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Old 10-28-2012, 05:11 PM   #5615
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There is NOTHING about Walmart Parking that hasn't been posted in this thread at least ten times...with this single exception:
"THREAD CLOSED. FOREVER!"
Except new pictures of my rig at different walmarts, as I can say the I have walmarted my way across America .
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #5617
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Don't understand why owners of the big rigs with big money invested have to resort to parking in Walmart parking lots instead of a campground.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:59 PM   #5618
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Don't understand why owners of the big rigs with big money invested have to resort to parking in Walmart parking lots instead of a campground.
Most people that have the 'big money' don't get it by spending it needlessly to stop for a few hours when a perfectly free alternative is available. See this article for other ways rich folks save money:

'Extreme Cheapskates': Millionaire Forages For Food, Pees In Bottles (VIDEO)
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Because Wal*Mart likes us to spend our money there!
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #5620
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Because Wal*Mart likes us to spend our money there!

We shop there also but park in a campground even if it is for only a few hrs.
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The owners of big rigs park at Wal-Mart for the same reason that most of us do; ease and convenience. The notion that Wal-Mart overnighters do it to save money is widely held by those who don't actually overnight there, but for me and many others who have posted here, it is the ability to get in and get out without even decoupling the toad as well as the shopping and dining found in the out parcels. When you can easily spend $200 plus a day of fuel when getting from point A to point B, a Wal-Mart along the expressway is a great choice. Staying at Wal-Mart saves me at least an hour or hour and a half counting in and out. I am totally self contained and why bother wasting the time when I can get where I am going without the hassle.
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The bigger the rig, the more sense it makes to pull off the highway exit and steer right into Walmart. The bigger the more time it takes to back it in, get level, hook up and get settled.
At Walmart, pull in, go get some supplies, talk to the store manager. You will save 2 hours each day parking at Walmart. Now, that's priceless!
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Don't understand why owners of the big rigs with big money invested have to resort to parking in Walmart parking lots instead of a campground.
And you probably never will!
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Don't understand why owners of the big rigs with big money invested have to resort to parking in Walmart parking lots instead of a campground.
In and out, spend a few bucks, get some food and TP and get a quick nights sleep in a really nice self contained MH. I don't see why you would use a campground given the choice. I can afford to camp anyplace I want but when I am going from point A to B, a quick overnight at Walmart or Flying J or a roadside rest stop is all I need. It saves 2 hours of BS every day you are travelling when you want to get somewhere. When I get there, then the campground gets my money with not hesitation. I just wish someone out there would put some quick spots to stop, dump if necessary, get some H2O and electricity and move on. Like the new spots they are putting in for the OTR drivers. 10.00-20.00 for 8 hours or so would suit me fine. But that is probably on another forum. There are some that will say that I am in a hurry and should slow down and drive 300 mi a day and stay at a campground. I would rather get there and then stay at the campground. When going thru new territory, we do slow down and smell the roses but you can only see a place for the 1st time once. After that, it is old hat. I am sure I have missed meeting some really nice people in the campgrounds I have bypassed but in retrospect, I have met some really nice people in a Walmart parking lot.. Seeya on the road..
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Ah! at last a spark of life in the old thread . Why does one overnight at Wal Mart?
Well for us it's similar to what Lindsay posted. ours is a little rig and that matches our income. Yes budgets are tight, CG's are expensive and gas is expensive enough here above the 44th. So we save where we can, to spend where we want on things we have no need for . At a Wally or any other overnighting spot, it's always close to route we want to travel, (not an excuse but a fact). In the morning we rise, wash, put the bedding away, have breakfast and are on he way without any fuss. Most Walley's are close to shopping centers so it isn't likely to be a cheap overnight but we leave with our new treasures that will more likely be thrown out when we find we really had no use for them .
We use the RV to visit friends and relatives and then park on or close to their property while we visit. To do this it is sometimes necessary to park on the street in residential areas. The unit is self contained and when we need amenities water and dump we'll gladly pay. Now there are folks who will only stay at campgrounds, and that's why the CG owner has built the park for them. Where they make their mistake is trying to get me to join them. I wish them both the best of joy and satisfaction, its just not for us as there's no way we'd be happy in a CG watching life pass us by, we like the open road and travel without comitments to anyone. Life after 70 is short so enjoy it to the fullest.
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I often stay in a Walmart if I'm driving later into the night and don't want to bother other campers pulling into a camp site at night and making a racket. My rig is not quiet.
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I often stay in a Walmart if I'm driving later into the night and don't want to bother other campers pulling into a camp site at night and making a racket. My rig is not quiet.
Might not be quiet, but it looks like a beauty!
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:07 AM   #5628
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This is a old thread but I know some WM don't allow overnites it would be nice if there was a map of wal marts that still let RV's stay overnight.
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