Originally Posted by CampNow
We have a local Wal-Mart Supercenter located just off a major interstate. Most nights 4-5 RV's park there for the night. During the summer you can hear the constant drone of generators running as you walk in Wal-Mart. Yes, they're all parked off in the distance, in the "north-forty", but it's still amazing how loud they can be. Wal-Mart has no problems with overnight parking, but the city does. When things are slow (which is not very often) the police will on occasion ask everybody to leave.
That all depends on if the township/borough or Walmart owns the parking lot.
If Walmart owns the lot, it is private property and I have never had any issues. On township or borough owned parking lots, I have had the police ask us to leave as we can not stay overnight. Or the manager will tell us the parking lot is not Walmart owned and the police could ask you to leave.
We always call ahead to the Walmart we are planning on overnighting in to talk with the manager and get their ok to stay overnight. I have even had managers tell us we are welcome to stay there but they would not recommend it because of theft issues or vandalism they have had in the past. We find another place to stay overnight.
As for the generator, I have 2 Yamaha 2000 inverter generators but since I installed a Micro Air soft start, I only need 1 to run my AC. I use a very heavy cable lock and lock it to the rear receiver that came with my trailer.
2012 Ford Expedition EL
2016 28BHBE, Elite and Thermal Packages.
Equal-i-zer 4-point Sway Control, Southwire 34930 Surge Guard 30A, Tire Minder TPMS A1A
(2) Yamaha EF2000iS Generators, Micro-Air EasyStart™ 364 (3-ton) Soft Start, GoodYear Endurance ST225/75-15 Load Range E