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Old 05-14-2018, 10:15 PM   #1
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Do you boondock or dry camp in your TT?

I notice it gets talked about a lot.

I can't imagine doing this at anytime other than winter. A few weeks ago, our TT was rather warm when we went inside and it was a cool day and the TT was under cover.

Curious as to your experience with this, or if it is more a motorhome thing.

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:33 AM   #2
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We boondocked in Port Aransas on the beach in March a few years ago and it was really nice. But in Texas you’re not going to find Boondocking to be a lot of fun unless you have enough generator to power the A/C.
In Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana it’s pretty easy to camp without needing A/C.
I know the Washington and Oregon coasts are cool enough to enjoy Boondocking


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Old 05-15-2018, 04:49 AM   #3
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90+% of our nights are boondocking here in PA. Most of the time, we get by with just open windows.

On the very warm nights, we will run the AC via generator. But, that isn't very often.
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Old 05-15-2018, 05:25 AM   #4
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At many state and national parks, boondocking, or partial boondocking (without full hookups) is the only option. Same is true for camping at most NA$CAR races, where you camp in a big mowed field.....
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:17 AM   #5
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8 to 10 weekends every fall, beginning in Sept and running through the end of Dec. Our traveling band of merry folks do all our home football games, and varying numbers of us also do many away games.

None of these venues have hookups. So we deploy our generators to 1) Cool us early on, or 2) to heat us later on.

Even during during the nice weekends, I'll usually deploy one generator and let it run on Eco. Doesn't hurt anything, and my batteries stay topped off.

My friend who happens to pull a 34' triple axle Airstream always must deploy both of his Hondas. His Clubhouse serves as the center of our group. He always runs his electric smoker for cooking, and a 3 handle keggerator where he always has, on tap, 3 different home brews.
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Old 05-15-2018, 07:58 AM   #6
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Of course.. We like State Parks and National Parks and Forests and there are no hookups.

Not an issue. We have a generator but rarely need to use it.. We have an A/C and rarely need to use it.
Houses up here rarely have A/C.. Maybe one window unit for a bedroom
I'd need a whole bunch of propane to camp in winter at minus 40.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:22 AM   #7
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The best camping here(Utah) is boondocking. In central and northern parts of the state, even on a hot day itís nice at night. Just open windows on one end of the trailer, and vent on the other end. The whole trailer is ambient temperature(mid 60ís-low 70ís) in about 15 minutes.
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Yes several times every year. Especially at fly-ins that we go to.

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We also are forced to boondock at some state or federal parks. But we don't go there unless temperatures are low enough to allow comfortable sleep.

If weather permits keep windows and roof vents open.

I am looking at a 12 volt dc fan, but the battery draw would limit us to one night unless I invest in solar.
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All the time here in BC, Canada. Pretty much all of the Provincial Parks are boondock only, and generally it is the best way to get large, private sites in the woods.

It takes a bit to figure out how much you can use your lights and managing your water (keeping the grey's from filling up), but you figure it all out pretty quick.

Evenings cool off enough that it is always comfortable.

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