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Old 08-23-2019, 07:42 AM   #1
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Why no more Walmart overnight parking

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Sometimes we wonder why Walmart and communities outlaw overnight parking. Yreka, California Walmart.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:03 AM   #2
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Many posts on this subject. WalMart does not "outlaw" overnight parking in the majority of their locations. Just check in with their Mgmt and return the favor by shopping there. If there is a local issue (most in the south west cities) with "homeless", then there might be an issue overnighting there.
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It's not Walmart! It's the idiots like the folks from the picture above that cause municipalities to pass the laws. Once again, people abusing a good thing ruin it for everyone. Now, if I pull in after midnight and leave the next day is that overnight parking??
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if I pull in after midnight and leave the next day is that overnight parking??
It is if the local LEO and judge says it is, and my bet is the answer is Yes. We aren't talking Supreme Court idealistic hair-splitting here - municipal police and courts work more along the lines of "If it quacks & walks like a duck, it's a duck".
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It's not Walmart! It's the idiots like the folks from the picture above that cause municipalities to pass the laws. Once again, people abusing a good thing ruin it for everyone. Now, if I pull in after midnight and leave the next day is that overnight parking??

LOL, good point.



However, if you pulled in after midnight, say 12:01 Monday morning, and pull out the next day, that would be some time Tuesday. You'd still be staying overnight. (All in good fun, I understand what you were trying to say)



Still, "night" is defined by the lack of daylight, not by hours on the clock. If it is dark, it is still night, even at 2 am, though technically it is the next "day." I suspect the regulations are for periods of darkness, not hours which define a day.
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OK, I must be missing something in the picture above.

I see a travel trailer parked out of the way in a corner. The tow vehicle is detached so as not to block traffic.

I don't see any grills, chairs, clotheslines, or other camping paraphernalia.

Yes the jacks are down but spending the night that is understandable. No evidence the jacks are hurting anything.

Is there something in the photo that I am missing that says these ar scumbags
doing anything other than spending the night?
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Ok guys, what am I missing? When we had a travel trailer we sometimes spent the night at Walmart. Sometimes we unhooked the truck to go to dinner or get fuel. In cool enough weather we let the stabilizers down. We even (oh the horror!) put our slide out, making sure it wasn’t in the traffic pattern. This guy has an older trailer, but so what? I don’t see BBQ grills, lawn toys, or anything except maybe a generator tucked at the side.
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OK, I must be missing something in the picture above.

I see a travel trailer parked out of the way in a corner. The tow vehicle is detached so as not to block traffic.

I don't see any grills, chairs, clotheslines, or other camping paraphernalia.

Yes the jacks are down but spending the night that is understandable. No evidence the jacks are hurting anything.

Is there something in the photo that I am missing that says these ar scumbags
doing anything other than spending the night?
Yep, you are missing the fact that the scumbags are staying there for a week or more like they do here in Pittsfield MA. After the management gets enough complaints they cut of parking for everybody.
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We still have at least 1 running thread on WallyMart boondocking....


It is time for another already?
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If you travel by night and stay in the parking lot during the daytime, what is that called? Would that be no Over Day Time parking?
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Yep, you are missing the fact that the scumbags are staying there for a week or more like they do here in Pittsfield MA. After the management gets enough complaints they cut of parking for everybody.

Must be reading a different post....


Didn't read ANYTHING abut the trailer being there for a week, owners being labeled as scumbags or that local Walmart Management had issues.


What I do see is a typical TT parked out of the way in a parking lot ...even have a shopping cart



Other then that anything else would be wild speculation
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Now, if I pull in after midnight and leave the next day is that overnight parking??

I hope everyone realizes the this was said (written??) very much tongue-in-cheek. Blacks Law Dictionary does not define overnight but it does define "nighttime" as "At common-law, that period between sunset and sunrise during which there is not daylight enough to discern a man's face." This has been codified in many states as a period starting a half hour after sunset and running to a half hour before sunrise. So yes, if you pulled in after midnight and stayed until the next morning you would probably be found to have been parked overnight. I guess the answer is to travel at night and sleep during the day, which has its own issues. Just can't win.
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I have been to Yreka several times. Lots of homeless and vagrants. Mostly young and able bodied. It seams to be a collection point for young people disillusioned from what they thought was the utopia of weed production in Humbolt county. Who have wandered back to the I5 corridor. A dirty little town.
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We still have at least 1 running thread on WallyMart boondocking....


It is time for another already?


I looked for it and couldn’t find it.
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