The number of Walmart stores that have allowed overnight RV parking has decreased from 78% in 2010 to 58% now, according to data from the head of OvernightRVParking.com, Jim O’Briant, provided to CNN for a report by Nathaniel Meyersohn.
This data comes at a time in which RV makers are seeing a skyrocketing increase in inquires and sales.
Walmart’s parking lot has historically been frequented by overnight RVers.
A Walmart representative told CNN that RV parking policies are decided by store managers, and the corporation as a whole does not track the number of locations that allow it.
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Walmart stores that offer overnight RV parking are becoming increasingly more difficult to find, according to data from OvernightRVParking.com, CNN’s Nathaniel Meyersohn reported.
Over the last decade, the number of Walmart stores that have allowed overnight RV parking has decreased from 78% in 2010 to 58% now, according to data given to CNN from Jim O’Briant, who heads OvernightRVParking.com, a subscription-based database with over 14,500 parking and no parking locations.
Walmart has historically been cited as a popular spot for RV enthusiasts looking for an overnight parking spot.
According to a blog by RVshare.com, Walmart — along with stores like Camping World, Cabelas, and Cracker Barrel — is a “favorite” location for free overnight RV parking, and an article by Brent Rose in Roadtrippers Magazine about finding safe nighttime RV parking even called Walmart the “best-known chain friendly to overnighters.”
“I estimate that I’ve probably spent the night at 70 different Walmarts around the US and Canada over the years,” Rose wrote in the Roadtrippers article. “While they aren’t glamorous, Walmart parking lots typically have good security and plenty of space to park.”
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