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DReisinger wrote:

Wanted to leave my 5th wheel and TV in their lot at Fleming Island,Fl, just south of Jacksonville. I had shopping to get supplies,on my way South.Was leaving next morning. Was told, NO, it would be towed if supervisor for outside, Amanda, saw it when she came to work. Winn Dixie next door was more accommodating and they got my business. Walmart has the last of my money.


many cities/towns ban overnight parking in business parking lots. most Walmarts don't own the property they're built on, therefore have to follow local ordinances.


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No one is shoping at night,so there is plenty of space to park.


True, but much easier for them to sweep, perform security, and do maintenance on an empty or nearly empty lot. Some sweeper operators might be tempted to sweep around and around the expensive RV's that are in their way of doing a good job.

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Retired JSO wrote:

We shop at the Fleming Island Walmart, US 17 and county road 220. There are campers and semi’s parked over night regularly on the lot.

Theres a diference between daytime parking and nightime.

No one is shoping at night,so there is plenty of space to park.


Not true in the states. Most Walmart's are 24-7 operations.

Still PRIVATE property and you are a guest so it's up to the manager and local ordinances.


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GordonThree wrote:

Why not park overnight at a local campground?

One thing that surprises us is how often we find ourselves in an area with no camping facilities nearby or availability. None of the campground apps are complete which leaves many camping facilities empty, no one knows about them for some reason.

Try to find the downtown Lynchburg, TN camp in Allstays, Good Sam or RV Parkey. Five 50 Amp with water and one of those has sewer in downtown Lynchburg at Wiseman Park. That is just one example of many.


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When I asked the manager of a large Supercenter about parking, I was told that the store did not own or manage the parking lot. Being right on the Interstate, it had become a night parking lot for big trucks and RV's. The manager was not happy with the congestion it caused.

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This is why it pays to call ahead and ask the manager. If we have any doubt, one of us will call and ask. The call usually starts with - we would like to stop at your store, do some shopping, then have dinner but remain until morning when we will be on our way.

The response is typically positive. At one such place, we were told that there was a new ordinance against it, but the local police had no interest in enforcing it and the store had a policy that was the same. She just instructed us as to where she would like us to park.

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Most of you do not remember hobos, but they had ways of marking the places that were friendly to bums. Maybe that is what we need today?

(I have spent many nights at the Walmart Astoria myself)

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Our local Walmart has sold so many outlots around their perimeter that there isn't really a good place left to park a large RV.


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I never ask , and have never been told NO or been told to leave . We stay at maybe 20 Wal-Marts per year .

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wanderingbob wrote:

I never ask , and have never been told NO or been told to leave . We stay at maybe 20 Wal-Marts per year .


There are reports of local police and tow truck operators that can make it more expensive than a campground. "If" I owned the parking lot, I would be more inclined to fight local ordinances against overnight parking if people showed me the respect of asking.

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