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Old 08-09-2011, 07:34 PM   #2283
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Here we are parked at the Lethbridge Alberta Walmart, there were at least 10 other RVs there. this is a very convenient place to stop.
Hmmmm! did you just dump your tanks, I see a lot of water under and around your rig.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:58 PM   #2284
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Of course doesn't everyone?
No really they had sprinklers come on that seemed to get more water on the parking lot than on the grass
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Well yes, as it seems to be the popular belief of some objectionists
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What's the most number of RV's you have ever seen overnighting at Wal-Mart? I've seen 19 (I was the 19th one..) Looked like a used RV sales lot...
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What's the most number of RV's you have ever seen overnighting at Wal-Mart? I've seen 19 (I was the 19th one..) Looked like a used RV sales lot...
Hmm! can I count the cars, mini vans, and other variations that stayed for the night after the store closed? In any case I believe it was 23 (over a year ago hard to remember) all among the no overnight parking signs
One thing for sure, they must have better bladders than mine and the DW's
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We were in Cody Wyoming last September and there was 24 or 25 neatly lined up in a couple of rows. I expect this had something to do with this store is on the road to Yellowstone. Big parking lot and these guys were off to the side as if they were organized that way. At 10 PM (we had just finished dinner in a restaurant across the street) and there was still campers coming in. Oh yeah, there were several tractor/trailers in the same area as well.
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We just got home from a trip to Michigan to visit family, we stayed in Wal Marts and Sam's clubs and fueled at the Murphy gas stations (receiving the $0.10 discount) . When on the move and with a time limit it's not practical to pay for a camp site just to get a few hours of sleep and go again, We appreciate being able to "over night" in a Wal Mart or Sam's club parking lot.
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We just got back from the motor cycle Rally at Sturgis. We stayed at a campground in Rapid City, but got there the night before we had reservations so we stayed at the Wal Mart on I-90 Exit 59. DW estimated 50 RVs. I think she overestimated but there were more than 30 when we go there, and some pulled in later. I would estimate 40. We stayed 3 nights onthe road at WM. Ya gotta love it. When I asked permission the manager was very accommodating and told me the only thing they ask is not to block truck entrances/exits. I did notice that he used the words "when customers park for relaxation". I like that expression and suggest we all adopt it. It better describes what we do. We stop to relax. We are not camping. We are relaxing. It would be harder for cities to pass laws refusing us the right to relax on WM parking lots. Even if we relax for 8 hours with our eyes closed. To me camping denotes awnings, lawn chars, camp fires, picnic tables, etc. I camped at the Lazy J camground in Rapid City for 5 nights and loved it. 61 bucks a night for a home base while visiting Sturgis. TOOOOO much for a nights sleep. I did NOT camp at WM. I relaxed for about 8-9 hours three nights on the way to and from Sturgis. This is the first time We have stayed at WM and I am hooked. I love this thread.
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Should you not be riding a motorcycle to Sturgis???
Are you one of those "trailer my bike behind my motorhome" to Sturgis roughing it guys??
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Great post "relax" not camping
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Should you not be riding a motorcycle to Sturgis???
Are you one of those "trailer my bike behind my motorhome" to Sturgis roughing it guys??
Same thing tenters think when we bring our homes "camping". Ride a bike from Cali to Sturgis? Not even in a dream.
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Same thing tenters think when we bring our homes "camping". Ride a bike from Cali to Sturgis? Not even in a dream.
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Maybe when I was 20! oh, forgot I did that already. Now the fun is comfort riding not make a statement riding.
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Wal Mart and motor cycles

I am not sure what trailering motorcycles has to do with staying at Wal Mart, but my post was in answer to the question about the most rigs seen at one Wal Mart. I hope I did not give anyone the wrong impression. I did NOT ride, pull, push, trailer, or carry a motor cycle to Sturgis. I haven't had a motor cycle for years. I was going to go to Rapid City South Dakota to work at the nearby Air Force base. My neighbor/brother-in-law asked if I would go the week of bike week so he and his wife could ride their motor cycles and stay with us in our MH. It didn't matter to me which week I went so I went to accommodate my B-I-L. But like I said, my wife estimated 50 RVs in the Rapid City WM parking lot the hight before the "official" start of bike week. My guess was more like 40. I assume that, like us, they all had reservations somewhere nearby but got there early and needed a place to overnight. Most of them had trailers, I assume pulling bikes. I did go back to WM but didn't notice who was still there. There were 8-10 or so. I am not sure if they were different rigs. Maybe some of them spent the week there. Wish I had thought of that instead of paying $61 a night at the campground. I'd have stayed at the USAF FAM Camp but my B-I-L cannot get on the base, so guess who paid the $61 bucks a night. I sould have stayed at WM and still charged him $61 bucks a night. or be generous and knock it down to $60, and charge him for the 20 mile round trip drive to the Air Force base. Ya gotta love Wally World.
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I am not sure what trailering motorcycles has to do with staying at Wal Mart, but my post was in answer to the question about the most rigs seen at one Wal Mart. I hope I did not give anyone the wrong impression. I did NOT ride, pull, push, trailer, or carry a motor cycle to Sturgis. I haven't had a motor cycle for years. I was going to go to Rapid City South Dakota to work at the nearby Air Force base. My neighbor/brother-in-law asked if I would go the week of bike week so he and his wife could ride their motor cycles and stay with us in our MH. It didn't matter to me which week I went so I went to accommodate my B-I-L. But like I said, my wife estimated 50 RVs in the Rapid City WM parking lot the hight before the "official" start of bike week. My guess was more like 40. I assume that, like us, they all had reservations somewhere nearby but got there early and needed a place to overnight. Most of them had trailers, I assume pulling bikes. I did go back to WM but didn't notice who was still there. There were 8-10 or so. I am not sure if they were different rigs. Maybe some of them spent the week there. Wish I had thought of that instead of paying $61 a night at the campground. I'd have stayed at the USAF FAM Camp but my B-I-L cannot get on the base, so guess who paid the $61 bucks a night. I sould have stayed at WM and still charged him $61 bucks a night. or be generous and knock it down to $60, and charge him for the 20 mile round trip drive to the Air Force base. Ya gotta love Wally World.
Thanks for bringing the thread back on track. Yeah, WM could have saved you considerable funds and probably been more convenient, but you know that. But you are a recent convert so you are excused!
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