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Parking Lot Campers May Be Doomed After This Shooting At A Walmart

This post was updated on March 15th, 2024

I remember taking camping trips with my grandparents decades ago, and we’d often stop at a Walmart parking lot to rest up and resupply. Everybody did it. But that was a long time ago, and things change.

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A recent shooting at a Walmart parking lot in Cottonwood, Arizona threatens to ban Walmart camping for all RV’ers. One suspect was shot and killed and an officer was shot in the leg during the altercation.

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Original video by ABC15 Arizona

While it’s fortunate that no one else was seriously injured and the officer didn’t suffer grave wounds, this situation doesn’t bode well for Walmart campers.

We all know how large companies often respond to tough situations: with knee-jerk reactions. After the higher-ups talk about this, you can bet policy changes will have some effect on overnight camping at Walmart.

What do you think about this situation? Is parking lot camping at Walmart becoming too much of a nuisance for the general public? Do you think it will be banned eventually?

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1 thought on “Parking Lot Campers May Be Doomed After This Shooting At A Walmart”

  1. Walmart overnight parking is a great way to stretch your traveling budget, especially when you just want to get off the road for the night.It’s a shame if Walmart ends this because of this incident.,unfortunate, but not normal behavior. Overnight rvr’s are respectable and considerate, parking out of the way of the store traffic flow, are quiet and leave the area clean.
    This incident could have happened in a campground, roadside rest area or a truck stop. You must always be aware of your surroundings, whether it be a campground or parking lot. If all rvrs were rich, why would they stop at a parking lot for the night???

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