   #1472
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Shopping is the big draw I believe, we rarely stay at Wal-Mart without doing some shopping. Don't need too much from Lowes or Home Depot. Cracker Barrel is also great because of the breakfast.
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We prefer CGs. Thank goodness for WM's offer of overnighting. We did our first Wally Dock in Havre, MT last night...our reservation campground was flooded, another was full and Havre RV park in Havre was out of the question - WM was a better alternative.

We parked at the far end of the lot away from some parked semis...it wasn't as bad as I'd imagined. The manager even said sure, where you're parked the slides would be no problem. We bought some 'stuff' and settled in and with the genny exhaust pointed away from the lot, we bothered no one and no one bother us. We observed a self imposed 'quite time' at 8 PM. Gone by 7:30 AM.

Yesterday was a looong day and if the need arises in the future, we will again take advantage of WM's invite. Bob
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Years ago, Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart formally invited RVers to spend the night.

That invitation used to be on their website. It was corporate policy.
It still is, except in Canada.

Why so many people think it's there business to tell Wal*Mart what to do is beyond me!! If they allow it then it's nobody's business if I take them up on it. And no, I'm not too cheap or too poor to afford a campground if I want. There's just no need for us to pay for a tennis court, golf course or swimming pool if I just need a few hours sleep.

I do however use Wal*Marts only for overnight sleeping while en-route to a destination. Once at the destination I'll stay in a campground, although that might be in the dessert at Quartzsite!
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We prefer CGs. Thank goodness for WM's offer of overnighting. We did our first Wally Dock in Havre, MT last night...our reservation campground was flooded, another was full and Havre RV park in Havre was out of the question - WM was a better alternative.

We parked at the far end of the lot away from some parked semis...it wasn't as bad as I'd imagined. The manager even said sure, where you're parked the slides would be no problem. We bought some 'stuff' and settled in and with the genny exhaust pointed away from the lot, we bothered no one and no one bother us. We observed a self imposed 'quite time' at 8 PM. Gone by 7:30 AM.

Yesterday was a looong day and if the need arises in the future, we will again take advantage of WM's invite. Bob
I spent 10 formative years in Havre many years ago. Last time through was in 2008, but it noonish so we didn't spend the night at the Wal-Mart. But we did complete the long drive from Ft. Peck Dam COE to Apgar Campground on the west side of Glacier.
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It still is, except in Canada.

Why so many people think it's there business to tell Wal*Mart what to do is beyond me!! If they allow it then it's nobody's business if I take them up on it. And no, I'm not too cheap or too poor to afford a campground if I want. There's just no need for us to pay for a tennis court, golf course or swimming pool if I just need a few hours sleep.

I do however use Wal*Marts only for overnight sleeping while en-route to a destination. Once at the destination I'll stay in a campground, although that might be in the dessert at Quartzsite!
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It still is, except in Canada.

Why so many people think it's there business to tell Wal*Mart what to do is beyond me!! If they allow it then it's nobody's business if I take them up on it. And no, I'm not too cheap or too poor to afford a campground if I want. There's just no need for us to pay for a tennis court, golf course or swimming pool if I just need a few hours sleep.

I do however use Wal*Marts only for overnight sleeping while en-route to a destination. Once at the destination I'll stay in a campground, although that might be in the dessert at Quartzsite!
I have to agree with that.
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Years ago, Sam Walton, the founder of Walmart formally invited RVers to spend the night.

That invitation used to be on their website. It was corporate policy.
from the FAQ at walmartstore.com

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Ya think this will settle it?......................I'm sure it won't.

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Ya think this will settle it?......................I'm sure it won't.

Probably won't settle it because there are those who just love to argue. The statement by Wall Mart is just common sense. If all abide by that, then all should work out well without problem. Make other plans for Hollidays, especially Christmas shopping when lots are full of cars and other shoppers. etc...
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Juanita, you're correct. There's just too many folks that just can't "live and let live".

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Probably won't settle it because there are those who just love to argue. The statement by Wall Mart is just common sense. If all abide by that, then all should work out well without problem. Make other plans for Hollidays, especially Christmas shopping when lots are full of cars and other shoppers. etc...
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Probably won't settle it because there are those who just love to argue.
Yea I do!

Argument by itself is not a bad thing, it is only when people introduce negativity or personal attacks that it becomes negative and uncomfortable..

For every position, there are at least two additional different oppositional viewpoints, and the only way doe one to develop an INFORMED opinion, is to review and weigh all the differing perspectives.

The secret to argument in court:
  1. When the facts are on your side; Argue the facts,
  2. When the facts are not on your side; Argue the Law,
  3. When neither is on your side; Start calling names!
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Yea I do!

Argument by itself is not a bad thing, it is only when people introduce negativity or personal attacks that it becomes negative and uncomfortable..

For every position, there are at least two additional different oppositional viewpoints, and the only way doe one to develop an INFORMED opinion, is to review and weigh all the differing perspectives.

The secret to argument in court:
  1. When the facts are on your side; Argue the facts,
  2. When the facts are not on your side; Argue the Law,
  3. When neither is on your side; Start calling names!
That's fine as long as you remember this is not a court.
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