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Old 05-30-2014, 06:32 AM   #29
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I thought the storm drains were to be used as cooking grates over the campfire in the parking lot

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Old 05-30-2014, 06:36 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by flcountryboy View Post
I thought the storm drains were to be used as cooking grates over the campfire in the parking lot

Nope. Quick oil changes only.

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Old 05-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #31
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The thing to remember about WM "parking", is .......
no slides, no jacks, no generators.
We are losing more and more WMs to "No Onernight Parking".
Soon we will lose them all.

I usually find I spend more in WM than I would at a CG anyway.
That is my way of a THANK YOU
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Old 05-30-2014, 08:42 AM   #32
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And I DO appreciate the business that RVers give to Wal-Mart. I've been buying WMT stock since Dec '74. No, we don't really do all the nasty things in a Wal-Mart parking lot that we've been joking about. Matter of fact, with many observation hours in the parking lots, we see very few "infractions of etiquette". Yeah, some, but most RVers are aware and do not get flamboyant with the "camping" aspect. Rarely do we overnight in any store parking lot, but sure love the big lots for maneuvering so we can shop. I try to park as far from the crowd as possible, so as not to get mired into a difficult position ... like some thoughtless fellow parking his car immediately in front of my motorcoach bumper.

Something that gets my goat is to watch uncaring shoppers leave empty carts willy-nilly anywhere then drive off. All stores have cart corrals. I can't count the number of times I've stopped to get a cart out of the street on a windy day, and push it to a cart corral.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:45 AM   #33
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I have had campers and fivers without generators and they accommodated us nicely.
We now have a 7500 Quiet installed that was new at purchase and it uses 2 50lb tanks a day to run. It is quiet yet expensive. The only thing you need it for is the a/c units.
If you only run 1 a/c unit at night as I do. Then a gasoline or diesel depending on your towing rig fuel type would be the way to go. Honda is quiet but 900.00 bucks , the ryobi at home depot is about 500.00 and is just as good for this use.
The Diesel ones are cheap and quiet as well but are usually over 1000.00 .
I wouldnt have purchased the propane one I have. It is good, but expensive and I have to fill 2 of my 4 tanks a day. A 5000 btu a/c uses 5-6000 watts , mainly on startup. If you get one to small it will damage the a/c for not having enough power.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:47 AM   #34
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Solar cells today are advanced enough to provide power for everything else cheaply.
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Old 05-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Barlow46 View Post
Nope. Quick oil changes only.

So that's why my food didn't stick.

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