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Old 06-03-2012, 09:56 PM   #4369
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If they pass an ordinance against sleeping in a vehicle that will keep many unsafe, drowsy drivers on the road.
There are literally hundreds of cities and towns in the USA where it is illegal to sleep in an RV unless you are in a licensed RV park, campground or trailer park.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:47 AM   #4370
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"What about the Code Captain?"
"The Code? It's nothing more than a set of guidelines."

Captain Jack Sparrow answering his First Mate's question about adhering to the Code.
Thats not how it went!

Barbosa said the second line and it was "... more like a set of guidelines than actual rules."
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:10 AM   #4371
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Thats not how it went!

Barbosa said the second line and it was "... more like a set of guidelines than actual rules."
And that's not quite how it went either.
From the Internet Movie Database website.

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Elizabeth: Wait! You have to take me to shore. According to the Code of the Order of the Brethren...
Barbossa: First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner .

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"What about the Code Captain?"
"The Code? It's nothing more than a set of guidelines."

Captain Jack Sparrow answering his First Mate's question about adhering to the Code.
How that's a funny analogy.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:33 AM   #4373
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I have never YET overnighted in a Walmart parking lot, but I have stopped there to take a nap. It was late afternoon and I was falling asleep at the wheel. I pulled into a Walmart parking lot about 5:00 and woke up again at 7:00. I was then able to continue my drive back home safely.
If they pass an ordinance against sleeping in a vehicle that will keep many unsafe, drowsy drivers on the road.
Funny that! Who wants tired people driving big RV's and 18 wheelers too. We stopped at a Walmart in Nebraska and it was like 18 wheel heaven. Heck they even had slots assigned for them.
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Made me think of this...

Cartman Respect My Authoritah - South Park - YouTube
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And that's not quite how it went either.
From the Internet Movie Database website.

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Barbossa: First, your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement so I must do nothing. And secondly, you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply and you're not. And thirdly, the code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner .

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I'm interested in hearing about actual cases in which Rvers in Wal*Mart acting badly caused cities to pass and enforce these no-overnight-parking laws.

I'm quite sure its true that cities have passed these bans- I'm just not sure that anecdotal assurances from folks on these forums that folding chairs were the proximate cause of this enforcement is convincing.

I HAVE read that RV park owners have tried to influence these laws, and that some cities have tried to limit the numbers of homeless or jobless living in RVs within their city limits with these laws... but are overuse of slides and generators causing it?
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I'd like to see it too.

There can't be that many instances at just one WM to cause new laws against RV parking to be enacted.
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Probably not just one as you can see here. When a city councilman goes to Wal-Mart and sees you guys sitting in your lawn chair drinking a cold one for the umpteenth time, he decides to bring it up at the next meeting. I have been following these Wal-Mart threads for over a decade. In the beginning, folks were asking about what they should do not to abuse the privileged. Now they are filled with people telling others that anything goes and nobody will tell me what to do and they folks who have researched it extensively and published their results tol help maintain the privileged are busy bodies. More and more Wal-Marts are being turned into no overnights. Just look at the Wal-Mart map to see how many.
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Yuma Az. is a good example of what can happen due to abuse. They banned over night parking in any parking lot. Not just Walmart. RVers (Snowbirds, homeless etc) were staying in parking lots (especially with vacant buildings) for extended times and leaving all kinds of trash, waste etc in and around the parking lots. The city was forced to ban any overnight parking. I was told this by DW's uncle who lived there when it happened and saw some of it.
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Cities that ban RV parking usually have a reason. Especially if someone important owns a campground. Or the city owns a local campground. Example Spearfish SD.
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I have stopped at Walmarts in route and I always ask the store manager if it is OK to park. We have never been refused. One time I had 3 golf buddies with me and there was no way to NOT put out the slides and be able to sleep. We parked in the very outside edge of the parking lot, ran the gen set to watch TV for a while, went to sleep, got up early and hit the road. I do not see the problem. I shop at Walmart all the time and I favor them because of the service they provide.
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I have stopped at Walmarts in route and I always ask the store manager if it is OK to park. We have never been refused. One time I had 3 golf buddies with me and there was no way to NOT put out the slides and be able to sleep. ...
Some RVs (our Bounder, for example) require that the levelers be extended before extending slides. The FMCA "Good Neighbor Policy" doesn't even mention slides, one way or the other. It does mention leveling jacks, and using protective pads under them to avoid damaging soft surfaces, including asphalt.

If we can park where the bedroom slide will extend over a curb or over grass -- someplace where cars don't drive and people generally don't walk -- we'll put down pads, extend the jacks, and run out the bedroom slide (but not the other two slides). If we can't park where the slide won't pose a hazard to cars or pedestrians (and they won't pose a hazard to the slide), then all the slides stay in.
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