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Posted: 08/10/21 08:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I want to explore the idea of refitting my current RV and buying a new truck for it before I go and buy a new RV.

As a full timer, where do you work on your RV?

I’d like to do a good waxing/cleaning, put in 2 new windows, a ton of interior work including ripping out carpet and putting in new flooring as well as taking out a dinette and putting in some recliners.

Not huge stuff, but possibly more than a campground would permit.

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You could rent a spot in a mobile home park. Lots of RV's in parks out here.

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The place where I used to park my RV was fine with RV maintenance, just no chassis/engine work -- had to still be driveable during the work. So maybe you can rent a spot somewhere maintenance friendly for a month or 2 while you work.

Since you're a fulltimer, if you need to live in it at the same time that might be harder, this place had a strict no-overnight rule.

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Posted: 08/11/21 12:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have on many occasions used outside storage lots for minor repairs on
my TT and also major roof recoating and washing and waxing of the trailer with no problems from anyone. I do this on Sunday mornings and holidays when office is closed. Used my portable generator for power tools when necessary. Of course have cleaned up any mess I may have made. Works for me.

You could always rent a spot for one month or more.

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Good ideas. Thanks!

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Another suggestion, if it is feasable, would be to utilize relatives driveways. Of course the other suggestions would work no matter where you are as a FT'r, but if near a relative, that might be handy for that type of thing.


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Posted: 08/11/21 04:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Washing and waxing isn't usually a big issue (except in desert areas).

Interior work should be OK as long as the work doesn't flow out into the yard.

Exterior work is more likely to raise eyebrows from the owner.

Generally, they want to make sure you won't be stuck there and that it doesn't look trashy.


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Find someone who has a private airplane hangar. Plenty of space to get around the RV, and not susceptible to weather changes. I have a friend in Gatlinburg that, even with his plane, a vintage Porsche, and a Segway in his hangar, there's still oceans of room. Just a thought.


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Many rv parks allow that kind of thing though there may be a small fee (Like 5 or 10 bucks) for washing.


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Walmart parking lot?[emoticon]
You could rent a big rig storeage bay. No fun living inside it likely, but you could do whatever you want in there.

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