Last night was the first time that I’ve ever paid for park overnight. I decided to stay at a RV campground that had full hookups (water, sewage, electrical, cable TV & wireless net access). It was nice to watch TV, but I don’t know that I’ll be staying all that many nights at campgrounds. I like the idea of stealth camping, which might be a challenge once I make it to Chicago next month.
Tonight I’m parked at the Mothership: The Prevost Service Center in Jacksonville, FL (Prevost is the brand of bus I live on). I stopped by and asked if I could park here a few days while I fly to Michigan and they were more than happy to accommodate me.
Ben – if you “stealth camp” all the time, where do you fill your fresh water tank, dump your waste tank(s), charge your batteries, etc? If you’re not hooked up, how do you keep your fridge cold without regularly running your generator (I assume that since Prevosts are generally all-electric, that you don’t have a propane/electric fridge like a Norcold or a Dometic)? Also, isn’t it getting kind of hot in FL, requiring lots of A/C, and therefore either a 30 or 50 AMP hookup or the generator? We boondock a fair amount too, but our coach is not all-electric (plus we have 3 large solar panels on the roof).
I can last for just shy of two weeks without filling up my waste tank or needing a refill on water. I can refill my water tank at any friends house or anywhere that I can find a outside tap. I’ve only needed to dump my tanks three times so far and that can be done at Flying J’s fuel stations amougst other places.
My batteries charge while I’m driving. I can also run my generator to charge them and run the air conditioners.
My coach is all electric, so my fridge runs off the batteries via an inverter. Since I’m in Florida right now (hot afternoons), I run the generator a few times a day to cool the coach down and that’s enough to produce hot water and to charge the batteries.