We have, and will, continue to stay at Walmart’s but are cautious about where they are. Not just how close it is to the interstate or how big is the lot for our behemoth to turn around in but what is the surrounding area like. After living in New Orleans and shopping at the Walmart on Tchoupitoulas Avenue and having a friend who witnessed shop lifting every time she shopped there, I can say with confidence it is not a place I would stay overnight in my RV. Although maybe now it is better since the New Orleans Police Department put in a sub-station there! We regularly ask other RV’ers about Walmart’s they recommend and appreciate the information. For that reason, we decided to include our experiences in the RV Park Review section.
As we were driving south on I-95 leaving Maine the rain would not let up, the afternoon was turning to evening, and we decided it was a good time to get off the road. While our “Walmart OverNight Parking” app (don’t laugh you non-RV’ers there really is such a thing) told us the Seabrook, New Hampshire Walmart allowed overnight parking, we gave them a courtesy call just to make sure and asked where they preferred that we park. The Walmart was only a half mile from I-95 with an easy on and off.
|When spending the night at Walmart we don't put our jacks down and only put out a slide if|
we need to get into a drawer or closet.
We found a place along the back to pull over and later when cars started clearing out we moved to a back lot next to the Wal-mart garden center where we were asked to park. The area was very well lit and quiet which gave us a restful night. Directly in front of the RV was a large grassy area that was good for walking Spirit.
There are a few restaurants within a short walking distance including McDonalds, Outback Steakhouse, and a noodle restaurant. We were able to get a handful of channels using our antenna. Our Verizon phone worked great and so did out hotspot.
We would definitely stop here again because of its short distance (less than 1/2 mile) from the interstate and how safe we felt. There were five other RV’s besides us but still room enough for a couple more.