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Old 09-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #4929
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If you fire up the grille, at least offer to share with the security team............


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Old 09-09-2012, 05:35 PM   #4930
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This obsession with putting slides out or not is uniquely one RVers' notice, probably not the general public or even Walmart management. I really doubt that someone not familiar with RV equipment would notice (or freak out) that an RV has slides extended. Even jacks down would not be noticed, unless the unit was jacked up into the air noticeably. Putting out awnings, lawn chairs and a grill, well that's excessive for what is supposed to be an overnight stop, not a destination.

I think a lot of this is a tempest in a teapot that is our own making.

This^^^^^^


I've only been RVing for a year. RVs were never on my radar before and I never noticed one in a parking lot. Even now I find myself looking for them (because of this thread) and rarely see them. When I do see them they are parked well away from everyone, minding their own business...while they walk the dog, BBQ, put out their slides and awnings, throw red solo cups all over the parking lot, have their music blaring and 5 big screen TVs with college football, pro football and NASCAR playing on them.

Ok, the last part was just inspiration from the thread. If I do see someone doing that, I'll buy them a case of beer just for having the stones to do it....from a nearby gas station of course. ;-)
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:08 PM   #4931
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Ooooh, so you've never seen the square dances and rodeos yet? You have to look for RVs in a circle. They do this if there is going to be some big event inside the circle. Am I right Walmart campers?
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:53 PM   #4932
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They're probably setting up for the WallMartian style show to display all the latest classy dress you can see today at your local WallMart

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they walk the dog, BBQ, put out their slides and awnings, throw red solo cups all over the parking lot, have their music blaring and 5 big screen TVs with college football, pro football and NASCAR playing on them
Littering and loud music bad.... everything else hurts no one.....
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #4934
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You probably figured right A retired trucker buddy warned me never to park my rig in a truck lot. He's seen guys slash trailer tires, stuff like that, and said it didn't matter much whether the space was needed. So much for Knights of the Highway!
I've never heard of that happening, in 35 years of trucking. Not saying it couldn't...

I have, personally, asked a motorhome owner to move to the front lot in a truck stop in Montana that had very little truck parking, but a big lot in the front.

There is a nightly shortage of truck parking in the eastern US somewhere in the range of 30,000 spaces. It can create real problems.
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Mrbllanche, I'm glad you spoke up being a trucker. These trucks stops are big places. I am sure from what I have seen, there would be plenty of space besides the actual truck lanes for an RV park. During the evening, car traffic on these highways are down, so there are not as many cars, and almost every place I've stopped for fuel has a place for RV's and busses to park.

I really found it hard to believe that truckers would slash tires. I'm sure it could happen, but 99.999% of the time, that will not happen.
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I think I'll write a book on this. The title will be RVing at Wally World. Who know's, it might be a number one seller.
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Hey, you might have something there, it's the number one thread here, I think.
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I think I'll write a book on this. The title will be RVing at Wally World. Who know's, it might be a number one seller.
Especially if you have a comments section.
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Awning out at noon on South side, interfering with no one.





Slide out in evening, interfering with no one.





Just sayin'...................
This is a good example of RV'ers who made sure cranking out the awning and the slide would interfere with no one. Now, what is wrong with that?

It's the ones who park in the middle of other parking spaces and do this that I think may be abusing the privilege.

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We can't walk around the foot of the bed with the slide in because it butts right up to the dresser so if we can do something like the above photo we put it out. If not I crawl over the bed.

Still have not spent the night at a Walmart though
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This is a good example of RV'ers who made sure cranking out the awning and the slide would interfere with no one. Now, what is wrong with that?
Nothing however most of the complaints about "slides out" had nothing to do with physical interference, as much as giving the illusion that you are not camping when slides are in
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This^^^^^^


throw red solo cups all over the parking lot
Wait a minute, are you telling me someone threw away a red solo cup. Shame on them. A red Solo Cup is more than a cup. It's a friend.
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