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Old 01-25-2019, 12:43 PM   #1
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How Long Do/Can You Boondock with the Bambi 16?

This is my first post. Next month, I'm going to own a small travel trailer similar in size and functionality to the Bambi 16. This is a new model by the manufacturer (Intech RV) so there isn't any user data available. So I've been looking at the AS forums for tips and ideas.

My TT has a 28 gal fresh and 30 gal combined gray/tank. I know this about 25% larger than what is in the Bambi 16.

So I'm curious, how long do people boondock in the Bambi 16 based on water usage (and assuming you are only using the bathroom in the Bambi)?

I rented a small T@B teardrop trailer with an 11 gal freshwater tank. We ran out on the beginning of our 4 day and we were being very judicious in our water usage. So I know I should be good for about a week but I would like know what Bambi 16" owners have experienced.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-25-2019, 03:48 PM   #2
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We find with conservative water practices that we (two people) can go for 5, maybe 6 days in our van which has a 30 gallon fresh water tank. We use the toilet in the van exclusively as well as both of us showering every day. We use mostly disposable plates and bowls in an effort to conserve water although I realize we are not conserving our planet.

We attribute most of the water we use (and most of the percentage of savings) to using the shower. We removed the high water consumption shower head and installed the item shown below. This shower head allows the water flow to be shut off entirely and just trickled or full-flow when needed. Way better than any other shower head we've used when it comes to conserving water use (and grey water creation). The head is available at many Camping World stores as well as Amazon.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:10 PM   #3
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We use 5 to 6 gallons per day per person (showering, cooking, toilets)
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