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Old 12-12-2016, 11:20 AM   #29
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Be aware of air flow with slides in they tend to cover the registers especially the return air.


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Old 12-12-2016, 11:34 AM   #30
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http://www.walmartlocator.com/overni...ing-etiquette/

There have been some attempts to establish a code of conduct.
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I would agree to no BBQ grills setup and no jacks in direct contact with the parking surface. If one is parked along the side, I see no issue with extending the slide over the grass. Guess I would go along with no awnings too as it starts to look like more than a brief stay. It is probably a good idea to ask the manager when checking in what you plan to deploy for his approval.
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Thank you Jimbow, that's exactly what my understanding is and I thank you for finding it and posting it!

You know, sometimes you'll find someone who gets all snarky about "oh that's been posted before and I'm soooooo tired of seeing it again"! Oh golly Oh gee!!!

This is exactly why redundancy can be excellent. Jumbow's post I've not seen before and tmw188 posting about "air flow" is terrific!

I know that many geniuses know all of this... But please remember some poor slunks like me don't get it the first time. Or someone is saying the same thing but says it differently this time so even I get it. Maybe I'm just receptive to reading it this time, but for me, if you have a thought fire away and lets talk about it!

I wonder if anyone has ever posted a questing about "Diesel vs Gasser"?
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:12 PM   #33
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While it's not a normal practice to look for and stay in a Walmart parking lot, we've done it several times, due to most or all of the adjacent RV parks and campgrounds are full up. And, like the OP, I've ALWAYS gone inside the store, gone directly to the highest ranking person I can find, trying for the store manager but, an assistant will do, to seek permission for us to stay. Even if there's other RVs already there when we pull in, I still go in and ask. To me, it's just the right thing to do.

In regards to the slides, well, we have two. A galley one and a bedroom one. The galley one we can cope with if it needs to stay in for some reason. The bedroom one is a different story. It has to go out in order for us to be able to gain entrance to clothes, sleep etc. But, I've never seen a problem with deploying both slides. And, I don't do anything before I level the coach. That's done with the jacks. The coach is leveled and the slides deployed.

I mean, as Hillary would say: "What's the difference"?? If you're going to stay there, and we have NEVER STAYED more than one night, EVER in any Walmart, then we make ourselves comfortable. But, we find the most remote corner of the stores parking lot and setup our coach. We're not interfering with any truck routes to the back of the stores etc. at all, even with the slides out. It's like we're not even there. And, I can't remember there ever being a time when we've stayed in a Walmart parking lot that, we did not go in and buy at least SOMETHING, if not a bunch of stuff for re-supplies.

We usually pack up and are exiting the parking lot before the morning local workers clog up the main arteries of traffic. And we make sure that where we parked, looks like we were never there.
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Amen! Always ask and if OK, they usually point out an area they would like you in. Also we spend at least something and ask on our way out with bags in hand.
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I wonder if anyone has ever posted a questing about "Diesel vs Gasser"?

Gee, Is there a difference between Gas and Diesel????
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Still confused when to run the generator?

If we all did searches for our inquiries before posting so as to not upset the posting police there would be few postings. However sometimes looking thru the same thread before posting isn't a bad idea.
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I started camping in a 13 ft. Shasta compact in 1968. At that time, you could dump the grey water on the ground. Most sites looked good when you pulled in. I began seeing more and more food particles on the ground. we always wiped out our plates and cooking utensils before washing them. It was obvious that people were rinsing the plates and letting the food go out on the ground. I told my wife that it was only a matter of time before they stopped the practice. Next was the dump stations on the interstates. People drove off and did not clean up after themselves. They left trash at the dump site. They let coke cans roll into the dump outlet. I told my wife, here we go again. Now most of them are closed. Wal Mart will go the same way, if people start using them as a campground, with chairs, grills and leveling jacks.
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I started camping in a 13 ft. Shasta compact in 1968. At that time, you could dump the grey water on the ground. Most sites looked good when you pulled in. I began seeing more and more food particles on the ground. we always wiped out our plates and cooking utensils before washing them. It was obvious that people were rinsing the plates and letting the food go out on the ground. I told my wife that it was only a matter of time before they stopped the practice. Next was the dump stations on the interstates. People drove off and did not clean up after themselves. They left trash at the dump site. They let coke cans roll into the dump outlet. I told my wife, here we go again. Now most of them are closed. Wal Mart will go the same way, if people start using them as a campground, with chairs, grills and leveling jacks.
Not sure how chairs, grills and leveling jacks relate to dumping food particles, trash and coke cans in dump stations.

I have never seen an RVer leave anything behind in Wal-Mart.

Plenty of slobs tossing stuff out of the car windows in Wal-Mart though.
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Overnight Parking Etiquette – Walmart Locator

There have been some attempts to establish a code of conduct.
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Thank you Jimbow, that's exactly what my understanding is and I thank you for finding it and posting it!

You know, sometimes you'll find someone who gets all snarky about "oh that's been posted before and I'm soooooo tired of seeing it again"! Oh golly Oh gee!!!

This is exactly why redundancy can be excellent. Jumbow's post I've not seen before and tmw188 posting about "air flow" is terrific!

I know that many geniuses know all of this... But please remember some poor slunks like me don't get it the first time. Or someone is saying the same thing but says it differently this time so even I get it. Maybe I'm just receptive to reading it this time, but for me, if you have a thought fire away and lets talk about it!

I wonder if anyone has ever posted a questing about "Diesel vs Gasser"?
I posted WALMART CORPs RV Overnight POLICY statement yesterday and a link to the 'etiquette' concept (post #17) but guess folks don't bother reading all the postings
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I read the Wal-Mart statement.

I also emailed Wal-Mart with specific questions about jacks, slides and generators.

They responded with the same statement that is posted.

I also read the etiquette code. What industry wrote that code ?
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Yes but after staying at a walmart and running the genny it feels like it was free.
When I pump $ 250 of fuel in the tank I never wonder how much of that cost was the genny
Mine's more like $400 - $500 but that's the way I feel too.
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I also read the etiquette code. What industry wrote that code ?
The RV industry as a whole.
FMCA
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Here's a link to the Escapees site: https://www.escapees.com/images/pdfs...ing-letter.pdf
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The RV industry as a whole.
FMCA
RVIA
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Here's a link to the Escapees site: https://www.escapees.com/images/pdfs...ing-letter.pdf
So they didn't ask the places offering free overnight parking ? Maybe they got the same response as I did.
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