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Old 02-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #1093
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I had a long talk with a W/M Employee; ; We came to the conclusion that they should charge $50.00 to park over night, Form 8;oclock . PM to 6; AM This would be used for/in the form of a spending voucher;;. The thing is the word FREE, is over used; Like he said The RV trade is less then .01 % of there business and not really something thatthey need to cater to;; WE all like it because it's FREE; lets be honest we all like it;; would we like it if we had to pay;;;;; I don't think so;; Life is good ; as long as I can get the other GUY to pay for what I Use; Now isn't that a Redeckelus thought;;
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:39 AM   #1094
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Life is good ; as long as I can get the other GUY to pay for what I Use; Now isn't that a Redeckelus thought;;
I think your idea is a little flawed. If I park at Walmart (I never did it), you or anybody else will not pay extra for my parking. If I spend a few dollars only at that Walmart, the cost for them is covered. They did not make the parking lot the size it is because RV parking. They rather did it because of city ordinances. They have to have a parking lot whether RV's park there or not! Their only cost would be the little wear of the black top that might be caused by my RV. This would be pennies or less!
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`I think most big box stores build their parking lots for the busiest days of the year. I have never seen a Wal-Mart lot totally full, but have seen them very full. If we use use 50 gallons of fuel that day, then the $20 savings on a campground is a minor expense. We usually stay at Wal-Marts because it is so easy in and out as well as right there on our way. usually have shopping and dinning without having to decouple the toad. Many folks who don't park there, think it is the money, but money is pretty far down on the list for us.
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Many folks who don't park there, think it is the money, but money is pretty far down on the list for us.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:22 PM   #1097
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...Almost every time we have a Wally resort stay we spend at least one to two hundred $$$$$ NOTHING IS FREE
I've never stayed at a WalMart, but glad to know I could if the situation presented itself.

I'm with you though. I can NEVER escape that store with only the one item that I went in for. I swear they 'breed' in my basket before I can make it to the front of the store it's full!!! Never make it out of there under a $100!!

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` Many folks who don't park there, think it is the money, but money is pretty far down on the list for us.
This is our reason for using W/M. When we stop at a W/M overnight it is because we are in transition from one job to the next. Its not the money savings, because we usually eat at a nearby restaurant that we can walk to 7 we go inside the W/M & load up on supplies. The supplies we would have bought anyway, but if we were in a campground we would cook our own dinner & breakfast. No money saved here. Just time & ease of travel.
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... money is pretty far down on the list for us.
Even if it were the money, any CG's I've stayed at are WAY cheaper. I can't seem to get out of WM for less than $100 & since I'm staying at a WM just for a few hrs sleep between stops, that makes for a pretty expensive boondocking site.

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We came to the conclusion that they should charge $50.00 to park over night, Form 8;oclock . PM to 6; AM This would be used for/in the form of a spending voucher;;.
While a fee for a unimproved parking space sounds reasonable I think you'd scare off a lot of over night parking at $50. even with being reimbursed in the form of a credit voucher.

I'm a traveler not a camper and WM is high on the list for a quick overnight and restocking point and paying a small fee for just a spot to park would not be objectionable.

When I get to where I'm going for a few nights I want something better for parking.

As already posted it's not the money it's the convenience. A class A is convenient but it's sure not cheap compared to traveling via car and motel/hotel.
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i have parked overnight a couple of times and it sure wasn't to save money
it was and will always be a have to situation (very late and need to get off road ) it sure is noisy with all the big delivery trucks coming in all night but i am grateful that i could get off the road and rest in a safe place ,i guess that's why most folks do it. So for all of us that have or may park overnight from time to time in the future THANK YOU WAL-Mart
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I use Walmart in consideration of camping folks when we are trying to get to our destination. As you can tell I am up early and I like to get on the road early. No traffic and can get ahead of the work hour rush. In so doing, if I were in a campground, I will be disturbing a lot of folks be leaving at 4:30 - 5 am.
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Heck, I have enough of trouble keeping up with what I do, and I sure dont have time to worry about what other people do. Try it sometime.
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We open the bedroom slide to get to the draws and other items. We could crawl over the bed to sleep and get things out of the draws before we get to Walmart. We have never had a Walmart say no, so why bother to not open slide and jacks to level and support slide. We have 16" sq. x 1" thick jack pads and won't harm anyone's surfice. We usually spend a $100.00 or more when stopped at Walmart also.
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everyboby has diferent thoughts.we use wm to and from it,s about the money and to get suplyes.as were on fix income dollar here and there adds up.i wish i had a open check book.
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We open the bedroom slide to get to the draws and other items. We could crawl over the bed to sleep and get things out of the draws before we get to Walmart. We have never had a Walmart say no, so why bother to not open slide and jacks to level and support slide. We have 16" sq. x 1" thick jack pads and won't harm anyone's surfice. We usually spend a $100.00 or more when stopped at Walmart also.
Doubt anyone is going to change your mind about leveling but on a hot day, the softened asphalt could deform even with the 16" pads. So the real question, IF that occurred, would you self report to wm and offer to pay for the damage or simply leave?
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