We had one of our dually tires go flat on us on the Beast (Class A). We made an appointment at Big Os to get it fixed (Thinking something is wrong with the valvestem). Only time they had room was 9 in the morning (Due to our size, we take up most of their parking lot).
Not being a simple task to get the Beast through the Mesa roads, we decided to go the night before and dry dock at Walmart, like we’ve done a few times before.
We get into Walmart at 3 PM, find a parking spot and park. It’s cooler outside than inside the Rv so we all go outside sit, sitting on the steps, ground (No chairs). Security Guard drives pass us many times. 5 pm Brent and I go get something to eat to bring back from local restaurant, again the Security drives passed us walking. 7 PM we head into Walmart to get our much needed groceries all $150 worth of groceries and few other things. On our way out we see the Security guard and say hi to him.. It’s now 8:45 Sunday night most stores are closed. We’re sitting outside again to cool off after putting everything away. The Security guard stops and says “I have good news for you! We don’t allow overnight parking” Brent says “Oh we didn’t know as we’ve stayed before, only here cause we have a 9 am tire appointment” guard says ” we’re under new management, you must leave Bye Bye”, Then drives off. Why had he waited until now? Remind you it’s Sunday night, most places are closed, no truck stops near.
We head to Home Depot knowing I had called them in the past and asked if we could park overnight there and was told yes. It’s convenient as Big Os is pretty much in the parking lot. But it’s located in a much noisier location (Which is why we didn’t park there). Home Depot is closed so we have no way of asking, but we see a few trucks parked and hope we don’t get the middle of the night knock on the door, which we didn’t.
Issue with Walmart isn’t that they changed their rules, it’s why did they wait so late? The guard had many opportunities to talk to us, ask if we planned to stay overnight, been friendly about it. Weird they waited until after we spent money?
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