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I have recently upgraded from a 24’ hybrid camper with 3 canvas foldouts. This was used mostly for sleeping and storage (it allowed us to bring more stuff). The majority of the time, we did not have any hookups (dry, boon-docking, etc.) We used the toilet and sink when electric/water was available, but never the shower. Never had the need to use the hot water heater either. Fridge/heat was always on propane. All cooking was done outdoors, so the oven/stove was never used either.

Our typical camping trips are usually 2-3 hours away and last 2-3 nights with some 5-7 day trips that may be up to 5 hrs away from home. We have four children ranging in age from 10-23 yrs old. Other than sleeping, all of our time is spent outside of the camper. Kayaking, biking, hiking, cooking, drinking, games, etc.

I would like to take as much advantage of the new camper as possible. Since most of our trips don’t have hookups, I would like to know if adding a second battery has much benefit and what I can expect to be able to use on one battery vs. having two batteries. Would hooking the vehicle back up help charge the battery if needed? Will the power jacks/slide outs/awning work off the battery? If I were to purchase a generator, would the 2nd battery be pointless? Generator suggestions? I would prefer to use propane instead of gas, but it is not mandatory.

I will give you some info you probably don’t need to know and will irritate some but is realism. In the 1950’s soap had phosphates which killed vegetation. So governments made strict laws regarding gray water and how it is disposed. A few years later phosphates were nationally outlawed. But in most areas the laws are still there. But many areas it is encouraged and in some areas required to use your gray water for your lawn in dry areas. Gray water has no negative affect and enhances vegetation growth. Many areas put wash water separate from septic systems to help the septic tanks. Gray water, 10 gallons for a shower and much less for a hand shower, 2 gallons to wash dishes, let out on the ground, no negative effects, not even seen. In a primitive camping hook a 5/8 piece of hose to the drain, it will trickle out till the gray water tank is empty. Nothing unsanitary about it. Not black water though, nasty stuff. If you have a large boat the gray water runs out the side of the hull, not regulated. Your ac puts 10 times the water on the ground.

I have recently upgraded from a 24’ hybrid camper with 3 canvas foldouts. This was used mostly for sleeping and storage (it allowed us to bring more stuff). The majority of the time, we did not have any hookups (dry, boon-docking, etc.) We used the toilet and sink when electric/water was available, but never the shower. Never had the need to use the hot water heater either. Fridge/heat was always on propane. All cooking was done outdoors, so the oven/stove was never used either.

Our typical camping trips are usually 2-3 hours away and last 2-3 nights with some 5-7 day trips that may be up to 5 hrs away from home. We have four children ranging in age from 10-23 yrs old. Other than sleeping, all of our time is spent outside of the camper. Kayaking, biking, hiking, cooking, drinking, games, etc.

I would like to take as much advantage of the new camper as possible. Since most of our trips don’t have hookups, I would like to know if adding a second battery has much benefit and what I can expect to be able to use on one battery vs. having two batteries. Would hooking the vehicle back up help charge the battery if needed? Will the power jacks/slide outs/awning work off the battery? If I were to purchase a generator, would the 2nd battery be pointless? Generator suggestions? I would prefer to use propane instead of gas, but it is not mandatory.

I will give you some info you probably don’t need to know and will irritate some but is realism. In the 1950’s soap had phosphates which killed vegetation. So governments made strict laws regarding gray water and how it is disposed. A few years later phosphates were nationally outlawed. But in most areas the laws are still there. But many areas it is encouraged and in some areas required to use your gray water for your lawn in dry areas. Gray water has no negative affect and enhances vegetation growth. Many areas put wash water separate from septic systems to help the septic tanks. Gray water, 10 gallons for a shower and much less for a hand shower, 2 gallons to wash dishes, let out on the ground, no negative effects, not even seen. In a primitive camping hook a 5/8 piece of hose to the drain, it will trickle out till the gray water tank is empty. Nothing unsanitary about it. Not black water though, nasty stuff. If you have a large boat the gray water runs out the side of the hull, not regulated. Your ac puts 10 times the water on the ground.

I have recently upgraded from a 24’ hybrid camper with 3 canvas foldouts. This was used mostly for sleeping and storage (it allowed us to bring more stuff). The majority of the time, we did not have any hookups (dry, boon-docking, etc.) We used the toilet and sink when electric/water was available, but never the shower. Never had the need to use the hot water heater either. Fridge/heat was always on propane. All cooking was done outdoors, so the oven/stove was never used either.

Our typical camping trips are usually 2-3 hours away and last 2-3 nights with some 5-7 day trips that may be up to 5 hrs away from home. We have four children ranging in age from 10-23 yrs old. Other than sleeping, all of our time is spent outside of the camper. Kayaking, biking, hiking, cooking, drinking, games, etc.

I would like to take as much advantage of the new camper as possible. Since most of our trips don’t have hookups, I would like to know if adding a second battery has much benefit and what I can expect to be able to use on one battery vs. having two batteries. Would hooking the vehicle back up help charge the battery if needed? Will the power jacks/slide outs/awning work off the battery? If I were to purchase a generator, would the 2nd battery be pointless? Generator suggestions? I would prefer to use propane instead of gas, but it is not mandatory.

I will give you some info you probably don’t need to know and will irritate some but is realism. In the 1950’s soap had phosphates which killed vegetation. So governments made strict laws regarding gray water and how it is disposed. A few years later phosphates were nationally outlawed. But in most areas the laws are still there. But many areas it is encouraged and in some areas required to use your gray water for your lawn in dry areas. Gray water has no negative affect and enhances vegetation growth. Many areas put wash water separate from septic systems to help the septic tanks. Gray water, 10 gallons for a shower and much less for a hand shower, 2 gallons to wash dishes, let out on the ground, no negative effects, not even seen. In a primitive camping hook a 5/8 piece of hose to the drain, it will trickle out till the gray water tank is empty. Nothing unsanitary about it. Not black water though, nasty stuff. If you have a large boat the gray water runs out the side of the hull, not regulated. Your ac puts 10 times the water on the ground.