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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 PM   #1
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How to park the trailer at Walmart?

We went to park our 30 ft trailer today at Walmart so that we could go in to pick up a few things. We quickly realized that we do not fit across two parking spots like we used to with our small trailer. So we ended up parking sideways across about 6 or 8 spots. is this what everyone does? Or do they just jut out into the road part of the lot?
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #2
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We are usually way out to the end of an aisle except we are usually taking up a whole more than 6 or 8 spots.:hihi: If we go to a restaurant that doesn't have truck parking I will across spots but I will try to "bend" the middle as much as I can to take up as few spots as possible.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:13 PM   #3
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When I park at Walmart (or any other place that doesn't have RV parking), I find the most remote area of the parking lot and do my best to minimize problems for the store or its customers. I also make sure I angle my TV in such a way that I can swing the front end out and not be boxed in.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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I like the fire lane. Its parallel to the traffic, and close to the door. And all the nice customers like pointing out to me I am number one as I get out of the truck. Just kidding, I park almost over outside of the mulch and outside items. No one ever parks in that baron area, its almost into the next store space in no mans land.
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #5
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Most parking lots lately are not designed to accommodate long trailers. I usually park as far from the building and walk back. Most of those PP are never used by cars.

Although I have never stayed overnight in one, I would ask the store managers permission before planning to stay over night.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #6
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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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I like the fire lane. Its parallel to the traffic, and close to the door. And all the nice customers like pointing out to me I am number one as I get out of the truck. Just kidding, I park almost over outside of the mulch and outside items. No one ever parks in that baron area, its almost into the next store space in no mans land.

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!!
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:01 AM   #8
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Glad he was kidding about the fire lane. Just as added info it is a very very high cite fee. Many people don't know just making a large U turn in a fire dept drive way carries an extremely high cite fee.
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I used to park at an angle to minimize space, but one time I was at extreme angles and noticed that the tires on the axles were under extreme stress. The pivot point of the two axles is in the middle of the axles. So now I park straight, take up as much room as needed to make sure I can get out, and I do park in no mans land.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:55 PM   #10
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I've only parked overnight once with Walmart at the Supercenter in El Reno on the west side of Oklahoma City, OK. I arrived after 8 pm. All the RVs were parked at the southwest corner of the lot and I took the next open space. Several other RVs and semi trucks arrived after me. There's a McDonalds, Burger King and gas station at the entrance to this lot. Everything needed for dinner, breakfast and supplies was close at hand. The parking lot was well lit and the area we parked in was covered by a security camera. None of the RVs were impeding any traffic and no customers were parked anywhere close to this area. The next morning everyone was on their way by 6 am and no one left any refuse behind.

I'm a regular customer of Walmart and appreciate the courtesy extended to RV travelers.
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