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Old 05-30-2011, 02:09 PM   #1513
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When overnight parking is not allowed most RVers just move on to the next town;The town loses, the stores lose, the campgrounds that think the RVers will stay with them are only kidding themselves, from that time on, most RVers simply bypass that town.
I don't believe that you are speaking for any large number of RVers but a small minority of those traveling the highways. It is everyone's right to move on but I believe most will find some where in the area to stay, whether paid or free. If fuel or supplies are needed the purchases will still be made.


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Perfect example:
Some states charge out of staters extra to stay in there state parks; most seasoned travelers simply bypass those states (including myself)

Pa. is on of those states; only stayed in one of there state parks one time, even though I have kine folks that live there that I visit.
penny wise dollar poor
Most state parks that we have tried to travel to are booked almost solid thru the season, seems as though those who are bypassing these states are not making a huge difference.

Just my humble opinion though
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:07 PM   #1514
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The DW and myself "camped" or was that slept, at a Walmart in Windsor Ontario on our way to Florida a year or so ago.

It was just a few days before Christmas and I could be wrong but we could ot find a single campground open within 500 miles!

Too darned cold!

So, I guess we should have parked at a Holiday Inn Express instead!

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Old 05-30-2011, 04:43 PM   #1515
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In the fall of last year we took a trip through New England and down the coast to Florida and then back to California.
After Colubus Day you could not find a RV Park that was open along the northern part of the East Coast. It seems that day is the Last Hoopla for camping in those parts.
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Just wondering what one of the anti Wal Mart RV'ers would do in a situation like that. Just wondering

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Just wondering what one of the anti Wal Mart RV'ers would do in a situation like that. Just wondering

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In my travels (which is a lot) 4 to six months a year; I've found that the walmarts; and flying Js are filling up with campers for the overnight gang; this wasn't true six to ten years ago. price of everthing going up folks are looking to save a few bucks.
Weekenders; they will head for the local park.
For the long haul you can't beat walmart for overnight; leaves the privet parks to the locals.
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I don't believe that you are speaking for any large number of RVers but a small minority of those traveling the highways. It is everyone's right to move on but I believe most will find some where in the area to stay, whether paid or free. If fuel or supplies are needed the purchases will still be made.
This happened in eastern Canada. City ordnances preventing Wallydocking.... Rvers bypassed the area and business suffered to a point where they had to reverse the parking ordinances.. I stay overnight in towns that allow Wally docking and give them my business ie fuel, food. The towns that do not allow overnighting I simply plan the trip so that I will roll on by during the day and with the size of motor home tanks its easy to bypass a large area.
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If I'm just stopping for a few hours sleep, I'm not going to spend a bunch of time hunting a campground -- it would have to be literally right on the highway AND not look like it would take me much time to check in (i.e., if I arrive at 11:00pm, do I have to wake someone up?). Most likely, I'll pick a different spot on the road to stop. Spending an hour getting to and checked into a campground is 60 miles I can get farther down the road.

I can understand when it comes to real camping, but for just grabbing a quick nap?

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This summer we will be travelling to Quebec but have a concern about parking overnight at Walmart. In the USA, the Walmarts are open 24 hours but the ones in Canada are not. Do you still think it is safe to park in a Walmart that is not open 24 hours?
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Why does everyone go to Wal-Mart??? What wrong with Home Depot and Lowes?? Just curious.....
Walmart allows overnight parking at most locations, whereas Lowes and Home Depot do not. Walmart knows that most RVers that stay overnight shop at Walmart while there.
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In Terrace BC council decided to outlaw overnight "camping" at Walmart.
The business community was against people "camping" there.
Now travelers pass right through Terrace and don't spend a dime there.
The town is really hurting because tourists go right through.

Why do people call it "camping", it's not camping.
It's "parking".

Greetings out of the Wallmart lot in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada.
(We bought supplies here, went to Tim Horton's and bought some stuff at the nearby mall.....
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This summer we will be travelling to Quebec but have a concern about parking overnight at Walmart. In the USA, the Walmarts are open 24 hours but the ones in Canada are not. Do you still think it is safe to park in a Walmart that is not open 24 hours?
Rick, we just arrived in New Brunswick. We are from BC.
We traveled through Quebec (visited Quebec City), spend the nights at several Walmarts that were not open 24 hours. It's no problem.
While visiting Quebec City we parked at night at the Levi Walmart right next to the highway. There were only two other RV's there.
During the day we parked in the ferry parking lot and took the ferry to Quebec City......
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How about a poll asking how many use WalMart primarily for a quick sleep while travelling vs how many use WalMart to save camping fees? If I read the previous thousand plus comments, it seemed to be in favor of the quick stop late at night to catch a few hours of sleep while heading to a destination. I could be wrong.
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I wonder if the city of Winnipeg will also try to pass a law that RVers are not allowed to prepare and eat meals in their RVs, but will instead be legally required to eat in restaurants in Winnipeg....
This is the best reply that I have seen! A close second is the one re the Political connection.
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