You don’t always need an RV park. Sometimes when trip planning and traveling, all you need is a safe place to park and spend the night. Walmart has long been a haven for the tired RVer in need of a place to sleep. Unfortunately, local laws have begun to deny weary travels from parking in their towns with more frequent regularity. That’s why we recommend using RV Trip Wizard to find Walmarts that still allow overnight parking when planning your long-distance trip.
RV Trip Wizard
An amazing tool that will help you with not only finding Walmarts to stay at but also trip planning is the browser-based program called RV Trip Wizard. Users have found this all-encompassing service can help you document your travel route, keep track of campgrounds, attractions you’d like to visit, gas stops, and even your trip costs along the way.
If you are planning a trip from Location A to Location B, you can find a Walmart somewhere in between that you’d like to stop to catch some rest. You can filter using the Points of Interest filters “Walmart” or “Super Walmart”. If you would like more options, you can use the “Overnight Parking” filter to show all places that allow overnight parking like Cracker Barrel or Bass Pro Shops. Make sure to follow the Walmart boondocking rules and call and ask permission to park overnight.
If you are given the go-ahead to stay overnight, be sure to ask where the management would prefer you to park in the lot. Mark your stopover on a map you will create in RV Trip Wizard, also making note of the manager’s name and phone number, along with the parking lot location they suggested.
Continue creating your map, adding campgrounds, gas station stops, and sights to see as you travel, all documented in the RV Trip Wizard program. By the time you are ready to hit the road, you can print out your map, email it to loved ones, download it to a GPS unit, or even just route using the included RV GPS app called RV Life. You will start your trip with the confidence in knowing that some of the guesswork is taken out of your journey.