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Posted: 06/24/12 10:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is there any problem running a built in generator all night in a Walmart parking lot? I figure we would park away from other RVs that may be staying overnight.


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Posted: 06/24/12 11:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Guess it depends on where you park


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Posted: 06/24/12 11:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think it would be a problem if the ambient noise is equal to your generator, or you are in a commercial section, with no homes nearby.

Yet if I lived across a fence from Wal Mart, and your generator was keeping me awake, I would call a cop to have your generator shut off, and the noise goes away.

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Posted: 06/24/12 11:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends where you park. Depends on amount of RV's in lot. Depends on if you anticipate others coming in after you. Why run a generator all night anyway?


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Sure you can, I do. If them temp is high, I want to be cool for the night. I have my generator secured in the back of my truck and never had a problem or complaint. Thats why I have a generator.


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Posted: 06/24/12 11:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sound travels at night when there is less noise....especially across empty black top.

Ask the store Manager when you check in......


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Posted: 06/25/12 06:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All night?? Get a campsite with electric.

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Running your generator will not be as loud as the street sweeper that may do dounuts around you at 4AM. If you have to run your generator all night a Passport America CG may not be any more expensive than the cost of running your generator. I figure it costs me $2/hour with fuel, filters, oil, as it all adds up.


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No problem, run it. You will blend in with the reefer units of the trucks and all the other noise.

We once overnighted at a Walmart and parked at the end of the store where all their refrigeration units were located, it was a miserable (noisy) night.


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big rigs like 18teen wheelers do it all the time.

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