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Old 08-07-2012, 08:40 PM   #4677
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Wow!!! 4676 and still going . I like to drop in every once in awhile, and while the subject remains Wal Mart there is always some new stories and/or experiences. I'm happy to see Lindsay still encourages being respectfull of others properties (even if they are Corporate) I and most Wallydockers do agree with her, So I'll pose this Question " What is your opinion of this incident, and would you say something or remain quiet.
Somewhere North of 49 - 38 - 51 west of 98 - 18 - 43 one evening we stopped at a Wally for an overnight stay. We parked on the outer perimeter parking lanes. Across the driving lane from us was a treed and grassy area. While preparing the evening meal Cowboy Copas pulled in with a F 250 pickup pulling a covered 2 horse trailer. (just big enough for the horses). He had two of them which he imediately unloaded and let graze on the grass. Then I noticed the manure being shovelled out the door followed buy a clean sweep of the trailer floor. The horses were watered, reloaded, then he was on his way leaving only the remains of his visit.
This would have been better with a poll and some choice answers, however, what is your opinion of this behavior at a Wally parking lot? I really couldn't believe what was happening, but the evedince said it did
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #4678
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Our local WM now requires a manager issued permit to park for more than 8 hours.
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Wow!!! 4676 and still going . I like to drop in every once in awhile, and while the subject remains Wal Mart there is always some new stories and/or experiences. I'm happy to see Lindsay still encourages being respectfull of others properties (even if they are Corporate) I and most Wallydockers do agree with her, So I'll pose this Question " What is your opinion of this incident, and would you say something or remain quiet.
Somewhere North of 49 - 38 - 51 west of 98 - 18 - 43 one evening we stopped at a Wally for an overnight stay. We parked on the outer perimeter parking lanes. Across the driving lane from us was a treed and grassy area. While preparing the evening meal Cowboy Copas pulled in with a F 250 pickup pulling a covered 2 horse trailer. (just big enough for the horses). He had two of them which he imediately unloaded and let graze on the grass. Then I noticed the manure being shovelled out the door followed buy a clean sweep of the trailer floor. The horses were watered, reloaded, then he was on his way leaving only the remains of his visit.
This would have been better with a poll and some choice answers, however, what is your opinion of this behavior at a Wally parking lot? I really couldn't believe what was happening, but the evedince said it did
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Not really WM specific. This happens a lot. We are investors (minority) in self service car washes in a few states. All of the large bays have been closed because stock trucks/trailers drivers use them to clean the insides of trailers.
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Wow!!! 4676 and still going . I like to drop in every once in awhile, and while the subject remains Wal Mart there is always some new stories and/or experiences. I'm happy to see Lindsay still encourages being respectfull of others properties (even if they are Corporate) I and most Wallydockers do agree with her, So I'll pose this Question " What is your opinion of this incident, and would you say something or remain quiet.
Somewhere North of 49 - 38 - 51 west of 98 - 18 - 43 one evening we stopped at a Wally for an overnight stay. We parked on the outer perimeter parking lanes. Across the driving lane from us was a treed and grassy area. While preparing the evening meal Cowboy Copas pulled in with a F 250 pickup pulling a covered 2 horse trailer. (just big enough for the horses). He had two of them which he imediately unloaded and let graze on the grass. Then I noticed the manure being shovelled out the door followed buy a clean sweep of the trailer floor. The horses were watered, reloaded, then he was on his way leaving only the remains of his visit.
This would have been better with a poll and some choice answers, however, what is your opinion of this behavior at a Wally parking lot? I really couldn't believe what was happening, but the evedince said it did
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I can't believe you stood there and did not call the police, the Walmart manager, or confront them.
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Shoveling out that manure was a new one for me. Not too considerate. The Wal-Mart in Millersburg, OH has covered stalls for Amish buggies. They do leave manure in the parking lots. I have seen this around some others also. As they say in Amish Country, Horse Apples Happens.

The strangest thing I have ever seen is a guy in an old RV pulling a cargo trailer with a gyro-copter in it. This is basically a lawn chair with a propeller and a small gas engine on it. He spent hours putting it together and then took off from the parking lot. I talked with him and he was flying the gyro-copter in all of the lower 48 states. It sounded like about a dozen chainsaw (and may have been). This was in Rockland, Maine.
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Our local WM now requires a manager issued permit to park for more than 8 hours.
I could easily live with that since we usually pull in late and leave early and less than 8 hours.
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Please note it does not say anything about one night. It doesn't mention "leeches" or awnings or noise or BBQ's or anything other than what I quoted above. Wal-Mart depends on it's visitors to use common sense, that's all. We don't camp at WM, we overnight. When granting permission to park your RV overnight the manager expects you to use your RV like an RV.[/QUOTE]

I am very thankful to walmart. On several occasions I have been repulsed by people literally camping at walmart. When I see a walmart that prohibits overnight parking. I always wonder who ruined it for the rest of us.
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1st & 2nd night as owner of my 37' DP was spent in Walmart's parking lots. A tip; don't park near the Garden Center as you can hear them paging "clean up on isle xx" all night. LOL. I also spent money at both of the stores.

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PS: There were lot's of other RV's and 18 wheelers in the parking lot.
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When I see a walmart that prohibits overnight parking. I always wonder who ruined it for the rest of us.
May not be anybody, just a local rule or law.
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I guess Willey B was shocked by the sight of manure unloading and horses on a W/M lot that he was shocked in a dream state. Taking of license numbers and reporting same to management and PD is not a crime. That kind of parking for moments only is really an illegal act. I'd say the violator violated all the rules of good W/M etiquette and that would help close down overnight parking for sure, unless W/M ordered the man to dump his load out there on purpose.
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I would have called 911. Even though it is private property, there has to be some law against dung dumping in a public place. Health hazard or whatever.
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May not be anybody, just a local rule or law.
Just wondering how often local campgrounds cause this?
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May not be anybody, just a local rule or law.
Actually you mean ordinance. Ordinances arise as a reaction to people doing something wrong all the time. Good example is RV'ers acting like fools and being loud, and obnoxious.
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Actually you mean ordinance. Ordinances arise as a reaction to people doing something wrong all the time. Good example is RV'ers acting like fools and being loud, and obnoxious.
Or...the nearby campground owner sees lost revenue to Walmart and is "well connected" with local politicians. What they don't understand is that it was never going to be revenue to them in the first place. When I park at a WM, it is because we are "traveling through" and I don't need/want the hookups. Hence I was not going to pay for a campground anyway.

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