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Old 10-13-2009, 06:11 PM   #43
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Jacks down, your a guilty camper!! Shame on you!! Slides out, Shame on you too!! Chairs out and your really pushin' it!! I never see this at the rest stops. Why do people do this at Walmart? These violators of common sense ettiquette I suspect are litterers and midnite dumpers too. Shame on you if you're blushing!!
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Old 10-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #44
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These violators of common sense etiquette I suspect are litterers and midnite dumpers too. Shame on you if you're blushing!!
I take offense at this statement I do use my jacks and slides as stated in a previous post but I do not litter or dump in anyone's parking lot.

What do jacks and slides have to do with the intent to stay longer than one nite. I agree that setting up camp ie awning, wheel covers, chairs, and the barbie are over the line.
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And I contend you are abusing the priveleges of all those who follow the rules of ettiquette.
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Ok, lets stay calm here. I've never stayed at a Wal-Mart yet, but have thought about it. As far as useing your jacks goes I don't see anything wrong with that. Also if you park out of the wayand at the edge of the parking lot and extend your slideout out over the curb at the edge of the parking lot so it's not intruding into vehicle right of way or any side walks I don't see anything wrong with that either. But your visit should be limited to 1 night only and no chairs or bbqs. Just my .02 worth.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:05 PM   #47
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In most cases it is not Wal-Mart but the local community that passes restrictions against overnight stays. We have a Wal-Mart Supercenter up the street from where I live that used to have two are three RV's over nighting several times a week. Some of them would have their slides out, jacks down and several times I had even seen grilling being done. Then all of a sudden I stop seeing RV's in the lot anymore and I asked inside the store what changed. It seems that our local community passed an no overnight parking ordinance because a few, not all, RV'ers were staying for days it was felt they were actually camping. There are now signs in the parking lot prohibiting over night parking and our local Sheriff actually chalks the tires on RV's and converted vans to see how long they are parked. Some people just spoil it for everyone else I guess.
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What I meant by "seldom" is that it isn't wide-spread and constant across the country. I do understand that destination points like Kissimmee are more likely to have more than just a couple of people who ruin it for others. I know that we saw quite a few RVs at the Wal-Mart in Rapid City but, again, no one seemed to have jacks down or slides out. We've visited a lot of Wal-Marts during our travels and have yet to see a single RV that wasn't parked there just as we were, ready to pull out immediately. Perhaps ours is just a very limited view and the "camping" problem is more widespread that I think. The other forum's inability to pull up an offending photo or two seems to confirm what we've seen. Seldom certainly doesn't mean that it never happens.
My guess as to why there are no photos of the offending parties is that there is no reason for anyone to take these kinds of pics. I am not suggesting that folks should be evicted, I want to be able to continue to use this option when necessary. Why in the world would I want to "prove" that there is a small batch of "ugly" RVers who have no respect for the privilege being offered or the effects they might be having on other RVers. If you need pictures to prove this is happening you can't be talking to many other RVers as I suspect many more have seen one or more of these offenses than have not.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:36 PM   #50
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Craig CO Walmart does not allow overnight parking but did refer overnighters to KMart. I doubt we will ever stop in Craig to spend time or money again. I'd recommend others bypass this town as well.
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My guess as to why there are no photos of the offending parties is that there is no reason for anyone to take these kinds of pics. I am not suggesting that folks should be evicted, I want to be able to continue to use this option when necessary. Why in the world would I want to "prove" that there is a small batch of "ugly" RVers who have no respect for the privilege being offered or the effects they might be having on other RVers. If you need pictures to prove this is happening you can't be talking to many other RVers as I suspect many more have seen one or more of these offenses than have not.
Perhaps. I've personally never seen one and none in the camping group that I've talked to have reported them either. While I was born in NC, I like the "show me" States mottol. Again, I'm not denying that it happens, I'm simply suggesting that it isn't as wide spread as it often represented to be. And, yes, pictures would help verify that it does exist. There are certainly enough pictures posted of other situations and anomalies that people come across. Call me cynical but there seem to be a lot of campground owners on the sending end of the accusations. I'm amazed at the amount of "civic spirit" that they demonstrate in calling attention to this awful practice, not that they have any financial stake in the outcome of the parking bans.
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check this free website for walmart locations that allow overnight parking and those who do not. the rule about asking the manager on duty still applies. this is parking, not camping.
Walmart Store Locations Map - Wal-Mart Guide

i did not see any in this guide that said overnight parking was allowed, all said no overnight parking allowed.
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what do you people who stay at wal-mart do for air cond,???do you run your generators???what if your bed is in a slide out??? new to motorhome and just wat to know how you handle this if you are not staying in a campground????thsnksfaye
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i did not see any in this guide that said overnight parking was allowed, all said no overnight parking allowed.
the blue balloons on the state maps allow overnight parking, the red ones do not.
if you find the status has changed at a walmart, plz update the database. the old saw gigo is in play here for sure.
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what do you people who stay at wal-mart do for air cond,???do you run your generators???what if your bed is in a slide out??? new to motorhome and just wat to know how you handle this if you are not staying in a campground????thsnksfaye
we run the genny and put the bedroom slide out a little bit if necessary. we park where this will not bother anybody.
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what do you people who stay at wal-mart do for air cond,???do you run your generators???what if your bed is in a slide out??? new to motorhome and just wat to know how you handle this if you are not staying in a campground????thsnksfaye
I run the generator as long as necessary.

If I can park along a curb with grass on the other side, I put the bedroom slide out. If not, no slide is out.
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