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Ned

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2014, 10:23:42 AM »
Walmart will never charge for overnight parking, but if it is abused too much at any particular store, they'll just prohibit it.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2014, 10:56:57 AM »
Walmart will never charge for overnight parking, but if it is abused too much at any particular store, they'll just prohibit it.

And jurisdictions keep placing stricter and stricter ordinances on where you can park overnight when the privilege is abused.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2014, 01:17:26 PM »
Oil change or not, don't drop your trailer.

The 10' high overhead door opening at the auto center would not have been kind to me with the TT in tow!  :o
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2014, 04:00:18 PM »
Oil change or not, don't drop your trailer.

Supposin I could drop my toad go out for a meal?  35'MH is hard to fit in small parking lots.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2014, 04:05:57 PM »
We live in a small town that is a suburb of a larger city.  Our local Walmart parking lot on the weekends is inhabited by numerous 18 wheelers who park there for the weekend while they are home.  Some have just left their trailers and taken the tractor home and  others leave the whole rig.  Last weekend I counted 11 rigs parked in our local Walmart lot (and zero RVs).  I would think they would be the first evicted due to size and likelihood of not shopping in the store.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #65 on: May 06, 2014, 08:28:45 AM »
Walmart will never charge for overnight parking, but if it is abused too much at any particular store, they'll just prohibit it.

I have only heard of 1+1 cases of Wal*mart prohibiting overnight parking.
One was "Neighborhood Wal*Mart stores,  These small stores have "Hours' (not 24) and small parking lots,  Not really enough room to park an RV.

The other was a Wal*Mart next to a used car dealer who used the Wal*mart lot for his excess inventory.. HE was the reason.

I have heard of many cases where a City, Township, County or even state (NE) has banned overnight parking save in a licensed campground.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2014, 03:29:19 PM »
Yes you can unhook the toad but, not the trailer.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2014, 05:38:39 PM »
If I had a truck and trailer and was stopping at Walmart for a lube/oil change or tires or other service AT WALMART, and management said it was ok, I would park in their lot, unhook the trailer leaving it in the lot, and take the truck in for the work. I doubt that any Walmart would say that I couldn't.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2014, 05:53:39 PM »
Special Case Wendy/Mike.  The trailer wont fit the oil change bay.... Thought you had a Class C.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2014, 05:57:05 PM »
JID, reread my post. Hypothetical case based on what a previous person posted. And no, we do not have a Class C, we have a Class A since 2004.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #70 on: May 08, 2014, 06:38:59 PM »
Yes you can unhook the toad but, not the trailer.
Just curious, when did you get elected appointed to the rules committee for Walmart overnight parking?
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #71 on: May 08, 2014, 10:49:30 PM »
I'm not, I have an opinion just like everyone else.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #72 on: May 08, 2014, 11:30:34 PM »
Yes you can unhook the toad but, not the trailer.

That does not sound/look like an opinion. It looks more like a statement of fact.

JMHO!

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2014, 01:57:36 PM »
darn it! You got me, its a fact.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2014, 02:05:45 PM »
darn it! You got me, its a fact.
I liked it better when it was your opinion, 'cause you know what they say about opinions.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2014, 02:11:53 PM »
"When I stop at a Walmart, I try to park along an edge of the parking lot, facing in a direction such that the extended slide does not protrude into the lot."

Exactly.  This is our routine as well, countless nights at Walmart, always look for a perimeter to extend the side in.  Have never been asked to leave, have always purchased something directly after arriving, have always left the area parked looking same or better than we arrived.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #76 on: May 10, 2014, 01:52:58 PM »
The amount of times anyone stops at Walmart
should be limited. Maybe twice a year? I wish Walmart
could keep track of how many times people camp.
What do you think?
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #77 on: May 10, 2014, 01:55:07 PM »
I liked it better when it was your opinion, 'cause you know what they say about opinions.

What is said about opinions? Just Lou has one??
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #78 on: May 10, 2014, 01:57:03 PM »
The amount of times anyone stops at Walmart should be limited. Maybe twice a year? I wish Walmart could keep track of how many times people camp.
What do you think?

I think you're more concerned than Walmart is.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #79 on: May 10, 2014, 02:31:49 PM »
The amount of times anyone stops at Walmart
should be limited. Maybe twice a year? I wish Walmart
could keep track of how many times people camp.
What do you think?

You're just full of opinions on this subject. Is there something magic about the number 2? Is it any better than any other number? Why should there be any limit to the number of nights in a year? What earthly difference does it make to anybody if I spend 2 nights at Walmarts, or if I spend 50?

Actually, it does make a difference to somebody. Walmart would probably rather that I stayed 50 times rather than 2. When I stay at a Walmart, I am buying my groceries there rather than at some other supermarket. I can't conceive of any reason why it should make a bit of difference to you.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #80 on: May 10, 2014, 04:49:03 PM »
We open the slides as needed when at a Walmart, always being careful that they don't protrude into a traffic area. Generally that means the bedroom slide and one of the two lounge slides.

As you can see, I don't buy into the "no slides" part of the recommended etiquette. I don't think opening a slide - or not - has much to do with being a low profile guest.

I absolutely agree.  Putting out the chairs, building a campfire, making s'mores and singing camping songs in a Walmart parking would be a bad thing.  It doesn't make sense OTOH, that the same Walmart that would extend the courtesy of an overnight stay, would object to my opening a bedroom slide on the sheltered side so we can go to bed.  When we stay at Walmart, we don't open any of the other slides.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #81 on: May 10, 2014, 05:17:32 PM »
I limit the times I go to walmart to twice a year...not to camp or stay-over but to shop..cant stand the crowds.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #82 on: May 10, 2014, 05:39:41 PM »
What Joel said, why on earth do you care how many nights I stay parked in a Walmart parking lot ? We never abuse the privilege, we don't "camp" there, and we always ask first. And we try to take up as little space as possible so there's room for others to park, too.

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Re: Walmart
« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2014, 11:56:58 PM »
Such a passionate thread....
I've never received a two time voucher pass from Walmart.  ;D
They've always asked me to park on the perimeter of the lot near the fence. When I roll my shopping cart all the way to my MH chock full of purchases, I do remember to take the empty cart back to the cart corral. Everybody wins.
Frankly, I don't understand what all the hoopla of made up rules is about.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #84 on: May 11, 2014, 05:35:31 AM »
Such a passionate thread....Frankly, I don't understand what all the hoopla of made up rules is about.
Wow!! Bob is right.  I am just getting into using our RV and it is good to know that in a pinch there is WM, CB, and others that you can stop at if needed.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #85 on: May 11, 2014, 07:38:39 AM »
Such a passionate thread....
I've never received a two time voucher pass from Walmart.  ;D
They've always asked me to park on the perimeter of the lot near the fence. When I roll my shopping cart all the way to my MH chock full of purchases, I do remember to take the empty cart back to the cart corral. Everybody wins.
Frankly, I don't understand what all the hoopla of made up rules is about.

Aye'... Always is...  ;)
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #86 on: May 11, 2014, 10:51:54 PM »
My Rand MCNally has been very helpful for us finding Walmart's along our trips and whether or not they allow overnight parking. We did come across a couple that didn't allow overnight parking on our cross country trip last year but we called anyway to make sure and the manager told us at two of them that they didn't have enough space for overnight parking. Most of them do tend to cater to the RV'rs since many of us do shop in the store while parking for the night.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #87 on: May 11, 2014, 11:52:12 PM »
The "Allstays" app is also pretty good at finding Walmarts and indicating if overnight parking is available.
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2014, 12:45:27 PM »
Why do folks get so upset about
This Walmart thing? (Shrugs) (throws hands up)
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Re: Walmart
« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2014, 12:49:46 PM »
I'm always surprised at the topics that generate the most passion and discussion!........
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