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Old 06-15-2012, 05:09 AM   #4467
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Spend out first night in the MH ever...and in the Super Walmart parking lot in Lake Geneva WI...great place to catch a few hours!

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:46 PM   #4468
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"Remember, too, that Walmarts aren't the only places that allow Overnight RV Parking. Some Walmarts that don't or can't allow Overnight RV Parking have been known to suggest another location. You can also check with other "big box" stores in the area, the city parks department in this and nearby towns, the county parks department, the local tourism bureau, or local churches. Depending on where you'll be vacationing, there may be a farm or winery that would allow you to park on their property for a couple of days. You may even want to call the local police station and see if they have any suggestions on places where you can legally park an RV for two days.

Creative thinking will pay off. And please let us know what the eventual solution turns out to be!"

I think you could pull into a church parking lot, call the number on their sign, and inquire. Then if you are eternally grateful, you could send in a check for good measure. In our town, the walmarts do forbid overnight parking, (camp grounds all over the place) but near by the campgrounds which are mostly full, are churches that would not mind an overnight visitor.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:41 PM   #4469
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Spend out first night in the MH ever...and in the Super Walmart parking lot in Lake Geneva WI...great place to catch a few hours!
Downtown Lake Geneva is a great place to walk and window shop on summer nights
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #4470
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Spend out first night in the MH ever...and in the Super Walmart parking lot in Lake Geneva WI...great place to catch a few hours!
Welcome to the dark side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:58 AM   #4471
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Welcome to the dark side!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, it WOULD be the dark side if it weren't for all those lights in the parking lot.
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #4472
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Well, it WOULD be the dark side if it weren't for all those lights in the parking lot.

All those lights and cameras at WM provide good security though...
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No problem putting out lawn chairs. Just go in Walmart and buy a couple, save the receipt and tell people you are trying them out.

Before leaving bring them back in for a refund

Seriously, we can't walk around the foot of our bed with the slide in since it butts right up to the dresser. We still rarely put it out anywhere but a CG unless it can be parked where it is not obvious or a hazard. One of us (me) has to crawl across it to get in but for the few times we park like that it's no problem.

BTW if you buy Guinness and put it in a Coke bottle it looks pretty close. They tell me
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320 pages!!! This has taken on a life if it's own. Who would of figured that to park or not to park at Wal Mart would of generated such a conversation?
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:40 AM   #4475
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320 pages!!! This has taken on a life if it's own.
And it seems it has a "Fatal Attraction" for getting
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:23 AM   #4476
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John, if you let it go OT, maybe it will die the death it should have ~200 pages ago.
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I've enjoyed skimming through this thread this morning. We are relatively new to RV'g and are about to take our first long road trip from Washington State. Want to blow through WA, ID and Montana as quickly as possible in order to get to parts of the country we have not seen. We'll be traveling on I-90 and it sounds like a WM parking lot will serve us well for a night or two. We expect to end our first day on the ID/Mon boarder, the second night 3 or 4 hundred miles further east. Anyone have any WM experiences along that rout?
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So hows the trip Fiat? Find any good Walmarts?
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Fiat, that sounds like my route, though I haven't seen Montana much, so I'll be going at a slower pace, but still wally docking and posting wally docking pictures as I go.
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I bought a 2013 Rand McNally atlas at WM and it lists all of the WM stores. I park there regularly when in a hurry. Never had a problem. The hot donuts in the morning is the real reason.... ha ha Easy fuel too....

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