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Old 06-28-2015, 11:12 AM   #15
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Not all Wal-Marts allow camping. In Tucson, they had to stop it because people were dumping their black/gray tanks on the pavement and leaving bags of trash in the parking lot.

I haven't seen that many with security guards when we traveled but we avoid bigger cities. Usually if I see they need a security guard in the parking lot, I would rather not be in that area.

I think FL is one of the hardest hit. I know they put in restrictions because people were trying to stay either in parking lots or on the streets while vacationing or spending the winter in FL. Not a good situation.

The only issue with the photo essay would be that in reality, it does not represent what one generally sees across the US. I would 90% are in RVs, decent ones and if not new show a pride of ownership.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:13 AM   #16
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I've only stayed at a few but am thankful they are there for the nights we've been unable to find a CG with sites available. Can be noisy when the deliveries roll in and a little scary in the wee dark hours, but we've really had no problems. We only wish they had coffee for sale early in the am.

We've yet to see a run down rv while staying.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:51 AM   #17
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Although there is a corporate policy allowing overnight parking by RVer's, from my own experiences I think that the following are the primary reasons why some Wal-Mart's do not allow overnight parking, may or may not be in order???


1. More and more Wal-Mart's are being built as part of larger shopping centers and the primary site owners prohibit overnight parking.
2. Local ordinances, especially in high impact tourist areas, prohibiting overnight parking occupancy.
3. Lack of parking spaces or close quarters for behemoth RV's, especially at older stores.
4. Local managers decisions, usually due to prior abuses ranging from trash being left behind to damage to parking lot surfaces by automatic levelers to overpopulation by the less fortunate.
In most of SoCal....ferget WalMart parking opportunities for any/all of the above reasons.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:23 PM   #18
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We overnight at Walmart on virtually every trip. In fact we have preferred Walmarts prepicked which have nice facilities at certain distances from home in various directions.
Many of them now have WiFi as well as Redbox,and hotfood for both supper and breakfast. Most are open 24hours and are close to major travel routes. We do often avoid large cities due to inconvenience and the fact that we are not multilingual.
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:58 PM   #19
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There are a couple of Walmarts in North Idaho that we occasionally overnight at. Both always seem to have several people sleeping in their cars and older RV's that are stll there several nights later. My husbands rule is that we need to be ready to roll in the am without him having to do anything outside after one time being verbally 'trapped' by a gentleman sleeping in his car with some mental health issues while he moved the cooler into the trunk and did a few other bits and pieces,we now don't level the trailer!
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After spending sleepless nights at Walmarts due to noise we avoid them. I wish there was a way to determine if a Walmart is being used for all night partying by locals, or drag racing diesel pickups, or as a big rig cruising and u-turn site.

Other than that, we enjoyed pulling in at dusk and joining the free loader community.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:09 PM   #21
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Not all Wal-Marts allow camping. In Tucson, they had to stop it because people were dumping their black/gray tanks on the pavement and leaving bags of trash in the parking lot.

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Wow. What kind of scumbag would dump their tanks on a Walmart parking lot? That's not an RV'er. It's just an idiot who owns an RV.


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After spending sleepless nights at Walmarts due to noise we avoid them. I wish there was a way to determine if a Walmart is being used for all night partying by locals, or drag racing diesel pickups, or as a big rig cruising and u-turn site.

Other than that, we enjoyed pulling in at dusk and joining the free loader community.
Is it freeloading to park your car while you shop.
Most folks buy something while overnighting.
If you feel guilty, then drop a twenty for Walmart's favorite charity.
There is always a collection point somewhere in the store.

I don't see accepting reasonable hospitality as freeloading, especially since each stop results in spending at the store.
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Wow. What kind of scumbag would dump their tanks on a Walmart parking lot? That's not an RV'er. It's just an idiot who owns an RV.


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I saw the video on tv and also experienced seeing wet spots and bags of trash on an early morning run. The one we went to had a smaller parking lot so it wasn't like in a corner.

All kinds of people own RVs. I've seen "stuff".
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Camping in a Walmart parking lot reminds me of the " Married with Children" episode ,where the Bundys moved into the local grocery store (Foodies) because the store had A/C ,better food and it was free !
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In Calgary, the Stampede is approaching. During the Stampede, the local Walmarts have so many RV's, it looks like a city. I suspect that they provide lots of business.
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