Hometime- parking situation

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by firstgear, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Dr. Venture

    Dr. Venture Medium Load Member

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    I heard that Wal-Mart recently announced trucks were welcome to park at all their stores. I could be wrong, right now it's just hear-say from a friend.
     
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  3. snowflier

    snowflier Light Load Member

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    I spoke with the manager of our local Sam's Club and they said trucks are welcome to stay over night anytime.
     
  4. Dr. Venture

    Dr. Venture Medium Load Member

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    I think the problem some run into there is local ordinances. Even though it's private property police can still enforce no semi parking laws.
     
  5. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

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    All the walmarts in my area,allways has trucks park there.The walmart up the street from me has one that been sitting there for weeks.Dont know whats the deal there.There a walmart less than 1/2 mile from a major highway,and the has a over night parking area for trucks.
     
  6. brinkj23

    brinkj23 "Asphalt Cowboy"

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    As long as its a super walmart doubt anyone will have any issues parking there but I would be cautious around the small walmart aka non supermarts. But every superwalmart ive ever seen has a parking lot three times the size of the store and most the managers dont care so I stopped asking if it was ok, havent been bothered once.
     
  7. FallsInc

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    the walmart in lima oh is a no truck zone... they hate trucks out there cause of the P&G plant bringing so many trucks per day.
     
  8. SkiddyFisk

    SkiddyFisk Light Load Member

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    My city has a weight ordinance on the city streets that would prohibit bobtails, but they really don't enforce it - I've been parking mine next to my house for a while without any issues. Just can't bring the trailer up into the subdiv :p
     
  9. kimmeegoose

    kimmeegoose Light Load Member

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    I like the Craigslist idea. I probably wouldn't have thought of it on my own. Thanks.
     
  10. Lurchgs

    Lurchgs Road Train Member

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    some walmarts *specifically* ban trucks - to the point of putting bars across the entrances at a height of about 13 feet.

    Fortunately, most are still fine with trucks parking out back
     
  11. rikdev50s

    rikdev50s Medium Load Member

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    Where I live, I drop my trailer in the lot at a closed fast food joint. Always trucks parked there, I have called the the folks who have the sign out front and they could care less. I bobtail to the house and park on the street. I have one neighbor who is a wana be lawyer and dislikes trucks. The first weekend my truck was at the house he knocked on my door early Satuday, and asked if I was going to park that efin truck there. My response to him, Are you going to park that Mercedes in your drive? He said it cost $70.000 dollars, I said that flipping truc cost $ 140,000. He han't said a thing about it again...
     
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