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Brenda41

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Walmart I10 Gulfport, MS is refunding the money for the tow charge. The manager of the Walmart called Friday and today and stated the tow truck company was not authorized to tow our rv. The tow company was to supervise the parking lot for those who camp for days not for those who shop or stay over night. The money is to be refunded to Walmart then to us. We accept the apology of the manager of the Walmart store. We will post when we receive our money.

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How long were you parked there?
I would expect them to apologize for a tow when you were only there a day. Heck, with DW, it sometimes seems like we're there 24 hours....and that is just shopping with the van

Glad to hear that Walmart is doing the right thing!

Now, if people would not abuse their hospitality........


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I'm very happy that the store manager followed up on the situation. I would guess the towing outfit was told to refund the money or they would lose their contract. I would the driver may now be looking for another job.


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I was wondering how this story ended. Thanks for the update.




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Sounds like Walmart is doing the right thing and hopefully they will follow thru. What you have posted is that the Walmart there DOES allow overnighters to stay in their parking lot overnight IF shopping there which is only right. It's a business not a CG for the several day squatters on the ultra cheap. However, hearing the Walmart rightfully will have more than overnighters towed as it should be really makes me pleased and sure helps Walmarts image. Some people are just too darn cheap for their own good and I applaud ALL Walmarts for enforcing the rules and their accomodations! About time! A breath of fresh air and gives us a much better feeling towards Walmarts as a whole! The I-10 Walmart will have the task now of dealing with the "cowboy" towing company and their dingbat drivers!

We sure are happy to see your new thread post and soon to be returned money but nothing will repair the real tension and wrong that was done to both of you! However, you paid nothing to Walmart for staying in their lot so you certainly have no financial claim for your free staying. Bet you'd handle the situation differently next time though should it even happen again.

Please keep us updated! Thanks!


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Jloucks wrote:

I was wondering how this story ended. Thanks for the update.

Too bad the other thread was locked. =/

Link to historical thread


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Brenda41 wrote:

Walmart I10 Gulfport, MS is refunding the money for the tow charge. The manager of the Walmart called Friday and today and stated the tow truck company was not authorized to tow our rv. The tow company was to supervise the parking lot for those who camp for days not for those who shop or stay over night. The money is to be refunded to Walmart then to us. We accept the apology of the manager of the Walmart store. We will post when we receive our money.


YEA! Glad you persevered and got a refund!

Scary thought though that they leave a 'tow truck driver in charge' of deciding
who is shopping, parking and/or staying overnight in an RV.

WHO determines how many days is too many days??

Sounds like this Walmart needs a sign, a very big sign that says NO OVERNIGHT PARKING period, before someone gets hurt or takes the life of a tow truck driver!


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Brenda41 wrote:

Walmart I10 Gulfport, MS is refunding the money for the tow charge. The manager of the Walmart called Friday and today and stated the tow truck company was not authorized to tow our rv. The tow company was to supervise the parking lot for those who camp for days not for those who shop or stay over night. The money is to be refunded to Walmart then to us. We accept the apology of the manager of the Walmart store. We will post when we receive our money.


If tow company was not authorized it was vehicle theft. Make a report to the local law enforcement agency. Also, have your vehicle thoroughly inspected for mechanical damage as well as aesthetic. Tows by companies working parking lots and/or repo type towing damage the vehicle regularly. They don't give spit if they break our toys.





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bigred1cav wrote:

Brenda41 wrote:

Walmart I10 Gulfport, MS is refunding the money for the tow charge. The manager of the Walmart called Friday and today and stated the tow truck company was not authorized to tow our rv. The tow company was to supervise the parking lot for those who camp for days not for those who shop or stay over night. The money is to be refunded to Walmart then to us. We accept the apology of the manager of the Walmart store. We will post when we receive our money.


If tow company was not authorized it was vehicle theft. Make a report to the local law enforcement agency. Also, have your vehicle thoroughly inspected for mechanical damage as well as aesthetic. Tows by companies working parking lots and/or repo type towing damage the vehicle regularly. They don't give spit if they break our toys.


I would think if you were in the RV it would also be kidnapping?

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I remember the original thread and it was a mess and done with the permission of a local LEO. I suspect something untoward was going on there. Perhaps a complaint to the local state attorney's office is warranted here?


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