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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Dry-Camping Tips For Beginners

Above, a sign points the way to the dry campground behind the Gen. George Patton Memorial Museum. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Since buying The Beast last year, I've dry camped several times with no problem.

What is dry camping? That is when you don't have any hook-ups (electric, water and sewer) and are living off your RV's tanks (water and propane) and battery power. But, one needs to be familiar with their RV's tank capacities and battery power to have problem-free camping. Also, making sure there's adequate propane in the propane tank before heading out into the wilderness.

RV Life has posted an article on three critical dry camping tips for beginners.

Above, dry camping at the campground behind the Patton Museum. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

They begin with:
After selling their home in Portland, Cija and Dave lived in their RV for almost a year. While hooked up to shore power, they renovated the motorhome until it was time to head south for the winter in October 2016. Just a few weeks later, the couple unplugged for the first time. The couple quickly became well-acquainted with the limits of their RV’s holding tanks, batteries and propane capacity. Desert boondocking or dry camping does present some challenges that’s easy to overcome with preparation.
The three tips are:

1. Live off Your Tanks and Batteries Before Trying Dry Camping
2. Choose to Camp Near a Dump Station (and Civilization)
3. Understand AC/DC power concepts

It is best to read the article as the three tips are fully explained.

To read more, go here.

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