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Old 03-18-2016, 01:54 PM   #29
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If it's cold, use your propane stove top to heat water and food. This warms the interior AND releases moisture into the air to help the humidity issue.


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Don't use your stove top to actually heat the MH though, cooking is ok and will provide minimal heat to the MH, but if using it as a heat source, it is not vented like your heater is and could cause carbon monoxide poisoning.
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Went great! Was a success. Mild weather. Thx for all the help!
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:13 AM   #31
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Ahhh, chalk up another fun and successful camping adventure! Good for you guys.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:43 PM   #32
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Thanks for returning with your outcome results. . . wish more folks would do that.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:35 AM   #33
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Used paper goods, microwave, ran space heater, used power as needed. Didn't much feel like we pared down anything but showers.
We'd do it again. Now we will be scoping out new spits and maybe even boondock a little at friends houses.

Really much better than I thought!!!
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:38 AM   #34
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Used paper goods, microwave, ran space heater, used power as needed. Didn't much feel like we pared down anything but showers.
We'd do it again. Now we will be scoping out new spits and maybe even boondock a little at friends houses.

Really much better than I thought!!!
When parked at a friend's house, I call it Mooch Docking.
And I do get permission to water the lawn with gray water.
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That soapy grey water will be good to keep the insects down on shrubs and flowers too!
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:33 AM   #36
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I have said many times that no one can beat me up better than I can. I have a tendency to over think things with too many "What if" scenarios. Cover the basics and have fun. I a problem arises, "Assess, adapt and overcome.

In other words just let the good times roll! Glad to see you are doing what is fun.
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We are going to a ranch for 2 days and will have regular electricity only.
Also a generator. Any tips?

By regular electricity I assume you are talking about access to a 20amp outlet only.

No big deal. It takes some power management. Leave the fridge on propane. Turn the waterheater off at the circuit breaker. Only turn it on using propane 15 minutes or so before needing hot water. On 20amp you might be able to run the AC, but nothing else like toasters at the same time.

You will be surprised how easy it is to live on so little power available.
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To the OP, no need to beat yourself up about overplanning. If you have never done it, it can bring up questions. Now that its done I bet your thinking, what was I so worried about. Boondocking is really easy and thats what these things were meant to do being fully self contained. For 2-3 days, you can really live normally without a worry. We have 100 gallons of water on board and most of our camping is done without any hook ups. The only thing we ever really want for is larger grey tank capacity but that is usually fixed with the ole trickle! Now, get out there and do it some more!
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Very true, wash waters gotta be yuck!
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When parked at a friend's house, I call it Mooch Docking.
And I do get permission to water the lawn with gray water.
We Mooch Docked at my MIL's house....would have been at a campground but thought we had an issue with our hot water heater. Turns out it was "user" issue...the valves were in winterized mode,

Anyway, we weren't willing to go with COLD showers for 3 days so we parked next to her place and just went in to take showers every day. Of course, we also ate with her. Only really slept in the coach. We had a queen, her guest room is a full...I love my husband but need my space!
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