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Old 10-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #43
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Local ordinances - Several years ago at a Walmart in I think Casa Grande, AZ I asked about parking overnight and the lady at the desk said Walmart does not have a problem but the local police will write you a real nasty ticket. We passed on parking there.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:24 PM   #44
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We have been a member of Sam's for many years, and I've got to say that what the OP has said; well, there just seems to be more to the story.

So, yesterday, I sent the following email to Sam's Club:
"Been a satisfied member of Sams Club for many years, and I still am, but I have a question. I'm a member of a motorhome forum, and someone has been campaigning against Sams Club. Sam's Club , saying he was told he cannot shop in the store (Wilkes Barre, Pa) because he came to the store in his motorhome, and they will not allow motorhomes in the parking lot, even if only for a short time to do their shopping. Is this true? I find it hard to believe."

Today, I received this reply:
To help us provide the best service possible to you, please do not change the subject of, or any replies to, this email. I am not aware of not letting motor homes park in our parking lot. We do allow this; the only thing we would not allow is plugging into our store, or staying longer then 24 hrs. I hope this answers your question. If you have any others please call me at the club. Thank you, MSAM 570-821-5500

You decide.
I will continue to do business with Sam's Club, as always.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #45
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Now the truth starts to come out. What is amassing about many of the previous posts is the percentage of people who will believe anything which they read. I am suspecting that the OP was asked to move because the employee thought he was going to interfere with the delivery truck traffic into the store. The OP probably got mad and did not make an effort to understand the situation.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #46
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He did not say WILKES-BARRE, I did. He shops at Scranton, read it again folks.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:07 PM   #47
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It would be interesting to check Scranton Sams.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:11 PM   #48
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NO BONE TO PICK!! I live 5 miles from the store!!! So you think a manager would walk out to the parking lot to tell people to leave??
Yes, they did it to us at a Wal*Mart in CA. And it was the Manager, not the Assistant Manager. Told us it was a city ordinance but if we left before 8:00 am it would be fine. McD's gave us free coffee in the morning too.
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Now the truth starts to come out. What is amassing about many of the previous posts is the percentage of people who will believe anything which they read. I am suspecting that the OP was asked to move because the employee thought he was going to interfere with the delivery truck traffic into the store. The OP probably got mad and did not make an effort to understand the situation.
Go BACK and READ I was parked where I was as to NOT impead the delivery trucks!!!! I also told you all( if you had taken the time to READ) I OWN a trucking co and drove one of my own for 20 plus years. As to the TRUTH coming out?? It was told in the original post. As to the EMAIL someone SAYS they got.. Funny I sent a email asking what the policy was and asking why I was asked to leave.and I also stated I would cancel my membership if that was the policy... I got back to go in the store and they would refund my membership!! ANOTHER post that was in this thread to READ!!!
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He did not say WILKES-BARRE, I did. He shops at Scranton, read it again folks.
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It's called "selective" reading Karen!!
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Chow,
I don't remember seeing campers there, is it possibly a Dickson City Ordinance?
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I have no more comments. The whole thread does not make sense as in not logical. We are missing facts in the story.
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Well Chow, there was no "selective reading" on my part, as I read every word of every post in this thread. I wouldn't have sent the email to corporate headquarters, telling them about an incident in Wlkes Barre, if I had remembered it was Scranton. In any case, the email I sent to them, the reply I received this morning, is re-posted word for word in it's entirety, in my post.

So what I shall do now, is to send my email to corporate again, correcting the store location to Scranton, and will await their reply. I will post back when I hear from them.

It doesn't matter to me one way or the other, what their policy is. I will abide by whatever it is, and if some stores do not allow RV parking, then so be it.

Seems like you will never be happy with Sams. I suggest you go get your money back, and move on.
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I'm just thinking out loud. IF there were a city/county ordinance why would the employee tell a person to move? It would be up to the local authorities. What, would the store get fined for someone violating the ordinance? I don't think so.

If there was a store policy because of "whatever" reason, it would not be in an employee or manager's job description to make you leave once you have been told. If I were the manager I would call the local authorities and let them take care of it. I would wager that "anyone" approached by law enforcement and asked/told to leave would pack up and get. To not do so could result in towing and impounding of the RV.

My conclusion of my thinking. Do what is right and within the letter of the law, including moving when asked to do so. Why spoil the RV community image. Whether or not you choose to be a member of a chain store, or shop at such stores, is your privilege.
Just reiterating that it is a personal decision that only an individual can make. Personally I'll continue to shop at Sam's..
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I would have told the employee "Thank you". Then proceeded about my business, parking (while ignoring him/her) then gone directly to the manager or asst. to discuss or varify. It may have just been a new guy trying to score points.
I've had to do this several times with new city inspectors. Usually, a short little visit with the chief inspector clears things/misunderstandings up.

I put this in another thread somewhere, but. Our local Chamber Of Commerce building backs up to the Wal Mart parking lot. On the rear of the CoC building, they've installed RV elec & water hookups with a sign next to them that reads something like, "RV Hookups". I think, I haven't been in to check, but I think they're free for over- nighters since they are on the back of the building, sort of "out of the way".
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