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A hot tub would be great when camping in the walmart parking lot[emoticon]


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kevden wrote:

A hot tub would be great when camping in the walmart parking lot[emoticon]


Especially considering the one the OP posted is sold by WalMart!


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The small, public, county owned, campgrounds I frequent would let you get away with it . They wouldn't care unless everybody at the campground showed up with one.

They might complain about the dead grass but, that is easily solved be setting it where the grass is already dead. These parks are so well used they have a hard time keeping the grass growing near the campers anyway.

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I say, do it if you want, use some common sense and don't ruin it for others. As for the electric and water use, the park knows what the water and electric bill is and if they need to charge for metered electric and/or water use, that is their decision.

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My wife just ordered one for me, for my birthday (April 16)! $399 from vm innovations inc. No tax either! Free Shipping!

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CavemanCharlie wrote:

The small, public, county owned, campgrounds I frequent would let you get away with it . They wouldn't care unless everybody at the campground showed up with one.

They might complain about the dead grass but, that is easily solved be setting it where the grass is already dead. These parks are so well used they have a hard time keeping the grass growing near the campers anyway.


I imagine government owned parks would be the best place to use them because utility cost are not part of the equation for the employees working there.
Taxpayers will provide all the funds necessary no matter what. Making a profit is not critical. Therefore the cost to heat the pools or provide the water are irrelevant.
If water use or utilities increase the taxpayers will cover it. Use as much as you want the taxpayers don't care!


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My take on this after thinking about it is that I would probably be using it in the fall when it is cool. the rates are usually the same. you more than likely will not be using the A/C, so the electric will then be going to power the hot tub! the only difference is the water. in a campground that small amount of water is negligible and would never be noticed. the only real issue would be how it`s drained. I think most people would be smart and put down the drain. A small hot tub like that will take no more to run than a full size DP with 4-6 people inside. unless those 6 in the DP brought one with them!

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dodge guy wrote:

kevden wrote:

A hot tub would be great when camping in the walmart parking lot[emoticon]


Especially considering the one the OP posted is sold by WalMart!


My hot tub in the the backyard has a nice view of the stars at night and my pond where the frogs sing (chirp) to us. I don't think Walmart will be as aesthetic of a setting.... [emoticon]


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Doug33 wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

kevden wrote:

A hot tub would be great when camping in the walmart parking lot[emoticon]


Especially considering the one the OP posted is sold by WalMart!


My hot tub in the the backyard has a nice view of the stars at night and my pond where the frogs sing (chirp) to us. I don't think Walmart will be as aesthetic of a setting.... [emoticon]


You just have to be imaginative! Close your eyes and imagine that the people walking by are deer! And the rats that are running around are chipmunks!!!

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Lantley wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

The small, public, county owned, campgrounds I frequent would let you get away with it . They wouldn't care unless everybody at the campground showed up with one.

They might complain about the dead grass but, that is easily solved be setting it where the grass is already dead. These parks are so well used they have a hard time keeping the grass growing near the campers anyway.


I imagine government owned parks would be the best place to use them because utility cost are not part of the equation for the employees working there.
Taxpayers will provide all the funds necessary no matter what. Making a profit is not critical. Therefore the cost to heat the pools or provide the water are irrelevant.
If water use or utilities increase the taxpayers will cover it. Use as much as you want the taxpayers don't care!


Oh , I don't know about that. At my parks they are always complaining about money and cutting back on services. It's gotten so those of us that use the park have taken to doing some of the upkeep ourselves.

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