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Old 04-04-2014, 09:36 AM   #1
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Leaving next Thursday after work 7:30 or so headed to a BBQ comp and want to get a few hours up the road and thought about stopping overnight at a Wal-Mart parking lot. Never have done this but seems like a lot of folks do. Do all Wal-Mart stores let you do this? Any problems you have had? Any other stores let you do this? THANKS!!
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:25 AM   #2
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We have stayed at Walmarts on occasion. Especially when in a hurry either going or coming.
We always went into the store and asked them before getting settled.
We have never been refused. I would recommend asking, because there are a few where it's not allowed.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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We do this when traveling long distances. Lloyd is correct some do not allow this, but most do. I have a book called the next exit and it tells you what is available at any exit in the US. If the store is RV friendly it is listed in red. I also use an app on my phone called RVparky. It list not only wallmarts, but anyplace to stay for free, like Cracker Barrel and truck stops. I have had good luck at Wallmart and there are usually several other campers there at the same time, so you get to meet new people

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:02 PM   #4
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This site,, can help with Walmarts that permit overnight camping.

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:08 PM   #5
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There are 2 walmarts in York PA that do not allow on parking..
This is a township law, not a walmart rule.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #6
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Can we park at your house Walt??
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #7
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We have done this multiple times. As said before RVparky worked well. We always checked with Manager.

We stopped at one on a up scale mall..Walmart did not own but was a tenent. They had us checkin with mall security..they escourted to a location to stay..provided golf cart security patrols and we were on a camera.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:18 PM   #8
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yes, Mark, ,I will post "no Parking" signs yo ensure space for you.
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