Originally Posted by SusieinNC
Sounds like a great first trip, Emily. We went on our second trip earlier this week. Just spent two nights at a local wildlife club on a lake so we could try out the furnace
and try boondocking
. Don't make the mistake DH did! Your refrigerator
will run down the battery
FAST, so be sure to convert to gas as soon as you can. Otherwise, had a great trip.
Glad you enjoyed your trip. A little tip that might save some headaches. If you start the fridge
at home at least a day before you leave and put cold stuff in it, you can for a day or so without it running. (I keep my fridge
running all the time when the egg is in the nest, on 120.) If don't turn it battery
you won't have to remember to shut off right away. I've gone at least two days in 70° to 80° without the fridge
running, everything stayed nice and cold.
If you're really concerned about it freeze a couple water bottles and put them in before you leave home.
Most of my camping is boondocking
. One trip early this year close to 100 days and 4 days with electricity, close to 20 days in one spot. Less worries, less dollars, and lots of fun.