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Old 06-23-2012, 09:59 PM   #11
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I do the same, just park as far away as possible out of everyone's way. MrKong, as a firefighter I started to read your post and was thinking no freaking way. Glad to hear you don't really park in fire lanes...LOL!!
Starting to get quite a few firefighters! In my 25th year...love it...

As far as Walmart - or any parking lot - I always park as far out of the way as possible. I think it is just the polite thing to do for both the store owner and the customers.
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Old 06-23-2012, 11:10 PM   #12
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We park as far out in the lot as we can from the front of the store. It's where all the cool RVs park And just as Rustic said, it's a great chance to check out the rig and spot any issues.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:14 AM   #13
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Always wondered what is the proper etiquette was when parking overnight at a Walmart store; I've yet to do that but heard they welcome you. Also heard that some stores will let you hook up for electric... is that true?

You don't see RV's parking overnight in Northern NJ Walmarts...

Are there any states that prohibit doing this?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #14
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Always wondered what is the proper etiquette was when parking overnight at a Walmart store; I've yet to do that but heard they welcome you. Also heard that some stores will let you hook up for electric... is that true?

You don't see RV's parking overnight in Northern NJ Walmarts...

Are there any states that prohibit doing this?
Mostly local ordinances prevent it in many places. It never hurts to ask the store manager before setting up. Never seen electric provided.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #15
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Always wondered what is the proper etiquette was when parking overnight at a Walmart store; I've yet to do that but heard they welcome you. Also heard that some stores will let you hook up for electric... is that true?

You don't see RV's parking overnight in Northern NJ Walmarts...

Are there any states that prohibit doing this?
We've overnighted in a central Jersey (Hanover) Walmart, a last month, actually.
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Good advice by everyone..., and when you come back to your TV/TT take this opportunity to glance at your tires and hitch just confirm that all is good.

Had a friend last summer come out from shopping and noticed one of his TT tires showing signs of tread separation (tires were fine a week prior)....., changed it on the spot.

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:38 PM   #17
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Don't know about the rest of Arizona, but in Tucson you cannot stay overnite in a Walmart parking lot.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:27 AM   #18
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I have stayed a couple of nights in big parking lots like Walmart or Canadian Tire. Beats getting stuck beside some "happy holidayer" with a yappy dog, or campfire smoke that chokes you. I mostly boondock while out on gopher shoots, so its at the edge of a good old Saskatchewan field where you might not see another human that day!

My first night ever in my trailer was at a nice big Walmart on Hwy 7 on the way out of Saskatoon towards Rosetown. It was great! I needed a few things, so just a nice stroll into the store. I asked at the store if it was okay for me to stay there, and they said it would be just fine.

One trip I was on last summer, I considered staying in the little campground in a small town, but decided to stay at the farmyard where I would be shooting. Good thing, as there was a bunch of punks from Regina partying there and one kid got stabbed! They were burning new treated fence posts they stole from the Co-op.
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I just want to second the part about making sure you don't get blocked in up front. I try and do the angle parking towards an end to where my truck takes up half of the last spot in the line, if that makes sense. Plenty of room to pull out of the spots, and not enough room for a car to slide in there.
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When making a short stop at WM... it is to your advantage to park way out in the 'North Forty'. We also always park so that the truck is turned at an angle about 2 feet into the spot just in from of our tv so we can still get out (in case someone actually was to try and park directly in front of us).

Always also consider - if you are going to be in there for a while and you don't level your "front-to-back" level, then turn off the gas to the fridge (coils run front to back).

I noticed a couple comments for 'boondocking' at WM. Here's a thread that could be helpful:
FOR OVERNIGHTER'S at a WalMart
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