Originally Posted by Cmtravels
Lots to think about. We would love to get a 2 or 3 way fridge
, but the new ones are a tad out of budget right now. I've been looking on craiglist, but not even sure a used one is a good idea? Any thoughts on that? Propane
scares me a little, even when I light
my backpacking stove. Ha. But I guess there could be problems with new ones too.
We mostly tent camp at state parks and we try to get the private back tent spaces which rarely have hook ups. I've never really paid too much attention to the rv sites to see what they have.
Based on what you have indicated as your preferred camping style - which is similar to mine getting a fridge
that works well no matter where I camped would be the thing I would spend my limited funds on before any other updates (aside from making sure the running gear and wiring all work and no leaks). I.E. I would spend the money on the fridge
before I spent it on such items as a new awning
or Fantastic Fan or inside stove top, furnace
etc. Having to restrict myself as to where I can stay due restrictions placed on me by the fridge power supply would not make me a happy camper. Many of the nicest camping spots I have stayed in have had no power and limited sunlight for solar
capture. Not to mention more than once I have pulled into a state or county park without reservations and all the RV designated sites are full but the ranger has allowed me due to the size of the trailer to use a tent site - with no hook ups. Works for me as they are often nicer spots anyways
Like you propane
isn't/wasn't something I was overly comfortable with using at first but having used it now for many years I would not be without it. Also a backpacker and lighting
my backpack stove with all honesty scares me far more than lighting
stove in the trailer does now.