Why shouldn’t RV’s park at Wal-Mart?

Posted on July 18, 2007
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Just because you don’t like something doesn’t give you the right to make it illegal.

If it did, there would be a provision in the Constitution banning canned peas. I really don’t like them.

Quite a number of people, especially campground owners, don’t like that motor homes park in Wal-Mart and other retail establishment parking lots. They feel that this somehow robs campground owners of their rightful due.

I don’t get it.

If there is a need for a service people have the right to offer it. Where do they get the right to prevent someone else from giving it away?

I understand that RV’s that don’t use professional campgrounds don’t contribute to services they regularly need like sewage dumping facilities, showers and the like.

Even so, like all services, the rule that applies is “Use it or lose it.” If campgrounds don’t get enough business to survive, RV owners will lose the services such operators offer.

Mind you, I doubt it would be long before truck stops would be offering sewage disposal. After all, RV’s use a lot of gasoline.

We’re all entitled to feel sorry for campground owners facing a decline in RV tourism and competition from alternative sources of service. They’re entitled to feel sorry for themselves.

They’re not entitled to assume a monopoly.


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