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hotfishtacos 08-17-2014 02:53 PM

Ultimate Camping Accessory
 
This portable hot tub could change the way you go camping - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego

techfan 08-17-2014 02:56 PM

Uh... Is this really being marketed in California? No wonder you folks have a water shortage! ;)

rbryan4 08-17-2014 08:22 PM

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Originally Posted by techfan (Post 63078)
Uh... Is this really being marketed in California? No wonder you folks have a water shortage! ;)

Yeah, what I thought too. 225 gallons of water isn't always readily available. Cool though. Sitting next to your Escape in a hot tub under the stars with a nice glass of wine? I can think of worse things to do.

daveandsandyclink 08-18-2014 08:07 AM

Sorry... but this kind of nonsense gets my blood boiling. In my opinion, this is a horrible "ultimate camping accessory". It shows just how wasteful and extravagant some campers have become with resources at private and public campgrounds. I have noticed were more & more private campgrounds meter electricity at each campsite with good reason. Water will be next. The 40' class A motorhome with rain showerheads, twin AC, and multiple flat screens televisions all on pays the same for site usage as the 6' popup tent trailer camper. What's wrong with this picture?
My involvement as a volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife has been a real eye opener. Specifically helping to manage and maintain a state park near me.

I could see where that potable hot tub could strangely develop a large rip after the owners have gone to sleep.

dave macrae 08-18-2014 10:29 AM

I remember in Montana 2 years ago it was a hot night and everyone in the campground was running their A/C, the campground was blowing breakers all night because most of the people had these monstor units with multiple ac units going all their lights and what seemed like every possible elcectrical device they had. Then there was us , who just wanted to run a small little ac unit and get some sleep. I felt bad for the guy running the place because he wasn't getting any cooperation from these people. He eventually ran a power cord from the main office to our trailer thankfully.

J Mac 08-18-2014 10:52 AM

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Originally Posted by daveandsandyclink (Post 63168)
Sorry... but this kind of nonsense gets my blood boiling. In my opinion, this is a horrible "ultimate camping accessory". It shows just how wasteful and extravagant some campers have become with resources at private and public campgrounds. I have noticed were more & more private campgrounds meter electricity at each campsite with good reason. Water will be next. The 40' class A motorhome with rain showerheads, twin AC, and multiple flat screens televisions all on pays the same for site usage as the 6' popup tent trailer camper. What's wrong with this picture?
My involvement as a volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife has been a real eye opener. Specifically helping to manage and maintain a state park near me.

I could see where that potable hot tub could strangely develop a large rip after the owners have gone to sleep.

Lighten up dude and put your blood pressure on simmer. It's a novelty item. ;D

rbryan4 08-18-2014 11:03 AM

I'm as much of a conservationist as anyone Dave, and am a 'friend of Garner'. We've volunteered during off season to clean up and repair state park campgrounds as well. It angers me too when people waste natural resources and harm campgrounds. But, this is a novelty item, and I see nothing wrong with it if you are using it in a private park or on your own property where potable water supply isn't really a problem. If you think about it, taking a bath at home is the same thing. The water all has to come from somewhere.

hotfishtacos 08-18-2014 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by daveandsandyclink (Post 63168)
Sorry... but this kind of nonsense gets my blood boiling. In my opinion, this is a horrible "ultimate camping accessory". It shows just how wasteful and extravagant some campers have become with resources at private and public campgrounds. I have noticed were more & more private campgrounds meter electricity at each campsite with good reason. Water will be next. The 40' class A motorhome with rain showerheads, twin AC, and multiple flat screens televisions all on pays the same for site usage as the 6' popup tent trailer camper. What's wrong with this picture?
My involvement as a volunteer with Texas Parks and Wildlife has been a real eye opener. Specifically helping to manage and maintain a state park near me.

I could see where that potable hot tub could strangely develop a large rip after the owners have gone to sleep.

David, I posted this because it is pretty crazy sometimes seeing what is being offered for camping. Your ranting about wasteful campers is amusing because it is all a matter of perspective. A backpacker who carries their camping gear on their back may say you are very extravagant with your 5.0 Fifth Wheel rig pulled by a 3/4 Ton V-8 Truck. "Extravagant" is a matter of perspective. This is all in fun.

cpaharley2008 08-18-2014 01:09 PM

Potable water is always a problem, someplace in the world. Mankind is famous for justifying the waste of natural resources. Just think, the California drought would disappear if California eliminated all the private swimming pools, hot tubs, and golf course irrigation within the state. Someday we all could see the elimination of "conspicuous consumption" as it is called in economic circles.

daveandsandyclink 08-18-2014 01:20 PM

We (two of us) wouldn't use anything close to 250 gallons on water camping in a month. There was a time when owners of small fiberglass trailers took pride in camping conservation. They would have screamed in mass in a forum at this hot tub idea. I am not sure any more and no conservationist or tree hugger I know would think of this as acceptable. I ask you..Is it OK to arrive and camp in a drought stricken region and waste such quantities of water with a novelty item? No...not if you have any consideration for the good of everyone. Last I heard, your in stage 3 water restrictions over there in San Antonio. Fresh, drinkable water is a fighting issue for most of the southern and western states today. Lack of water in California will force it's residents to change their wasteful ways or relocate to states like Minnesota followed by many others with wasteful habits. Campgrounds in some regions may no longer be able to supply power and water and perhaps become overwhelmed by the fire danger and be forced to close. That seems crazy but possible in our current weather patterns.
I am not going to lighten up for my opinion and position on this one.


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