Monday, November 11, 2013

Walmart....Shame on you!

Yesterday was a travel day.....kinda a long one for us.  We normally don't like traveling on Sundays, but decided to go ahead and move on down the road.  We are heading straight down I75 South, once through Atlanta decided it was time for a little lunch.  Found a Cracker Barrel and a Walmart almost side by side in McDonough GA.  Now this Walmart had two parking areas...kinda an upper and lower.  We parked in the upper lot....which was empty except for 2 or 3 semis.  Now there were overnight parking and no truck parking, but we have never had a problem parking for an hour or two to have lunch and YES...we did buy a few groceries.  We popped over to Cracker Barrel for lunch, it was busy so that took about  1 1/2 hrs.  Then we headed back over to Walmart to pick up a few items.  Once back at the fifth wheel, we decided to go ahead and feed the furballs their dinner as it was going on 2pm.  Next thing I know a giant tow truck is pulling up beside us and is telling me that we have to go....Walmart is tired of all of us parking in their parking lot....tearing up their property and such.  I'm like, "what the hell are you talking about....we just bought some groceries here and are taking a little break from the road"  and his response,  "I understand, but you gotta go".  There was another rv that had just pulled in and they got the same message.  Mama is NOT HAPPY and you know the drill....if Mama ain't happy, nobodies happy.  I immediately got on the phone to the store and spoke with a manager.  She seemed to be oblivious to what was going on in her parking lot.  Wanted to know who the tow company was and NO it was not their policy to tow rv'ers especially after they had been shopping at the store.  She did come outside and spoke at length to the tow truck driver.....what was said, I have no idea.  She never came over to talk to me.  Which makes me think, that somebody higher up the food chain had called the tow truck.  We took our time, fed our pups, filled our diesel tanks, and got back out on the road.  So, if you are ever in the vicinity of the Walmart on Willow Ln in McDonough GA.....take my advice and keep on trucking right on down the road!  They are NOT RV friendly!
We landed in Tifton GA for a couple of nights.  Staying at the I75 RV Park.  Nice little place....nothing fancy and not much around to do or see....but a great place for an overnight or two! 
Today the sun is shining and the temps are climbing into the 70's.....yes, indeed....flip flop weather at last!  Tomorrow (Tuesday) we will be back on the road to Tampa!


  1. Thanks for the heads up because if they treat RVers like that we won't be spending our money there. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. thanks for the update, I'll make sure I avoid them. Sorry it happened to you ..... shouldn't have!

    1. ps, I also sent an email to the city via their website letting them know how RV visitors are being treated in their city. They should all be ashamed!

  3. You should let Nick Russell know (Gypsy Journal). He publishes a list of places that are not RV friendly. These places are making a mistake by alienating RVers.

  4. This just happened to somebody in NM. Totally uncalled for. Not only do those Walmarts not get our business neither do the other merchants in town. Really stupid in my book.

  5. Heck that's my home town and they don't even like locals. We go to other towns and stay away from there. Try going to Buckner's family restaurant on the Jackson exit a few exits south. Better food friendly people.


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