Wallydocking: an RV term used to describe "urban stays outside of a RV park" and covers "stealth camping" "front yard camping" "Flying J / truckstops" "Wal-Mart / retail parking lots" and other similar situations.

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We've probably all done it
, and those that haven't, have at the very least thought about it. That's right, spent the night in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Most Wal-Marts provide only space for the RV's to park, not electrical hookups or dumping stations. The company says its invitation to RV's, which has been in place for decades, is not predatory competition. "It is very simply an extension of customer service,". Many RV owners agree, and Wal-Mart camping has drawn an informal but enthusiastic following. Wal-Mart, Flying J, Cracker Barrel, Petro and any number of retail parking lots are RV friendly. These merchants know the value of offering ample parking for large rigs. We become customers for all the goods and services that sustain these businesses. Whether your spending the night at Wal-Mart or Campingworld, once you've had your morning coffee and walked the dog you head in to buy what you need and shop for the latest gizmo. Emerging from the store with your latest acquisition and a new stash of trash bags with little smiley faces on them, your ready to set out for the destination you failed to reach yesterday.

You might just be a Wallydocker if....


The Escapees along with FMCA and the Airstream Association (WBCCI) have proposed the following "Good Neighbor" policy with regard to "parking lot wallydocking":
 
bulletStay one night only.
bulletObtain permission from a qualified individual.
bulletObey posted regulations.
bulletNo awnings, chairs or barbeque grills.
bulletDo not use hydraulic jacks on soft surfaces (including asphalt).
bulletAlways leave an area cleaner than you found it.
bulletPurchase gas, food, or supplies as a form of thank you, when feasible.
bulletBe safe!
bulletAlways be aware of your surroundings and leave if you feel unsafe.

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