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Old 05-10-2016, 09:05 AM   #21
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Full hookups, preferably in the middle of nowhere...oh wait
So the choice is not between full hookups VS dry camping. It is between camping in crowded campgrounds VS camping where the nearest person may be a couple of miles away.
We prefer the latter.
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Old 05-10-2016, 09:43 AM   #22
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We camp where we want to be. If that spot has FH or nothing then so be it. Only time we won't dry camp is when the temps hit 100*. Which in Oregon isn't that often. We hate RV parks with a passion. We love being outdoors and in the woods. So dry camping is our 1st choice. We are totally setup for it so that makes it easier.
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Old 05-10-2016, 10:00 AM   #23
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Each has it's place and each I like just the same depending on the location. Some places are just worth having less to appreciate where you are and to take it in for what it is.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:04 AM   #24
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DW needs her full hookups. Most of our camping season here in TX is HOT, so AC is a minimum must have most weekends. She'll do it without sewer hookups, but she won't like it. She doesn't like the "Navy" shower whereas I've been known to do it at home just for the heck of it. Heck, I consider "camping" heading out into the woods for a few days with what you can carry on your back!

For me, I'd love to give boondocking a try. Perhaps on the more temperate weekends when we don't need the A/C. Other than that, I think we'd be okay. One of my long-term plans is to get a second battery to ensure we would be. But DW says "why did we get all this trailer with all these conveniences if we're not going to use them!"

I'll keep working on her, and eventually we'll get to boondocking, and it'll be gobs of fun, and then I'll have her hooked!
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:22 AM   #25
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When camping, we go boondocking. The peace and tranquility of being away from civilization is something we crave. Also the challenge of being totally self-supporting at the campsite.


However, once home, I leave the RV plugged in 100% of the time with water & sewer only a few feet away. That way I can play with my toy after work.
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Never camped with full hookups. Our favorite CG's are no hookup or electric only. I do like electric when doing an extended 2 week camp, but for longer weekends only I'm fine with full dry. DW hates to be within a stone's throw of a neighbor site, so full hookups may never be an option.
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living in New Mexico it is Boondocking only, 5500 watt gen,480 watt solar, 145 gal fresh water, 90 gal grey and 90 gal black. Got a 42 gal tote that I pull with the toy. BLM site everywhere and no need to plug in for us.
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living in New Mexico it is Boondocking only, 5500 watt gen,480 watt solar, 145 gal fresh water, 90 gal grey and 90 gal black. Got a 42 gal tote that I pull with the toy. BLM site everywhere and no need to plug in for us.
Nope the state parks have water & power, some full hook ups. There are a multitude of commercial camps, KOA, Good Sams, etc. BLM & Forest Service that have are mostly boon dock camps. Check All Stays you'll have camping spots to explore.
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Longer stays I prefer full hook ups but boondocking with a generators good too.
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Boondocking (can you tell from my sig line?) In March I spent my first week at a full service "resort" style campground in years.. (won the stay) really hated it .. packed in tight with people could not wait to get out of there and back to open country where I could see the sky at night and the horizon during the day
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Full hookups, I don't even own a sewer tote. I also appreciate cable.
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