Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2011, 01:45 PM   #1821
Senior Member
 
sgtjoe's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay Richards View Post
We did the unexcusable, we stayed 3 nights at the same Wal-Mart. Rolled in Sat night, asked permission and when we went to put out the slide, it went very slow and stopped. Hydrolic fluid on the left rear. Called around and got somebody to come on possibly Sunday. No show, but would be there Monday morning, No show, then got somebody else to try to repair the split hose. Needed a portable crimper. I had jacked in the front slide most of the way. (a real back breaker for an old fart). He put on the "repaired" hose and we got both slides in with a lot of leakage. We were so tired and stressed out, we decided to just stay the 3 rd night rather than start out at5:30 PM. Great adventure. My second time staying 3 nights, but I missed the first one as I was in the head the whole time. We are just leaving the slides in as we will be going straight back to Florida from Berlin,. OH and will just get it repaired there. The broken hose is way under the rear bed. I have no way to winch it in.
Being a good Wally Docker you cleaned up the fluid spill, right??
__________________

__________________
Joe & Angie
Shih Tzu's Cookie & Rocky
2001 Tradewinds 7390 2011 CRV EX-L Navi w/ RoadMaster FuseMaster
sgtjoe is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-22-2011, 01:51 PM   #1822
Senior Member
 
sgtjoe's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,809
Since I suggested a pic contest on Wally Dockers a ways back I have not seen one parked at our local Walmart to snap a shot of. Wonder if it's a Utah thing to not park there?
__________________

__________________
Joe & Angie
Shih Tzu's Cookie & Rocky
2001 Tradewinds 7390 2011 CRV EX-L Navi w/ RoadMaster FuseMaster
sgtjoe is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 01:58 PM   #1823
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,512
Quote:
Originally Posted by RV Wizard View Post
He said in his post, that he had spoken to the RVers that did not believe they needed permission. #1800 Only 200 till lock down!
So someone's going around sticking their nose in what is between Wal*Mart and what they allow on their property?
There's too much meddling like that already in this world!!
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 02:41 PM   #1824
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
Quote:
Being a good Wally Docker you cleaned up the fluid spill, right??
I actually worried that the EPA was going to come and arrest me. When the guy came to fox the high pressure hose, we laid down quite a few rags and placed them in a plastic garbage sack. I am sure there was a lots left though. I figured the rain would wash it down the storm sewer into the nearby creek and kill the endangered snail darters there.
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 03:08 PM   #1825
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 254
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay Richards View Post
We have stayed a Wal-Mart the last 4 nights (4 different ones) and it has gotten down to 41 degrees. I have to run the generator to charge up my AGM batteries to run the propane heater fan as well as my sleep apnea machine. Probably doesn't save that much money, but it sure is easy. One night, we had somebody in a tag axle Fore Travel run his generator all night and also had spotlights on all four corners of his rig. Strange.
Couple of times I have stayed where it was over 80 at night and myself and others ran the generator all night and some of day (while park away from others). Then I figured 10 hours at half gallon of diesel per hour was over 20 bucks. Could have stayed at basic campground, but in this case the only one near was a trash heap.
__________________
99DutchStarDP

Southern California
BZam is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 03:18 PM   #1826
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
We we have to run the generator to run the AC, what we do is leave it on and go to bed around 10 PM. The first one that gets up to use the bathroom, turns it off. It is an expensive was to save some money for sure. This is why we love Passport America. We have been gone for a couple of months now and have spent over $3500 on fuel which included the truck toad. We have a 4 wheel drive truck and have put nearly 4,000 miles today. I needed it for sure today when following a sign for Amish handmade baskets up a long, dirt road. I was a little scared even with the 4 wheel drive, I now have mud and horse apple all over the underside of my truck. Well, as they say, horse apples happens.
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 08:08 PM   #1827
Registered User
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Back in Philly for the fall heading to Sunshine before the snow flies
Posts: 1,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay Richards View Post
We we have to run the generator to run the AC, what we do is leave it on and go to bed around 10 PM. The first one that gets up to use the bathroom, turns it off. It is an expensive was to save some money for sure. This is why we love Passport America. We have been gone for a couple of months now and have spent over $3500 on fuel which included the truck toad. We have a 4 wheel drive truck and have put nearly 4,000 miles today. I needed it for sure today when following a sign for Amish handmade baskets up a long, dirt road. I was a little scared even with the 4 wheel drive, I now have mud and horse apple all over the underside of my truck. Well, as they say, horse apples happens.
Lindsay how's the trip going? We leave for 2 months in Maine on Saturday. Mike
__________________
hondo122 is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 08:27 PM   #1828
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
Our trip is going good. Slides got stuck out at Wal-Mart on the weekend. Have a split hose in a very bad spot in the floor under bed and base of motor home. Got it fixed and broke again right away. We are in Ohio Amish country now and it is great. Heading for Florida in about a week. You will love Maine. Stop in thrift store and get a large lobster cooking pot and cook your own. Do it outside to avoid smell? Nothing better than live lobster you cook yourself and much cheaper. They go in head first then put lid on so they don't come out. You can buy them right off the boat. Very scenic there. We had dinner with an Amish family tonight. WOW was it good. Yellowstone was nice. Avoid the big cities on the way up and see the Amish country around Lancaster, PA. If you go to Mount Desert Island, stop at Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound on way. Hard to find boondocking in Maine. Good Luck.
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 09:32 PM   #1829
Member
 
Juanita N Fl's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by GOLDWINGER2 View Post
Any WalMart employees out there reading this? Has to be one. How about stock holders?
J
I don't work for wall mart, but I know an employee of the one in Lake City, Fl and I asked her if anyone ask about parking. She told me that in all the time she has been there, no one has come in and ask her for permission to park but several campers park there at night.
__________________
Juanita N Fl is offline  
Old 06-22-2011, 09:58 PM   #1830
Registered User
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 552
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikron

IMO after reading all the pros and cons more that don't will try a night.
True. 30 years of RVing and never stayed at a walmart. We've got a trip coming up and will try a walmart one night on the way to our destination. Already called the store and got the ok.
__________________
offthewall is offline  
Old 06-23-2011, 04:59 AM   #1831
Senior Member
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 671
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lindsay Richards View Post
Our trip is going good. Heading for Florida in about a week.
Maybe by then we will have cooled down a little ! It's been in the upper 90s here in central Florida the past couple of weeks.... Oh, our local WallyWorld (Leesburg) has signs prohibiting overnight parking.
__________________
blackf3504dr is offline  
Old 06-23-2011, 10:57 AM   #1832
Senior Member
 
mythplaced's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,282
Quote:
..... 30 years of RVing and never stayed at a walmart. We've got a trip coming up and will try a walmart one night on the way to our destination....

BWAAAHAHAHAHAAAA

This thread has now served its purpose.....

A 30 year non-wallydocker is converted!!!!

BWAAAHAHAHAHAAAA
__________________
Michael (Home base Northern CO)
USED TO HAVE; 03 Alpine 40MDTS Now RVless
http://www.tripadvisor.com/MemberPro...AA11052EA9DBB0
mythplaced is offline  
Old 06-24-2011, 12:03 PM   #1833
Member
 
Pghwizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Pittsburgh PA USA
Posts: 66
Send a message via MSN to Pghwizard Send a message via Yahoo to Pghwizard
Well here is my deal. I'm heading to a friends place at Lake Erie for the fourth. I called 3 campgrounds, all full cause it is the fourth. I plan to go to his place for the 4th and that night ditch in the local Wal Mart. The next days I am told there will be no problem getting me in a camp site... I'll be there.

I'm damn happy to be able to stop the night at Wal Mart!
__________________
Pghwizard is offline  
Old 06-24-2011, 12:12 PM   #1834
Senior Member
Commercial Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 195
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgetown350 View Post
I believe if there are no prohibitive signs it should be ok to park for the night, especially if there are other Rvs already parked. Couldn't hurt to go in and ask if you are unsure and would like peace of mind that you are fully welcome to spend the night.
If you want to park overnight in a Walmart parking lot, the corporate policy is that you must obtain permission from the store. This applies whether or not you see any signage relating to overnight parking, and it applies whether or not there are already any other RVs parked in the lot.

Not all Walmarts which disallow Overnight RV Parking have signs to that effect in the lot -- in some cases, it's a local ordinance and signage isn't required for enforcement.

Some Walmarts have set a maximum number of RVs that they want in the lot at one time, and you don't know until you ask. And you don't know whether those RVs are there with permission or not.

Please always obtain permission from a person in authority before parking overnight in any retail parking lot!
__________________

__________________
Jim O'Briant
Gilroy, CA
Co-Owner & Administrator, www.OvernightRVParking.com
jobriant is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
camping



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Canadian Walmarts banning Overnight RV Parking jobriant Boondocking 77 11-18-2010 08:36 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.