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Old 07-16-2015, 03:44 PM   #659
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InterBlog-- Heck, no. Is this some kind of Texas thing? But then Canadians have a reputation for being agonizingly polite. Or finding narrow campsites sided with big boulders and trees.

Setting up a bunch of folding lawn chairs next to your unit seems like a great idea--or possibly a children's inflatable plastic swimming pool filled with water. Or maybe inflatable children to put in the chairs. (I know you folks are short on storage space.) But I'd get these items at your local thrift shop, just in case anyone inconsiderate enough to blast through your campsite doesn't pay attention them.

Or maybe park your Interstate at a sufficient angle that it blocks off the parking pad more.
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Old 07-18-2015, 06:52 AM   #660
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InterBlog-- Heck, no. Is this some kind of Texas thing? But then Canadians have a reputation for being agonizingly polite. Or finding narrow campsites sided with big boulders and trees.

Setting up a bunch of folding lawn chairs next to your unit seems like a great idea--or possibly a children's inflatable plastic swimming pool filled with water. Or maybe inflatable children to put in the chairs. (I know you folks are short on storage space.) But I'd get these items at your local thrift shop, just in case anyone inconsiderate enough to blast through your campsite doesn't pay attention them.

Or maybe park your Interstate at a sufficient angle that it blocks off the parking pad more.
LOL I like the swimming pool idea! I could use it for my dog! And an inflatable swimming pool doesn't weigh anything or take up space!

Actually the vast majority of people in the deep south are extremely polite. It's just that there is a distinct minority, usually conforming to defined social stereotypes, that defies all social convention and makes it their business to be invasive and obnoxious.

I would of course prefer NOT to book pull-throughs with an Interstate, but I typically have no choice due to time constraints associated with family responsibilities. My husband and I both have jobs and we have a non-driving child living at home who goes to school year-round (including summer school), has extracurricular activities on weekends, etc. If I can get away for even a single overnight, it's an unprecedented miracle. I have to take what I can get in terms of accommodations. My next two target destinations also offer pull-through spots only, which is why I was wondering what my next tactical moves ought to be.
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:00 AM   #661
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Water economy is a big issue when Boondocking for any period of time. If you sweat, like me, bathing is important to quality of life for everyone.

I have debated about posting this, as it's a bit personal, but decided I would just take the plunge and share this discovery.

For my recent trip to SW New Mexico, when I expected to be active in hot temps, without an endless supply of fresh water and no bathhouse, I bought a package of these to try for less-water-use bathing

They are terrific for a quick and satisfying bath. Get ya clean with a minimal amount of water.

Yes, you have to go into the aisle at WalMart where incontinence items are sold....I am so not ready to even think about those things....but thats where they are. Just do it.

Large, very wet, and inexpensive...less than $3... they don't need to be dunked with water before use, nor do they need to be rinsed during and after, as a washcloth would. . Just throw them away, or burn in a fire.

I squirt a bit of my favorite body wash on these...because I like to smell nice....soap up thoroughly, then rinse with the shower head. Running water over one's body is critical to feeling really clean, for me, and less than a gallon of water gets the job done.

You could do this outside, in a shelter or not with an outside or solar shower, or standing in a collapsible bin in your shower, as I do.....in non-bear country, or where not otherwise prohibited, you can then dump that water under a grateful tree or bush, thus saving your limited holding tank space.

They will be standard supply for me.


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Old 07-28-2015, 08:21 AM   #662
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Water economy is a big issue when Boondocking for any period of time. If you sweat, like me, bathing is important to quality of life for everyone.

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They will be standard supply for me.


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That's an interesting product. I had never thought of doing anything like that but I'm certainly interested in trying it. We have a trailer with a large fresh water tank and reasonably large gray tank but even with that we use more water than we realize. We'll be taking our B190 on a trip later this year and the Assurance wash cloths will be perfect for that too.

Thanks!
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Maggie good product to promote. Have purchased them for the in-laws as a hygiene supplement when they're not feeling mobile enough for their tub or shower. We use them camping supplement along with a package of unscented baby wipes.
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Another good idea, Maggie. I can see these being just the ticket when we are on the road & still winterized.
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hi Maggie... the PO left several types of "wet wipes" in the Bvan... he boon docked a lot, in the desert often... I tried them when the shower wasn't possible... I think they are a great alternative... I have a package from my hospital stay and they are thicker, wetter, more like what you describe... I'll look for yours on my next Walmart visit.. keep having fun!!! Hugs again, gail
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A large wet wipe just doesn't leave the freshly-washed feel that these do....when followed by a fresh water rinse.

Almost as good as a full shower.



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We've always kept baby wipes close at hand for washing faces, arm pits, etc when a shower wasn't convenient. These look like a great alternative. The disposable nature of them bothers me a bit, but when water is at a premium, it's a choice.....!


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That's exactly what I thought.

And, you could always burn them to reduce garbage.


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Making the bed

We've only our 16' Bambi Sport since March but I'm pretty sure there has to be a better way to make the bed, other than tipping the mattress on end, fitting the sheets, plopping it back down only to do the other end. Then doing it again for the top sheet and the blanket. Anyone have any tricks to share?
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Maggie, Good product recommendation on the Assurance preset wipes. I will put that on my next trip list. Thanks. Evelyn.
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Bwlund,
I'll be interested to learn of an easier way to make the bed in my BAMBI 16' sport.
What a chore! Great subject matter on this thread! Thanks. Evelyn.
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We've only our 16' Bambi Sport since March but I'm pretty sure there has to be a better way to make the bed, other than tipping the mattress on end, fitting the sheets, plopping it back down only to do the other end. Then doing it again for the top sheet and the blanket. Anyone have any tricks to share?
There are some threads on this, of you are able to find them, and I don't know if your bed has to be made every day, as mine does.....but, after trying a number of things, we found unconventional bedding to be the simplest solution.

I cut the skirting off a nice, quilted mattress pad, and that lays on the bed each night. An all season down comforter, with a washable duvet cover encasing it, is the top layer.

Pillows as usual, wash everything weekly.

Some use sleeping bags. If you don't have to make your bed every day, sounds like you already have a system in place.

Maybe others with the same trailer as you will chime in here.


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