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Old 07-28-2013, 11:39 AM   #11
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We stayed at Green Point campground in Pacific Rim National Park for 7 nights.

Didn't find out till we got to Green Point that they did not have showers in the campground.
A bit rustic
Glenn and I were both born on The Island. Going over to Long Beach used to mean a 6 hour drive over gravel logging roads. Very few people had trailers that they'd dare take over that road. There may have been one or two pit toilets and no running water. You could camp right on the beach then, and there was always a collection of very interesting "beach houses" made of flotsam and jetsam. (Not to mention the interesting collection of "residents")
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #12
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Didn't find out till we got to Green Point that they did not have showers in the campground. No problem, we had gotten the exterior shower option with our 19 and I used a small tarp I had brought with me to screen my nakedness from sight of passers by. Worked really well and all 4 of us used it at least twice each before leaving the campground. We did try to conserve water a bit but did have to dump and load up with fresh water every 3-4 days.
Here is a pic if you are interested ( not of me but of the shower tarp )

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:31 PM   #13
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If you have a microwave, where is it mounted with the 6.2 cu frig taking up all the space?

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Old 07-28-2013, 02:35 PM   #14
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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If you have a microwave, where is it mounted with the 6.2 cu frig taking up all the space?

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We don't have a microwave. To fit one in, we would have to give up something. Wardrobe space, smaller fridge or possibly even the oven, and put the microwave in that spot. With our preference for camping at locations where services are not typically available, we don't really have a way of using a microwave without going to a generator or large inverter with upgraded batteries.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:05 PM   #16
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Thank you, actually think we could get by with the smaller frig anyway as there are only (2) of us.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #17
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Here is a pic if you are interested ( not of me but of the shower tarp )

We use on of these portable shelters for outside showers. It's 7' tall and 4' x 4' space inside..work's great and folds down flat. I bought a 25' hose and a few fittings and can plug right into the outside shower and then setup the enclosure in the best place for showering...and no filling up the grey tank. Most of the time we look for a spot that my 150' of hoses can reach to refill the water tank.

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Old 07-28-2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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Dave--what kind of a fire bowl do you have?
Is it the pit ones from Costco?

We have one of those and take along a small 8 lb tank (that cost more than a 20 lb) The length of the hose on it wouldn't allow us to be far from the trailer it could have a longer hose made and would be one less thing to take with us..

Love the quick connect now that we finally got a BBQ and had the regular removed...Heck, it's the best thing I am going to get to an oven!
Yes, we have the Outland Fire Bowl as sold by Costco. We love it as it is easy to use, saves $ on campground firewood, doesn't leave that smoke smell on you and your clothes, and can be switched off when you go to bed. With the 20 ft propane hose and quick disconnect fitting I purchased, it is super easy to use with our Escape's regulated low pressure propane supply.
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Old 07-28-2013, 06:44 PM   #19
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Here are some pictures of ours. It is made by CampChef and we love it!



It's amazing how much better than a campfire it is. Instantly on, instantly off, no firewood, nice and warm...puts off a lot of heat even on low setting, very portable, no mess...great for marshmallows..etc..just plug it in!

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:44 PM   #20
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Oh I love ours too for those reasons mentioned--how nice to be able to leave for a walk and just "turn off" the fire...
And yeah, campfire smoke is better than cigarette smoke for smell, but nice not to have to smell like it--or keep swearing at the fire smoke following you around the pit!!!

I just wasn't aware that the low pressure quick connect would work with it--ahh well, we did buy the 8 pounder so for now we'll go with it...
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