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Old 10-20-2021, 10:37 PM   #1
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Thrift shopping on RV trips?

Anyone else into thrift shopping on RV trips? My wife and I are big thrift shoppers and did a cross-Canada RV trip. Drove around Quebec in a rental car and bought a whole bunch of stuff before picking up the RV and loading it with our haul (in the above cab space), and thrift shopping all the way back to the west coast. Cooked with cast iron pans, good quality knives, cookies stored in a vintage wood cookie jar and had wine decanted in good German decanters all bought cheap.

The Class A we just bought unfortunately doesn't have that kind of storage that the shorter rental Class C had.

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Old 10-20-2021, 10:52 PM   #2
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I like visiting a thrift store occasionally, especially if I need something that I have at home and I dont want to spend a lot of money on a duplicate item. Case in point, I found myself in need of a sport coat in central Indiana. Not only did I not want to spend the $$ on a good one, or buy a cheap one, but there were no men’s stores for a hundred miles. Then I thought of Goodwill and all the suits and sport coats Ive donated to them. So off I went to a local Goodwill, 15 miles away, found four decent coats in my size (46L which is not all that common) and bought a nice medium weight tweed with leather elbow patches for $6. It was perfect - presentable but also casual enough. Also found a very nice L.L. Bean shirt for $2. Just never know what you might find.
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Went to a weekend car show and on the rebound stopped by a thrift store because it was there. They had a very nice and lightly used barbecue grill for cheap. Caught my eye because my old one has always had hot/cold spot issues with triple burners and this one had six.
I picked it up at the loading bay and pushed it through the parking lot to the puzzlement of the employees. RV was parked out of sight in a more spacious area of the lot. I disassembled it right there next to the coach and stashed all the pieces all around the coach.
Still haven't gotten it all the way back together.
Wife still talks about how consistently nice almost all of the thrift stores were out in Colorado when we roadtripped out there.
I've been collecting DVD movies the last few years so anyplace with a selection of them for cheap sucks me right in.
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It's the first thing my wife & daughter do when we blow into a new town.
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:57 PM   #5
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My wife loves thrift shopping. Part of our vacation. She loves Give-Me 5
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Love thrift stores.
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Old 01-15-2023, 09:30 PM   #7
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I like checking out thrift stores anywhere we camp. I have found a kinds of things. I bought a Colman gas camp stove still sealed in its box for 10. A kerosene lamp for 5 and a Griswold camp oven for 2. I have found other treasures as well.
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