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Old 08-25-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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Using generator at Walmart

On rare occasions we will stop at a Walmart overnight while traveling through an area. My wife is an AC nut. She has to have it to sleep unless it is really cool at night. When we had a motor home we would run the generator at night in a Walmart. Now that we have a TT we no longer stop at Walmart for a quick overnight because we have no air. (I could live w/o it but you married guys know how that goes) Does anyone here use a generator with their TT at a place like Walmart? If so how do you secure it. Some places you would wake up with the genny gone. I probably will never do this but I am curious what others might be doing. Since I have gotten the TT, I stop where we have power.
On the east coast that can be pricey for a few hours sleep.
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Old 08-25-2015, 02:30 PM   #2
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...On the east coast that can be pricey for a few hours sleep.
Another price you pay for being married.
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We hit Walmart's sometimes when we have stayed on road to long and have never had a problem using generator for cooling down unit or fixing dinner or coffee. I don't let it run all night and try and park as far away from the store as possible. We also have stayed in Cracker Barrels parking lots, all ways ask manger and have never been told no.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:30 PM   #4
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I use a cable or chain and lock the Gen. in the back of my pickup. I have also locked it to the trailer hitch on the back of my 5th wheel.
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I use a cable or chain and lock the Gen. in the back of my pickup. I have also locked it to the trailer hitch on the back of my 5th wheel.

Ours is in bed of truck locked to hitch with chain, made a cord long enough to reach power in on RV
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Old 08-25-2015, 09:17 PM   #6
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When we had a TT I had my 5500 watt generator locked by a chain in back of the truck and ran a cord from the TT. Never got generator stolen but they took my gas cans that weren't locked. LOL
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I've seen mounting brackets for generators that mount to the hitch above the LP gas tanks. Looks like a workable solution if using an SUV as a TV?
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We have not used the generator at any "store" locations. I have seen people use it though at Wallmart etc.

We have a generator box fixed to the back bumper, generator is then secured inside box. I can run the generator with box door only 6 inches open. See my blog post.
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Most Walmarts would say no slides out or jacks down and might have a caution about a generator. They also must conform to local ordinances so work with them and always ask.
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