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Old 08-10-2016, 10:01 AM   #11
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Welcome Fun&Sun. We are fairly new as well. This is a great community and forum. I'm sure will find a lot of useful information and help here as we have. I'm sure the next year will fly by for both of us!!

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Old 08-10-2016, 10:04 AM   #12
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Based on the advice of others (who know who they are) we had some wiring run for options we didn't get, just in case we want to add things in future. Stereo speakers and solar panel are two examples, plus we are t.v. ready, even though we didn't have a t.v. mount/bracket installed (nor the Jack antenna). The idea is it'll make upgrades easier (for us or the next owners) if wiring it already run, but these things were all things we weren't (aren't) sure we want/need. So far, so good. We got a Bluetooth speaker for our sound system (we have iPods and a satellite radio); we use the television so rarely that we're okay with setting it up on one of the tables when/if we bring it along; and we're still not sure we want our solar panel installed on the roof. YMMV. That's just us and our camping style.

BTW, we love our Escape and I'm betting you will also love yours!
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:44 AM   #13
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Thank you everyone for your good wishes and comments. My wife and I have had 2 dry runs through the option list and also some suggestions from Krista to make the trailer more sellable down the road. It is a fun and exciting process but I have a question that might make a thread of its own. When you are long term camping what is the one option you could not do with out and if you where dry camping what is the one option you could not do with out.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:08 AM   #14
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When you are long term camping what is the one option you could not do with out and if you where dry camping what is the one option you could not do with out.
For both types of camping, Solar and 6 volt batteries, roof fan, tinted windows and awning are the things I couldn't do without.
The solar keeps the trailer ready to go any time and the ability to run the fan all the time to keep the trailer smelling fresh and the moisture out. The tinted glass and the awning help control the heat.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:09 AM   #15
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Dry camping. Option is the solar and batteries
Also, and u may know this is you've been around RVing, the cap on the sewer which has another hole through which to discharge your grey. This extends the amount of time you can be out without looking for a Sani dump. You need a bucket or a DYI container for the grey

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Old 08-10-2016, 11:20 AM   #16
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Good replies, thanks. We do plan on a solar set up with the dual 6 volt batteries,
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:22 PM   #17
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I too am waiting for my 19' egg to hatch next April (would hate to be that chicken!), so am not yet familiar with the various systems. Larry, could you elaborate on the sewage pipe comment above? I anticipate boondocking for extended periods, so any info relating to this would be welcome!
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #18
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There are various definition of dry camping in play here. One thing I know people do is to use a pit toilet on site if available and use the black tank for extra grey water storage by pulling off some buckets of grey water and dumping them down the toilet to be stored until the whole system is dumped. Other places, water is available nearby but not in the campground as well as a nearby grey water dump so you can keep up with water supply and grey water elimination indefinitely. Lots of variation in campground setups and in camping styles and in local rules.
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Old 08-10-2016, 02:08 PM   #19
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I too am waiting for my 19' egg to hatch next April (would hate to be that chicken!), so am not yet familiar with the various systems. Larry, could you elaborate on the sewage pipe comment above? I anticipate boondocking for extended periods, so any info relating to this would be welcome!
DYI portable tote tanks - grey water

The sewer cap is Veresta (I think). The thread has a very helpful picture of one (posted by another member). When boon docking We were restricted by the size of the grey tank. The portable tote system remedies that issue. The sewer cap is the trick. A bucket under the little hole works also and although this is frowned upon and may attract "critters" I've dumped the bucket away from the campsite. The grey has food bits. Soooo. Best practice would be to use the tote.

In terms of boon docking I wish we had thought about getting ETI to raise the frame which would help when u get onto dirt tracks and pasture. Therin lies a problem when u are buying a trailer as a newbie as we were. We started towing (and backing up) for the first time Sept 2014. We started wanting full hookups etc. now we are onto BC Recreational Sites which are more stripped down version. I forget what you-all down south call yours. But they look interesting

Have fun. Larry.


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Old 08-10-2016, 02:46 PM   #20
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Looking good Larry. Now that's my kind of camping.

By the way, anyone who wants a sewer cap with the small hose connection on the cover, they sell them at Walmart. Had to pick one up on our trip to BC because "someone" forgot to secure the factory cap and it was lost.
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