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JAC1982

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Posted: 01/14/20 02:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We can go 7-8 days without being hooked up to anything, so if we have a longer trip like that, I prefer boondocking so we can really "get away". But if it's a short weekend trip closer to home, full hookups are nice to have because we're already short on time, so we don't have to spend time filling up the water tank or dumping when it's time to go home. At the very least in a campground, we like having electric because the sound of generators when you're trying to relax is annoying. Ours is quiet, but many other people's are not.

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For us it's pretty simple. DW won't use campground provided showers, and will only use their toilets if it's because we are away from the camper - and that reality means the kids never go acclimated to such things either. So, hookups quickly become a necessity for us. We will frequently do an overnight on the road using nothing but electric, and we will sometimes do a couple of weekend nights at a site with only water and electric (dumping as we leave). More than 2 nights, however, and we absolutely need sewer for our style of camping.

As others said before, that's the blessing of it all...to each his/her own!

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Having power is important if the weather is hot or cold. Having water & sewer onsite is a non issue. Prefere a back in also.

Don't understand why so many CG operators look at us & assume that we will want a FHU pull through.


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To us, campers of over 40 years recently turned RVers, the difference between fhu or not is basically whether you are a camper or an RVer. A destinationer or a tourer.
We are new to the RV experience and thusly only require electric, water is a plus, as we try to do as much outside as we can.
Many RVers leave their coach only to adjust their satellite dish. They need fhu.
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In order or priority:
Power
Water
Sewer
However, most of the time we have full hookups. We stay in RV parks and rarely park in the boonies. We are retired and we park in an area where we can see the local sights which usually means we are in a town.


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We flip-flop between all types. We prefer dry FS types where there's room between sites and where most are outdoor nature oriented.
We do stay at W/E at Oregon St parks. We do the RV thing on occasion but usually only when necessary like needing to dump and wash clothes. Or if it's really hot and we need AC. Or if we're on the road and need a stop over for the night.
I do feel that those that are power pole FHU lovers are really missing out on whats out there. I suppose that to some hiking, swimming, bike riding is just not their thing and thats fine. If all I had to do was sit around and stare at my neighbors I wouldn't own an RV.

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On longer trips tHe CG itself is seldom my destination. Generally there is something else in the area that attracts me.
With that in mind I will take best CG available.
Best maybe a nice state park with electric only connection.
Best maybe a full blown resort CG with manicured sites and full hook ups.
Close to the attractions will factor into best. I will not stay on the outskirts and commute to attractions. For example if I'm going to Disney I will budget for Fort Wilderness. Cedar point Park I will stay at their lighthouse point CG.
Myrtle Beach I prefer Myrtle Beach State Park vs. one of the big 3.
Because I don't want to be hot and I don't want to hear my genset the entire trip I require at least 30 amp electric. Sewer connection is optional
I try to roll with the punches and make the most of what's available in the area.
Crowds, distance, site size are bigger factors for me than FHU vs. non FHU.
FHU and packed in like sardines is not desirable vs. a decent size 30 amp no sewer site.


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When kids were young we usually did full (5 of us).

Toy hauler makes boondocking pretty easy. Now we do about 7 weekends a year at motorcycle rides and a few other trips here and there without any hook up.

We can go about 5 days comfortably.


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“Water hook-up is preferred but not mandatory.”

Why? Using your pump and tank is safer. No high pressure spikes etc. A place to refill and dump is nice however. Solar gives me enough to recharge 99% of the time.


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Veebyes wrote:

Having power is important if the weather is hot or cold. Having water & sewer onsite is a non issue. Prefere a back in also.

Don't understand why so many CG operators look at us & assume that we will want a FHU pull through.


prob becuz most do.


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