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Walmart Overnight Parking (not camping...)

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Last year at the ECR someone mentioned a website listing Walmarts and other locations that allow overnight parking (not camping...).  I have lost the link.  Can anyone help with that?

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2 hours ago, Av8r3400 said:

Last year at the ECR someone mentioned a website listing Walmarts and other locations that allow camping.  I have lost the link.  Can anyone help with that?

As far as I know , Walmart does not allow free camping .

They do , for the most part , allow overnight parking . 

 

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17 minutes ago, Pat & Pete said:

As far as I know , Walmart does not allow free camping .

They do , for the most part , allow overnight parking . 

 

I have NEVER had free camping at Walmart.... either evening shopping or morning shopping usually costs at least $100....

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1 hour ago, Alie&Jim's Carrilite said:

I have NEVER had free camping at Walmart.... either evening shopping or morning shopping usually costs at least $100....

Do you suppose that's why they allow it? :D

Of course, we would go there to buy groceries anyway so why not stay there to sleep?

Linda

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The "AllStays Camp & RV App" on the iOS platform (iPhones & iPads) shows which Walmart locations DO and Don't allow overnight parking (as well as a wealth of other useful information). WELL worth the one time $9.99 cost! AllStays also has a "Pro" version which is browser based (can be used on Android and Windows OSes). The "Pro"  version has even more information and costs $32.95 for one year (with discounts on multi-year purchases).

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18 minutes ago, ewacowboy said:

We use RV Parky on Android which you can filter to show Walmart as well as others.  It works great.

Another vote for RVParky.  I have never purchased a camping app for my I-phone.  I have several free ones that work really great.  For available Walmarts I turn to the aforementioned internet site or RVParky.  The nice thing about the free RVParky is you can save different ones to your favorites for use later.

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10 hours ago, Alie&Jim's Carrilite said:

I have NEVER had free camping at Walmart.... either evening shopping or morning shopping usually costs at least $100....

They don't allow camping , no matter how much you spend . 

But , yeah , it costs us to park there , too . ;)

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Walmart used to be pretty decent about staying overnight. Naturally, some genius decided to cut corners, be rude. take up way too much space, etc, etc. and lo and behold, the local campgrounds got the local laws updated to outlaw "Overnight Walmart Camping", or any parking lot or on street camping for that matter. Several years ago I made a trip to Kansas City with expectation of staying in a Walmart parking lot overnight. When I arrived at the Walmart, some folks in a class C motorhome had taken over a corner, complete with BBQ Grill, coolers, lawn chairs, and a relocated trash can. I decided to, as the saying goes, Drive On.

 

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TruckerPath also lists all the walmarts and has whether or not they allow overnight parking (some do not). There is a Walmart in western Kansas that has like a 100 truck parking spots. It's right next to the truck stop. I stayed there on way back after picking up the trailer in WY after the National Rally three years ago maybe? 

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Howdy All,

I have used Walmart's for an over night stay for many years, and I can't say that staying there is free as I have always needed something.  What I have seen over the last three years especially is more and more either homeless or mobile homeless have started to spend a lot of time in and around Walmart parking lots, I can't count the number of old ratty looking RV's of all description I have seen parked in Walmart lots, some of them with flat tires, in one case the two front tires and wheels were gone it was held up off the ground with chunks of wood, some with huge puddles of oil under them like the engine or the transmission blew and its been sitting ever since. 

I am not heartless but the ever increasing number of folks who have no where to go or no way to fix their broken down RV are making it harder for those of us who only want to spend the night before continuing on our sojourn wherever it may take us.  I never put my slides out, always park on the extreme edge of the lot whenever possible and pick up the mess that is always on the ground anywhere near where I park for the night.  The other thing I do is always stay at Super Centers that are open 24 hours, many store post the signs saying yu can't stay over night but they do so because they are forced to by local laws.  If its a 24 hour store and I pull in at 9:PM who is to say that I can't or won't get up at 3:AM to go shopping.  The only Walmart I have ever been run out of was in Nevada, it was located next to a casino and was built on NA property so the tribal police made the rounds of the parking lot and asked folks to leave if they weren't shopping or soon going to be and to leave when they were done.  Needless to say that Walmart is NOT waypointed on my GPS.

Dave

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Both Wally Worlds in our little town allows RV parking.  I have seen RVs there, tow vehicles or toad gone so they are shopping somewhere in town.  Where we are situated close to the Canadian border, there are a lot of campers with Canadian tags on them.  They come down and spend a weekend or week shopping there and a bouts.  Wally world or the local law leaves them alone, they know they are here to spend $$.  While I see several spend many days there, none look like they have set-up camp, an occasional slide out but no grilling/furniture on whatnot looking like they are actually camping.  Cabella's in East Grand Forks, parking lot is too small so I don't think allowed.  Lowe's, HUGE parking lot.  I don't know if they would care, don't think I've seen any there.  They are close to Wally World so everyone just goes there.  This is Grand Forks, ND.

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