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Old 06-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #11
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It's usually a town bylaw that prevents staying in a parking lot. I don't have enough experience to have ver run across that. I did get bumped out of my spot one night in Prince Albert. A young fellow knocked on the door, very apologetic, asking if I could move to the other side of the driveway. They were sweeping the Walmart lot that night and he thought it would be quieter for me.
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Old 07-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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I recommend casino overnighting. Security is great and they are usually most accommodating.

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Old 07-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #13
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... I did get bumped out of my spot one night in Prince Albert. A young fellow knocked on the door, very apologetic, asking if I could move to the other side of the driveway. They were sweeping the Walmart lot that night and he thought it would be quieter for me.
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We stayed at a Walmart parking lot for the first time last Friday night in Minot ND. We rolled in at 9:45pm and spoke with the store manager. He stated it is company policy that we need to park on the outskirts of the lot and be gone by 8 am. No big deal. But at 10 pm on a Friday I could not believe how busy the place was, the store and lot was just packed. As I told my DW as we settled down for the night, this should be the worst parking lot we will ever camp in. Sometime during the night the street sweeper came through. We were sleeping on the dinette and my head was over the cargo hold door. I could not believe how loud that street sweeper was. The sound was just reverberating in that spot. The worst part was the sweeper kept coming past the TT. For the price, I could not complain too much. I am sure I will park in another parking lot again; I may just have to find a quieter lot.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:42 AM   #14
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Some, or maybe all, Walmarts allow overnight stops like that also.
If you google "overnight parking at Walmart" you will hit on a website that lists (by state/city) Walmarts that do and do not allow overnight parking. On our recent trip through Utah, we had mistakingly thought that all Walmarts allowed overnight partking, but were dismayed when we pulled into the Super Walmart at St. George and saw the "no overnight parking" signs (later confirmed by the website). Had to motor up the road a few miles to the next town (Washington). Had an enjoyable, quite and relaxing overnight stay in that Walmart parking lot. Will now also consider Cabela's , after reading the posts here.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:39 AM   #15
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"ALWAYS" check with manager at walmart.
Sometimes even with the signs it is OK to park there if just overnight.

I park walmarts quite often in my 18 wheeler.
It depends a lot on the local laws, but you can park there if you are a "customer" for a little while.

Just remember it's not a campground and you should not put out slides if it can be avoided, and kindly refrain from awnings and such.

I never get bothered if I park on the outer bounds of the lot to shop, even in the big rig.
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While I am not a heavy duty camper, I have always had good luck at Walmart. When I ask for permission, the people are always pleasant. They usually mention that we should stay at the outskirts of the lot. I always manage to buy some needed items where I stay.

Some are of the opinion that we are cheapskates for staying at Walmart. In my case, I can always wander through the store and buy stuff. Each to their own.
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:18 AM   #17
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Usually when Wal-marts or other such places have no over night parking it is because the local campground owner has gone crying to town council about it. In those towns I dont stop or spend any money. I also usually write town council and many of the other businesses that I did not stop there or spend any money there because of this by-law.
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Not sure how your TV is wired but one thing to think about if you are no unhooking is to disconnect electric from camper so you don't drain your TV battery. But this is one thing that can be overlooked once you get ready to pull out, I say that from experience. Don't forget to plug back your camper.
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