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Old 04-30-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Dry Camping

I'v been hooking up for the last 10 yrs. We're trying dry RVing this summer, any opionions what I need or don't need. Going to Arcadia N.P.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:56 PM   #2
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Use lights and water pump sparingly to save battery. Get a f ew led's for most used lights. Or a few led dollar store push lights. 2nd battery would help , even if it's just in the back of the truck to swap when 1st one starts to weaken...you will know cause the propane sniffer will start to beep. Bring battery operated radio. Those solar garden lights work to, outside or even inside.
Battery has to be decent to run the fridge on propane.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:30 PM   #3
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We only dry camp and we always bring a battery powered radio and flashlight. Dual batteries helps furnace last longer. But what we find we use the most in the mountains when dry camping is a fire ring for our campfire ( I use a 24" chunk of culvert) and I flip a picnic table upside down in the truck bed to take along so kids and grand kids have a place to sit during the day.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info, any advice is helpful
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:31 AM   #5
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You could also grab a 2000 watt inverter generator. I believe you can run those during the day in the park 8am to 7pm.



Honda and Yamaha are quiet. A 2000 watt will run you a grand. Champion is 1/2 the price.

I have a Champion 75531i 3100 watt that is just as quiet and 1/3 the price of the comparable Honda/Yamaha.
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Old 05-01-2014, 05:38 PM   #6
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A friend of mine put solar charging panels on his camper for dry camping. They work great for him.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:13 PM   #7
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thought about a generater, not sure about the investment yet, !st time doing this type of RVing, if we do it more,then I'll probally go that route.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:32 PM   #8
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We bought a nice 2000 watt generator from Costco for about $400. It starts easily, is compact and is pretty quiet.
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Go big with your battery set up. I have two 104 lb, AGM batteries in parallel. Many will use the larger 6volt units in series and that works great also.

With these, I can run lights, heater, refrig, etc for days before starting my generator.

Best thing you can do to prepare, well before other basics.

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