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Hi from Montana!


My husband and I are taking our first RV trip in January.  We decided to go to the Q for our first adventure.  We are staying in a court this first time and may try boondocking as we learn the ropes.  Would love to meet other Dreamers and hear your experiences at the Q



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Welcome! Dry camping is great! Recharging your batteries is the main issue....unless....you have a solar system. Then there’s no issue. A solar system consists of adequate batteries, panels and controller. 



-- Edited by LarryW21 on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 05:06:51 PM

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Welcome. I like this forum and I'm bettin' you will too.

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LarryW21 wrote:

Welcome! Dry camping is great! Recharging your batteries is the main issue....unless....you have a solar system. Then there’s no issue. A solar system consists of adequate batteries, panels and controller. 



-- Edited by LarryW21 on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 05:06:51 PM


 Not to put too fine a point on it, but even with solar you can have issues when it comes to charging. One should still have an alternate method to charge... genny, or CG power being the two most common for a 5er, A larger motor home will likely have a genny, a Class C maybe not. One cannot count on the sun to be there everyday for the time needed to recharge batteries. But at Q, in the winter... I'd guess the odds of inadequate sunlight are low given location and time of year. Boondockers could get lucky and not need a genny or shore power at all.



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Brian, Cindi & Josie (our fur baby)
Currently operating a 2003 StixenBrix with 2 toads.
no Mor/ryde IS, no disk brakes, no solar
no tow vehicle or RV... but we are shopping... 
But we do have a very nice veggie garden. 



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No need for a generator in the last 60 days of camping for me but I was close in the coast Redwoods on two of those days. Adequate panels and batteries are the key.

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Adequate panels cannot overcome 3 days of rain, no sun and very short winter days. Not that we ever experienced that in Q. Ha, winter of 2016/2017, super wet year and very little sun for part of the time in Q. So glad we had the generator.


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