AZ Feb 10-12, 2012: Quartzsite Gathering - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


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Old 01-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #15
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If Wanna-Bees are welcome, Bob and I would love to come! We are drooling over the Scamp brochure as I type, but have not formally fixed our intentions yet. We'd like to see what it's all about and talk trailers with Y'all!
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Old 01-07-2012, 05:27 PM   #16
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You're more than welcome. Not only are you going to see a bunch of Casitas but also quite a few Scamps.
Looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:02 PM   #17
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I am hopping from foot to foot in excitement reading about the Quartzsite gathering. This is in my future for sure! Not ready yet (don't even have my RV) but in the works. Okay, a Quartzsite question: Does everyone have SOLAR?!?! I want to get my RV but not sure about solar right away..... can one dry camp without solar? I know: I need to do some investigating here.... just getting so excited thought I'd throw this question out there.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:27 PM   #18
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If you have a deep cell battery in good condition and run the fridge on propane and lights are LED, & dont run a TV or AC and use a headlamp to read at night, you should have no problem going 4-5 days without power or solar. The only things using up power would be your water pump and the lights you use and the Fantastic Fan. The one item that will eat up power big time is a propane furnace but last month in Quartzsite I only needed to put the furnace on a few minutes before bed and a few minutes in the morning to warm the trailer up and had no problem going the two and half days I was there without having to put the solar panel out to recharge. As far as people staying in Quartzsite for more than a few days my observation was that most had a solar system of some sort but there where some that did not and they indicated they dry camp for 4 days or so and then go and pay for hook ups for a night or two to recharge up their battery.
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Thank you so much, Carol! This helps a lot! I'm hoping to not have to get into the solar thing for a while.... there's so much to learn, it is so complicated..... and costly. I appreciate your response.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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At the Quartzsite Gathering in the last few yearsa, very few people have solar. Most people have a small generator like a Honda 2000. This allows you to recharge your battery and also run the A/C in the summer. If you did not have a generator, I'm sure someone would let you use their's for a couple of hours to top off the battery.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #21
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Thanks George! That makes sense. A generator would be just enough for my needs, hopefully!
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:19 AM   #22
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Old 01-21-2012, 08:49 AM   #23
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At the Quartzsite Gathering in the last few yearsa, very few people have solar. Most people have a small generator like a Honda 2000. This allows you to recharge your battery and also run the A/C in the summer. If you did not have a generator, I'm sure someone would let you use their's for a couple of hours to top off the battery.
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We will be toting along our Honda 2000 generator, and we carry a battery charger too, so with an extension cord someone can get a charge while it is running.

And it is very portable so sharing is definately possible!

No solar on our rig (YET).
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:18 AM   #24
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Thank you for your generosity. See you there.
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:47 PM   #25
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Rats!
We were SOOO looking forward to coming but I'm not sure the Compact II we just got will be "campable" yet. We came home using magnetic trailer lights because the cord was missing and we have to sort out the propane and 12V systems.
Maybe we'll make it, but its not looking good right now.

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Old 01-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #26
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Not a problem with the trailer.
1. Magnetic trailer lights - No Problem
2. Propane system - Coleman stove
3. 12v sistem - Coleman lantern
Hope to see you there.

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Old 01-21-2012, 04:53 PM   #27
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I have reserved Feb. 10th and 13th as vacation days. Now, as long as nothing at work screws this up, I will be making my way there for the weekend. Looking forward to seeing every one from last year and meeting all newcomers.
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Old 01-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #28
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Denece, don't worry I stopped in there last year on my way back from California after just buying my '72 Boler no food, no blankets, no lights, no nothing. They're good people and I wish I could be there this year.
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