Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-19-2010, 10:16 PM   #519
Senior Member
 
Deerhunter's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Posts: 139
Heads UP!
Vero Beach, Florida

Wal-mart "No overnight parking" Posted & patrolled

Cracker Barrel - cars & pickups used the RV/Bus parking spots because they are closer to the door. This doesn't leave much chance of parking if you have a Toad. I've talked to the Manager and he says they have no way to enforce the parking of 4 wheelers in the RV/Bus spots.
__________________

__________________
Denver (Deerhunter)
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves!"
OUR BLOG
Deerhunter is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #520
Senior Member
 
Deerhunter's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vero Beach, Florida
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by tmspoon View Post
We've used Wal-Mart lots several times while traveling. Only problem is finding them. Can anyone recommend a good source for Wal-Mart locations?
If you belong to FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) they advertise a road atlas that contains the locations of all Wal-marts within 1 mile of an Interstate Highway. I believe it is about $15 and has many other listings including campgrounds.
__________________

__________________
Denver (Deerhunter)
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves!"
OUR BLOG
Deerhunter is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 05:26 AM   #521
Senior Member
 
idenphones's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 268
Send a message via Skype™ to idenphones
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhunter View Post
If you belong to FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) they advertise a road atlas that contains the locations of all Wal-marts within 1 mile of an Interstate Highway. I believe it is about $15 and has many other listings including campgrounds.
I have an app on my iphone that gives the location of all of the Walmarts on a map that changes with your location.

The address and phone numbers are also included so you could call ahead for reservations

I believe that it was free on the app store.
__________________
Ray, Sandra, and Zorro
2009 Safari Simba 34SBD
Workhorse (Of Course!)
idenphones is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 06:45 AM   #522
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Traveling the lower 48
Posts: 2,450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Deerhunter View Post
If you belong to FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) they advertise a road atlas that contains the locations of all Wal-marts within 1 mile of an Interstate Highway. I believe it is about $15 and has many other listings including campgrounds.
The next time you are in a Wal-Mart just pick up the Rand McNally US map and you have every Wal-Mart listed. If the listing also includes an exit number then that location is within a 1 of the exit. It only costs about $5.
__________________
Bill Adams is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 07:54 AM   #523
Senior Member
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,614
Don't normally stay at WalMart but whenever we have we either call ahead or ask upon arrival if it's OK to park overnight. We appreciate them letting us stay and always pay back by doing some shopping. It makes things pretty convenient. We never use any rest areas as I feel these are for the truck drivers. We choose to stay mostly at Flying J's as they are open 24/7 and to us we just feel a bit more secure. Not that WalMart doesn't have security but I guess it's just a personal thing. Never have tried to look like we're homesteading as the slides stay in and we're just there for the overnight. Also try to find a good curb spot and point the generator exhaust away from any units around us. Enjoy everyone and see ya down the road.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 08:04 AM   #524
Senior Member
 
mythplaced's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,282
Quote:
Originally Posted by georgetown350 View Post
Did you call the slideout police??????
No, I didn't as I am a Walmart overnight parker also....however this RV has been there for several days, I know this because I went back to the store as I needed something, (seems as if I am at WM every other day!)

The point is, staying in WM for 3-4 days is not overnight parking, it is camping, and while I personally don't give a rat's patoot, if someone camps at WM, I know this camping activity is what fuels the anti- WM parking arguments on the "other side of the aisle".

ANd I like the convinience of using WM parking lots for an overnight "park" so I can get 40 winks and continue my journey to real camping adventures like this......

__________________
Michael (Home base Northern CO)
USED TO HAVE; 03 Alpine 40MDTS Now RVless
http://www.tripadvisor.com/MemberPro...AA11052EA9DBB0
mythplaced is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 08:39 AM   #525
Senior Member
 
Lindsay Richards's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tavares, FL
Posts: 1,644
Is that a blue and white tent set up on the hillside?
__________________
http://www.linandnancy.com
Lindsay Richards is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 08:41 AM   #526
Senior Member
 
mythplaced's Avatar
 
Alpine Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 1,282
yes,
__________________
Michael (Home base Northern CO)
USED TO HAVE; 03 Alpine 40MDTS Now RVless
http://www.tripadvisor.com/MemberPro...AA11052EA9DBB0
mythplaced is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 08:52 AM   #527
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: south dakota
Posts: 70
Walmart can do as walmart wishes. I am sure they know who parks in the lots. And how long they stay. I do not think anyone should use walmart as a campground. That is a personal opinion. However if walmart isn't sending out one of the employee's to tell the RV'r to move along. So be it. Walmart is all about saving money.
__________________
Mr Nifty is offline  
Old 07-20-2010, 08:06 PM   #528
Senior Member
 
Elkhartjim's Avatar


 
Newmar Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Don't mess with Texas
Posts: 3,116
Yipee!!!!

We left Cincinnati early this morning on our way back to Texas and driving by the "rally site" in Louisville it was hard to tell the difference in the asphalt rally grounds and what a Wal Mart parking lot could be until I decided to go cheap tonight and pulled into a nice Wal*Mart/Sam's location in Memphis.

I went inside, picked up some coffee filters and asked Eva, the on duty manager, about spending the night in her parking lot. Well now sir, you don't want to just park in the parking lot she said, you need to drive over to the far west side so you will have room to extend your "bedroom" slide and of course have the afternoon shade with those nice oaks we left. This lady is not only a Wal*Mart manager but also a hospitality queen.

All that being said, we have shade and the closest vehicle to us is maybe 30 yards. The rally grounds allow maybe 5 feet between slides but then of course Eva said only the bedroom slide could be extended so that is a downside yet it only cost me (so far) $3.19 for the filters.

If passing through Memphis stop and visit with Eva, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
__________________
Jim with Judy
2017 Newmar Ventana 4369, 2005 Jeep Wrangler (Rock Crawler), 2016 Jeep Wrangler (Mall Crawler)
Elkhartjim is offline  
Old 07-22-2010, 10:48 AM   #529
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,203
Cheapskate!
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline  
Old 07-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #530
Senior Member
 
Always-RVing's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 959
Rumor:
Wal*Mart has checked into providing basic RV hookups for a few RV sites (Water/electric) at each of their stores. Dono what the cost would be..
Maybe $10/night, limit 3 nights

They know anyone staying at the store will purchase some goods which could total $100-200 or more.
__________________
Fleetwood Providence 2008 40e
Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel 6.0L 2006
Honda CR-V 2006
Always-RVing is offline  
Old 07-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #531
Senior Member
 
sgtjoe's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by Batman_777 View Post
Rumor:
Wal*Mart has checked into providing basic RV hookups for a few RV sites (Water/electric) at each of their stores. Dono what the cost would be..
Maybe $10/night, limit 3 nights

They know anyone staying at the store will purchase some goods which could total $100-200 or more.
Are they taking RESERVATIONS yet????: laugh:
__________________
Joe & Angie
Shih Tzu's Cookie & Rocky
2001 Tradewinds 7390 2011 CRV EX-L Navi w/ RoadMaster FuseMaster
sgtjoe is offline  
Old 07-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #532
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 178
Door to the Store!

"Door to the Store" When parking overnight at any Wal Mart or other store parking lot. If you park on the dark side, crooks could watch you when you go to the store or leave for other reasons. The dark side would be out of view of cameras and patrons, the crooks could see you returning from the store and run.
"No road side rest stops" Reason: So many transients coming and going and drug deals and other illegal activties make this a dangerous place to stop.
My two cents on safety.
Larry Geese
__________________

__________________
Larry Geese is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
camping



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Canadian Walmarts banning Overnight RV Parking jobriant Boondocking 77 11-18-2010 08:36 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.