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Old 10-27-2011, 10:11 PM   #2983
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Post number 70 answers your post adequately. With almost 3000 posts here we can just cut and paste responses from the past...

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Once again it's not about the money it's about ease of use. I can stop, shop, sleep and be on the road the next morning with minimal effort. For me it's about the destination not how I got there.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:38 PM   #2984
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Hmm, we must be newbs or something. We have never mistaken wallyworld or any other store's parking lot for a camp ground. If we can't afford to pay 30 bucks a night to have full hookups, a picnic table, a campfire and a quiet nights sleep we stay home.
What happens when the campground you chose is 20 hours away and you have to rest halfway there?
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Physically, mentally, topically or Wal-Mart Parkingly?
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Here we go, a couple pictures from my recent Wal-Mart stay



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Considering this is what my rig looks like when traveling:



I get plenty of gawkers just going down the road and any place I stop.
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Many have posted that they always ask the manager for permission to park in the parking lot.
Does this bother the manager that he has to deal with this on a daily basis, or do you actually talk to an assist. manager or some other person. It just seems he would get tired of running to the front of the store to answer a simple question.
Obviously we have never stayed at a Walmart, but am thinking about trying it next time.
It is educate to ask for permission to stay the night at the Customer Service Desk. They have been given instructions as to how to proceed with your request. Sometimes they have been instructed to allow you to stay and instruct you where to park. Sometimes they have been instructed to notify the manager or assistant on duty. Each store is different in how and if you are allow to stay. Just ask at the Customer Service Desk and they will go from there.
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Hmm, we must be newbs or something. We have never mistaken wallyworld or any other store's parking lot for a camp ground. If we can't afford to pay 30 bucks a night to have full hookups, a picnic table, a campfire and a quiet nights sleep we stay home.


Roy I dont believe anyone is calling Wally World a camp gound,you miss the point.Most stop to relax and by supply's or supper etc.before traveling on to there $30 spots( Like the$10 for my stay's) and it has nothing to not being able to afford,now I will say to charge one $30 for say 6-8 hours to REST after driving 400-450 miles is a little bit Greedy!So come on down Roy and get in on the fun,I bet you will spend more than the $30.
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Driving from DC to Charleston, SC on Monday. Hoping to stop in Sumter, SC Walmart overnight. Anyone have experience there?

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I would seek out the manager or assistant the day after Xmas. The lines at the CS desk could be quite long.
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I see you got one of the "prime" spots. Trees and close to the highway. Did you have to phone ahead for a reservation?

All seriousness....I like to stay at places like this when traveling TO a destination. As has been stated before, this is a rest stop, not a camp ground and I think most all of us know the difference. I also like to stop at a Flyin J, TA or in a pinch some other truck stop if i am really tired.
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I would seek out the manager or assistant the day after Xmas. The lines at the CS desk could be quite long.
I find it easier to just ask the greeter, a lot of them know the answer already, or will direct you to customer service, or call the manager if needed.
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That would be my first choice anyway. He's the first WM employee you see. If he says it's ok, grab a burger and fries at the Mickey D that is usually in every WM and head "home".
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I see you got one of the "prime" spots. Trees and close to the highway. Did you have to phone ahead for a reservation?
When I pulled in, it was actually the last spot open along the area the store told us to park. When I originally pulled in, that whole outer area was full of RVs, at least 10-15 of them, all shapes and sizes.

I was one of three pickup campers, there was two big Monacos, 4 class Cs, including one rental, and a scattering of various trailers made up of TH, TT, and 5ers, I believe there was also 1 Class B.
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