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Gjac

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I notice most class B's have small FW tanks and very little storage. For those that dry camp how do you carry extra water? Also are there any class B's made with a slide and some kind of basement storage?

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Gjac wrote:

I notice most class B's have small FW tanks and very little storage. For those that dry camp how do you carry extra water? Also are there any class B's made with a slide and some kind of basement storage?


A class B is essentially a modified van chassis.....so no under storage to speak of and certainly no slide. The next step would be a small class C which would be a manufactured coach body placed on a CUTAWAY van chassis.


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I mostly boondock and rarely see a B doing the same. Just not built for it.


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Posted: 06/06/20 02:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gjac wrote:

I notice most class B's have small FW tanks and very little storage. For those that dry camp how do you carry extra water? Also are there any class B's made with a slide and some kind of basement storage?
It can actually be fun to figure out how to camp with limited water/storage....

We bring a few gallon jugs of water stored under the bed for cooking and possible emergencies. We don't bring lots of unnecessary stuff to set up camp - no pink flamingos, etc...


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Depends on how long between visits to civilization. We are good for a minimum 4 days completely on our own. Our fresh water and gray are no problem for more but our black limits us (unless we’re in the woods). Power is no issue as we barely use electricity when camping. A bit for LED lighting and to light the fridge. As for storage, we have a decent fridge and a relatively good deal of accessible storage under our rear bed.

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Camping out of my cargo trailer, I've discovered that dish washing and rinsing can be accomplished with a very small amount of water. A plastic collapsible water container with small spout dispenses water slowly, pretty much in dribbles. Even the blue Reliance Aqua-Tainer spouts can be opened just partially for low water use. There's hardly any comparison between that and an RV water pump which throws way more water than necessary out the faucet.

"Navy" style showers (low water use) are another strategy. My porta-potti doesn't need much water for flushing, and the reservoir holds enough flush water for about 5 days. Of course, the other main uses I have for water are drinking and cooking, and for those I don't skimp.

Between the water containers in my cooler and a pair of Aqua-Tainers, if I'm careful I can boondock for just about a week.


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My 1997 Xplorer 230XL has a 25 gal fw tank. I usually boondoack a lot. I do carry 2-4 gallon jugs of water in the van. I camp alone so use less. I can last up to a week. If not I find a place to refill.

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I think you might be able to expand your options in a small class C. Really not much bigger than a class B but you'd be able to get a slide


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Get a rear hitch mounted storage box. Can store stuff and some water. Don’t overload it.


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Ed_Gee wrote:

Gjac wrote:

I notice most class B's have small FW tanks and very little storage. For those that dry camp how do you carry extra water? Also are there any class B's made with a slide and some kind of basement storage?


A class B is essentially a modified van chassis.....so no under storage to speak of and certainly no slide. The next step would be a small class C which would be a manufactured coach body placed on a CUTAWAY van chassis.


That depends on the model/manufacturer. I had a Roadtrek 210 Popular which is a Class B and it had quite a bit of outside under storage. About 1/2 my camping was dry camping with it and I could go about a week between dumps and water fill ups; 3 days when I was camping with a friend. One just needs to adjust to the storage available. Coming from tent camping I found the storage quite adequate and I actually camped comfortably a couple of summers in it. My general rule is if I have something in the RV that hasn't been used in the last 3 camping trips, it's not necessary and it comes out of the RV.

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