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Old 06-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by glenda1908 View Post
That's true, but we live in Virginia Beach and the WalMarts here take issue if you are parked in the lot too long. You CANNOT spend the night at any of the WM here for sure. Friends of ours pulled in to get a few things before they took off for a trip and were immediately "pounced" upon and told , "you know you can't park here". He told them they would be leaving as soon as they picked up some groceries and be on their way. I know they are all different. I have an app on my phone that will tell you if you might be able to park for the night. Notice, I said might. Their rules change often. We had a caravan of 7 going to Quebec and spent two nights at WM on our way. Our friend is from Quebec and has done this trip often and he knew that we were okay to spend the night....all 7 of us we asked... He said sure and we were The WM here is part of a group of many stores and restaurants, so they do not "own" the parking lot, so they don't want a bunch of RV's taking up a lot of space. Also, there are several campgrounds in the area that frown WM letting "campers" use them as a campground.

Probably has more to do with local ordinances. Most beach communities have laws against people sleeping in their cars on the street and in parking lots. I know when i was a teenager i tried to sleep in my ford probe in ocean city maryland. It was a few blocks in from the beach in an inconspicuous spot, but a cop managed to find me and tapped on the glass. He said it was against the law to sleep in your vehicle. So i drove 50 minutes inland and found a spot to sleep at a rest stop.

I know the walmart where i live doesn't care because i see RV's in the back lot all the time. These people are respectful and park way way in the back so customer parking is not interrupted. The back lot never fills up unless it's around christmas.

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Old 06-06-2013, 11:52 AM   #16
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Yup, we've done it a few times. We always ask the manager if we can park there, always park at the back of the parking lot (so we're out of the way) and generally shop in the store too. As long as the store is ok with it I don't see any problems. We're back on the road by the following morning.

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Old 06-06-2013, 05:47 PM   #17
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Probably more to this story then we're hearing. Maybe this owner was becoming a problem --- don't know.

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I live about a mile or so from the Glen Ellyn WalMart. The problem was not RVers, the problem was trucks, lots of trucks. Sometimes the place looked like a Flying J or Love's, and I'm not kidding.
This store backs up to a residential neighborhood. If I lived in one of those homes (which were there LONG before WalMart) I would have been at the county board meetings complaining vigorously about all the idling trucks.
This guy got caught up by the ordinance which was aimed at truckers. I very seldom saw RVs at this WalMart.
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Stopped at the Hagerstown MD.Walmart late Tuesday night after gassing up at the Flying J next exit south. The Flying J was full. The Walmart is a 24 hour store and I called them from the Allstays app. Said no problem stay as long as I needed. 5-6 other RVs with me and next morning went in and spent about $100. Was on my first long trip since we purchased our 2000 Winnebago Adventurer & this was my first Walmart overnight. Very nice people.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #19
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As a former, long term resident of a Virginia Beach, the Wal-Marts in that are are always extremely busy with packed parking lots. This is also a resort area and if the allowed overnight RV parking, there would be no room for their customers. A quick stop for groceries should be allowed though. We are talking about the largest population area in the state of Virginia with gridlock traffic to match. No fun towing your RV in that area.

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