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Author Topic: Thunderbird Village Flea Market  (Read 514 times)
richard5933
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« on: August 31, 2017, 05:16:29 AM »

We're planning to be in Hatfield WI for the big flea market at Thunderbird Village RV Park. Anyone else planning to be there? Anyone been there in the past that could share some info?

Unfortunately we didn't learn about this in time to get a campsite on the grounds, so we'll be just down the road at the nearest Walmart.

So far we have only done one overnight in the bus and that was pretty close to home, so this will be our real first test of the bus and all the systems. Figuring on about 4 hours of driving time from home plus whatever time we spend stopped along the way. Three nights boondocking should give our battery bank a real test as well. Hopefully the night time temps don't get too low since my Webasto was sent out yesterday for repairs. I've got a small propane space heater to keep from having to run the generator to make heat during the night, but hope we don't have to use it.

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1964 GM PD4106-2412
Located in beautiful Wisconsin
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 06:32:36 AM »

We got to the flea market, but found it kind of a one-morning only affair.

Fortunately, another bus nut we met told us about the Ho-Chunk Pow Wow happening just up the road. When we got there, we were very pleasantly surprised. Great event, free parking, and free camping. There are a few sites with 15 amp power, but we couldn't tell if those were for the general public or for members only, so we dry camped in the corner of the parking lot. Very quiet.

Apparently they hold these 4-5 times a summer, so we'll probably be back.  Going to have to search out other similar events.

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1974 GMC P8M4108a-125 (Current Bus)
1964 GM PD4106-2412
Located in beautiful Wisconsin
KD9GRB
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