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Old 06-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #379
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The floor plan on my coach requires that one or two slides minimum be extended.. The main slide I don't normally deal with at a Wall mart
I always put out my slides if there is room. Let's face it it is hard to miss that a
MH is spending the night when its parked at two in the morning.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #380
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I always put out my slides if there is room. Let's face it it is hard to miss that a
MH is spending the night when its parked at two in the morning.
Have to agree with all that. When I ask if it's OK to park overnight, not once has Wal Mart staff said anything about slides, and I never ask as we don't have slides. They always ask us to park away from the store. I will mention that in the majority of cases where I've seen slides out, they were extended in such a manner that they wouldn't have inconvenienced or bothered anyone.
I can't recall seeing any popups at WMs where we overnighted, but then again we have seen some Hybrids with the tent type thingies extended (doesn't seem too much different to me) so I guess WM didn't mind that either.
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Is there anyone who has actually stayed at a Walmart with a popup?
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Why don't you try asking at your local WalMart to get a feel of what the "official" response might be? After all, WalMart is the one who would be saying yes or no... Not the folks on this, or any other, forum.
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Is there anyone who has actually stayed at a Walmart with a popup?
Rick, I believe Lorna has offered a good suggestion. I can't answer your question but perhaps a little more information would be a help. Do you plan doing the Wal Mart scene in Canada? If so I can't see why not, you go into the store and ask at the desk (you don't have to mention what type of RV it is) if it is OK to park overnight in their lot. You will be told to "Park Away From the store" just do it and I doubt anyone will bother you.
This past summer I observed the following at various Wal Marts.
In many parking lots from the Maritimes to Alberta
(1) People overnighting in cars,
I believe it was in Saskatchewan one enterprising lad even had an extension cord plugged into an available 120 volt receptacle for light and stereo.
(2) overnighting in Vans & mini vans som had curtains and some didn't
(3) In the Winnipeg WM one of those "A" frame folding type trailer, I guess they're sort of a popup, I'm positive there was no commode in it by the way they made a "B" line for the store when it opened in the morning. It was a rare thing if at midnight while walking the dog I could count more than a dozen RV's, most times it was six or less. Another consideration to think about what if it rains.
After what I saw on that trip, about the only thing that would surprise me would be to see someone overnighting stretched out on the seat of his motorcycle.
In the USA it might be a lot different, there are many more people, RV's, stores open 24 / 7 etc. I haven't done the Wally thing down there yet so someone else will have to do the commentary on that.
Keep in mind you have nothing to lose by checking out the WM closest to you
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Why don't you try asking at your local WalMart to get a feel of what the "official" response might be? After all, WalMart is the one who would be saying yes or no... Not the folks on this, or any other, forum.
Of course I will always ask the management before stopping for the night. I was just curious if anyone with a Popup has actually done it.

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The height barriers are 12'-6” so most RV's can still gain access.
Actually, most motorhomes built after about 2003/2004 are at least 12'-7" or even a bit more to the top of the AC units. Many 5th wheels have been at least this height or more even older then '03.

But then maybe that's their way of saying no parking overnite for large vehicles. However, they may not realize they've eliminated RV's from stopping to shop at anytime.
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Of course I will always ask the management before stopping for the night. I was just curious if anyone with a Popup has actually done it.

We used to travel between Ontario and Florida with a pop up and would sleep in the minivan simply because I was to lazy to set up. As a rule of thumb for the feeling of safety I would park amongst other rvers. If there are no rvs sleeping over at Wallymart consider finding a Flying J where you can blend in with many parked campers.
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Even in Jacksonville FL WalMart allows overnighting. Arrived there last winter and kid's apartment manager backed out of letting us park int the apartment overflow lot. Stayed one night at one WalMart and stayed a second night at another one. Alone at one store and had a couple of small trailers at the other. WalMart saved us a bundle!
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We used to travel between Ontario and Florida with a pop up and would sleep in the minivan simply because I was to lazy to set up. As a rule of thumb for the feeling of safety I would park amongst other rvers. If there are no rvs sleeping over at Wallymart consider finding a Flying J where you can blend in with many parked campers.
I agree with you 100% that's what I would do, check out if there are other RVers and also make sure to stay at a busy 24 hour walmart.

BTW. does Georgetown stand for Georgetown, ON?
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When we joined IRV2 we had a Georgetown motorhome hence the name. Although we are only 20 minutes south of Georgetown Ontario.
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When we joined IRV2 we had a Georgetown motorhome hence the name. Although we are only 20 minutes south of Georgetown Ontario.
Neat. Sounds like you are near Oakville. My son went to Sheradon last year.
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Neat. Sounds like you are near Oakville. My son went to Sheradon last year.
Went to Pine grove Public School in the late 60s.. small world.
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If you travel to Nova Scotia, I was told it is illegal to overnight in parking lots.
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