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Old 08-16-2009, 11:33 PM   #29
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We boondock more times than not. The best spots are where it's not as easy to just pull in & hook-up. Nice & quite, camping at it's best!

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Old 08-17-2009, 09:13 AM   #30
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We boondock more times than not. The best spots are where it's not as easy to just pull in & hook-up. Nice & quite, camping at it's best!

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Us too!
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:58 AM   #31
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More dry camping when travelling than boondocking.

I have found that I can get my trailer onto my property when I was going to build.
There I will boondock.
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #32
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Not Much, but some

We prefer full hookups but they are not always available. Other than stopping for the night at a Walmart or some other RV friendly establishment our only real boondocking was at Burning Man last year. A week at Black Rock CIty will make you an experienced boondocker pretty quickly.

We added a solar panel and awnings this year to make the experience a little easier. We have two Honda 2000 generators and 2 six gallon external fuel tanks so we can be pretty self sufficient as long as we watch the holding tank levels.

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Old 08-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #33
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Boondicking about 80%

When we started the "trailering thing" 8 years ago, I wanted to go to the Great Outdoors with little or no people around. Generally, this meant no hook-ups. Boondocking really appealed to me. So I researched the concept online to see what I had to do to make it happen. I started with a SOB, but quickly transitioned to an Airstream.

Power generation and battery storage are the biggest expense. I have a quiet Honda EU-3000is w/ wheel kit. I bought a 228 Ah deep cycle scrubber/sweeper battery and had a special mount/cover made for it. Water haul is made easy with 6 gal. Jerry cans from Walmart. A carpenter's helper stand from Home Depot and a Super Siphon make water fill easy. Two 10 gal. blue sewer tote carts make hauling sewage to the dump station easy. Here is some of what I did:
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:56 AM   #34
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Bob, I really like your "boonfocking accessory lit"

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Old 08-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #35
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I did it for a year on a ranch up here until that big bear decided to come inside and boondock with me one night. Now I am safe and sound in my backyard on full hookups and loving it.......

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Old 08-22-2009, 09:16 AM   #37
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We boondock more times than not. The best spots are where it's not as easy to just pull in & hook-up. Nice & quite, camping at it's best!

Shari
We too! The only limitation is water. So after six "sailor" showers we have to find a spigot.....unless we have along a second 30 gallon water tank in the pickup.

Nice to see you and the crowd, again, at the MMVAC rally.
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Old 08-22-2009, 09:24 AM   #38
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Wow! That is one crazy battery Bob.
Rodney,

As you know the 22' CCDs only have space for 1 battery on the tongue. I was lucky I found this "Frankenstein" scrubber battery. It is the most capable flooded cell 12 vdc deep cycle battery (228 Ah) on the market and only has a footprint of 14.5" x 6.75". This allowed me to fit it within the frame of the tongue. With the cover, it's very aerodynamic. So in this small space I have the equivalent of 2.68 Group 24 batteries (85 Ah). With the generator, I can bulk charge about 69 Ah into the battery in about 1.5 hours. That's good for about 2 days with my family of 4.

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"This is Us"........Adirondack's NY.
Looks like Lake Eaton in Long Lake.
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Old 08-22-2009, 11:36 AM   #42
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We have only boondocked a few times but did enjoy it...
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