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Old 09-28-2015, 03:15 PM   #11
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First of all I would say it would be very inconsiderate of you and all RVers to even consider parking at a truck stop simply because the truckers can't find a place to park,Use a Walmart parking lot!!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:35 PM   #12
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But other than the TV, MW, or AC you shouldn't need to run a generator.
Sadly, my camper has no *FANS*. I can't move a lick of air without shore power.
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Old 09-28-2015, 03:39 PM   #13
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First of all I would say it would be very inconsiderate of you and all RVers to even consider parking at a truck stop simply because the truckers can't find a place to park,Use a Walmart parking lot!!!
First of all, in my case, I buy fuel there and often eat there. They are MORE than happy to have me. Also some of the bigger stops even ASK RV's to stay and have special places to park. (more often out front). While Walmart supports it, it is ILLEGAL to park all night at Walmarts in some cities.... RV'ers can get just as tired as a trucker..
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Sadly, my camper has no *FANS*. I can't move a lick of air without shore power.
I found a 12V camping fan in Walmart. It can run on flashlight batteries, but I wired directly to a 12v cigar lighter plug and use it. It has 2 speeds and moves a decent amount of air. (~10in) (and is quiet).
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Well you might have me beat in the number of states, but I transported race cars in rigs for close to 15 years. IMO you are quite exaggerating. BTW, All of the big rigs with Cummins, Cats, refers, etc. ALL sound different. Never met a trucker who was so highly attuned that he could tell the difference enough to wake him. I also suggest YOUR cab/sleeper was really insulated poorly. Try a newer one. (less than 20 years old )
When sitting in the sleeper with a reefer or drive motor idling, you CANNOT even hear the truck, genset or reefer next door.
A "loud" Generac idling is not near as loud as a big Cat, Cummins, etc. And if you read the thread you will see that most agree with me and did suggest that he pick a spot of least interference..


As far as noise level I would be happy to give you some db level readings from lots of different units...
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