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Old 08-22-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Still Kickin View Post
I'd love to camp with cousin Eddy, I love that guy. Yeah, i'm guessing our ilk, arn't quite ready for on premise at aspen or vale. Have a good one Jester.
I can't imagine driving that far that's like clear across the I try to keep within a 7-8hr ride of home base but if you ever get out that way I'm usually up there between January and April.(I'm a wuss I fly).. I have a little place just minutes from Snowmass ...If your up there and ski or just need a place to boondock...Look me up..who needs a resort when you have a friend like me right down the street....mi casa tu casa.... Stay safe stay thirsty..

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Old 08-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #12
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I considered taking the Solera skiing last year, but felt that with the propane generator (as compared to the diesel) that I would not have got through the weekend without running out of propane. I did a calculation based on the runtime of the furnace and the generator and came up short. I was not planning on using the water system. Also, due to the lack of an auxiliary start switch, had I run the batteries down, I would have had to boost the house batteries from the coach batteries. I found a hotel instead. Too bad, I was looking forward to a ski in ski out stay.

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:52 PM   #13
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I am planning a hunting trip in November for opening day here in New York State. We will not be able to plug in. The only water syetem I want to use is the toilet. Can I half fill my holding tank and put antifreeze in it and run it throught he lines, then be able to use it for just the toilet? I will have the furnace going, running off of multiple batteries, and 2 30lb tanks of propane. Any other suggestions?
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:21 PM   #14
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We went elk hunting last week in the Colorado wilderness for 5 day and four nights. The temps got down to 26 the last night and I ran the propane furnace for heat. I left water in the system and had no problems. I used less than a half tank of propane and I used the oven and stove top for about an hour each day. The biggest problem was trying to keep the batteries charged. The first day I ran the radio all day and into the evening and tried to use the lights sparingly but by the next day, the batteries were depleted. I ended up starting up the engine to help recharge the batteries and I would let the engine idle for roughly an hour. That would usually get me through until the next day if I only used lights. I know I've added more that requested here buy I thought it might be useful to others. I'm currently looking for info on the forum about solar panels and I hope to get some soon. The other thing I'm looking at is the possibility of swapping to different batteries and I'm starting to look at what I believe may be call AGM batteries. Anyway, happy camping.

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