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Posted: 09/02/17 04:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our local Wal-mart (Ontario, Oregon) is displaying this sign after years of having lots of RVs in their parking lot.

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Is anyone else seeing this, and are all Wal-Marts following this pattern?


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Good for Walmart. In Bend the parking lot looks like a druggie parking lot 24/7. Im almost scared to even stop any more.


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donn0128 wrote:

Good for Walmart. In Bend the parking lot looks like a druggie parking lot 24/7. Im almost scared to even stop any more.


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I don't blame them !
Too many people took advantage of their generosity and ruined it for the ones who just stopped as a last minute resort.

I have read here over the years where people actually planned their trips by stopping at Walmarts because they are too cheap to pay for a night or two at a rv park or campground.
I hope that every Walmart across the country does the same.

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One sign is not a trend. Lots of Walmarts in Florida have them due to abuse.


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First one I ever saw was in Oregon, but on the Coast. It's not at all Walmarts.

People don't need RVs to look sketchy.


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It may be due to a local bylaw.

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Rv parks complain to city council that they are losing money. City council capitulates and viola. New signs. Don't blame Walmart they just have to follow the law. Blame the Rv parks. I remember that happened in Prince George B.C so everyone going to Alaska told council they didn't need to stop in P.G. Well all the fuel stations and restaurants complained so they rescinded the ban. Power to the $$$ for sure.


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My local Walmart told me that they do not even own or control the parking lot directly. That is why they allow overnight trucks but not RV's. The abuse that I see when traveling convinces me that it is just a matter of time before other lots become unavailable. Long term parking, slides out, trash, all contribute to our image and it is not a pretty one.

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From the picture they are only towing cars. Red cars!


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