Is it OK to Boondock at Walmart?
As a full-time RVer (or just someone planning a long cross-country RV trip) you may have considered staying overnight in a Walmart parking lot. It’s imperative these aren’t abused, so Walmart continues to allow RVers to boondock in their parking lots for years to come.
Can you park RV overnight at Walmart?
Can I park my RV at a Walmart store? While we do not offer electrical service or accommodations typically necessary for RV customers, Walmart values RV travelers and considers them among our best customers. Consequently, we do permit RV parking on our store parking lots as we are able.
Can you sleep in a travel trailer at a rest stop?
Yes. You are permitted to sleep overnight in your vehicle while at a California Rest Area. You just cannot stay beyond 8 hours.
Can you still stay overnight at Walmart?
Yes, you can park overnight at Walmart. Most Walmart stores allow RVs, van-dwellers, and car campers to sleep in their parking lot overnight.
Can you sleep overnight at truck stops?
As any full-time RVer can attest, there are many businesses that allow overnight parking. Some Walmarts, Cracker Barrels, and truck stops welcome RVs to park overnight. Benefits to staying at these places include well-lit parking lots and the occasional wi-fi hotspot like you can find at certain Pilot Travel Centers.
Can you overnight at Walmart?
Yes, you can park overnight at Walmart. Most Walmart stores allow RVs, van-dwellers, and car campers to sleep in their parking lot overnight. However, there are a minority of Walmart stores where overnight parking is not allowed.
How to conserve water when boondocking with your airstream?
Use a safe, vegetable-based dish soap (Simplicity is one brand – available at Wal-mart) so that rinsing is not as important.. Use less dish soap – you won’t have to rinse as much. Cook in easy-to-clean pots and pans. (e.g. Teflon coated) Conserve water by steaming your veggies (in about an inch of water) instead of boiling them.
Are there any boondocking parking lots near Walmart?
There are other boondocking parking lots available as long as you follow the proper etiquettes. They include: Cracker Barrel (don’t leave without trying the dumplings!) Casinos (truck parking area. Some have shuttles if you want to try your luck) Highway Rest Areas (check the state’s department of transportation website first.
What does it mean to Boondock in an RV?
Boondocking (or dry camping) refers to RV camping in a remote area,without being hooked up to water, power or sewer.Dispelling Your Fears For me, there were 3 parts to dispelling my initial fears about boondocking safety. Hearing about other’s experiences and taking comfort in their recommendations.
What to do with hot water when boondocking?
While waiting for hot water from the tap, catch the running water in a clean jug to reuse it. If you’re about to do the dishes, you could put the first (cooler) water in the rinse tub. Turn off the pump and don’t use water to flush the toilet after every use.