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Old 06-17-2012, 12:34 AM   #15
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Where is this Walmart with plug on the poles? Never heard o such a thing and I bet 99% of the RV community would never dream of spending a week in a Walmart parking lot. Don't tell me you put out slides and the awning too? Lawn chairs and gas grill?
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Walmarts will let you stay for extended periods of time, and you can improve your chances by actually talking to the manager. Shopping in the store and making sure you're seen doing so also helps things. They even have power outlets on the light poles that you can plug into. Walmart has historically been tight knit with the rv'ing community. Last time I was in an rv with friends, we stayed at a Walmart for a week while one visited his family half way on our trip. Plugged in and everything, no problems. Manager said that's what they are there for.

Truck stops have so many trucks, busses and rv's going in and out all day and night that you really have to be obnoxious to get noticed.
erie1200, can we see pictures of your progress? I am beginning to think that you are just trying to spoof people on this site and waste there time.
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Indeed!!! fix up a TT for $1,000.00 with upgrades?? I called that dreaming!
But we'll wait and see the results hopefully.
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Where is this Walmart with plug on the poles? Never heard o such a thing and I bet 99% of the RV community would never dream of spending a week in a Walmart parking lot. Don't tell me you put out slides and the awning too? Lawn chairs and gas grill?
Do you have, you know, anything constructive/helpful to add to my thread?
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erie1200, can we see pictures of your progress? I am beginning to think that you are just trying to spoof people on this site and waste there time.
Excuse me?!
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Indeed!!! fix up a TT for $1,000.00 with upgrades?? I called that dreaming!
But we'll wait and see the results hopefully.
I did say that I have a woodshop, existing stockpile of various hardwood, multiple friends in the construction business, etc. Fridge is $200, drop in stovetop is $150, I already have all of the flooring materials, treated wood for the frame shouldn't run more than $300 expecially with the 10% military discount. A grand, for me, is not an unreasonable estimate. The camper the way it sits right now is already in good shape.
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what i did was bought a portable tankless off ebay for 135 bucks and hung it outside the trailer.It runs on propane and 2 d batteries ignite the flame and it has a place u can put a pipe to exhaust it away from the trailer and I put rubber feet on each corner of the back of it to keep the heat off the trailer when I am done I unhook it and put it inside weighs about 10 pounds.
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Do you have, you know, anything constructive/helpful to add to my thread?
I thought I was. Camping for an extended period of time at a Walmart isn't camping.
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what i did was bought a portable tankless off ebay for 135 bucks and hung it outside the trailer.It runs on propane and 2 d batteries ignite the flame and it has a place u can put a pipe to exhaust it away from the trailer and I put rubber feet on each corner of the back of it to keep the heat off the trailer when I am done I unhook it and put it inside weighs about 10 pounds.

Thanks for a legitimate helpful response, Jim.

I too have been looking at those on eBay as well, there are some good deals. I wonder if there is a way to wire electricity to one of those, instead of using D cell battery power?
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I thought I was. Camping for an extended period of time at a Walmart isn't camping.
How, where, why, for what duration, and any other details about my camping/rv experience past, present, or future... is not the topic of this thread. The topic is the rebuild, specifically various questions about possible systems to install within the camper.
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Let's stop the sniping, folks. Help the OP with questions about his rebuild or move on.

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Thanks for a legitimate helpful response, Jim.

I too have been looking at those on eBay as well, there are some good deals. I wonder if there is a way to wire electricity to one of those, instead of using D cell battery power?
Only thing the D cells power is the ignitor to spark the flame. They should last a long time.
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While they do last a long time, I would rather never have to replace them. D cells are 1.5 volts each, so I wonder if I can wire up something.
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