I can't carry a tune in a bucket, but I just hired a man who sold a local campground in Nov. He said people would come in and just want to dump their tanks. He worked up to charging as much as $50.00 to dump and refill the fresh water tank. Some folks would decide to stay and have full hookups. One couple bragged to his work-campers one time that they had not dumped for 14 days. Put yourself in his shoes, his septic had to handle all that. It is not fair for hard working campground owners. The Wal-Mart here as banned all overnight stays. I give them a thumbs up.
Wal-Mart started letting people stay overnight, when there was nothing else, but naturally some people take advantage of them and put slides out, awnings, grills, and stay for a week. NOT what they had in mind. Keep it up and all Wal-Marts, and others, will ban it.
I'm with you.
My song lyrics were meant to point out that there are alot of cheap SOB's going well beyond what WalMart intended.
Check this out...I used it in an earlier post, but it fits well here....
I am reprinting this WITHOUT the permission of the originator....BUT, I'm sure he would approve since the original thread was the same topic.....
I have just about quit using Wal-Mart for stop-overs because of the way I was treated at them..
The parking spaces were too narrow and I had to take up two spaces for the slide out and BBQ grill to set in..
and by the time I set out the potted plants in the sun and the lounge chairs around the fold up picnic table and beer cooler.. it was just too crowded..
and would you believe...??? there was no garbage cans or sewer dump !!
not even so much as a fire ring and wood pile..
I tell ya, Wal-Mart is going to the dogs..speaking of which, there were signs saying to pick up after my dog... just who do they think they are ??? Dogs have been crapping on this earth for thousands of years and nobody picked up after them ... why start now ?
I had to leave all my garbage in a paper bag in the parking lot when I left and I had to dump the black tank in the grass at the edge of the parking lot..
I really think Wal-Mart should be a little more considerate of us RVers... after all I did go inside during the day to cool off in their air conditioning and I did wander up and down the isles and let them know how I felt about the prices going up again this year..
Every year Wal-Mart opens a new store somewhere and I sure hope the new stores are better planned than the old ones ..
I'm with you Plant. If you have no other choice, it's good to know Wally World will let you be an overnight guest. We've only done it once and truthfully, it was just too noisy for us, but it helped us out for that one night. And I like you, bought enough stuff the next day to have paid for a spot! Actually every time I go into Wally World I spend at least $50 bucks! Dang, I just can't help myself!
I have had two wonderful Wal-Mart experiences.
First - a sudden storm came upon us, with unforcasted cat.2 hurricane force winds. I found the nearest exit and ducked into a Wal-Mart lot. The storm had stopped all traffic on the highway for 12 hours, and had knocked out electircal power through the entire metropolitan area. I saw a class A get blown on it's side. The store manager let me park my RV next to the building as protection from the high winds.
Second - During a long run of one night stands, I went to an RV park based on a high recommendation in Woodall's. Arrived to discover it was a total dump, and a local meeting point for area crackheads. I drove on but found nothing else. A Walmart was just 10 KM away. I stayed there the night. In the morning i discovered my engine battery had gone dead. The WM automotive manager assisted me in finding their best battery for that motor and even helped me install it. He also found a loose gen set cable which i had missed.
Walmart gets my business because they have earned it. They recieve my money and my complete respect, and I recieve a safe place to stop when needs arise. It would be a shame to loose such good neighbors to a few very bad people. If I catch any one abusing, they will know quickly.
Yes, we like Rockport pretty well. We're staying at The Quiet One RV Park which is about 6 blocks off Bus 35. It's very small (only about 35 spaces) but adequate and the price was right! $75 for a week + electricity. $170 for a month. We're moving on tomorrow to Port Aransas to the On The Beach RV Park.
Yep, we did it this morning. They had us take up two lanes on the right side of the little ferry boat. That's a much smaller ferry than the last one we were on. It's also a real quick ride. We didn't have any trouble and our truck and trailer combined is about 61 feet in length.
Can't say a whole lot yet for the RV Park we're in now. It's called On The Beach RV Park. It's the most crowded spot we've ever been in so far in all our travels! It's so close you can't even put your awning out! We barely got our slide-out out. I'm glad we'll only be here for a week.
SnowbirdIn-Flight sorry to hear the On The Beach RV Park is so crowded. We are Llano Grande at Mercede TX and some of the people leaving here are headed there. We are headed to Longhorn at Victoria TX a nice place we will just stay over nite and head to Lafayette, La actually the KOA at Scott with the good restaurants close by. Good luck hope the next campground is better.
Snowbird, will you still be in the area next weekend? We will be going to Rockport to see ARCHER. Thought maybe we could stop and say hi if you were still around. Shirley said to go to Fins and get the grilled chicken sandwich with mushrooms and swiss cheese.