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Old 03-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #43
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Old 03-27-2015, 06:53 PM   #44
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How long before the company does something about the fact that their overnight camping policy attracts crime ? Municipalities where these places are sited recognize the increase in crime and problems they bring.

Idaho family named as suspects in fatal Arizona Wal-Mart brawl
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WE often overnight at a Walmart when we are travelling. There are alot of times when we don't need a hookup and are only there for a nights sleep. The benefit is if you need something you can walk in and get it.
We just returned from a trip and never stayed in a Walmart because the ones we tried had no overnight parking signs. Sign of the times I guess.
Very late night shopping does have it's sights in Walmart as we have witnessed a couple times. They are everywhere though! Ha Ha.
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The overnighting is often due to local regulations. Example locally is you can't overnight in either of the Walmarts in Ocala, Fl but Silver Springs you can. And being Silver Springs Walmart has 24 hour parking lot security it wouldn't both me to overnight there.
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Walmart is a cesspool for crime, I refuse to shop there and would not even consider letting my wife or daughters going there without escort. They never have what I need "hard to believe I know" and the class of people and ignorance it attracts is beneath what I consider acceptable. Feel free to flame me, but I personally own retail stores and try to operate at a higher level of standards then what Walmart considers its norm!!!
What corner of the cesspool are you referring to? Do your children attend public school? Now there is a safe environment for you.

I applaud your retail store spirit. But not all Walmart stores are the same, as is true for private retail stores. Your statement is simply another expression of predigest. The simple truth is, a deprived neighborhood will attracted the less desirable clientele to the local businesses. The name over the store door has little to do with it.

We use RV friendly Walmart parking lots all over the country as we travel from project to project. No problems in 9 years of volunteering on the go. Using wisdom is the key to where you stay be it Walmart or KOA.

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Another editorial on this subject.

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From editor Chuck Woodbury: Earlier this week, a gunfight broke out in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, killing one person who was "squatting" in the parking lot in an SUV. The fact is, more and more people, most in RVs, are holing in Wal-Mart's parking lots for days, even weeks on end. Some are settling in like it was a campground, pulling out awnings, BBQs and lawn chairs (or more). Increasingly, there are problems. I am reprinting this commentary by RV Daily Report editor Greg Gerber, who felt compelled to write something after the recent shooting.

Is free "camping" at Wal-Mart doomed?

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As soon as I heard news that a gunfight had broken out near where RVers park overnight at a Walmart in Cottonwood, Ariz., I knew they would ban RV parking before the end of the month. It might not take that long.

According to news reports, Walmart officials are meeting with local police to decide the best course of action to ban RVers from overnight parking.

Walmart is a great place for getting groceries and other supplies at very reasonable prices. I am a near-exclusive Walmart shopper when traveling. And I can absolutely see the value in people who travel long distances in short periods of time pulling into a Walmart after dark to catch some rest before moving on in the morning. But, Walmart is not a campground.

Unfortunately, some die-hard cheapskates seem to think it is. "The current situation outside the store is a concrete jungle campground, where some campers call the parking lot home for days," News Net 5 noted.

So, what turned out to be a wonderful perk offered by Walmart to RV owners everywhere, will come to an end because some idiots opt to use Walmart as a campground, rather than as a safe place to park an RV for a few hours to catch some sleep before restocking supplies and continuing their journeys.

Nope, some RVers have to extend the slideouts, turn on the generator, pull out the awning, fire up the barbecue grill, lay down the patio mats and sit around in their chairs watching TV for days complaining about how much campgrounds cost.

If Quartzsite, Arizona, is the mecca for RVers who enjoy long-term, low-cost camping, what is Walmart? It must be the holy grail for tightwads if they want to live more than 10 hours in a commercial parking lot.

Following this incident, my guess is that Walmart's lawyers are already burning up the phone lines and sending certified letters to store managers throughout the country explaining that they can no longer offer overnight RV parking to its guests. The risk is simply too great. Who wants RVers with guns harassing employees and customers?

If the insurance companies aren't delivering that message, city halls are going to take up the issue to keep "trailer trash" out of their communities.

It is so sad that a few morons have to ruin a good deal for everyone.


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We've never overnighted at a Walmart, the late night clientele are a little too freaky for us. We have stayed at Cracker Barrels overnight though- their clientele just want to eat and go home and they close at 10 or 11 and it's nice and quiet. Never have had a problem and always get a good meal.
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Walmart is a cesspool for crime, I refuse to shop there and would not even consider letting my wife or daughters going there without escort. They never have what I need "hard to believe I know" and the class of people and ignorance it attracts is beneath what I consider acceptable. Feel free to flame me, but I personally own retail stores and try to operate at a higher level of standards then what Walmart considers its norm!!!


This absurd comment in bold print destroys any credibility to this post.
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Another editorial on this subject.

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From editor Chuck Woodbury: Earlier this week, a gunfight broke out in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona, killing one person who was "squatting" in the parking lot in an SUV. The fact is, more and more people, most in RVs, are holing in Wal-Mart's parking lots for days, even weeks on end. Some are settling in like it was a campground, pulling out awnings, BBQs and lawn chairs (or more). Increasingly, there are problems. I am reprinting this commentary by RV Daily Report editor Greg Gerber, who felt compelled to write something after the recent shooting.

Is free "camping" at Wal-Mart doomed?

By Greg Gerber
Editor, RV Daily Report

As soon as I heard news that a gunfight had broken out near where RVers park overnight at a Walmart in Cottonwood, Ariz., I knew they would ban RV parking before the end of the month. It might not take that long.

According to news reports, Walmart officials are meeting with local police to decide the best course of action to ban RVers from overnight parking.

Walmart is a great place for getting groceries and other supplies at very reasonable prices. I am a near-exclusive Walmart shopper when traveling. And I can absolutely see the value in people who travel long distances in short periods of time pulling into a Walmart after dark to catch some rest before moving on in the morning. But, Walmart is not a campground.

Unfortunately, some die-hard cheapskates seem to think it is. "The current situation outside the store is a concrete jungle campground, where some campers call the parking lot home for days," News Net 5 noted.

So, what turned out to be a wonderful perk offered by Walmart to RV owners everywhere, will come to an end because some idiots opt to use Walmart as a campground, rather than as a safe place to park an RV for a few hours to catch some sleep before restocking supplies and continuing their journeys.

Nope, some RVers have to extend the slideouts, turn on the generator, pull out the awning, fire up the barbecue grill, lay down the patio mats and sit around in their chairs watching TV for days complaining about how much campgrounds cost.

If Quartzsite, Arizona, is the mecca for RVers who enjoy long-term, low-cost camping, what is Walmart? It must be the holy grail for tightwads if they want to live more than 10 hours in a commercial parking lot.

Following this incident, my guess is that Walmart's lawyers are already burning up the phone lines and sending certified letters to store managers throughout the country explaining that they can no longer offer overnight RV parking to its guests. The risk is simply too great. Who wants RVers with guns harassing employees and customers?

If the insurance companies aren't delivering that message, city halls are going to take up the issue to keep "trailer trash" out of their communities.

It is so sad that a few morons have to ruin a good deal for everyone.


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Overnight parking isn't the issue. If these folks were parked just overnight, this wouldn't have happened.
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if someone wants to park over night in a Walmart and it's allowed then they should park there. if you are afraid or simply don't want to stay at a Walmart over night then don't. but to make rules just because you don't like something is taking away someone else's rights. mind your own business.
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if it's me you are typing about it wasn't meant that way. all I meant is if it's legal and morale do what you want and don't tell others how to live their lives.
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We have never stayed overnight at a Walmart,, but we would if need arose. We live near "the Home" of Walmart, and have no problem shopping there... I see a couple RV's at the local WM when I stop in there early in the morning, but go there a Sat or Sun afternoon, and none.. Thats the way it should be... Thanks Walmart for letting Rv'rs stop for a few hours overnight.... As far as crime, there is less there (at least in this part of the country) than at personal homes...
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