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Old 08-11-2015, 03:01 PM   #1
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Boondocking....

Ok, so, I am new to the Roo world..how long can I expect my 2 12v batteries in parallel to last while dry camping. We use the lights, pumps, radio sparingly...fridge on propane....any ideas??
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Depends what size the batteries are.
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I could get 5 days out of 2 regular 12v group 24s. Did it several times. Even watched a little tv using a $20 cigarette socket inverter.
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If you don't use the furnace and are conservative with the other 12v things, 3-4 days.

Are you talking about actual boondocking or are you talking about dry camping?
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You could get yourself a amorphe solar panel 80 watts or more it will charge your batteries even in the shade but in the shade will not give you full power but will probably charge your batteries completely in the day
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Are you talking about actual boondocking or are you talking about dry camping?
I thought these were two terms for the same thing. What's the difference?
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I thought these were two terms for the same thing. What's the difference?
This could open up a very long discussion (not as long as a tire pressure discussion). There are different opinions on the differences between the two (boondocking vs. dry camping).

And probably different meanings between the types of trailer.
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I thought these were two terms for the same thing. What's the difference?
generally, on RV forums, dry camping is camping in a developed campground with no hookups. like in California State Parks, where less than 1% of all their campsites have any hookups.

boondocking is exactly what it sounds like. camping where there are no campgrounds. national forests, deserts, motor races, Walmarts and so on.
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generally, on RV forums, dry camping is camping in a developed campground with no hookups. like in California State Parks, where less than 1% of all their campsites have any hookups.

boondocking is exactly what it sounds like. camping where there are no campgrounds. national forests, deserts, motor races, Walmarts and so on.

That's what I have always been told, except for Walmart (and probably motor races).

Dry camping...BLM campground with NO hookups.


Or boondocking...San Rafael Swell in BLM dispersed area in the middle of nowhere.
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In my previous post wrote that if you use solar panel to maintain your batteries i said get amorphe type bur the mono-crystalline are better you can also run a invertor generator because they are usually quieter. I think the discussion has changed to be one about terminology.

It has gotten of track the original post was ( Ok, so, I am new to the Roo world..how long can I expect my 2 12v batteries in parallel to last while dry camping. We use the lights, pumps, radio sparingly...fridge on propane....any ideas?) I think he just wants information for when the are no services.
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