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Old 06-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #71
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You should not put our your slides without putting your hydraulic jacks down first. Some coaches are do not have exactly balanced slides. It's not that your coach will tip over to one side, but more about keeping the frame level and as square as possible to prevent torqueing slide jambs. If you are going to buy a slide on your coach, then stay in RV parks.

Not true of all MHs, in my Safari Cheetah, slides go out then jacks go down. Read the manual twice as it seemed wrong.
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I'm ok with the use of the term boon docking at Walmart although I prefer Wally Docking.

The term I struggle with is camping. I'm in my 40' climate controlled MH, equipped with satellite TV, refer with ice and water in the door, ceramic tile, stove, oven, shower, toilet, queen size bed, electric fireplace, 40" TV, washer/dryer, FHUs, etc...

For me thats not camping. Camping involves a tent, sleeping bag and mosquitos. I no longer miss those days.
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We were in a Walmart last week in Phoenix and an RV had their jacks down. When they left there were big indents in the asphalt parking lot.
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We were in a Walmart last week in Phoenix and an RV had their jacks down. When they left there were big indents in the asphalt parking lot.
Thanks Sandy for bringing us back on topic
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:09 AM   #75
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We were in a Walmart last week in Phoenix and an RV had their jacks down. When they left there were big indents in the asphalt parking lot.
With the heat they are getting there it should be no surprise with that.

I guess that's why I try and be as courteous and nondescript as possible to my host, whether it is Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Home Depot, the county park, etc. Do no harm, pack it in, pack it out. All goes together in my mind.
Not everyone will be that way and I have come to realize this. I just shrug my shoulders and mind my own business.
The sad part about it is people will do what they want to. It takes all kinds to make the world go round.
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Sounds like a couple of the larger caravan groups have gotten stranded with out spots.
It just normal traffic headed to Alaska. Was over 100 RVers this time last year.
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I'm kind of surprised no one has referenced this Walmart parking thread. It ran from July 2009 to November 2012 and 420 pages when it was finally locked down. It was one of the more entertaining threads at the time....
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I'm kind of surprised no one has referenced this Walmart parking thread. It ran from July 2009 to November 2012 and 420 pages when it was finally locked down. It was one of the more entertaining threads at the time....
Read each entry, took a few nights to get through.

At times it was very entertaining
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I call it "overnighting". It's not camping, and it's certainly not "in the boondocks".
The only places you can truly boondock these days is on BLM land or private property (with the owners permission of course.) Everything else is drycamping, overnighting or parking.
My opinion, of course. Call it what you will.
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OP here.

I think a lot of you missed the intended sarcasm/irony/humor in thread title.

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Putting jacks down in any parking lot/driveway is bad form.

Why risk damaging the property of a host who has so graciously allowed RV's to over night on their property. If by accident the surface is damaged I doubt if anyone has ever offered to pay to repair the damage.

Also when the store post rules such as: (locations available to over night, days/time limits) how about respecting their wishes, unless you want to be banned.

In Whitehorse I noticed several taking up many parking spaces in the middle of the lot, several with jacks down and no pad protection, generators running late into the evening, awnings deployed.

Many local governments are trying to shut down the practice of overnighting at commercial properties. Walmart, Cabela's and other companies fight to keep these properties open to the public. If you want to loose the privileges offered by these companies continue such bad behavior.
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Whitehorse rules are posted in the parking lot requested by the local government.
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I think that Walmart and other stores with large lots could increase their income and make more happy customers by drawing lines for RV's and installing 50/30 amp poles with credit card machines to pay by the hour. I would be happy to pay $1 or $2 per hour to get a good night's sleep in the heat of the summer.
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I think that Walmart and other stores with large lots could increase their income and make more happy customers by drawing lines for RV's and installing 50/30 amp poles with credit card machines to pay by the hour. I would be happy to pay $1 or $2 per hour to get a good night's sleep in the heat of the summer.
Maybe when plugin electric car stands are popular, RVers can get adaptors.
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