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Old 02-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Overnight Camping---Generator use

Has anyone done any overnight camping at Walmart, Sams, truck stops, rest stops, etc, that allowed overnight camping and used a generator to run the AC in the hot summer months/areas? If yes, what are some tips to their use and how did you secure them from walking off? I have two Yamaha 2000si that I connect together for my 30 amps.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:03 PM   #2
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What kind of generator do you have?

There are items out there to make it easier to secure the genny.

Ebay Honda Security Handle accessory.
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Old 02-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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Has anyone done any overnight camping at Walmart, Sams, truck stops, rest stops, etc, that allowed overnight camping and used a generator to run the AC in the hot summer months/areas? If yes, what are some tips to their use and how did you secure them from walking off? I have two Yamaha 2000si that I connect together for my 30 amps.

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We use these businesses on long distance stop overs when traveling. Although we haven't needed a generator overnight (-one, we don't have one; -two, we c/g hookup in the heat for the night otherwise LOL), we have stayed in a Costco, WM, etc parking lot overnight.

Make sure you check with the manager of the store before parking (even when going to a Wm that Online listings say it's ok). More than likely, if you park in the 'north forty' that the manager points you to, your generator won't bother anyone.... as long as it isn't one of those clonky ones.

Other members will definitely make suggestions on how to secure one, but if you are just overnight and not site-seeing for the day while parked there, you might be ok (?).
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:27 PM   #4
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I cable lock mine to the trailer bumper, I camp mostly in Provincial campgrounds and haven't had issues with theft from our campsite
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I also cable lock mine to the bumper. I have overnighted several times during longer trips in Walmarts and Casinos.

Just chain to the the bumper on the down wind side and you'll be fine. As for sleepovers, I highly recommend casinos over Walmart's. Casinos always have security patrol the premises. The last casino I stayed in, the security folks met me right as I pulled in and welcomed me kindly. They asked that I just didn't pup out a slide (which I don have one) which I was happy to abridge. He explained that they do a security sweep of the paring lots ever 20 minutes, then told us about how amazing the breakfast buffet was if we needed in the morning. The lot that I was in had about 5 other overnight guest.

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