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Old 01-31-2010, 10:32 AM   #337
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Pulled into a Flying J Sunday night late, all the good spots were taken. What a tight squeeze..... .... wheres a Walmart when you need one...
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I wish Wal-Mart could be placed on thoes services avalable signs before each exit. I always see the store to late to get off. Or maby a big billboard like Cracker Barrel has. I am typing this from one right now while I enjoy my morning cup of coffee and watching a little TV. Satellite reception is great do to the lack of trees found in some campgrounds. Pulled in last night during a storm and was glad for the signage to lead the way. Got a good nights rest, a great meal and will be on my way by 10:00.
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Their atlas has a list of their stores and where they are located.
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With a Wal-Mart atlas, you can get directions from the exit for all Wal-Marts wthin 2 miles of every exit. It is a Rand atlas and really good. The new ones have spiral bounds and can be laid flat.
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I think the book "The Next Exit" will give you this info. also.
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I wish Wal-Mart could be placed on thoes services avalable signs before each exit. I always see the store to late to get off.

My GPS (Navigon) has them as POI's. When I upgrade to a newer, larger unit it will have editable POI's so I can put them in if they're not there.

I usually explore my options before hitting the road.

This is bookmarked in my laptop:

Overnight RV Parking - A Helping Guide

I work second shift and like to drive at night. When I get out Friday night at 11 PM everyone is ready to go . . . if I think I can get to a WalMart (or similar overnight parking friendly spot), I'll call ahead and ask permission . . . everyone eventually falls asleep as I drive and we wake up close to our destination on Saturday morning. Usually there's a quick stop into the store to pick up a few essentials (and I've found larger RV sections in some stores) and we're on our way!
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We have used Wal Mart parking lots when we get a late start after work. We like the ability to get a head start on our trips by spending a few late night hours at a Wal Mart down the road from home. Only once have we used Wal Mart while in transit, we prefer a regular camp ground for that.
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I also try to get started down the road after I get off work. We just can't seem to get out of the house early in the morning no mater how we try. It is very convenient to have a Wal-Mart just a few hours down the road to stop at for the night.
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With a Wal-Mart atlas, you can get directions from the exit for all Wal-Marts wthin 2 miles of every exit. It is a Rand atlas and really good. The new ones have spiral bounds and can be laid flat.
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I think the book "The Next Exit" will give you this info. also.
These resources will tell you where Walmarts are located (though even the Walmart/Rand McNally atlas does not list every store). However, they don't tell you which Walmarts do and which don't allow Overnight RV Parking.
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However, they don't tell you which Walmarts do and which don't allow Overnight RV Parking.
However, they do give the phone number so you can call ahead and ask.
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However, they do give the phone number so you can call ahead and ask.
True, and I'd be the first to speak against parking overnight in any retail parking lot without first obtaining permission, either in person or by telephone.

We should get permission before parking overnight not only at Walmart, but also at the many other retail locations that allow it. Few chain retailers are as well known as Walmart for allowing Overnight RV Parking, and few are as consistent in allowing it in such a high percentage of their stores. Thus, when we find ourselves in an area where the Walmart doesn't allow Overnight RV Parking, there are usually other alternatives within a reasonable distance, which are known allow Overnight RV Parking (with permission of course).
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Interstate Exits Guide: Hotels Gas Food by Exit

This web site ( Hope the link works ) lists all food, gas, walmarts ect within 3 miles of each interstate exit.
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