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Old 11-16-2015, 08:09 PM   #1
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Here is an interesting Facebook group. For the record, I stayed at 8 different Walmarts this year. Most of the time those were in cold weather when campgrounds were closed or we stopped late in the evening. All were one night stopovers usually moving on by 9 AM at the latest.

https://www.facebook.com/No-RVs-at-W...64901/?fref=ts
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Old 11-16-2015, 08:35 PM   #2
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The only place I've ever seen a big crowd of RV's at walmart was down at myrtle beach. Overnite is banned there, but with the checkout times as they are (later than usual) people park there until they can get into the big resorts.

For the record, I think the woman behind this page is being a bitch and exaggerating some excesses to put pressure on the local Walmart manager and their city council.
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Sure a ton of whining going on in that thread. Guess it's ok if not directed at the mothership.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:41 AM   #4
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I saw a comment somewhere that the woman who started this facebook page owns an RV Park. Now that makes her agenda obvious.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:27 AM   #5
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When I stopped at Wal-Mart tonight at Roswell, NM the young lady at the customer service desk said it was OK to park as long as they didn't get any complaints about me. Complaints? Yeah, like wild parties and stuff. I said I'm 60 and traveling alone, do I look like I'll be throwing wild parties? Jeez! She said you wouldn't believe what some RVers do out there.

Sounds like they've had some problems in the past at this location, but it would be nice not to get scolded before even doing anything. Anyway, I've stayed in lots of Wal-Marts and have seldom seen RVers breaking the rules of etiquette. Most are well behaved and just want to get a quiet night's sleep. The partiers are an example of a few bad players spoiling the game for the rest of us, which unfortunately leads some cities and businesses and citizens to want to ban us.
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worse case scenario...



Officer shot, another man killed at Walmart in Cottonwood - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona


This group of inbreds was 'camping' at the walmart in their suburban.
there are other articles describing days of incidents leading to the finale...perhaps a pattern of altercations going back years.
...and they claim to be "spreading the gospel".
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It appears the Facebook group site I referenced has been taken down.
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Sounds like they've had some problems in the past at this location, but it would be nice not to get scolded before even doing anything. Anyway, I've stayed in lots of Wal-Marts and have seldom seen RVers breaking the rules of etiquette.

We are at least three generations out from a more restrictive society to what we have today. I see the current mindset as 'justify our actions as being okay and don't get caught'.

When we initially setup our home in CA and left our NC home (to travel West), our neighbor of 15+ years started using our NC property as a parking lot and hosted parties in our backyard without our permission. They were unaware we had real-time video monitoring and continued this behavior until we asked our local police officers to pay a visit during one of their parties.

Only when they were told there was real time video footage and we were watching remotely from the time we left NC did the abuse end. These were self-professed church -going bible carrying christians. We have now adopted camera monitoring in our cars and homes because many people will not admit wrongdoing unless confronted with video evidence.

The concept of staying at a Walmart on occasion sounds great as a concept but we have found it is more frequented by those living in cars and vans (not RVs) who want a safe place to shelter at night.
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The concept of staying at a Walmart on occasion sounds great as a concept but we have found it is more frequented by those living in cars and vans (not RVs) who want a safe place to shelter at night.
And?

Walmart allows it. What distinguishes a person traveling in a car different than an RV? RVers are not the anointed. Also, at many Walmarts semi truckers stop for an overnight rest. The critical thing is the behavior and courtesy of the guests (overnighters) and the use of the parking lot so as not to interfere with Walmart operations and business. Being private property it should be of no business to others. Of course you can cite abuse examples but what percentage are they?
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And? Walmart allows it.
I wish I was so certain about 'facts' as you appear to be.

Have you relocated to CA recently? Have you spent years living in the Bay Area of San Francisco? Vehicles that park and do not move within a certain amount of time are asked to leave and their license place information is recorded at many CA Walmarts.

Bay Area Walmarts

The concept of staying at a Walmart on occasion sounds great as a concept but we have found it is more frequented by those living in cars and vans (not RVs) who want a safe place to shelter at night.

The Walmart locations near my home in CA do not allow for those living (not traveling) in cars and vans to shelter. I spoke to the Walmart store managers I have frequented. In larger high housing cost cities, what i cited is not rare and security has had to ask people living in cars / vans to leave after staying on a frequent basis.

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For a long while, the Wal-Mart Stores chain was known for its tacit willingness to let RV-ers use its parking lots overnight. In the evening, the campers served as a de facto security force, making sure that no one did anything to give the police reason to come calling. In the morning, the campers frequented the store, often buying their day's food and supplies there. Gradually, more and more Walmarts became less hospitable to the community. Word quickly spread among the van dwellers about which ones you could park safely in without getting in trouble.

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