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 6/23/2004 6:00 AM
 
:)hi, where can I find a listing for Wal Mart and other discount stores that allow o/nite parking? be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady

be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady
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 6/27/2004 5:05 AM
 
Lady, I will give this a try looks like no one else is going to. Purchase an Atlas at Wal-Mart they list all of their stores. Not all Wal-Marts permit overnights. You can park at all Truck Stops. Most all night grocery stores will permit it. Where ever you try be sure to ask the manager that is working. We always try to go as far out as the parking lot permits. Do not open the door to any one that knocks. Look them over good first and be certain who they are. Where ever you stay leave the area cleaner than you found it. Happy camping.
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 6/27/2004 6:58 AM
 
:)hi, thank you for your reply. somewhere i heard there was a website that had all the listings but i can't remember the web address. i will pick up an atlas also. our friends park at various WalMarts when they travel but they do it on a chance basis. hate to pull that rig into a lot just to be turned away. there are enough twists and turns along the way without added needless ones. be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady

be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady
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 6/27/2004 11:58 AM
 
Lady their is a web site where you can buy the booklet that tells you where you CANNOT park dont remember it seems like its under 5 bucks. Drive thru the lot most will be posted if you cannot park. Not posted I would ask or take a chance. You can park at all Flying J truck stops most have parking away from the trucks. Their fuel will be cheaper they have showers and laundry that you can use.
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 6/28/2004 6:07 AM
 
:) thanks, the showers and laundry are always important. think i will cruise around in the WalMart website and see what i can find. later... be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady

be safe...be kind...God Bless! Lady
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 6/29/2004 4:54 AM
 
Lady I might have located some web pages that will answer more of your questions: use www.google.com enter wal-mart no parking this will bring up a lot of web pages. Good luck in your search.
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 8/10/2004 3:46 AM
 
This subject doesn't exactly fit under "recipes" but I do have a comment... if "the showers and laundry are always important" then pavement parking at Walmart is not for you since they do not offer showers and laundry. http://pages.ivillage.com/workersonthego/

http://pages.ivillage.com/workersonthego/
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 1/30/2005 11:44 AM
 
If you go to this site,rvtravel.com they have a Book called Walmartstore locater,which will give you all Walmarts across the country that allows avernite oarking ...KBoyd This message was edited by kboyd on 1-30-05 @ 11:46 AM
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 1/30/2005 1:48 PM
 
I can only speak for the Casa Grande, Arizona Walmart right now, because I've not been on the road in my RV for over 4 yrs. Will be back out on the road very soon, as I've sold my house near Casa Grande. This particular WalMart is posted that there is no overnight parking, but I usually see at least one or two RVs there just about every night during the winter, when all the snowbirds come to the Southwest. I think it's kind of a "hit or miss" situation ..... probably depends on which manager is working that night. I was told that the City of Casa Grande does not allow parking in store lots, so it's not a WalMart rule, but rather a "city" rule. I would say that if you park in a 24-hr. WalMart, that would be your best shot, because they might think you are in the store. I've noticed that some RVers who are parked overnight leave some of their curtains open, particularly the windshield...........and I think this is to make the managers (or city police) think they are in the store shopping. Who knows....
When I was out on the road full-time, I parked in some large motel parking lots, lots of WalMarts, and grocery store lots. Never had a problem. I have heard that some RVers who parked in WalMart lots left a mess in the lot, and I'm sure this is why many stores don't want RVers parking in their lots anymore. Some RVers make it bad for all the rest of us.
Happy Trails, Ursula
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 1/30/2005 11:40 PM
 
I have the book that kboyd mentions and it is pretty good. It gives directions to the various Wal-Marts,but suggests that you always call before going there to see if overnight camping is approved by the management. There are some cities - especially smaller ones - who have made laws against parking an RV anyplace but in a campground. Probably because the campgrounds want the business.
I use the book and Mapquest to route myself to Wal-Marts.
Carol
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