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Old 09-13-2017, 11:15 AM   #43
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Personally I stay away from Wal Marts any more. The last one that I stayed at was my last. Some kid with much more money than I for new tires (or Pops credit card) kept peeling rubber and screeching tires with loud mufflers for 40 minutes until the police arrived. The same kid was back at 3 A M doing it again. I now use Freecampsites.net. I plan my trip looking for the free cam sites. Some don't have review. I usually leave a review. They show the Wal Marts and many other places. I have even ask at motels and been allowed especially after slipping the desk clerk a $10.00.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:30 AM   #44
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Staying in the Walmart lot that first night was very handy. Since we bought toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates etc there and it was about 8 pm when we finished.
A whole lot of people who don't own RVs, also buy toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
My comments were regarding the sense of entitlement in some of the posts.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:53 AM   #45
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It's called "good business". Most of us that use Walmart on occasion spend money in Walmart. Some are too snooty and stay at RV resorts.
That's me , my middle name is snooty and proud of it.
Next time I am relaxing in the RV resorts swimming pool I will think of you parked in the middle of an ocean of blacktop.
To each their own!!
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A whole lot of people who don't own RVs, also buy toilet paper, paper towels, etc.
My comments were regarding the sense of entitlement in some of the posts.
I wasn't making any judgments or anything. I should have been more careful about the reply. sorry about that.

I was just stating what happened to us.
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No offense taken. I was making a general comment.
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...I now use Freecampsites.net. I plan my trip looking for the free cam sites...
The need, as I'm understanding the majority of Walmart overnighters represented in this thread, is for places to park and sleep for an unplanned, late evening stop en route to a destination. They need to be nearby, wherever you happen to end up at 11pm, they need to be accessible without waking someone up (rules out driveway hosting), they need to be near major highways, and they need to have some level of security. Restrooms are handy but not essential.

Seems like the big travel centers could capitalize on the need. How about a fenced, gated parking lot for RVs, separate from big rigs? Limited lighting and security cameras. Pay inside and get a gate code to enter. Short walk to the 24-hour main building for restrooms, pay showers, and food. No camping, no hook-ups, just parking, 8-10 hour limit. How does $10-15, or $5-10 with a minimum fuel purchase, sound?

I guess as long as Walmart beats the price, it probably won't happen. But if free Walmart parking eventually goes away, seems like a business opportunity. I would pay a modest amount for a dedicated space and a measure of security.
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It does not seam to me that Walmart really cares. I have suggested to them multiple times over the years that they have a bay where they can change oil in the big rigs, tires for all RVs including tag along and 5th wheels etc and I'm just ignored. Just think of the business they would have within the camper world. Would be less costly than places like Camper World.
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In addition to all the reasons cited, it sounds like some have mistaken an opportunity to spend a night "Overnight" while passing through, to an opportunity to "boondock" at WalMart. I don't blame WalMart.

I bet they could tell you about gray tanks and more being dumped on their lots.
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Another option is overnighting at a truck stop, like Pilot or TA or Flying J. We did that once, they are open 24 / 7, food, showers, fuel, restrooms, and WiFi. Asked permission and were told where to park. We did Walmart once also as it was late night and we got off route (lost). Went in, asked the manager if it was OK, he told us where to park, asked us what time we would be leaving in the morning so that he could pass that info on to the day manager.
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My viewpoint is similar to that of Jon in AZ. I have made overnight stops at Walmarts a few times in the middle of 1000 to 2000 mile treks. I would be happy to pay 10, 15 or even 20 dollars for this convenience. Before these treks, I do an online search to find and create a list of all convenient campgrounds near the freeway along my route, but often there are gaps where there aren't any campgrounds for a couple of hundred miles, or they are closed for winter, etc.
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Exactly... but the easy way out is seldom the best.
I'll bet you'd want me to do the easiest method if I were fixing your brakes, right?
BTW; they all ban camping in the parking lot, Its overnight parking which is allowed. Like rating and capacity, words have meaning.

A good manager doesn't have to "keep track", he would be aware of what's going on around him and when it is appropriate to act.

I can see I have lost this argument and I see it again every time I seek quality help with anything. Second rate seems to be the highest standard anymore and Walmart may well be the best proof of that.

Pretty soon, you'll call to see your doctor and actually get a Nurse practitioner. Usually good enough... If he's not just seeking the easiest way to quitting time.
If so, it won't really matter if the hinges fall off your casket or if they bury it 5-1/2 feet under!


Floyd you have brought the wrath of an advanced practice nurse here. Nurse practitioners are independent practitioners in many states. Can provide equal & often times better health care. I could cite multitudes of scientific studies regarding practice outcomes. Anyway don't demean nurse practitioners & other advanced practice nurses.
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The Walmart in Colorado Springs is now posting signs that say no Truck, RV or Trailer parking overnight. I thought they were RV friendly
::: What I suggest you do is go to the Service desk and ask them, they will tell you yay or nay and if nay the reason why. The town could have brought out a ordinance saying no parking in parking lots overnight, if this is the case your not going to park in any parking lot. Barstow had a similar case only it was the Manager of the store that stopped overnighters. took about 3 years and they got rid of that manager and the new one a lady was all for it so long as they came in and got permission for the Service people, but even they cannot fight a Ordinance. You can park long enough to go shopping and or have dinner but have to move on.
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Floyd you have brought the wrath of an advanced practice nurse here. Nurse practitioners are independent practitioners in many states. Can provide equal & often times better health care. I could cite multitudes of scientific studies regarding practice outcomes. Anyway don't demean nurse practitioners & other advanced practice nurses.
My mother was an LPN back when they had RN duties, Two of my sisters are RNs, the third was a physical therapist. My daughter is a BSN. Love them all and all are/were very professional.

I am sure that a Nurse Practitioner can match many GPMDs today.
Just not sure that's a hot compliment!
I can't say that I am comfortable with any medical system which successfully sells the vast majority of prescription drugs over cable TV.

I can't see how I could have solicited your wrath unless you are one of those "just seeking the easiest way to quitting time"? (surely not so)
All this is, of course, tangent to the point of my post.

Shucks, now just imagine all the MDs whose wrath I have brought!
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