Something I read to share with all.
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Common sense rules about staying the night at Walmart
No pop up trailers or tents.
Don't stay if "No overnight parking" signs are posted.
Obtain permission from a qualified person at the store that it's okay to stay. However, if there are already many RVs parked nearby each other in the parking lot, you can probably assume overnight stays are allowed.
Park in an out-of-the-way corner of the parking lot. You will often find other RVs already there.
Do not set up awnings or pull out your barbecue or lawn chairs or do anything else outside your RV that suggests you are "camping." In other words, "blend in!"
Do not use hydraulic levelers. You'll hurt the asphalt.
Make no noise. Don't use your generator unless you are parked in a far corner of the lot with nobody around including nearby residences.
Don't extend your RV's slideouts unless absolutely necessary.
Limit your stay to one night. Never consider a Walmart a campground, only a place to stay a night while on the way to somewhere else or as a place to get some sleep when you are so tired that it would be dangerous to keep driving.
Buy something from the store before leaving. Support the RV accessories department.
Never litter. And pick up and dispose of any litter that is already there.
Don't stay if your RV has a leak in a waste holding tank or is dripping any oil or other automotive fluid.
Carry a pack of post cards with you. After you leave the store after staying the night, send one to the manager thanking him/her and noting that you purchased something while there (if you, in fact, did).
Remember, the more people who abuse these rules, the more stores will post "No overnight parking" signs.
Tell any RVer you observe violating these rules that you do not appreciate his or her behavior.
*This Message was edited on 26-Feb-02 04:10 PM by ThomasJ*
Very nicely put.
Don't stay there often, only when I need a few winks, but do keep a low profile.
"Leave nothing but footprints"
Elmer & Sharon
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I stay at Walmarts, I run my generator, put my slides out and put my levelers down. I've have yet to have anyone from Walmart tell me not to do so, when they do, I'll listen, until then I don't need anyone else to tell me what to do in a Walmart parking lot.
Frank & Carole,
Tell us why we shouldn't do it. Maybe just because you don't. That sounds like good enough reason. See you in the Wal-Mart or any other good place when you get tired of spending the $20+ for a little while sleeping when you have already paid about $200,000 to do it.