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Old 06-21-2007, 03:05 PM   #15
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The company that makes the plastic pink flamingo has resumed production. This may seem off topic but it's not.
I feel that Walmart campers openly or secretly LOVE plastic pink flamingo's.

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Maybe WalMart should sell the Pink Chickens and let you park overnight for free if you have a pink chicken to put out. No pink chicken, no park until you buy a pair. And they must be displayed.

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Old 06-21-2007, 06:27 PM   #17
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Actually I have always found a campground when traveling most of the time for less than $18. I just get on Google and do a search for RV parks along my route and call and stay at the one with the best price. It is always a hecuva lot cheaper than turning my wife loose in Wal-Mart
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:33 PM   #18
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O K ? Pink Chickens?? I don't think that is a good idea. Next ya have to buy a membership with Wally World to stay overnite??
All kidding aside, There are a lot of places right now that you cannot stay at overnite, let alone for days. I had to stop at one in the Houston area overnight but I was having problems and needed to get parts. The local Police would check in every now and then as it was supposedto be a bad area to stay in but we didn't have any problems and the next morning I got the parts at Napa and we were on our way again. We did get gas there and food too!
That kind of stay is ok, But 'Days', No thanks!
The weekday warriors have already ruined it for us here in Tucson Area!! They get nosey if you are there more than a hour here! If you are getting..stuff it's ok, but stay for a couple of hours and the police are knocking on the door, for sure.
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Old 06-21-2007, 06:38 PM   #19
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Here in Gillette, the Walmart lot is very big and the outer area is FULL of rigs...
Since it's the night before the Newmar International there happens to be a pretty large contingent of Newmar coaches as well...

Didn't see no pink dillas though.....
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Old 06-22-2007, 02:40 AM   #20
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Easyrider:
Thanks everyone for your comments. Remember that I said I too would park overnight if just looking for a place to sleep while passing through. What I'm concerned about as a some of you already noted is how we appear to other "non-rvers" who already don't like us ...

In my opinion when cities start to legislate the right to park or not park at the local Wal-Mart at the urging of local tourist businesses, it won't be a big strech for them to decide to legislate if you can park in your own back yard while they're at it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Some (many?) are already starting to legislate if you can park in your own back yard. They put them as fire or public safety regulations but they are just legislating beauty. They are highly dubious regulations that do not pass the tests of equal enforcement or enforcibility but they still put them on the books and will send out code enforcement officers if someone complains.

The stretch has already started and the Anti-RVr's didn't need Walmart as an excuse.
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Old 06-22-2007, 05:47 AM   #21
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Comment on the original question--We copied and keep a supply of the FMCA letter that was printed in the magazine some years back. Very upbeat, positive, and friendly reminder of proper Wal-Mart parking lot use.

Beyond that(and maybe even including) anything you do will just add to you frustrations.
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RVers with little sense kill things for the rest of us. Some years back WalMarts in Florida had to forbid any parking of RV's at all, because some snowbirds were camping in the parking lots for the entire winter!! Some had even taken the access covers off security light poles and tapped into the electricity!

We do it to ourselves!

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Old 06-24-2007, 07:35 AM   #23
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I think it is one thing to spend a night at Wal-Mart.

However I think it does give RV'ers a very bad name when a 1 million dollar Prevost spends a week camping in the Wal Mart parking lot. Yes, I have seen several do this in Gatlineburg Pidgon Fordge area. Bad tast if you ask me.
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Old 06-27-2007, 03:18 PM   #24
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Newbie, Will be heading out July 15th to full time and I have been reading this forum a long time. I agree that an overnighter is all you should use wal-mart for.
Now I don't believe wal-mart goes out to check whose been there and for how long. Like every thing in life some bad apples will ruin it for the rest. I heard a saying once and have followed it: Worry about the things you can change. If you can't change it don't worry about it. DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY
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The following is a cut N paste from the website. I hope they are tolerant of my bold action of re-printing this without their permission:

Dear Fellow RVers,
Some of the most respected RV consumer clubs have joined together to support
your right to park on private businesses' parking lots overnight under the
following code of conduct:
Industry-Sanctioned Code of Conduct
(RVers' Good Neighbor Policy)
1. Stay one night only!
2. Obtain permission from a qualified individual.
3. Obey posted regulations.
4. No awnings, chairs, or barbecue grills.
5. Do not use hydraulic jacks on soft surfaces (including asphalt).
6. Always leave an area cleaner than you found it.
7. Purchase gas, food, or supplies as a form of thank you, when feasible.
8. Be safe! Always be aware of your surroundings and leave if you feel unsafe.
If your plans include touring the area, staying for more than one night, or necessitate
conduct not within the code, please relocate to a local campground.
It's the right thing to do!
Most of the complaints lodged regarding RV parking on business parking lots have
to do with aesthetics and perceived abuse of the privilege. There are a variety of
competing interests that were balanced to arrive at this industry-sanctioned code of
conduct. As you can see, the Code of Conduct is nothing more than an RVers' "Good
Neighbor" policy.
Not following the code has serious consequences and is detrimental to the rights of
all RVers. Already, some municipalities have passed ordinances to prohibit parking on
private business property overnight.
Please do not take offense to this letter; it is only provided as a reminder that RVers
must be perceived as good neighbors, or there will be more pressure to institute state,
county, and local ordinances to prohibit parking on private business property.
We wish you safe and happy travels,
RVers' Good Neighbor Policy
Overnight parking etiquette

Here is a link to the Parking etiquette letter in its complete form. Notice the endorsements at the bottom of the letter.
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Old 07-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #26
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Think we are addicted to this topic ??

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">We did spend almost $300 while shopping there.


This brings up an interesting thought. How many RVers would boycott Walmart but park there? I'm thinking we will never know

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