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K Charles

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Posted: 08/11/21 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Twice I have asked and was allowed to work on my rig. I replaced a brake line on my excursion when I pulled a TT and two years ago I replaced the alternator on our class A. The first time I was given a spot out of the way and was offered a ride for parts. It doesn't hurt to ask.





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Washing and waxing, there should be plenty of RV parks that allow that. Some places hit you with a minor fee, but some parks allow you to do it for free.

Interior work should be fine anywhere, you just have to make sure that you dispose your trash immediately and not store it outside.

Replacing windows? That has the potential to ruffle feathers. If you can arrange to have everything done in a single day (you already have replacement window and don't need to tarp your trailer, etc) then you can probably get away with it on the weekend.


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Depending on the extent of your work, you may need to take a long term hotel option like microtel for a month or a week. Then you could just work in their lot. Ditto with a cheap airbnb in a suburban area. For dry work that takes most of a day, and lot would work like truck stop, closed restaurant, our next to auto parts/ home improvement store. Have you looked at boondockerswelcome.com as another option.


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Posted: 08/11/21 10:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would think disposing of the all the torn out stuff could be a challenge too.


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Posted: 08/11/21 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

I would think disposing of the all the torn out stuff could be a challenge too.


Since he has a truck, he can just save it up and make a trip to the county landfill, around here it's $150/ton, but I've never hauled enough at one time to exceed the $25 minimum fee.

They say it's only open to county residents, but I've never been asked to show ID, even when my truck had out of state plates.

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Posted: 08/11/21 02:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good thinking.

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For washing and waxing, you could go to a self service car wash - the type with a covered space and a hose. It's made specifically for that purpose.


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Just a few weeks ago, I replaced the rear brake pads and rotors on our toad at our site at a state park. I didn't ask anyone, just did it. As I was putting the last side together, a host pulled into my site. I wondered if I'd be in any trouble, but he was just curious and asked if I needed any help. He even offered to haul the old parts to the dumpster with his golf cart, saving me the trip...


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