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Old 01-19-2016, 06:44 PM   #1
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Walmart over nighting?

Are there any rules and restrictions on a layover for a truck & TT such as hours, location, etc....................
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:20 PM   #2
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Check out the app "Allstays" Walmart overnight parking. It tells you what stores permit overnight parking. Give phone number, map etc. We used it a lot this summer on our way to and from Alaska. Information is very accurate.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #3
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Some have restrictions placed by the area they're in. Wal*Mart corporate policy is to allow it but it's up to the store manager and laws in the area.
Also follow the "RVers Good Neighbor Policy"
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6. Always leave an area cleaner than you found it.
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8. Be safe! Always be aware of your surroundings and leave if you feel unsafe.
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Always call the store for information as it varies.

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Some have restrictions placed by the area they're in. Wal*Mart corporate policy is to allow it but it's up to the store manager and laws in the area.
Also follow the "RVers Good Neighbor Policy"

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Are there any rules and restrictions on a layover for a truck & TT such as hours, location, etc....................
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See: Free Overnight RV Camping / Walmart Overnight Camping
BTW...if/when there "rules and restrictions" a Walmart employee will tell you about them when you ask for permission to overnight.
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I like to take a walk in the early morning, so I'll gather up shopping carts left by the lazy folks. I've even seen truckers leave carts full of trash.
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I like to take a walk in the early morning, so I'll gather up shopping carts left by the lazy folks. I've even seen truckers leave carts full of trash.
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In Deming NM I saw a lady(?) trucker set a large bag of garbage on the ground next to an RV before leaving the Walmart parking lot where both she and the RVer had overnighted.
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In Deming NM I saw a lady(?) trucker set a large bag of garbage on the ground next to an RV before leaving the Walmart parking lot where both she and the RVer had overnighted.
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That's probably better than the bottles of urine they leave all over.
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:41 PM   #10
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Gallup, NM, the laziest of all Wal-Mart shoppers. Over-nighted there first and last time. Those folks just let go of the carts the second they are done with them. In the morning, carts were under the trucks and everywhere. Worst I have ever seen. Is this a NM thing?
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Door to the store

When parking for overnight at a Walmart or other parking lot type place...
Always have your door to the store...that is where the light, security cameras and other people will be visable. Door away from the store is the Dark Side most of the time. Don't be a sitting duck.
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FWIW any competent manager knows how often to send a crew out for carts. Putting someone on carts full time when the store is not busy is a waste of resources.
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We've made 3-4 overnight stops in Walmart parking lots in the year that we've owned our coach. While being parked near / among the semi trucks just felt a little weird - and my normally security conscious mind was working overtime ... we had ZERO issues. Nobody touched our coach or toad (nor the bicycles locked to the rack on the back of the toad). Nobody approached us. We ended up getting a pretty good night sleep at each stop.

Has anybody on the forum ever experienced a bona fide issue while overnighting at a Walmart? I don't mean somebody they felt looked suspicious walking past a couple times ... or a vehicle circling the herd a time or two. I'm curious if anybody has had a theft, experienced any intentional vandalism (damage from a wind blow cart doesn't count) - or a real confrontation?
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You can't fix lazy, (or stupid), but every good store manager has a "cart person" who rounds up stray carts.
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I don't want to belabor this, but you would have had to be there to see the extent of the problem. The store had security orbiting the lot all night and had some cart boys as well. It would have taken a small army to keep after these folks. The store can only do so much and pay so many babysitters to keep after the irresponsible. The parking lot was on a slope and the many over-night stays were directed to park about four abreast at the bottom of the slope. The carts were turned loose and drifted down among the trucks.
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