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Old 02-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #3823
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Ya know I was just kidding. Getting bent out of shape about WalMart isn't really worth it.
Of course, hence the and the in my post. It's all tongue and cheek .
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But, to call staying in a parking lot "boondocking" is kinda like saying you're going "Rock Crawling" when driving down a gravel road.


I really like your analogy Redneck ...
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With the shades drawn in our rig we can't tell the difference between parking at Walmart and parking in the desert at Q. Seems to me that parking anywhere where one must produce all of one's utilities is boondocking. Be it on the side of the road, in a rest area, in a parking lot, or beside a beautiful stream in a national park.
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The term (to me) boondocking is just a word. Usually staying a Wal-Mart is a very short overnight and boondocking like at Q is much longer deal where you go for the outside of your RV experience. Wal-Mart is just a convenient, cheap 8 to 10 hours of resting and the environment doesn't really matter as long as it is safe. When we are at Q we spent almost the entire time outside of the RV exploring and when at Wal-Mart, we spend almost the entire time inside the RV.
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boondocking

n. living without conveniences such as municipal electricity or water, indoor plumbing, or grocery stores, especially when camping with a recreational vehicle;roughing it. Subjects: English

http://www.doubletongued.org/index.p...y/boondocking/

Looks like this definition specifically excludes Walmart. Uh-Oh, looks like it may exclude camping in an RV too.

What term would one use to describe camping at Walmart. How about Wallydocking!
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With the shades drawn in our rig we can't tell the difference between parking at Walmart and parking in the desert at Q. Seems to me that parking anywhere where one must produce all of one's utilities is boondocking. Be it on the side of the road, in a rest area, in a parking lot, or beside a beautiful stream in a national park.
Chauncy, that maybe so except....if you run out of supplies or food, you can always open the door, walk across the parking lot and replinish. Kind of hard to do that when boondocking in the desert, mountains or where ever.
Don't get me wrong...I have stayed overnight at Walmart on a couple of ocassions, and have boondocked many times since we took up motorhoming over 30 years ago. I just have a different terminology for boondocking than you do. I refer to staying overnight at Walmart as "Free loading at Sams place".
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Dozens of workers who have flocked to Williston, North Dakota to benefit from the region's oil boom have been living in tents and trailers for months outside of a local Walmart, but last Monday, the retail chain's management told the squatters to go or be towed, The Bismarck Tribune reports. Lines of RVs accommodated workers shoulder-to-shoulder but after receiving a variety of complaints, including from female customers who said they feared walking through the camp to shop, Walmart officials say they've had enough.
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That was long in the making and not really surprising.
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I do believe that almost any conceivable subject concerning "Walmart parking" has been covered,probably in the first couple hundred posts (well, maby not the rotisserie chicken ). In my humble and unasked for opinion, we do have a lot of "newbies" joining the forum. Isn't the point of the forum to help educate those of us who may not be informed on subjects concerning RV's?

I'm just sayin...........

Besides....I do look foreword to reading the "Walmart" reply's (I am after all retired and lead a slow sedimentary lifestyle)
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Hi all,
We're heading to Florida from NJ in the next two weeks. Plan on some Walmart stops off of Rt. 95. Any recommendations for stops in North or South Carolina? Are there Walmarts off of Rt. 95 that don't permit overnight parking?
Thanks for any info.
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This app is a really big help. Will definitely use it on all our trips.
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The neat thing about it is that it will interact with your GPS on your phone and lead you right to the door. Now when I ask my wife (and navigator), how much further instead of saying, "About an hour.", she now says, " 46.8 miles on the left at the intersection of Maple and US 19.". No need for the books anymore. Passport America also has a free app.
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