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Old 09-26-2016, 09:21 AM   #1
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1st Time Boondocking ...Tips appreciated!

I'll be taking my new Class C (3170ds) on my first Boondocking excursion in early November with a full house of 6 (2 kids).
We'll be heading to Assateague Island National Seashore for some surf fishing and relaxation.
The weather could be chilly and I'll be on an Oceanside site with no hookups. I have an onboard Cummins that I can run but want to keep that to a minimum if I can .. and it can't run at night.
Any good tips on power usage, furnace/heat pump, all types water use/storage or anything else you've found useful would be much appreciated.

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Old 09-26-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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Good luck on your first dry camping trip. We have been doing it for years with a pop-up and just upgraded to a fifth wheel and finding it is hard to adjust. Some things that have helped us is having LED lights or bulbs save a ton of electricity. In our pop-up we changed all of the incandescent bulbs with LED's and never worried about running out of battery. We always kept an eye on our volts when running the furnace, but a full charge would get us through 3 nights of the furnace running in the Colorado mountains.

Being mindful of water usage, when washing dishes etc don't let the water run or use a wash pan to wash then rinse. Have a way to refill you water tank easily, collapsible water containers with a hose and funnel or modify your pump to draw from the container to fill your tank. Buy water jugs or water bottles for drinking. I know this causes a lot of waste, but I figure we don't do it often and we recycle all the containers.

Good luck!
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