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, 08:36 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 252
Not the Cabelas I knew

Mitchell South DakotaClick image for larger version

Name:	0518210925.jpeg
Views:	18
Size:	81.6 KB
ID:	328664
Concord 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, 08:47 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 61
Last year was the 1st year we didnít stay overnight at the Cabelas in Lehi Utah on our way from Vegas to Wyoming. It was mid way, we could buy all our fishing supplies, and it was great. Last year they said no overnight parking, so we didnít bother stopping. I havenít been in a cabelas since, disappointing.
Leonandlisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Torrington Wyo
Posts: 114
It's been painful to watch the demise of such a venerable company. I haven't seen anything good come of the incorporation into Bass Pro.
__________________
TV-2012 Ram Cummins 3500 Limited SRW, Anderson Ultimate hitch
RV-2008 Elite Attitude 27AK
Toys- 1pr 2013 Polaris 550 ATVs, 2004 Tracker Targa 175 and various canoes and kayaks.
rrsutherland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:08 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Georgie Boy Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 252
Talked to the manager.. "Its the way the country is going... For security purposes..."

Bye Cabelas...
Concord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Ljwt330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Capistrano Beach, California
Posts: 3,753
Is this a nation-wide change for Cabela's or just in some locations?


I have never used parking lots for overnight stays so I am asking out of curiosity and with the understanding that some companies were very friendly to the concept in the past. I am wondering if this was a corporate decision, as suggested by the Bass Pro post, or if local stores have made a policy change on their own.


Edit: You posted the manager's response while I was typing. That is an understandable comment and was my original thought. However, did he clarify if it was a local decision or did corporate make a policy change?
__________________
Larry, Eileen, and Finley
2004 Alpine 36FDDS
Third motor home, first Alpine, no need for another.
Ljwt330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:23 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 407
I think there is so much unrest in our nation, that no one wants to take the chance of violence.

In the past, it was probably not only good business and the presence of overnighters even discouraged burglaries and other mischief. Now, an overnight RV is just an easy target for hoodlums bent on destroying property.

I still remember being told one of my former employers a long, long time ago, had to outlaw RVs in the employee lots. Reason was that certain employees were running a lucrative business of providing sex services out of their RVs. Always someone has to ruin it for the rest.
__________________
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
Forest River Wildwood XLite 263BHXL
carybosse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:28 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Bobby F's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 1,517
Curious: was this letter posted outside? Were there RV's present in the RV lot? Does it appear that this was posted for official purposes, but RV parking is still tacitly allowed? Or was the lot now empty?

Bummer if it's really shut down. This has been my first-night stay for every trip from MN to points West, and I bet I spent at least $100 every time I stopped.


(Anywhere else people like to overnight in Mitchell?)
__________________
------------------------------------

1993 Rockwood 28' Class C - Ford E-350 7.5L
Bobby F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:37 AM   #8
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 61
So I can only speak for the Utah one, we called last summer on our way out of town just to check before stopping there. We knew it was purchased by bass pro and also Covid was also making things different. They have a huge parking lot dedicated for RVís, it had a fresh water fill and dump in the lot which we never used, but know many did. We were told we were welcome to use the area during business hours but would be asked to leave once they closed, no overnight camping allowed.
Leonandlisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:37 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Ljwt330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Capistrano Beach, California
Posts: 3,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by carybosse View Post
I think there is so much unrest in our nation, that no one wants to take the chance of violence.

In the past, it was probably not only good business and the presence of overnighters even discouraged burglaries and other mischief. Now, an overnight RV is just an easy target for hoodlums bent on destroying property.

I still remember being told one of my former employers a long, long time ago, had to outlaw RVs in the employee lots. Reason was that certain employees were running a lucrative business of providing sex services out of their RVs. Always someone has to ruin it for the rest.

And that (bold) is the bottom line.


My guess is that the sheer volume of users was increasing to a point that the number of "abusers" forced the decision. By "abusers," I mean those who over stayed, left messes, parked in other than designated areas, or possibly impacted adjoining businesses. All speculation, but the increase in overall RV usage makes these changes logical, unfortunately.


Edit: I didn't realize that some of these stores had areas set aside for RVs, as mentioned by Leonandlisa. That makes the change all the more discouraging and more likely the result of "over-nighting" becoming "campsite."
__________________
Larry, Eileen, and Finley
2004 Alpine 36FDDS
Third motor home, first Alpine, no need for another.
Ljwt330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:46 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 1,038
My son in law worked for both cabbelas and bass pro. My understanding is after the purchase the insurance company was changed as in bass pro is self insured.

If you have ever worked for a company that is self insured you know they will take extra precautions to avoid any law suit.

Looking at this from a pure business point of view it makes sense. Especially in this sue happy world we have now,.
__________________
New to us 2000 Monaco executive 40 500hp tag
Biljol is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:50 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 249
I used to shop regularly at Cabelas. Since bass pro bought them out theyíve gone downhill both in stocking and eliminating decent lines of product. I no longer shop there.
__________________
2013 F150 5.0
2005 keystone zeppelin 241
Wrktfsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 09:57 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Ljwt330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Capistrano Beach, California
Posts: 3,753
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biljol View Post
My son in law worked for both cabbelas and bass pro. My understanding is after the purchase the insurance company was changed as in bass pro is self insured.

If you have ever worked for a company that is self insured you know they will take extra precautions to avoid any law suit.

Looking at this from a pure business point of view it makes sense. Especially in this sue happy world we have now,.
This^^, makes perfect sense, if true.


A change in ownership and insurance coverage could certainly change the degree of risk the company was willing to take. On the bright side, as dim as it may be, this would mean change was not due to abuse by RVers, only a business decision that was not made out of a desire for more profits.
__________________
Larry, Eileen, and Finley
2004 Alpine 36FDDS
Third motor home, first Alpine, no need for another.
Ljwt330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 10:20 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2021
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ljwt330 View Post
And that (bold) is the bottom line.


My guess is that the sheer volume of users was increasing to a point that the number of "abusers" forced the decision. By "abusers," I mean those who over stayed, left messes, parked in other than designated areas, or possibly impacted adjoining businesses. All speculation, but the increase in overall RV usage makes these changes logical, unfortunately.


Edit: I didn't realize that some of these stores had areas set aside for RVs, as mentioned by Leonandlisa. That makes the change all the more discouraging and more likely the result of "over-nighting" becoming "campsite."
First off, Finley is beautiful. We have our 3rd Springer right now, Zoe.

I wonder about a lot of these types of things. Unfortunately, I think the main culprit is the risk aversion. People sue for everything these days.

The last thing Cabellas/Bass Pro wanted was some rioters showing up to loot guns from the store, and then to confront an RV owner defending themselves, resulting in a shoot out at the OK Corral.
__________________
2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
Forest River Wildwood XLite 263BHXL
carybosse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2021, 11:19 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 280
It’s not nation wide yet, Cabelas in Anchorage AK still allows overnight.
__________________
2019 Winnebago Forza 36G
2018 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Anchorage Alaska when not on the road
2Newsomes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 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 09:45 PM.


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