We don't even have our new TT yet, but we're planning a big trip late Aug/early September. Yellowstone & Grand Tetons will be the main attraction. Although the convenience of full-hookups is tempting... I am drawn to the campgrounds with more space and therefore less amenities. Some of the CGs in Yellowstone that are most appealing to me not only have no hook-ups, but also do not allow any generator use. (And are first-come first-served, but that's not a question for this forum.
That time of year it's possible we'll have weather in the 30s, even maybe 20s at night from what I read. Possibly some snow. Will be above freezing in the daytime - likely 50s or 60s.
We're a young family with two small kiddos, so there are some practical limits to how much we can reduce usage and how cold of an inside temp we can all deal with overnight.
We would like to camp in one of these campgrounds for around 3-4 nights.
-2 quick showers/day
-2 baths total
-Some water usage for cooking
-Camper has all LED lights
-Furnace to keep inside temp around 60 overnight - this is the biggie I'm concerned with as I've heard the fan can use up battery very quickly when it's cold
We'll plan to recharge any electronics in the TV while driving.
We only have a single standard battery.
For water we have an 80 gal fresh water tank.
So - what I'm looking for is help making sure I'm thinking of all usage and then thinking through our options, as well as some idea of cost of these options.
Recharge batteries in TV while driving? (In Yellowstone obviously we'll be in TV driving for at least a couple of hours each day.)
Thank you so much - I'm feeling rather overwhelmed!