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Old 10-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #57
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #58
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Just a thought,,if you a member of the elks or moose or some other civic originization,,maybe parking in their parking lot,,of course with permission. Oh what about the VFW too,,i would say the local codes would dictate if it was legal.
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Old 10-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #59
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Just a thought,,if you a member of the elks or moose or some other civic originization,,maybe parking in their parking lot,,of course with permission. Oh what about the VFW too,,i would say the local codes would dictate if it was legal.
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Old 10-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #60
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LOL apparently there are a few in Idaho like that - the fellow camping next to me at a music festival this summer in Washington, mentioned he had been up until 4AM the night before at a large Wallyworld RV parking lot party.
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Unfortunately this all to common occurrence in popular areas is one of several reasons why local ordinances are passed limiting or prohibiting overnight parking. Hence why so little is available in SoCal.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #61
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Mary & Bob: We stopped using our mtr. home for long trips [gas] about 3 yrs. ago. Maybe there was a change in corporate policy but we asked in Brunswick and on I-81 and in N.Y. and always got permission. If it no longer holds, that's unfortunate because it probably resulted from misuse. It also could have been some unsafe incidents. It no longer is a "leave it to beaver" era. Ernie
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:35 AM   #62
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The Wal-Mart corporate policy to allow RV parking stills exists, but it also states that it is subject to local managers discretion, existing rules from the property owner, as well as local ordnances.

The latter two seem to be the major issues.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #63
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i called a few ernie, and they said yes, that was virginia, so thast great, have supper and breakfast there
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Mary: I mentioned to Dee about C.B. and she reminded me about the map that we got from Cracker Barrel about 4 or 5 yrs ago that showed the locations that you could stay over in. She thinks it's in the mtr.home. If it is we"ll send you a copy. It would work for your trips to Ga. Maybe it only applies to certain locations or is a franchise owners decision. Ernie
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:45 AM   #65
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We've stayed at WalMarts, casinos, truck stops (many Flying J s have special rv parking areas set aside), church parking lots, Cabela's main store & headquarters in Nebraska actually as a full hookup rv park on the grounds, have stayed at a Fred Meyer store in Fairbanks, Alaska (not to be confused with Fred Meijer in MI and other midwestern states). Police are helpful in directing you to safe places.
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #66
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This has been an interesting and informative discussion...
I have friends who full-time, going all over the US. They collect friends everywhere, and often stay with people they met at rallies or campgrounds...

Wouldn't it be great, now, if we could all swap around- have a membership arrangement and list, so we could park in a fellow RVer's yard overnight...
I understand that not everybody has enough yard to park in, and some places have ordinances against it, but still...

And anybody here traveling past Clarkston, Michigan, should get in touch; I will give you a safe spot for the night. TK
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Wouldn't it be great, now, if we could all swap around- have a membership arrangement and list, so we could park in a fellow RVer's yard overnight...
I understand that not everybody has enough yard to park in, and some places have ordinances against it, but still..
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This has been an interesting and informative discussion...
I have friends who full-time, going all over the US. They collect friends everywhere, and often stay with people they met at rallies or campgrounds...

Wouldn't it be great, now, if we could all swap around- have a membership arrangement and list, so we could park in a fellow RVer's yard overnight...
I understand that not everybody has enough yard to park in, and some places have ordinances against it, but still...

And anybody here traveling past Clarkston, Michigan, should get in touch; I will give you a safe spot for the night. TK
here is a thread already in place
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Old 10-22-2013, 12:46 PM   #69
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The objection to camping in Walmart parking lots often comes from local campground owners The campground owners have to comply with local and State rules about water, sewer, dump facilities and trash removal which Walmart does not. When there was talk of building a Walmart in the small town by me ,the local businesses grouped together to raise every objection possible . I realize that camping in a Walmart lot may save you money but it does little for the local rural economy and I can sympathize with the small business who object to being trampled by Walmart. It's all a matter of perspective
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Now I can understand the point of the local rv campground objecting... but when your traveling from A to B and driving as many hours as you can how many of those local campgrounds are open at 10pm? I havent done alot of long distance drives(towing or not) but when Im enroute to a destination I drive as late as I safely can and motels are generally open 24 hours so whatever time I stop I could get a room...is that true with campgrounds? If it isn't then the point of stopping at a Walmart Parkinglot for a few hours of sleep and hitting the road seems valid.

Now if your on vacation and think about staying in the local walmart parkinglot for several nights would be a totally different thing.
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