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jsmith2666

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I have overnighted in Wal-Mart parking lots on several occasions, the whole time wondering whether I should be there or not. I have heard from numerous Rv'rs that this is an accepted practice. Has anyone ever heard or read about any statements from Wal-Mart regarding this

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First of all, welcome to rv.net. I hope you will find this to be an extremely worthwhile site.

Regarding Walmart boondocking, there has been numerious posts about this topic over the past six months. Use the search function on the web site to search for "Walmart". You should find numerous postings related to your topic.

Again, welcome aboard.


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I just read in a RV magazine about parking at malls etc. The view i recvd from it was for overnight resting it is fine, but don't set up outside camping equipment.

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jsmith2666,
WalMart allows us to share their parking facilities with us. First, out of courtesy, I suggest that you request permission from the store manager before staying the night. Second, park out of the travelled way and not in parking spaces up close to the store. Park under a light if possible.
As mentioned in another reply, don't look like you are setting up a campsite. If possible try not use your slides at least not on the "public" side where it can be seen extended.
WalMart is pretty reasonable and we shouldn't take advantage of their hospitality.

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Welcome to a fellow RVer from Maine.

I've never heard of anyone being refused. Just ask and maybe buy something.

Looking forward to spring.


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Wal-mart welcomes RVers on there lot for
an over stay. There have been several articles
in TRAILER LIFE and HIGHWAYS about WAL-MARTS
welcome sign to RVers. As mentioned above. Ask
the store manager for permission, and spend a little cash. Don't set up camp.

Happy Camping
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A WalMart executive did issue a letter welcoming RVers to stay in their parking lots as long as there was no local ordinace prohibiting it. At one time, the letter was posted on the Escapee's RV Club web site. It is a matter of courtesy to go in the store and get permission and DO NOT put out your awning, grill, chairs or slideouts.
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The Wal-Mart store in Bloomington Indiana just posted signs stating no truck parking. I assume that means us also. The store is not in city limits so there's no ordinance issue. BTW, K-mart did the same thing,they're within city limits.


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Also, try to park away from any houses. And, don't run your generator if you have one.
The people around Wal-marts have complained. Also, there is a drive on by the campground associations to prohibit parking.
Recommend you follow the guidelines on the Escapees letter. Can see at Escapees.com.


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Posted: 02/06/02 09:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is the listing link...
http://www.freecampgrounds.com/noparking.html

or

Go here and read some of these links...
http://google.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=camping+wal-mart&hc=0&hs=0

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