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Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« on: December 05, 2012, 03:24:23 PM »
So my daughter and I are sitting at Walmart in rose dale Cali where we were told we could overnight no problem.  We stepped out of rv to check something and a business card was laying on the ground.  Since I hate litter I picked it up and it was a business card from property manager stating on back "no overnight parking per city ordinance, thx bob". No knock or anything.  We are lucky to have found card.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 03:30:31 PM »
So who told you it was ok to stay there then?
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2012, 03:32:23 PM »
Walmart and SAMs management.  Really don't want to upset anyone so after we are done today with everything we will go.  Just thought if you really wanted to get us the message maybe knock?

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2012, 03:40:10 PM »
What am I missing here?
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 03:44:04 PM »
Not sure, I read up on a website that says from one minute to the next they change their mind.  I'm sure property mgmt just is not talking to Walmart mgmt.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 03:51:44 PM »
Usually, if it's city ordinance, there'll be signs posted stating such.

Being a Wal Mart, I'm sure that you weren't the first.  Maybe they didn't knock because they were trying to be courteous.....just letting you know not to stay a second night.

So you're between Hwy. 99 and I-5, down by Bakersfield?
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 03:54:23 PM »
No signs at all posted, I am known to read signs more since getting the rig.  Thank God I picked up the trash he left or I might have landed a ticket.  Just letting everyone know that this Walmart is kinda a grey area.

That being said the people in the stores here are very nice.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2012, 03:55:32 PM »
If I got this right, you didn't ask to stay at this particular Walmart or go inside and inform them you were there? I is or should be common knowledge that not all Walmarts can allow over night parking. You should always regardless of any internet listings go inside and ask to stay because of these different regulations and just common courtesy as it is their business and not our right to stay!
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2012, 03:58:19 PM »
I did go in to both stores as I was shopping and the mgmt for both stores said we were welcome, however, I am seeing this was not their decision to make.



But yes, I know to go talk to mgmt and do so each time I choose to parking lot it for the night.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 04:19:36 PM »
I guess my questions is:  Who has the upper authority, WM or property management?  I would go back into WM and ask.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 04:20:49 PM »
So my daughter and I are sitting at Walmart in rose dale Cali where we were told we could overnight no problem.  We stepped out of rv to check something and a business card was laying on the ground.  Since I hate litter I picked it up and it was a business card from property manager stating on back "no overnight parking per city ordinance, thx bob". No knock or anything.  We are lucky to have found card.

On the business card,what property did it say he managed?

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 04:23:53 PM »
On the business card,what property did it say he managed?

Paul

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 04:30:50 PM »
It does not state which one only that we are not allowed. 

I am not trying to upset the apple cart so we will just vacate in a couple of hours.  My daughter is in Walmart right now purchasing some items, we ate breakfast at McDonald's and another restaurant here in the lot.  I just disagree with litter....l.lol

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 04:33:03 PM »
I believe I would take the card into the Walmart, and ask the manager about it.  Sounds to me like it was just some person who didnt want you to stay there.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2012, 04:34:59 PM »
Yeah, unfortunately the property mgmt overrides Walmart.  In every case we have found its not Walmart but the landlord.  I get mad too easy at crap like this so I'll just be moving along......whole purpose anyway huh?

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2012, 04:43:03 PM »
You give up easier than I would.  :)  I would have a little fun by taking the business card to the Walmart manager before I left town.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2012, 04:47:54 PM »
No it's called anger management, I win because I refuse to let them upset me.  Lol

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2012, 04:55:37 PM »
How long were you trying to stay there? You say you had breakfast and lunch there already. I don't think we are hearing the full story here of your expections,
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2012, 04:58:10 PM »
We stayed here last night.......we planned on leaving here when we got done shopping today.

Unrealistic goal?  I'm new but feel I did my part.  I've been wrong before.

Is there a fuller story out there? Lol

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2012, 05:17:30 PM »
Business card can not be considered a "LEGAL" document, not if it's ON GROUND and not been handed to you.

Further, if management at stores says they have no problem, and no signs saying differently, then you can stay OVERNIGHT. But, I would move my "Rig" to another spot in parking lot, and leave tomorrow for sure. Some (and I) believe two nights at one Walmart store is over doing it.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2012, 05:20:40 PM »
I would not try two nights.  I like rv parks too much lol. 

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2012, 05:22:00 PM »
We stayed here last night.......we planned on leaving here when we got done shopping today.

Unrealistic goal?  I'm new but feel I did my part.  I've been wrong before.

Is there a fuller story out there? Lol

I guess I didnt realize you had stayed there the night before.  That does make a difference.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2012, 05:52:51 PM »
I don't think it's a matter of who has the authority, the property management or WM mngmt.  If it's a matter of a city ordinance as he wrote on the business card then it was just a courtesy notice and the local police or code enforcement have the "authority".  And for code enforcement to come out, it usually has to be reported by somebody and called in.

It looks like the property management was just providing a courtesy notice and if that's the case, it was nice of them.
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2012, 06:03:45 PM »
Well for the most part I think this is a dead thread. But I will make another point here. This person was in the parking lot sometime yesterday and spent the night last night, they are still there for breakfast and lunch by thier own words and beyond. Seems to show intent to stay longer regardless of the intent. They then in talking in this thread start complaining about management and garbage on the grounds (the business card!) The more they wrote the more out of line it seemed they were. Any allowed stay over at a Walmart is only intended to be for a safety few winks and then move on, not to stay days for free as this appears to be done. MHO
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2012, 06:51:31 PM »
Any allowed stay over at a Walmart is only intended to be for a safety few winks and then move on, not to stay days for free as this appears to be done.
Why? If Walmart doesn't care then why should you care how long someone stays in a Walmart parking lot?
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2012, 08:32:05 PM »
I'm too nice to hurt anyone's feelings being knew and a dumb ol girl but I think obviously from my loads of reading that this is in fact not a dead topic.  Btw, we are off property and spoke with an officer that said he saw nothing wrong since Walmart said ok.  Let's pretend he's new like me and didn't know better, he still hates litter.

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2012, 08:37:44 PM »
If Walmart said it's ok, then I'd figure it's ok and ignore some random business card dropped on the ground near my coach. If Walmart said 'get out' then I'd get out. Who knows where that business card came from?

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2012, 09:27:18 PM »
Wendy-

Honestly I did for a moment think since it only applied to me if I said so.......however, my new self on the road is learning to pick my battles.  Being new to the rv world just thought I would mention the incident if you will.

Thanks for nt attempting to make me feel 2 inches high.

Trust me if I really wanted to win that battle I would have broke out the mental dukes...lol

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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2012, 09:55:25 PM »
What the heck, I'll kick the dead horse myself.  I would guess it was not litter.  It was likely left on your coach and fell off.  However, if it was litter, it was likely put on another coach and fell off or was tossed making it litter. 

If you were leaving that day anyway, I don't see there being any real issue. 

I don't care for a WalMart, but will stay in one if need arises.  Probably in the past 12 years only maybe 1/2 dozen nights?  2 were horrible, others OK. 
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Re: Strange way to get kicked out of Walmart parking lot
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2012, 10:18:22 PM »
Thanks for the help y'all! I'm in an rv park for maybe three days before I head out again.

Would I do anything different?  Nah


 

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