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Old 09-04-2012, 02:26 AM   #4831
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No they're not. They're usually next to the pumps or between the entrance/exit and you have noisy traffic all night long that makes a lot more ruckus than my Onan generator.
Not at the places we spent the night. And that's from middle TN to NYS south to Sarasota FL. The RVs were away from the trucks and pumps, on the other side of the buildings. And the area for the RV was just as well lit. In only one small truck stop was there enough noise to keep anyone awake. That was 1 place in 5 years of travel and camping.

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I don't know why you would have any expectation of quiet in truck stop. Most Walmarts are the same way. There might be a few that have little traffic at night where you could get away from the main store, but that usually puts you right next to the road the noise from it.
Sorry, not true. That has not been our experience. As for the Wal*Mart stores, not one had the RVs to park along a noisy busy road.
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Maybe the ones that don't like a generator running after 11pm or earlier in hot and humid weather should find a campground and buy a site for the night.
Uh, maybe those who want to run a smelly noisy generator all night should search out a campground where they wont be bothering other people trying to sleep.

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My understanding is that some has had the audacity to knock on someone's camper door at Walmart and ask them to shut down their genny because they didn't like the noise, And it wasn't Walmart Security.
It never occurred to you that the generator and it's fumes were effecting someone who may be sick, had a heart/lung condition, emphysema or had a child with asthma? How self-centered can people w/generators get? I don't see the big deal to avoid the TTs and other RVs you know don't usually have generators, and give them some space.
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I drove for over 16 years, so I have spent many nights sleeping in truck stops. You can pretty run whatever you want in a truck stop or a Walmart as neither are campgrounds.
Now that's something! Those with generators can park with the trucks in truck stops. There's so much noise and exhaust fumes in the truck section no one would care.
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Folks, some of these posts are getting personal, which is not permitted by iRV2's rules.

Discuss the issue, not each other.

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Usually parking spots are quite limited at Flying J truck stops in the Rv section so trying to avoid parking beside someone who may not like having a genny running all night long is not an easy task. And as mentioned earlier the expectation of a noise free parking spot at a truck stop is quite silly. If you have a lung condition or a child with asthma, take responsibility and dont park at a truck stop where you know trucks and gennys are running 24 7.
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and that includes Walmart parking lots.
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If you demand campground rules regarding generators stay at a campground. If you are willing to take what you pay for stop at a Walmart. Walmart is NOT a campground and campground rules do not apply. There are busybodies that think otherwise but they are wrong.

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If you demand campground rules regarding generators stay at a campground. If you are willing to take what you pay for stop at a Walmart. Walmart is NOT a campground and campground rules do not apply. There are busybodies that think otherwise but they are wrong.

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Folks, some of these posts are getting personal, which is not permitted by iRV2's rules.

Discuss the issue, not each other.

I agree, but WHAT issue about stopping in a Walmart parking lot overnight HASN'T been discussed to death?

1.) Ask permission
2.) Shop in store
3.) Don't treat it like a campground, just a 'rest stop'
4.) Don't behave in a way that ruins it for others. Remember, driving an RV
lumps you into a group with other RV users, whether you want it to or
not.
5.) Good idea to leave it better than you found it, return carts, pick up trash,
etc.
6.) Don't muck out horse trailer on premises.



Are we just stretching this out to reach 5000 posts?
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I agree, but WHAT issue about stopping in a Walmart parking lot overnight HASN'T been discussed to death?

1.) Ask permission
2.) Shop in store
3.) Don't treat it like a campground, just a 'rest stop'
4.) Don't behave in a way that ruins it for others. Remember, driving an RV
lumps you into a group with other RV users, whether you want it to or
not.
5.) Good idea to leave it better than you found it, return carts, pick up trash,
etc.
6.) Don't muck out horse trailer on premises.



Are we just stretching this out to reach 5000 posts?
Is this an all inclusive list? Does that mean that I can pull up alongside the grassy area and dump my black tank? Wal mart should thank me for the fertilization. I will have earned that free cup of coffee. Hey don't complain to me. I just read the rules. Nothing about dumping black tanks at Wal Mart, so i guess it is OK. Maybe I better checkout their web site and see if it is listed as a NO NO.

The five thousandth poster gets a free Wal mart chicken. I'll even throw in a free dandelion salad, fresh from the last WM I stayed at.
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Is this an all inclusive list?
No.
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I feel sorry for anyone staying at a WM on a hot humid night without a generator and Air Conditioning. If I didn't have the genny, I'd be at a CG with 50 amp. While I would never want to offend a fellow RVer, I bought the generator and AC specifically for, hot, humid, mid-west nights. If anyone knocks on my door and askes me to turn off the Genny, depending on my mood, I will provide one of the following answers:

1. I have a Viet Nam vet with me, who I am taking to the Mayo clinic for a heart-lung-gizzard transplant and I need to run the genny and AC to keep his heart-lung-gizzard maching operating and keep him alive. Then I'd ask for a donation for this medical expenses.

2. I need to run the AC to keep the meth lab cool so the RV doesn't explode.

3. Go... Oh never mind
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