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Old 03-04-2011, 08:08 PM   #15
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Ordinances prohibit camping at a Walmart in our county, as in others. The Walmart atlas/list will be of help if you're looking for an urban overnight spot.

We've stayed at a few, on long trips, as it's a very easy way to get a few hours sleep. The lot is (usually) level, and all spaces available are "pull thrus". Coffee and danish are available in the am at all the 24 hour superstores; as well as rotisserie chicken at most at night.

Camping? No, not by a longshot. Easy rest stop. Most times, yes. Sometimes noisy, as they're located either close to the interstate, or urban areas, or both. Duh. Location is part of Marketing.
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Old 03-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #16
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I have not spent a night at a WalMart as of yet but can see us doing it in the future depending on our travel needs. I suspect if it did not benefit WalMart in some way they would not let it happen. It appears to be a nice perk that can be a win-win situation.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #17
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Now if all those Northbay Walmart campers shopped at that Walmart while there I think that Walmart would be smiling. It looks like a fun time. I wonder if that store was open for business? It looks like the parking lot was full of Campers.
Thanks to Wal mart for thinking of us as we travel down the highways and need a place to rest for a few hours and feel safe doing so.
Thank you Wal Mart!
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:05 PM   #18
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ATTENTION WAL- MART "CAMPERS":

I just sat down and fired off a thankyou E-mail to Wal-Mart corporate headquarters, and I'm hoping some of you might do the same at Walmartstores.com: Feedback
(I routed mine to "community and giving")
This is why:
Didn't someone once say that "No good deed will go unpunished"?
I just came across this link to a story about a couple who is SUING Wal- Mart over an incident that happened while they were taking advantage of the store's hospitable layover policy.
Please note that NEITHER OF THE PLAINTIFFS WAS INJURED.
RV Owners Sue Wal-Mart Over ‘06 Shooting | RV Business
I suppose these "victims" are suing over the "mental anguish" they suffered after they blew away the guy at the door.
A few lawn chairs probably won't persuade Wal- Mart to abandon its generous policy, but more of this kind of greed and absurdity will.
So please, if you appreciate the RE-E-E-ALLY GOOD SAM (Walton) CLUB stopover privilege, let the company know.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:27 PM   #19
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We have overnighted many times at Wal-Marts:
The neatest with a vista has to be the one in Cody, WY! Yes, we spent over $60, but we were needing some things.

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We ended up staying at a WalMart our very first night in our Scamp. Our plans were to make it to a state park, but we blew a tire and lost time finding a new spare, and ended up stopping at WalMart since it was too late to get to the state park. We checked with the manager, were able to use our factory heater (propane) and went on our way in the morning after filling up on a few supplies.

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Hi: All...That shot (Northbay Walmart) looks like Bolerama 2010 ( Wagons Ho) traveling road show to Earlton Ontario Canada. Hatching place for many...many Bolers. They had to limit #'s of rigs to 50 for that trip and in many places along the route had special escorts. Sorry we missed all the fun!!!
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David & Leslie, ha ha love your security guard story. The prettiest one I have been to is Kona Hawaii. See the ocean from the parking lot, wow. Being the home state of wal-mart we Love what the family has done for our state! That walmart yahoo group is a good group for info.
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I haven't encountered any stores in Washington/Oregon that don't allow it, not that I've "camped" at them all.
The Walmart in Talent, near Ashland, OR, didn't allow over night parking last time we were there - 7/2010. Also on the "No Stay" list is Barstow, CA.

Most stores that prohibit over night parking have posted signs. Even if there are no signs posted we always check with the security personnel to let them know and respect their suggestions as to where and how to park.
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Know Before You Go - Wal-Marts - Yes or No for Overnighting
Walmart Locations - Wal-Mart Parking Guide

But Nothing is 100% Correct, I would would assume.

The Trinidad, CO Wal-Mart was a nice one as well:


The Walmart Supercenter in Pierre, SD was a nice one.
1730 No Garfield Road, Pierre SD 57501
605-224-8830

As was the one in Liberal, Kansas
250 East Tucker Road, Liberal KS 67901
620-624-0106

Both Wal-Marts in Las Cruces, New Mexico allow Overnights & they have Security Roaming
Off I-25, West Side: 1550 S Valey Dr, Las Cruces NM 88005
575-523-4924
Off I-10, East Side: 571 S Walton Blvd, Las Cruces NM 88001
575-525-1222

We have used the one in Las Vegas, NM 3 times, always had a nice quite night.
2609 7th Street, Las Vegas NM 87701
505-425-5242
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Love the teardrop/motorcycle combo you caught in the background- how often do we park near a trailer that's actually smaller than our little rigs?

Thanks for the link- it'll make planning for my family's annual Camp Cheapskate Road Trip (so named by the grandkids) a lot easier!
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Adrian, you had that whole lot and couldn't find a level spot?

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The Trinidad, CO Wal-Mart was a nice one as well:
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I must admit... I was not a fan of Wal-Mart, for a variety of reasons, until I bought my Trillium. I have traveled many thousands of miles with my trailer and have 'taken advantage' of Wal-Marts generous policy many times. Out of my sense of fairness, I now shop at Wal-Mart, especially when traveling. Having the option of staying at a Wal-Mart, in a pinch, certainly makes travel planning easier with much more flexibility.
Now a fan....
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