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Old 06-28-2011, 11:10 PM   #43
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We were on a trip that my poor wife really needed. After 4+ years of college while working 50 hours a week, she was not to be deprived. Just a couple of days into the trip, the tug started to be a real problem. We were just north of Sacramento so she said "turn around, we are going to go buy a dependable vehicle!" Wal-Mart was just the ticket while we waited for the new truck to be fitted with a hitch. Our only complaint was with the monsterbaggos that felt it was necessary to run their generators late into the night. Big RV'ers can be such jerks
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:55 AM   #44
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On this trip from Hattiesburg, MS to Alaska, we have spent six nights in four different Wal-marts---Lethbridge and Edmonton, AB as well as Whithorse. YT and Frairbanks, AK. We had no problems at any of these and there were between 20-50 rvs at each of these.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:19 PM   #45
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Walmart Stores Reduce Gas Prices By 10 Cents - Local News - Winston-Salem, NC - msnbc.com

Also Walmart is reducing price of gas 10 cents during next 3 months. Just go inside and buy the card for whatever amount you need.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:30 PM   #46
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A lot of Walmarts in California have a "No Overnight Parking" policy, so ask before you settle in. I have run into security guards that when asked said "No Overnight Camping" in Barstow and Palm Springs, and I know the local one in Oxnard has signs posted all over the place regarding the "No Camping" policy.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:46 PM   #47
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A lot of Walmarts in California have a "No Overnight Parking" policy, so ask before you settle in. I have run into security guards that when asked said "No Overnight Camping" in Barstow and Palm Springs, and I know the local one in Oxnard has signs posted all over the place regarding the "No Camping" policy.
Is that WalMart policy or local ordinance? I have never seen Walmart refuse overnight parking except when forced by local ordinance.
Our "policy" is to deny our business to the communities and to the campgrounds in communities who have such ordinances, not even fast food or fuel.
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Old 07-23-2011, 10:04 PM   #48
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Hi, All

Just thought I should report in to say that the Walmart in Wenatchee, Washington is undergoing a big remodel- access to the little "park" in the northeast corner of the lot is cut off by construction equipment!
The nerve of some people...as if Walmart had a business to run
Parking of all kinds is much reduced, but I got there just as the store was closing and found a little out-of-the-way spot.
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Don't expect to sleep late if you overnight here during this project- the hardhats start working as soon as the sun comes up!
I can also report that the NEW Walmart in Pullman, Washington has a lovely view of the University Campus from the north edge of the lot.

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Old 07-23-2011, 10:14 PM   #49
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Hi, All

Just thought I should report in to say that the Walmart in Wenatchee, Washington is undergoing a big remodel- access to the little "park" in the northeast corner of the lot is cut off by construction equipment!
The nerve of some people...as if Walmart had a business to run
Parking of all kinds is much reduced, but I got there just as the store was closing and found a little out-of-the-way spot.
Nice and flat, too. Attachment 38187
Don't expect to sleep late if you overnight here during this project- the hardhats start working as soon as the sun comes up!
I can also report that the NEW Walmart in Pullman, Washington has a lovely view of the University Campus from the north edge of the lot.

Francesca
When staying is a WalMart parking lot I usually try to find one that's a "super store" and open 24 hours. Two reasons, access to their rest rooms in the middle of the night, and there's usually a guard around. The middle of the night is a quiet time to do a little shopping too.

I'm also with Floyd. Just go on by those places that don't like us.
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Old 07-24-2011, 03:18 PM   #50
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Here is an online list of the Walmart stores that don't allow overnight camping. No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas

I don't know why the ones in Oxnard, Barstow and Palm Springs discourage it (as I don't know the ordinances), but judging from their full parking lots (even at 9 PM) I am under the impression that they are getting plenty of business even without catering to the RV crowd.....
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:32 PM   #51
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It was tough finding a campsite on a July Saturday evening near Ft. Collins, CO. I stopped at the WM Supercenter and bought a few things, and I thought about staying there. But after listening to the road noise for about 10 minutes, I gave up on the idea. I would never have gotten to sleep, I'm afraid. So I wound up locating a $35 electric-only site at a KOA. Not perfectly quiet, but much better. Oh well.

It made me long for the spot I'd had two nights previous, in North Dakota, right on the shore of Bowman-Haley Lake. No charge if not taking an electric site (or $12 with electric). Water spigot and dump station, totally quiet and peaceful.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:06 AM   #52
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Mike, What was the name of the site in ND?

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Here is an online list of the Walmart stores that don't allow overnight camping. No Overnight Parking at Walmart | Walmart Atlas

I don't know why the ones in Oxnard, Barstow and Palm Springs discourage it (as I don't know the ordinances), but judging from their full parking lots (even at 9 PM) I am under the impression that they are getting plenty of business even without catering to the RV crowd.....
Crescent City in Del Norte County, California also does NOT allow overnight camping. I have noticed the signs for at least four years. Marg
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If no Wal-Mart is available, I've taken to stop at large truck stops. Yes, sometimes it can be noisy, I normally park on the side opposite of the big rigs. In the morning I can usually get breakfast,/coffee, plus, they have showers anywhere from $5-10 or just wash up in the restroom. Works for me as a place to sleep on long drives from point A to B without spending lots of $$.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:23 AM   #55
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Camp Walmart on Cape Cod...
I just returned from visiting a friend in Cape Cod after hiking in the White Mountain's of NH. My friend had made arrangements for me to park in their friend's yard but I arrived a day early. I stopped at the Walmart in Falmouth, MA and asked for and received permission to stay. I was directed to the recommended parking area. A few other RV's arrived as well. As a side benefit, I had been working on a mod to extend the rear bed from the end of the dinette making it a 'queen' bed. I had made the frame but couldn't find the right size pad to match the thickness of the current foam pads. As luck would have it the Walmart there had a doggy bed that was the perfect size and thickness. I also purchased a comforter and food so I hope the store benefitted as much as I did.
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So Barrie,
I guess you are in the "doghouse" ......
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