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Old 11-24-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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For Those Who Boondock

If you want to boondock as needed when on the road, this is the best $17.95 you can spend. I love this site.

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What kind of experience do you have with them? We just usually either ask at a WalMart when we stop, our call ahead if it is getting on too late. Not sure from looking at the website what the advantage is, but you've given lots of good advice on the forum, so just picking your brain a little.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:13 PM   #3
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Before things get out of hand, and they are likely too, the aforementioned site has both a very strong pro and a very strong anti following emanating from a Yahoo group history.

Jim O'Brient was a co-founder of the Yahoo group site and decided that there is a way to build a more accurate, more consistent, and more detailed site of Wal-Mart (and other freebie/low cost overnight parking) information that simply can not be accomplished in the freebie Yahoo groups context. So he used the Yahoo accumulated information he helped grow/develop and split off the Yahoo Groups to form the for pay www.OvernightRVParking.com.

JMHO, This new site is far far far superior to any other online source for several reasons. Jim strictly moderates every single report. He edits them, makes them consistent, and keeps everything on the level. He'll call the locations to verify himself. He further reports on local no sleeping in vehicle ordinances (calls the city halls), ascertains from verifiable reports if they are actually enforced, and on and on. He then displays all this data in an interactive map format which just can't be beat. Everything on that site is reported as first-hand experience and further verified, and more importantly locations are very accurate and up-to date. Store relocation, rest areas, truck parking lots, other parking areas are all there. Stuff like curbing, low-clearance bars, which path to take to enter the property, where to park, etc. are all also spelled out in consistent tone and detail. All the stuff (big riggers in particular) have got to know - in advance.

So, if you are tired of digging through the myriad of freebie reports out there (and there are dozens of these freebie sources), tired of deciphering the rants from the rights from the really don't knows, and tired of getting to a parking area only to find it moved, doesn't allow, is unsafe, or what have you, then you'll appreciate Jim's site. What he runs can not be done for free. Best less than $20/year I've ever spent. Besides, if you contribute new locations and verify existing reports you get 2 free weeks added for each report you submit meaning you can keep extending your subscription for FREE! I've been on free for well over a year.

As an avid Wal-Mart overnighter on my runs across the country in a big rig towing, I have come to be able to totally rely on www.OvernightRVParking.com to provide me with accurate data so that I can be certain that I can park at a location which I've planned at the limit of my safe driving endurance. The freebie sites have left me out scouting hours beyond my safe driving limits far too often due to bad info.

Some folks didn't deal with the significantly increased value Jim brought to the former Yahoo group data (that Yahoo Groups site is here) and have formed a little (big) revolt. As a dude who personally started in that Yahoo group and then realized the significant value-add Jim brings to the quality and completeness of the data and in displaying the data in interactive graphical map format in www.OvernightRVParking.com I now use that site as my sole overnight parking planning tool. It plain works.

Be your own judge, but the data on that site is worth the paltry fee and is something a Yahoo group simply can not provide.
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Ditto!

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Old 11-26-2009, 08:36 AM   #5
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Great post, RVDude. Thanks so much to both you and lukeaa for the recommendation. I am a believer and will be a member, shortly.

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Great post Rv Dude:

We have used both the original Yahoo site and his new web site. A lot of work has gone into his database and it is very user friendly. The annual fees are very low and if you contribute a few sites the cost is Zero.
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Thanks for the great write-up. You've made a believer out of me and we too will be joining up. Most of our boondocking is on BLM land, but we do tend to overnite at WalMart as we travel. Will make it our mission to contribute enough to make it free in the future.

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Yes a great and accurate post by RVDude. I get little if anything from the site but I am a frequent contributor. It cost's me nothing because Jim gives credit time to the contributors for the new and update information.
The reason I get little from it is I travel only in Canada, but hope that the information I contribute will be of value to other visitors especially those less venturesome than myself.

While the Allstays site Walmart No Overnight Parking Stores Locations Map - Wal-Mart Guide
Now I have no knowledge of how accurate the information is regarding WMs in the US, but in Nova Scotia it is totally wrong and a few as far West as Calgary AB. In Nova Scotia there is only one WM that does not allow overnight parking and that one is in down town Halifax.

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