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Old 07-15-2016, 07:08 PM   #31
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #32
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I’ll admit, I should have not added further info, that seems to have upset you; however, I would bet 50% of the threads on this forum (or any other forums I visit) end up going off direction) and most Ops don’t usually care. Eventually, someone will note NICELY to bring it back on subject; usually a moderator.


As for rules, I'm as to when someone mentioned these were "rules."
In fact, I fail to see where anyone said these are rules; other than you.

They are opinions, views, etc., call them what you want in regard to the differences between dry camping and boondocking; however, NO ONE HAS SAID THEY ARE RULES on this thread.

I for one will return this thread back to the OP's questions and allow others to answer the original questions. I will forgo visiting or adding anymore info.

And I feel it is the best way to back out of this discussion, since my original post, which I have rewritten would have probably ended up being deleted and with a nasty-gram from an ACTUAL MODERATOR; and rightfully so!
Moab:

Since we've already stolen this thread:

Apparently I have been mis-construed.

1. I wasn't upset with anything anyone has said, you included. If any of my words have been construed as my being upset, you have read them incorrectly.

2. The point I was trying to make was that when Bikendan responded to the OP with his statement about having boondocked and drycamped, as if there was a difference between them, I was trying to understand that difference because I believed (and we have ultimately determined in Post #19), that there is no difference between them with respect to the OPs original question. Thus I was concluding that Bikendan's statement was unnecessary and (potentially) misleading. He may or may not agree at this point, but that's OK, too.

Now - in case someone mis-construes this response: I am not upset with any posts in this thread; I was only trying for "understanding," and I am only trying to ensure my point is/was understood appropriately. Hopefully I've added enough trink39's to get this point across!



Moderators - If you care to delete anything I've posted in this thread, feel free.
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Old 07-15-2016, 11:00 PM   #33
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I apologize upfront if this topic has already been covered but I'm really excited about starting to boondock.
For the last 12 years all we have done is to go to private campgrounds with full service hook ups. I've heard pro's and con's to generators and solar,etc but I'm just not sure where to even start and what to expect when it comes to using the rig (e.g. Water supply, can i run the a/c, etc).
Any advice or direction for a newbie is greatly appreciated.
Good question!!! We boondock (camp without any facilities) about 80% of the time. We find the limiting factor the black tank which will last the 2 of us 2 to 3 weeks. We use 2 Honda eu2000i generators and run the a/c whenever we need it and recharge the batteries daily ( takes 2 to 3 hours). We use about 90 gallons a week of fresh water which we replenish using 6 six gallon jugs from the nearest water source. We both shower daily (navy showers). Where we go we can dump grey water on the ground. Propane lasts 3 weeks or more unless it's really cold and then we bring an extra tank. We are thinking of trying solar but aren't there yet. So far our two batteries and the generators work just fine.

Good luck and have fun!!!

Oh, our tanks are: 50g black, 50g grey x2, 60g fresh if I remember correctly.
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Good question!!! We boondock (camp without any facilities) about 80% of the time. We find the limiting factor the black tank which will last the 2 of us 2 to 3 weeks. We use 2 Honda eu2000i generators and run the a/c whenever we need it and recharge the batteries daily ( takes 2 to 3 hours). We use about 90 gallons a week of fresh water which we replenish using 6 six gallon jugs from the nearest water source. We both shower daily (navy showers). Where we go we can dump grey water on the ground. Propane lasts 3 weeks or more unless it's really cold and then we bring an extra tank. We are thinking of trying solar but aren't there yet. So far our two batteries and the generators work just fine.

Good luck and have fun!!!

Oh, our tanks are: 50g black, 50g grey x2, 60g fresh if I remember correctly.
Hi, I do the same. Wondering how you charge your batteries, with a separate charger directly connected to the battery or do you use the camper charger. I've found a separate charger seems to do better for the last few amps.
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Hi, I do the same. Wondering how you charge your batteries, with a separate charger directly connected to the battery or do you use the camper charger. I've found a separate charger seems to do better for the last few amps.
We just use the camper charger. We have the cord to direct charge from the generator but have never used it. Too lazy I guess. I hadn't really thought of bringing a separate charger. The DW can't miss her TV programs at night so we usually have ample charging time. We use the Dish Tailgater.
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We just use the camper charger. We have the cord to direct charge from the generator but have never used it. Too lazy I guess. I hadn't really thought of bringing a separate charger. The DW can't miss her TV programs at night so we usually have ample charging time. We use the Dish Tailgater.
Nice I want one of those. My brother-in-law has one and loves it
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