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Old 10-13-2014, 12:10 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting a hot tub to take with us to the camp grounds. I believe it would sit on one side and the Stratocruiser the other. I wonder if the benefits would out weigh the cost. What do you think?
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:20 PM   #2
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Not sure how the campgrounds would respond to a hot tub. First it would take a lot of water, next a lot of watts to heat the water. Most frown of washing your rig which would take a lot less water. You may want to touch base with one or two for their opinion.

Imho, a portable sauna would be as much fun but I prefer dry heat to get my core temp up.
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Old 10-13-2014, 12:30 PM   #3
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this is not a good idea......

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:57 PM   #4
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ive seen people take porta tubs out on the riding lease... way back when it was cool...

now with the state of water supplies, its just not cool.....maybe if you were by a lake or river you could fill from.....its cringe worthy to think of dumping all the water outta a hot tub for no reason...

I know I day dreamed many a times about having a pool next to my trailer and cooling off in a splash of water...alas I did the next best thing and bought a headache....I mean boat....LOL
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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Here in the Midwest water is not such a big issue. We did take a kiddie pool when the grandkids were with us and that worked out well. We were thinking of going to the upper peninsula and using it there.
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #6
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Years ago when the twins were kids, took the kiddle pool and filled it with 2 five gallon water cans (lots of multiple trips) when we were dry camping. Yes! We loved both of them! They loved it. Both are married, one with two grandchildren in IA, the other in Seattle (with the grandchild coming soon).
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I'm thinking of getting a hot tub to take with us to the camp grounds. I believe it would sit on one side and the Stratocruiser the other. I wonder if the benefits would out weigh the cost. What do you think?
I am assuming you would be filling and draining the tub at the campground.

Draining the tub could be problematic, as I'm sure the water would be considered grey water (you wouldn't drink it after sitting in it) which you can't just dump on the ground. If you tried to dump it at a dump station, then those ones behind you may get upset with your time hogging the dump station. Definitely won't make friends that way, and not sure a camp ground owner/ranger would even allow you this.

Just points to ponder.
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I'm thinking of getting a hot tub to take with us to the camp grounds. I believe it would sit on one side and the Stratocruiser the other. I wonder if the benefits would out weigh the cost. What do you think?
Are you talking about a hot tub like those at home? If so, know they are very heavy for their size even when empty. We brought one for the patio and were advised to have additional footings put under the patio. Add the weight of the water and you might be asking for trouble supporting it. In addition, you will have water dripping on the floor from people getting in and out, so corrosion has to be considered.

Plus the water and electrical demands as stated here and you have plenty of things to consider - my advice is don't do it
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Hmmm? My calendar doesn't say it's April 1st.
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I had a friend with a light plastic three person tub, used a friction type heater that plugged into 110v. Took like three days to heat up. Need to be real friendly with the other two people.

I think a two person wood fired one would be the ticket.
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