We knew we were going to try Walmart RV parking at some point on our frugal rv journey, but we didn't know where or when it would be. Of course, we want to experience true boondocking at some point, but we aren't there yet! Turns out, Minot, North Dakota was the perfect place. Due to the booming of oil workers in the area and the cheap camping opportunities shattered by the 2011 floods, there was no other place to park the motorhome for the night.
We called the Walmart first, in case it was one of the stores that didn't allow overnight parking. Fortunately, we were good to go. Unfortunately, the other Walmarts on our route didn't allow it, so we had to splurge on a few campgrounds. Next time we make a long journey across the country, we're going to have the Walmart Atlas you see on the right, as well as their free download of their stores that don't allow overnight parking, to be completely prepared.
Our Walmart camping review is quite simple - free campgrounds are good when living the cheap rv life. This was our first long journey in our Bounder motorhome, and what a difference compared to pulling the travel trailer we used to own! We just pulled right in, pulled the curtains, and relaxed. In the morning, reverse that order of events. We slept well and were just in shock how much easier rving is in a motorhome.
Would we want to stay in a Walmart for long periods of time? No, though I understand some people do. We use Walmart as a free camping resource, so we can afford to go from point A to point B, without running out of money somewhere in the middle (would that be A and a half?).