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Old 05-16-2018, 09:45 AM   #11
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Do you boondock or dry camp in your TT?

Have camped without full hookups twice and didnít care for it. No plans to ever camp without full hookups again. I live in the country so I donít feel like my vacation spot has to be remote to get away from others or in to nature. I enjoy those things everyday. I do pay for larger sites in the campgrounds though....
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Old 05-17-2018, 12:52 PM   #12
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We've done it in late September when the weather is cooler but since most of our camping is done in the mid-summer months, and given the limitations on running a generator (even a very quite Yamaha) at many campsites, we couldn't handle evenings and nights without A/C.
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Old 05-18-2018, 10:19 PM   #13
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We live in the So Cal area and like to go off-roading on my dirt bike, so we boondock in the desert at different times during the year. Luckily, it always seems to cool off in the evenings enough to make it comfortable enough to sleep. We do use the generator to power the AC if it gets too warm inside the trailer during the day.

We do like to mix up the camping though, sometimes we go to a full hookup campground and enjoy the facilities and sometimes we go out in the wild and try to find places with not many people.
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Old 05-18-2018, 11:05 PM   #14
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I was raised on boondock/dry camping. Our mom and dad, us four kids in a 17 foot 1967 (guessing the year)Shasta camp trailer with a honey pot for a night time bathroom. Mom and dad's best friends had a 16 foot whatever. We had the best time in our lives as kids back then. That is what a RV is built for. Now those lakes have paved roads, full hookups and charge $45.00 a night. I stay away from those lakes now. I camp a couple miles away from the lake for free on BLM land. It does not bother me to drive to the lake to fish from the bank. One of these days, Lord willing, I might get the 11.5 foot Trailerboat on top of the new pickup to use it. We did spend money for the Honda twins for the A/C if needed. I can get along without it, but the wife has issues with being overheated. (Hmmmmm is that the correct word?) Still a couple gallons of gas is cheaper than full/ele-water hookups.
We all need to have our own fun at the best cost for us. I can buy a lot of gas for the $30.00 $40.00 or $60.00 a night for a cramped parking place at the camp ground. A big plus is we can make lots of noise as long as no one is close to us (please be considerate of others) and party BIG!!
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Old 05-19-2018, 05:15 AM   #15
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We can be perfectly comfortable without water, electricity or sewer connection - depending on the weather. If it is comfortable outside a trailer, the inside can be comfortable, too, if there is an adequate fan to bring outside air to the inside. In Texas, this is early spring and middle to late fall and possibly early winter.

The size of your fresh water tank and waste tanks may determine for how long a period you can boondock.

Battery power can be adequate to run the fan, refrigerator, lights, water pump and etc. if you have several batteries and a way to charge them up, probably daily. If the heater is needed, the heater blower motor will be a rather large consumer of battery power.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #16
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I do both. If I was going to be cooped up inside for A/C, I might has well stayed home. But, I don't have A/C in house (Michigan) either, I live back in the woods.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:26 PM   #17
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Last time I boondocked was 1981 July 4th it was 101 and everyone was miserable and wanted to go home. I said never again and so far I haven't. I do stay outside most all day but want nice cool a/c when it's time to go to bed.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:10 AM   #18
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We boondock at least once a year at a State Park that has no hook-ups. We will also boondock for a few days at State Parks when on one of our extended trips. We are building up to it slowly, trying to get to know all the challenges. We purchased a solar panel after our first outing to charge the battery. This year we will record our water and propane consumption so we can prepare for a trip to Death Valley.
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We boondock at least once a year at a State Park for 4 - 6 days. We also will boondock for a few days on one of our extended trips. Purchased a solar panel to charge the battery last year and will test in out in July. Also trying to record water and propane consumption so we can prepare for a boondocking trip to Death Valley.
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Boondocking starting tomorrow at IMS for the Indy 500. We have it down to a science!
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