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Old 01-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #3669
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<snip>What doesn't ring valid to me is the argument that one "saves" money by staying in a campground because Wallydockers spend money on supplies in the store. Isn't that money going to have to be spent regardless of where you stay? We've never stayed at a WM but shop there weekly... at least. Where we sleep has no bearing on how many groceries we need so we go from the CG to WM to do our shopping.<snip>

Well, I suppose we are not normal. We pack the MH full of food before we leave, at least usually. When we return home, we seem to unpack everything we packed before we left, except canned goods and dishes. While we are out, say in a WM parking lot, we tend to like to shop for something "easy to fix." Could be a chicken, could be a fully cooked pot roast, pork chops, mashed potatos, whatever. Even though it's likely we have chicken and pork chops in the freezer! And, like I said, we usually find something else we can't live without, like DVD's or who knows what. This is all money we don't have to spend. We carry food and DVD's, freshly stocked before we leave. We don't use a TOAD. Where ever we stay, we are a captive audience. Granted, it's our choice, but we are captive, never the less. If we did stay in a campground, we would not be walking/driving to the local Wal-Mart or any other store for dinner.
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Does that make sense, now?
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Saw an interesting bumper sticker "Support Communism - Shop Walmart"
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Saw an interesting bumper sticker "Support Communism - Shop Walmart"
Experienced Walmpers like me are always on the lookout for that bumpersticker- You should have looked a little closer!

It actually says "Support COMMUNEism, STOP at Walmart."

It's a Walmper Coded Message meaning:
"Let's commune in the Walmart lot and beat the cost of a night's stay. I'll buy the beer if you'll buy the chicken."

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Francesca, where did Walmpers come from? Never heard that term before. Is it pronounced walmp-pers?
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May be the Prevost guy is hooked on WM chicken!
Or it could be Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who, I believe, has a Prevost and who has said he occasionally parks at Walmarts.
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What if the owner wears a dress?
OH, NO.....what if the owner is REALLY a woman

We have seen all levels at WallyWorld. Perhaps our preception of wealth tells us more about us than about the owners. Could they be excellent money managers who understand the sacrifices vs comfort decisions? Maybe sacrifices we have chosen not to make in our earlier years. We feel right at home with all when we make a WallyWorld sleepover.

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OH, NO.....what if the owner is REALLY a woman

We have seen all levels at WallyWorld. Perhaps our preception of wealth tells us more about us than about the owners. Could they be excellent money managers who understand the sacrifices vs comfort decisions? Maybe sacrifices we have chosen not to make in our earlier years. We feel right at home with all when we make a WallyWorld sleepover.

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Well said, I think!! Anything wrong with a woman owning a Prevost? After all it is kind of pinkish so the dress ...
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Well said, I think!! Anything wrong with a woman owning a Prevost? After all it is kind of pinkish so the dress ...
Nothing wrong at all, sure wish my wife owned one
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We started out thinking we must have a reservation and camp site to spend the night. Then estimating how far we would travel in a day and also doing what we wanted to do along the way made arriving at our CG a real hassle. This spoiled our enjoyment of using the RV. Then there are the complicated directions to the CGs off of the four lane which often increased the stress of the trip, specially after dark. We discovered WMs and use them as desired. However, we have favorite CGs discovered over the years which we still use. One is just north of Springfield, MO which was built as a free way CG complete with restaurant, pool, and shopping within walking distance. We have often commented that more of these types of CGs along the interstates would really be nice. This one is actually built on land in the middle of the exits and entrances clover leaf.

How many of the negative comments in this thread are coming from people who have not seen the light yet? The rest of negatives probably do not really enjoy their RVs and probably need a different interest and would not be very interesting to have as neighbors.
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I'm not rich. I consider myself "comfortable". No bills, mortgage, child support, wife or alimony. If I want something, I buy it. I'll look around for a good deal, but I won't nickel and dime it to get the very best price. Sometimes, it bites me, but I won't drive 20 miles to save a couple bucks. Right now, I don't have a need to camp at Walmart, but I would if the need arises.

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That "not very interesting neighbors" comment got me to thinking about the two women sitting at a kitchen table drinking coffee. One is asking what the people do that camp at the lake with their boat. "Do they just sit around and talk"?

BRB; gotta go to WalMart and get me some chicken.
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I need to free up a week and read this whole thread. I have read quite a bit, but i need to start from the the first page and get some popcorn.

I will be traveling this spring and I WILL be lost! and a walmart sign glowing in the night would be nice when you are tired and lost.
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If everyone shared the same view of camping at WM is ok there wouldn't be enough space to spend the night there.

On Black Friday early morning hours someone had parked their MH across several parking spaces at my local WM which does not allow overnight stays. Customers went ahead and parked at any available space and the MH was boxed in with cars less than 2 feet away. This driver couldn't move until the lot emptied out. There was even a big truck parked on the planter/grass area which I was hoping it would be towed.
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