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Old 03-13-2018, 09:26 PM   #15
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Exactly. My wife is pushing for dishwasher. Although that may actually use less water than hand washing.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:32 PM   #16
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Black tank dump.

I Boondock on my undeveloped property. Built a nice camp area. I carry water from various sources. I dump gray water on the property.

I do not need A/C so a generator is all I need a few hours per day.

The biggest issue I have is the black tank. I have a 35 gallon tote to dump the 1st time black tank fills up. Then the next time I call a truck to pump out both the tote and the trailer.

If you boondock where you need A/C you have to find a cooler place.
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Yes, I meant what would the top 3 be for other types of camping, other than boondocking?
As someone who very seldom does anything except boondocking/dry camping, there are probably others who can answer this better than I. However, I don't think the boondocking priorities will be a detriment.

I was thinking that if one always stayed in developed parks with full hookups there would be unlimited electrical power, water, and sewage available at the site. Other needs such as propane, laundry facilities, etc would be available nearby. Thus onboard quantities needed for boondocking would not be as critical. Perhaps storage would become more important.

Developed park full hookup campers, please correct me where/if I'm wrong.

For us, when boondocking the grey tank always fills first. If your tanks are at the same horizontal level there is a third valve available that will provide a gravity transfer of liquid from the grey tank to the black and extend the time between dumps.

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Oh, but you didn't read Rule #1 on the other thread....#1 Whatever the DW wants...I assume DW means the boss.
DW is 'devoted wife'. I'm not sure I understand the question for sure. We only boon dock when the power goes out. We are full timers and have no desire to boon dock. For us the washer dryer are must haves. We hate going to the Laundromat. And as my wife says 'If you need the laundry compartment for storage, you have to much crap'.

But when boondocking the tank capacity will be your limiting factor.
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Exactly. My wife is pushing for dishwasher. Although that may actually use less water than hand washing.
Our Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer uses 2.8 gallons of water per load on the longest setting. A full load is all of the days dishes if using regular plates, etc.
It would be hard to hand wash everything on 2.8 gallons.
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In order of importance

(1) Beer
(2) Barbecue Grille
(3) Meat for Barbecue Grill

And if there is a 4 and 5

(4) Toilet Paper
(5) Some form of shelter
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Our alternative to washing dishes when boondocking/dry camping is paper, plastic, and the microwave. There will be a pot or skillet sometimes, but very limited. Then again, we're never home until dark. I'm sure it would be very different for us in a park.

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I'll add a gas/electric fridge to the list. Residential units are great but for dry camping we did not want to be chasing an energy plan every day nor spend thousands on upgraded batteries, solar, etc. We also didn't want to have to run a generator any more than necessary to charge our phones, cool down the coach in the evening, etc. For us, not having to worry about the power draw of an electric only fridge was a big deal.
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I'll add a gas/electric fridge to the list. Residential units are great but for dry camping we did not want to be chasing an energy plan every day nor spend thousands on upgraded batteries, solar, etc. We also didn't want to have to run a generator any more than necessary to charge our phones, cool down the coach in the evening, etc. For us, not having to worry about the power draw of an electric only fridge was a big deal.
Amen to that.

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Yes, a fridge that can use propane is a must. I don't care how luxurious a 5th wheel is, I don't want a residential fridge.
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So with either type of frig, are they just off while you're driving down the road?
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So with either type of frig, are they just off while you're driving down the road?
Yes. But at that point it's like a cooler. Everything stays cold till you get to your stop.
Once I turn the fridge off when we leave I make it a point to not open the door again.
Some people will leave the propane open and the fridge running which would be illegal when going to a gas station.
And stupid.
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Yes. But at that point it's like a cooler. Everything stays cold till you get to your stop.
Once I turn the fridge off when we leave I make it a point to not open the door again.
Some people will leave the propane open and the fridge running which would be illegal when going to a gas station.
And stupid.
And when you get back home and put the RV is "storage" for days, weeks, or months, do you plug them in to keep the running or shut it all down?
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And when you get back home and put the RV is "storage" for days, weeks, or months, do you plug them in to keep the running or shut it all down?


Depends on how soon we go camping again. But I usually unplug it.
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