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RE: Boycott “No Campfires”

Haven't had a fire in the fire pit at home for the last several weeks now. The field behind the house started drying out (beans this year, corn across the road), No fires once things start turning brown. Sparks and ash in a drying corn or bean field could burn the entire field. We've got to use our heads here. Fortunate, it was combined yesterday. But corn across the road is still up. Need to wait just a bit longer for fires at home. But soon coming! Think and act wisely... Fire needs to be highly respected.
DutchmenSport 10/16/19 05:46pm General RVing Issues
RE: Campsite Sanitation - Beware

Well...???? this is surely an interesting thread. I guess I'm one of those disgusting slobs, at least at dump stations. I have never worn gloves. I do wash my hands when done dumping though and after putting everything away. That's the beauty of having easy access to an outside shower on the camper and leaving a little bit of water in the fresh water tank.
DutchmenSport 10/16/19 05:22pm General RVing Issues
RE: How cold can you go?

We've cold weather camped for years in all 3 of our previous TT's and now our 5er. Our current 5er does not count toward your question, as it's a 4 season, good for zero degrees, provided the furnace stay on. However, our previous 3 TT's were not so robust. But we winter camped anyway. The way you do it is to go ahead and winterize the camper and then absolutely no water goes down any drain, nor does any water go into any tanks. Fresh water is carried in in jugs, or 5-6 gallon containers, (or in our case a 35 gallon tank). Dishes are washed in a pan (not at the sink so the temptation to dump down the sink is eliminated). We keep a port-a-potty in the bathroom that has no dependency on running water, and dump it every day into a pit toilet, or (at home) into a running toilet somewhere. Basically, you use your camper exactly the same way you'd use a tent. Tents don't have water, but a water station is usually set up on a picnic table. You do the same at a designated spot inside the camper. Used water can be tossed out the door, if this is acceptable, bathroom waste goes into a port-a-potty and dumped appropriately. Hot water? Heat water in a pan on the stove top. Washing? Take cat baths with that hot water from the stove. Baby wipes too. Pile laundry and do it when you get back home. You just have to use your camper like a glorified tent, no water in the system at all, and have a great time!
DutchmenSport 10/16/19 04:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Electric cooler vs rv fridge

Everyone? I don't know what an electric cooler is. Expensive! The ones that I am thinking of can be used as a frig or freezer and cost about $1,500. 2 of my buddies use them in addition to the kitchen frig. They fit in the belly storage and mount to a sliding track. Click here. You can get them at WallMart. Pick the size you want. We had one, like posted in the Second row, first picture and coast about $100 at the time. We used it for over 15 years. Plugged into the cigarrette lighter of the car/truck and worked great. If the plug was reversed, it became a warmer, and came with it's own power supply 120 v AC to 12 v DC. It finally died. We got a second one. It lasted about 5 years and died. We now have a residential refrigerator in our 5er, don't need another one now. For us, the first one was the only refrigerator / cooler we had in our pop-up. First TT, we used it for drinks and kept it outside the camper and when traveling on the back seat of the vehicle. We used it for all kinds of activities, church gatherings, family reunions, and always when traveling when we did not have the trailer. They worked great in motel rooms, at grandma's house, and even in the back yard around the fire pit! Well worth $150 for the box