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Imbriaco

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Posted: 07/10/18 07:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all! We’re not new to the RV scene but we are new to a ‘08 Montana 34RL and will be embarking on a full time RV life beginning in Sept. I need someone to settle a disagreement I have with my wife.

If you’re using a wall mart parking lot, is there a time limit, do you or can you d/c the truck from the trailer to check things out, and do you typically open all slides while parked there?

Thanks in advance for responses; this will be the 1st of many queries I have as awe prep for our next adventure.

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It's not a camp ground or RV park. Most people use Walmart for over night and do not disconnect nor put out the slides.


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The rules is set by local Walmart manager -- or the city.

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Check in with the manager, do some shopping there and generally be gone the next morning.


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Posted: 07/10/18 08:14pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why not opt for the security and convenience of an RV park? We will never stay in a WalMart lot. They aren't all in good neighborhoods, besides if we park there it's one less spot for the 1/2 million dollar diesel pushers that roll in at noon to spend a couple days there.

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agesilaus wrote:

Check in with the manager, do some shopping there and generally be gone the next morning.



Or you could sprout roots and stay a spell, put your feet up...lol



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B.O. Plenty wrote:

Why not opt for the security and convenience of an RV park? We will never stay in a WalMart lot. They aren't all in good neighborhoods, besides if we park there it's one less spot for the 1/2 million dollar diesel pushers that roll in at noon to spend a couple days there.

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Totally agree. Just understanding how people use (or avoid) the cheap or free nights stay.

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Imbriaco wrote:

B.O. Plenty wrote:

Why not opt for the security and convenience of an RV park? We will never stay in a WalMart lot. They aren't all in good neighborhoods, besides if we park there it's one less spot for the 1/2 million dollar diesel pushers that roll in at noon to spend a couple days there.

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Totally agree. Just understanding how people use (or avoid) the cheap or free nights stay.


Well, believe it or not, I have seen RV parks that looked worse than that. And no, we avoid those if at all possible

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I see the worn-out, junky looking campers at the Walmart near me. They're such an eyesore. I guess there are those in new Dutch Stars camping at Walmarts but I've never seen them. Is there something wrong with RV parks?


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Posted: 07/10/18 08:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Opinion: if you are going to be going full time then stay in campgrounds most of your full time...

Walmart is for an occasional one night stop over and then move on down the road...

disclaimer: we have been RV'ing for over 30 years and have never 'camped' at a Walmart.


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