Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-18-2021, 03:24 PM   #29
Senior Member


 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: PA,Mt or AZ
Posts: 303
In my opinion, Cabelas started going downhill when they went from family ownership to being a public company. We've stayed in Mitchell a couple times but at Wal Mart. They were very RV friendly. Probably going to see a lot more of this kind of stuff for a number of reasons. More RVers than ever, social unrest, local ordinances, and the fact that most Wal Marts are no longer open 24/7. There's also the rise of the overly litigious society.
__________________
2005 Newmar Essex 4502
500 hp Cummins
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Toad
DandyDon is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 05-18-2021, 03:44 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Rumline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 224
Quote:
Originally Posted by ArtJoyce View Post
I have been reading that in different areas in the country. Private campgrounds have been going to the county officials asking for zoning changes. They look at these parking lots as competition. The changes they have been asking for are no overnight stays in shopping parking lots. I have heard a few Walmart's no longer allow over nights because of zoning changes.


People who track the industry say part of the reason more Walmarts are restricting overnight stays is because local ordinances have cropped up in recent years banning overnight RV parking in business parking lots
This is what I've heard multiple places as well.
__________________
2020 Renegade Valencia 38RW
Rumline is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 04:54 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 434
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fffrank View Post
Not to get too far off topic but LA is actually pretty RV friendly compared to some places (ahem.... San Diego seems to be winning in their fight against street RV parking.) Much of the city is now "green zoned" where it's legal to stay overnight in your vehicle as long as you are 500ft from a school, park or church. Some areas (Venice) have restrictions on oversized vehicles parking overnight but enforcement is minimal. The famous PCH in Malibu has cracked down on overnight parking but even that is only targeted towards targeting people living there. I have friends that stay 3-5 nights on a regular basis with no issues (and the fine is $100 vs. $125+ for the RV park.)



I stayed in front of a friends house in a nice neighborhood in Hollywood for a few nights and was terrified that one of the people in a $10m+ house on the block would complain..... but my friend put it best: "These people live in Hollywood. Walking outside to the sight of an RV in good condition is about the least offensive thing they will encounter today."
LA must of lightened up some, which is good news. There are still some old? (and very small) signs on poles next to a few highway exits that quote some city ordnace and warn that parking any RV on any city street for any amount of time is a violation and subject to towing and fines. I saw one last time I was in LA for work in early 2020.
jrollf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 05:23 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,012
Just called and talked with my son in law again about this.

So there are a lot of variables and each store may be different.

1. Ownership of the land is a big one bass pro shops may allow it but not the land owner.

2. Local laws some city’s have laws regarding camping in parking lots.

3. insurance each store is rated by zip code and an outside actuary looks at the stores policy’s to determine the possibility of loss.

4. Recent events if they have seen abuse of the policy or have had other types of issues with overnight camping the local store or division manager may make the call.

5. Event at times there will be events in the area or at the store itself that would cause a temporary stop in overnight camping (boat show, rv show, and vendor sponsored activities)

6. Communication most of the stores have 3rd party security that patrol after hours they may or may not be aware of the current store policy.

7. Fake notice he was working at a store that allows overnight camping but the gym next door had complaints about it. The gym took it on there own to start giving notices and rousting campers.

The thing to remember overnight camping is not a right it is at the discretion of the business owner, land owner, city, management company, and in some cases a neighbor. It is not uncommon for the local authorities to inform the business owner of complaints from people living near by and the business owner wanting to please the nearby customers to not allow it any more.
__________________
New to us 2000 Monaco executive 40 500hp tag
Biljol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 07:07 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 807
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biljol View Post
4. Recent events if they have seen abuse of the policy or have had other types of issues with overnight camping the local store or division manager may make the call.

The thing to remember overnight camping is not a right it is at the discretion of the business owner, land owner, city, management company, and in some cases a neighbor. It is not uncommon for the local authorities to inform the business owner of complaints from people living near by and the business owner wanting to please the nearby customers to not allow it any more.
Given the huge uptick in RVs out there, the newbie (and not so newbie) RVers who don't follow proper boondocking etiquette, and the YouTube Influencers touting van life and stealth camping and how to "beat the system", it's not surprising that some of these businesses and municipalities are putting the kabosh on free overnighting.
__________________
2017 LTV Unity U24CB
2003 Foretravel U320
1999 Lazy Daze 30IB
spuds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 08:45 PM   #34
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: St George Utah
Posts: 40
I recently stayed at the Cabelas in Ontario, California, after calling and checking with the customer service desk. No problems, just wanted a description of the rig and a phone number.

(FYI - this is the store Last Man Standing uses for outdoor shots.)

The Lehi store sold off the neighboring building site along with the portion of their parking lot that had the dump station, dog kennels, RV parking spots and the horse corrals.
bradford3454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 11:52 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 14,306
Quote:
Originally Posted by spuds View Post
Given the huge uptick in RVs out there, the newbie (and not so newbie) RVers who don't follow proper boondocking etiquette, and the YouTube Influencers touting van life and stealth camping and how to "beat the system", it's not surprising that some of these businesses and municipalities are putting the kabosh on free overnighting.
Agree. It's going to get worse. Even national forest boondocking sites have been closing because people are abusing our lands by leaving trash and destroying vegetation. We need to take care of these places.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2021, 08:32 AM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,381
Right now sitting in the Cabela's campground at the old world headquarter store in Sidney, Ne.. Really did a nice campground here, and already been in the store.
I talked to customer service here in the store and asked if this is going nation wide. Simple answer was "no". As said in other post, in some areas changes were made because of local regulations put in place.
__________________
2018 Road Warrior 427/2016 golf cart (gas)
2017 Ram 3500 w/Aisin w/4:10
2 Dachshunds DJ (RIP 9-12-19) & Joey (RIP 5-14-21)
hamm2018 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2021, 09:35 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
FL420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,573
Both Cabela's (Lone Tree and Thornton) and almost all the Walmarts in the Denver Metro area are posted prohibiting overnight parking. Enforcement was hit or miss until about a year ago when the WMs tightened up.
The dump station at Lone Tree is completely blocked with pallets but last time I was at the Thornton store last summer the dump station was still available but long lines of Weekend Warriors on Sunday afternoons were creating traffic problems.
__________________
2005 Monaco Knight 40PLQ; Cummins 8.3L ISC330, Pacbrake, Allison 3000, Roadmaster RR8R, ScanGauge D, 2004 Kawasaki Vulcan VN750(Geezer Glide) on a Versahaul carrier pulling a 2013 Kia Soul+; 2.0L, 6 speed Sport shifter(great car) on an American Car Dolly(great dolly.)
FL420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone else stay in Cabelas lot last night at the Ga. Tn. line? Ucbyrickg Class A Motorhome Discussions 29 03-25-2018 07:25 PM
Cabelas in Acworth, GA? ThomB Boondocking 9 11-16-2017 09:29 AM
Cabelas - what's allowed? Hammer bird Boondocking 31 05-05-2017 04:12 AM
Cabelas scarboro overnite cherv Travel Trailer Discussion 6 03-08-2017 05:43 PM
4,000 watt peak Champion generator $270 @ Cabelas 1bigmess RV'ing On A Budget 11 12-04-2016 05:11 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.