Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-20-2011, 05:07 PM   #2885
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunner View Post
What's this 8 hours sleep thing? I'm lucky to get 3 hours sleep a night.
I can sleep between 8-15 hours with little effort unless I really work at getting myself out of bed.
__________________

__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #2886
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
__________________

__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 06:01 PM   #2887
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
I love sleeping/dreaming, but is a waste of time.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #2888
Senior Member
 
slickest1's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: B.C.
Posts: 3,727
Depends what your dreaming about. And before someone else says it, if you dream about depends then that is waste!!
__________________
Dennis & Marcie & Captain Hook The Jack Russell,aka PUP, 04 Dodge/Cummins 01 Citation 29.rk fifth wheel.RVM59
slickest1 is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #2889
Senior Member
 
Yellowreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 228
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dunner
I love sleeping/dreaming, but is a waste of time.
Except there are very few things that can mess you up as much as not getting enough sleep on a regular basis
__________________
Yellowreef is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 08:48 PM   #2890
Senior Member
 
Dunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Phx, Arid~zona
Posts: 11,106
I've had some Vicoden nightmares lately. Sciatica sucks.

Lack of sleep is cumulative. It will catch up to you and you will sleep.
__________________
2004 32' National Sea Breeze 1311 Class A on a F-53 Chassis, CHF, TST TPMS, 5Star Tune.
If Dunner (RVM23) can't fix it, it ain't broke!
Cheap Handling Fix Poll. Click Here to vote?
Dunner is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #2891
Senior Member
 
Mochisme's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Shoreline, WA
Posts: 361
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedneckExpress View Post
I'm thankful for the Walmart over in noth Marysville, WA next door to the Tulalip Casino, just off of I-5. Stopped there when I was near brain dead from the drive in the rain to get my 8 hours sleep. Got some spare keys made there and bought a new BBQ lighter to light my fridge with .
I understand that is a very poplar WM. Two of the guys that work for me drive past there on the way to work and since I have been talking about my plans they have been telling me there see RV's there EVERY morning when they go by. Tulaip Casino is nice too, I go there to play Poker now and again.
__________________
Mochisme "Ted"
2000 34' La Palma
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Toad)
Mochisme is offline  
Old 10-20-2011, 09:51 PM   #2892
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 982
103 Wal-Mart/Sams in 4 years and I have yet to even feel the slightest unease. Been in a couple camp grounds and BLM areas that have scared the crap out of me though.

Wal-Mart - 24hr lights, often 24hr security. Unsafe? Boggles my little mind.
__________________
ottffss is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 11:06 AM   #2893
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by ottffss View Post
103 Wal-Mart/Sams in 4 years and I have yet to even feel the slightest unease. Been in a couple camp grounds and BLM areas that have scared the crap out of me though.

Wal-Mart - 24hr lights, often 24hr security. Unsafe? Boggles my little mind.
Ya know, I think the feeling of insecurity some talk about is really just a lack of actually spending the night at WM. I haven't stayed at as many as you, but maybe 50 or so and have never had any issues, either. The worst that has happened is a carload of locals goes by and honks their horn as a way of letting you know you are in their neighborhood. I can live with that.

The convenience of staying at Wally's far outweighs any perceived danger, but again, I've never felt any danger.
__________________
Phil in Bonney Lake, WA
2003 Itasca Horizon, 32TD
Madrona is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 11:23 AM   #2894
Senior Member
 
RedneckExpress's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sauvie Island, OR
Posts: 2,353
Send a message via ICQ to RedneckExpress Send a message via AIM to RedneckExpress Send a message via MSN to RedneckExpress Send a message via Yahoo to RedneckExpress
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mochisme View Post
I understand that is a very poplar WM. Two of the guys that work for me drive past there on the way to work and since I have been talking about my plans they have been telling me there see RV's there EVERY morning when they go by. Tulaip Casino is nice too, I go there to play Poker now and again.
We took a look at the Casino, it has a dedicated RV area, but as best as we could determine from the rules board, one has to buy a parking permit or something, we weren't certain, it was raining and we decided Walmart was just simpler, especially with the poor signage the casino has directing you to the lot.
__________________
'92 Dodge W250 "Dually" Power Wagon
'74
KIT 1106 Kamper Slide-in Truck Camper
'06 Heartland Bighorn 3400RL Fifth wheel
Follow along with me in the The Journey of
RedneckExpress is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #2895
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 982
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madrona View Post
Ya know, I think the feeling of insecurity some talk about is really just a lack of actually spending the night at WM. ....
What madrona said!

It's funny, if I have some newbie RV friends on board their initial take is no way stay at a WM. But they relent - have to I'm driving - and once they have shined and showered in the WM lot in the morning after watching RedBox movies and munching on WM hot-to-go snacks all night, they are totally hooked on the drive-in drive-out convenience and can't wait for the next one. Never another thought about it after the first time.

Fear of boondocking comes to mind and that is translated to a fear of WM. For some having only 30amp is terrifying. It's all good.
__________________
ottffss is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 12:00 PM   #2896
Registered User
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
For some having only 30amp is terrifying.
__________________
Midniteoyl is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 02:38 PM   #2897
Senior Member
 
Yellowreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 228
Another kind of Walmart living:

http://money.cnn.com/2011/10/21/pf/a...mtown_housing/
__________________
Yellowreef is offline  
Old 10-21-2011, 05:33 PM   #2898
Senior Member


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Bonney Lake, WA
Posts: 351
Quote:
Originally Posted by ottffss View Post
What madrona said!

It's funny, if I have some newbie RV friends on board their initial take is no way stay at a WM. But they relent - have to I'm driving - and once they have shined and showered in the WM lot in the morning after watching RedBox movies and munching on WM hot-to-go snacks all night, they are totally hooked on the drive-in drive-out convenience and can't wait for the next one. Never another thought about it after the first time.

Fear of boondocking comes to mind and that is translated to a fear of WM. For some having only 30amp is terrifying. It's all good.
Exactly! Even as many times as we have stayed, I still find myself saying, in the middle of a movie with a mouth full of popcorn, "I can't believe we are in a WalMart parking lot!! I'm not sure what it is, maybe feeling a little like you're doing something you shouldn't, even though you know it's alright. I LOVE stepping outside in the morning with a cup of coffee and watching people go to work knowing I don't have to! I encourage every RV'er I know to give it a try. Most of them just don't get the concept and never will experience what we experience.
__________________

__________________
Phil in Bonney Lake, WA
2003 Itasca Horizon, 32TD
Madrona is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
camping



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
More Canadian Walmarts banning Overnight RV Parking jobriant Boondocking 77 11-18-2010 08:36 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.