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Old 11-23-2019, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hello. I am a new member, and after many years of tent camping at 57 I just bought my first rv, a 13 ft Scamp Deluxe. After a 40 year career in the building trades, my retirement rapidly approaches. Iím very interested in spending my summers at various locations for several years after retirement as a volunteer trail and grounds maintenance worker or possibly campground host. I think it would be something that I would enjoy and that I would be good at. My question, that I hope someone on this forum can provide some insight on regards the phrase ďself containedĒ. I have no shower or black water tanks in my rv. I donít want any. I like my shower tent, and pit toilets are fine by me. I also prefer the smaller, less developed sites, that usually have no showers, only potable water. As a potential volunteer, how likely is it that I will be very limited in choices of sites, without a fully self contained rv? Thanks for any input anyone can give me.

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Old 11-24-2019, 12:24 AM   #2
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I wonít be going full time for a couple years. I have looked into volunteering in wildlife preserves. While some will provide some sites with hookups I donít believe itís mandatory. I know they will provide ATVís to get you to the areas where you need to feed (that sounds awesome to me) will they have a problem with you not having you stuff ďcontainedĒ dunno. Might be fine with rangers a donít ask donít tell kinda thing. There allot of port a pottyís That are simple to use if you are required to dump rather than shovel Just gotta ask if you see a certain job that sounds good. I could sit and watch the Animals come feed after Iíd fill the feeders. Beautiful just to sit and watch.
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Old 11-24-2019, 06:06 AM   #3
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https://www.volunteer.gov/ :thu

One of our first assignments post Katrina cleanup was with a couple in a 19 ft roadtrek. He was a gourmet cook and carried a lot of pots and pans. Used the bunkhouse for amenities.

The FWS, as well as all the other agencies listed above, have plenty of volunteer opportunities that provide support facilities such as kitchens, water, sewer, electric, etc. We have been in places where we were so remote that the service provided a truck, water buffalo, and sewer tank.

You will do OK.
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Have to been to a few places were there camp host had only a tent. There are plenty of dry parks in Alaska that are always begging for camp hosts. I don't know what the rules are but they were definitely there camp host in tents and a few vans.

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
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Maybe you are tougher than I am - probably are. That said, it is really nice on a cold morning to jump into a hot shower after taking a potty visit and not having to run to and from a toilet and shower house. Worse yet, set up a shower tent.
I am getting old and like the softer part of life. You may come to understand after a few months doing this.
Whatever you do, enjoy life. It is one of the few things we don't get a second shot at.
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