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Old 06-06-2015, 09:00 AM   #1
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Just completed a 5 night dry camping trip to Southern Colorado. Stayed in a U.S. forest Service campground, no water, electricity, etc., but nice area and very few people.

On the first afternoon, we had a heavy rain. Great time to check for leaks, and none found. Did get a good washing 😃

Ran lights and heater each day, and found that if you run the generator for a half hour in the AM to make coffee, and then an hour in the PM, the batteries stayed fully charged. The generator sips fuel, and we only used a few gallons of propane during the entire time.

Water was used conservatively. We brought drinking and cooking water. On the last day ( day 6 in the AM) we ran the water tank out. We had 3/4 water level when we left, after we noticed the "siphon" effect others mentioned in other posts. We cut the overflow line and placed above the tank temporarily. Will use the "loop" solution after purchasing more tubing.

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For some reason, it takes the refrigerator about 5 minutes to light on propane. The ignition seems rough. The water heater and furnace light fine. Twice during the trip, the refrigerator did not light and the "check" light illuminated. We turned it off, turned back on, and the refrigerator would ignite. Hmmmm.

When setting up camp, we used AUTO for leveling jacks. They worked fine, but the "low voltage" indicator light came on. Did not have a problem retracting jacks or ??? The low voltage light just came on.

As we were leaving our camp, turned on headlights for travel, and the side camera came on. Another hmmmm?

Other than that, we had a great time, and had encounters with wild turkey, deer and one 400 lb. bear.

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Old 06-06-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Looks like a great time
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Nice looking spot and rig!
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:42 AM   #4
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We did a 3 day dry camp trip a few weeks ago and everything worked out great as well. Generator charges battery very quickly and we only ran it in the morning for a short but everyday. We came home with 1/2 a tank of water and only used a little propane. Nothing broke and all worked correctly.


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Great information. Thanks. I'm heading out for 30 days with a combination of dry camping and hookups. Good to know I'll be fine for 3-5 days dry camping.
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