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Old 12-11-2017, 06:17 AM   #1
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Hello everybody!
My wife and I are completely new to the RV lifestyle. We went to the fabulous Hershey show and came home with a beautiful coachman galleria 24Q . We still have not taken or first trip, but we’ll probably head back to the Buckeye state in a a couple weeks. Do you have any advice on the best way to “boondock”?
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:17 AM   #2
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Hello everybody!
My wife and I are completely new to the RV lifestyle. We went to the fabulous Hershey show and came home with a beautiful coachman galleria 24Q . We still have not taken or first trip, but we’ll probably head back to the Buckeye state in a a couple weeks. Do you have any advice on the best way to “boondock”?
Welcome aboard BuckeyeMike and wife. Don't have advice on boondocking in particular, but do have a list of reading materials I usually send to new RV'ers that help get them started:

The below is a copy and paste, and I usually recommend it to those just starting out. Some of it, you may already know, or may not be applicable to your particular RV. You will be able to filter out what pertains to your situation or not. I would suggest you read the electric threads and energy management first, and then the converter thread. This will help explain your different electrical systems of your RV, and how they operate...as well as what the converter does. The very first link will explain what operates off what system.

You can just peruse at your leisure:

Basic electric:

Basic RV Electricity - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

RV Electric

Your very important converter:

RV Converters and Amp Draw - RV Information (RV Maintenance)

Installing a dedicated 30 amp RV outlet at home:

How to wire a RV 30 amp outlet

Suburban water heater (if applicable to your RV):

Suburban's electric switch and much more

Suburban Water Heater Video Guides

Water Heater bypass/crossover valves:

NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first

And the newest additions to help understand what constitutes a true full cylinder in refilling vs exchanging propane cylinders... as well as how the automatic propane changeover regulator works:

Propane Cylinders (Refilling vs Exchanging)

Propane automatic changeover regulator

Inverters and residential refrigerators in RV's:

http://rveducation101.com/articles/rvinverters.pdf
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:27 AM   #3
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Old 12-11-2017, 07:30 AM   #4
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Looks like you have a Generator and Big/Good batterys so you could Boondock anywhere,the Only downside is "Black/Gray/Fresh"tanks capacity! Where in Cinncy do you live? Youroo!! PS make sure your tanks can be used in "COLD/Freezing" conditions,down the road and parked!
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Yep, with a generator, power won't be an issue.
But water supply and gray tank disposal will be an issue, depending on tank sizes.
Black tanks generally take longer to fill. Unless you're boondocking in one spot for an extended time, they shouldnt be a concern.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:13 PM   #7
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Welcome to the forum from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. You are going to have a really hard time boondocking in Ohio this time of year. You will only be able to do it if your new rig is fully winterized. You really don't want to deal with poopcicles.
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Welcome from SW Ohio . Poopcicles ?
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Welcome from SW Ohio . Poopcicles ?
Frozen black tank from boondocking in Ohio during winter.
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