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Old 05-24-2011, 09:00 AM   #11
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I usually travel at night, head out at supper time, avoid the traffic. easier on the truck to drive at night when it is cooler. Generally a 3 hour drive to our destination, and I pull into a Walmart to stay overnight. I don't like going into a campground at night. Spend the night at Wallyworld and then in the morning do our groceries and what not, fuel up and then get to the campground.

When at Walmart, I park as far as possible away from the store, never had a problem.
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As in my post in Ultra weight, I stayed at the west end of Saskatoon on HWY 7, on the way to Rosetown. I asked a greeter if it was okay. He told me it would be fine, just park far away and don't leave garbage. I thanked him and said I appreciated being able to stay.
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:45 PM   #13
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Any walmart that does not allow overnighting is because of a local ordinance.. Sam Walton always thought that RVers made the best security guards..
He knew that it was very likely that you were going to go in and buy something the next morning before you pulled out.

I did spend the night at WM in Durango, Co before I knew it wasn't allowed.(City Ordinance). I was in a "B" and except for the fiberglass top, there was nothing that gave it away as anything except a passenger van. I parked at the outskirt of the lot and no one said anything. I didn't know about Cracker Barrel. They have a great breakfast.

Here's a list of No-Camp Walmarts.

http://walmartatlas.com/no-park-walmarts
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Old 05-28-2011, 09:12 PM   #14
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When we are traveling and planning to Wal-Mart camp, I always look up a candidate out ahead on my Garmin GPS, which also has the phone number along with the address information. My wife then calls and asks permission. If we are turned down, we just look for another Wal-Mart on down the road.

I have friends that stay at Cracker Barrell. I have heard that Lowes and Home Depot also permit overnighting but know of no one who has actually stayed.
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I have heard that Lowes and Home Depot also permit overnighting but know of no one who has actually stayed.
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Walmarts along I-70 from Golden up to Glenwoods Springs do not allow overnighters. We did stay at a Home Depot somewhere west of the grade up the Rockies (can't remember which exit). Also, have stayed at the Costco on a couple of trips just east of Glenwood Springs. Both times, we asked the manager where we could park.
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Most of the Walmart and Cracker Barrels in New England prohibit overnight parking and are even posted as such. I have been to Carbelas that have RV parking lots, but do not recall if overnight parking was allowed. Our Bass Pro Shop at Patriots Place in Foxboro, Ma does not allow overnight parking.
In some towns it is due to the local ordinances. In tourist areas it is due to the local campgrounds wanting you patronage so local businesses comply by posting their property as NO RV's overnight. I have seen this in the Lake George region in NY State.
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Definitely have to reiterate that WM's are bound by city ordinances! God Bless WM, but if the City/County dictates no overnight, then so be it!

We always call ahead and ask specifically "where can we park our rv overnight while shopping.." and they will tell you then where you can or if you can't!
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Most of the Walmart and Cracker Barrels in New England prohibit overnight parking and are even posted as such. I have been to Carbelas that have RV parking lots, but do not recall if overnight parking was allowed. Our Bass Pro Shop at Patriots Place in Foxboro, Ma does not allow overnight parking.
In some towns it is due to the local ordinances. In tourist areas it is due to the local campgrounds wanting you patronage so local businesses comply by posting their property as NO RV's overnight. I have seen this in the Lake George region in NY State.
Any town that says I cannot overnight at Wally World or Costco will not see one thin dime from me.. I just keep on going and let my wallet do my talking.
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