I'd like to take my RV to Seattle where I'll be attending functions just West of the I5 and Pike St. This appears to be downtown Seattle or close, so there aren't any RV parks.
I've heard that some retailers, such as Walmart, welcome RVs. What retailers do allow weekenders preferably and overnighters?
I will be in Seattle Sat afternoon until Monday morning if you know Seattle well, I'll take suggestions, too. I'm new to RVing.
It's not so much the retailers, but many communities have ordinances against overnight parking, just remember, you're NOT camping, you're just overnighting,(catching a few hours sleep) (where legal), do NOT put out awning, grill, chairs,run generator all night, all these give the impression of CAMPING. I don't know any of them that let you stay a week, maybe if you move it to a different space every night.
A short list would include WalMart, Cracker Barrel, K Mart, Cabela's
that MAY allow overnighting, call the manager of the store you want to stay at.
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Walmart and Cracker Barrel are the only two retailers I have heard allow this, but even with them you have to ask each individual one as they may be bound to restrictions locally depending on where it is.
I did not find any RV parks in the nearby area. I used google. Any suggestions on where to find the long list of parks accepting RVs. I'm only looking for a place to park, sleep, and change clothes. I'll not be hanging out at all.
"Camping and RV parks are NOT scarse in the Seatle area."
A few years ago, when DW was travel nursing, she got a contract at Harborview Hospital. The closest RV park I could find was across the bay near Poulsbo.
There was one just South of Everett, one considerably East of Seattle, the Famcamp at McChord AFB, but NONE close to downtown Seattle.
Actually, the ferry ride from Bainbridge Island worked out nicely. She could take a nap on the way to work!
and on the way home.
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It is funny that everyone thinks of Walmart when this subject comes up. The fact is that Kmart started welcoming RVers when Walmart was only a little five and dime store. I would have to say that most retailers would allow you to overnight in their lot.
I have overnighted in the lot of just about every chain store there is and many non-chains as well. Shopping malls, truck stops, the list is endless.
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