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philh

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Posted: 01/14/20 06:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pasusan wrote:

Guess you can tell we don't like generators... [emoticon]

Propane or gas? LOL

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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

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!
Just wondering. Do you use the CG pools? Because if the bathhouse is too dirty. the pool is as well. same people take care of both.


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Posted: 01/14/20 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GARMP said it best. and I agree.

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Depends...mostly based on the length of stay:
- A quick overnight and gone in the morning, don't care too much as long as the weather is comfortable.
- 2-3 days, generally want electric
- 4-6 days, fresh water is nice to have.
- A week or more, sewer is preferred.

Secondarily conditions matter:
- If it's really hot or cold, we like electric even for a quick overnight but we can break out the generator if needed.
- Sometimes a destination simply doesn't have hookups. If we really want to go there, we can make it 10-14 days without hookups.


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

Just curious. Some RVers won't consider sites without FHUs, some prefer the flexability of staying in wilder places without worrying about hook-ups and some are in between, wanting at least electricity. We started around 1970 with a pop-up and didn't even think about the issue and never had hook-ups. Then with an RV for many years we sought out campgrounds often without hook-ups. But now, we really prefer electric but will use a national park campground without. We've never felt sewer to be too important. Even this winter we will be at a national forest site without so we will just drive to the dump once a week. Water hook-up is preferred but no mandatory. I feel that absolutely requiring FHUs causes one to miss out on many beautiful campgrounds.


Similar here, we have to have electric as a minimum, everything else is optional. At this point in our lives I am not willing to spend $$$ on a generator just for a few trips. Going forward on our next RV we plan to keep our options open concerning getting a generator.

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Terryallan wrote:

Mickeyfan0805 wrote:

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!
Just wondering. Do you use the CG pools? Because if the bathhouse is too dirty. the pool is as well. same people take care of both.


Note that cleanliness was never named. DW simply doesn’t like using public showers.

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Posted: 01/15/20 02:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We do a mix of hookups and dry camping. For instance, we're leaving to head south next month, for 10 weeks.
half of our time will be dry camping and the other have with hookups.
We prefer the bigger campsites we get by dry camping in California state parks/beaches. But we do enjoy the RV parks in Arizona.


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Mickeyfan0805 wrote:


Note that cleanliness was never named. DW simply doesn’t like using public showers.

Continuing off topic - me neither. So many campground reviews mention the cleanliness or not of the bathrooms and showers and I would prefer never to enter one even when struggling in my 6'2" frame to turn around in my bathroom and shower in the RV.


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Depends n the cost difference. We can go a week easy before we need a dump. If we’re staying at a nice spot for a couple of weeks and I’m saving 40-60 bucks for a partial hook up, I’ll happily hit the pump station, park the rig ( auto leveling is important here) and go buy some 2” thick fillets with the savings. On a side note: Most of the really nice state parks we’ve stayed at do not have full hookups...


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Posted: 01/17/20 02:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

no hookups
no power
no tv
no cellphone
no neighbors
peace and quite
on a lake

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