Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-19-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
Member
 
Robin'n'Marian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 57
I was just on another forum, and someone there stated that he was looking at Redwood, but that Redwood told him that they would not recommend the Redwood for dry camping. Has anyone here been told that? And if so, why is it not recommended?

Thanks,
Marian


__________________
Robin and Marian
Robin'n'Marian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin'n'Marian
I was just on another forum, and someone there stated that he was looking at Redwood, but that Redwood told him that they would not recommend the Redwood for dry camping. Has anyone here been told that? And if so, why is it not recommended?

Thanks,
Marian

I saw that post too. I'll be at the factory tomorrow and I'll ask them about it. I don't think that's right.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
The redwood is really no different than any other RV out there as far as systems go so I don't understand where this is coming from but on another post someone said they were told not to travel with a full tank of fresh water, I can understand this as it is heavy to carry ( 100 gallons of water is 800 pounds of weight) and it is hard on the tank to travel fully loaded but people do it anyway. As far as electric it's the same as any other RV out there you either have power via a Gen set or a inverter for dry camping. Maybe some one is trying to stir some sh%t because they once again don't know what there talking about.
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by KR2011
The redwood is really no different than any other RV out there as far as systems go so I don't understand where this is coming from but on another post someone said they were told not to travel with a full tank of fresh water, I can understand this as it is heavy to carry ( 100 gallons of water is 800 pounds of weight) and it is hard on the tank to travel fully loaded but people do it anyway. As far as electric it's the same as any other RV out there you either have power via a Gen set or a inverter for dry camping. Maybe some one is trying to stir some sh%t because they once again don't know what there talking about.
X6
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
lillyputz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 467
I think the people on that other site must fell and bumped there head.











Lillyputz
__________________
36RE Redwood LEMON
lillyputz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #6
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by lillyputz
I think the people on that other site must fell and bumped there head.











Lillyputz
You're a lot nicer than I am or else you're more polite.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
Tell us what you really think don't be shy
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 05:57 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
lillyputz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 467


must be the same ones that claim, they get20 miles per gal. pulling a 24k 5th wheel at 75 mph with a 1/2 ton truck.



Lillyputz
__________________
36RE Redwood LEMON
lillyputz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 06:04 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
Now your talking.
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
mhs4771's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,433


The only thing I can think of is all those lights, everywhere!! Lots of them and they can really suck the juice out of a Battery. That will be one of our first major changes,to start changing out those hi power heat generating lites to LEDs. Ever been in one of the RWs on display with all the lights on, don't need the furnace unless it get really cold. I don't need to run the AC to get rid of heat from those lights.
__________________
Michelle & Ann
2018 Chevy 3500HD Crew Cab High Country DRW, D/A, 2016 RW39MB, Dual ACs, Auto Level, Auto Sat Dish, Stack W/D, King Sleep #, 17.5" Sailuns w/Disc, MORryde IS & Pin, Comfort Ride Hitch, 5.5 Onan, Res Fridge & Induction Cook Top
mhs4771 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 07:32 PM   #11
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379


I think that's going to top on my list too...changing all the lights to LED so they don't attract the bugs. With all those lights it'd be like bug heaven
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 455
If you are dry camping you can go to self contained battery powered LED lanterns and move from room to room without lighting up half the forest with your Redwood!

BradPAjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:31 PM   #13
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by BradPAjax
If you are dry camping you can go to self contained battery powered LED lanterns and move from room to room without lighting up half the forest with your Redwood!

CAREFUL....you might wake up bigfootah
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:34 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
sinder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 506
We intend to do plenty of dry camping in our RW. It's just a matter of conserving energy and being prepared. Minimize the use of your lights inside and out will help. Also typically we will only turn on the heat for limited timeframes if it us cold out. Hand wash your dishes and line dry cloths. I also added a 2nd battery and a solar panel to my unit. Solar along with good 6v batteries and inverters can cover most any dry camping needs including going completely off the grid. Of course you need some sunny days sprinkled in. Here is a link to an extensive article a guy wrote about RV solar, batteries, etc. He is a perfectionist, but the point is you can dry camp in a 5th wheel such as Redwood until the cows come home or your pushing up daisies .https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/

No fear here about dry camping in a Redwood.
__________________
Dean & Pam - SOB
sinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
Bigfoot nothing I'd be card to wake the neighbors they might get testy.
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #16
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379

Quote:
Originally Posted by sinder
We intend to do plenty of dry camping in our RW. It's just a matter of conserving energy and being prepared. Minimize the use of your lights inside and out will help. Also typically we will only turn on the heat for limited timeframes if it us cold out. Hand wash your dishes and line dry cloths. I also added a 2nd battery and a solar panel to my unit. Solar along with good 6v batteries and inverters can cover most any dry camping needs including going completely off the grid. Of course you need some sunny days sprinkled in. Here is a link to an extensive article a guy wrote about RV solar, batteries, etc. He is a perfectionist, but the point is you can dry camp in a 5th wheel such as Redwood until the cows come home or your pushing up daisies .https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/...ging-puzzle-2/

No fear here about dry camping in a Redwood.

That's great and I hope you enjoy yourself!

Me on the other hand...AL Gore would NOT like the way I camp. I like my Jack over ice and my beer cold. Seriously, I'm not making light of what you said or the way that you camp, because I too enjoy nature and have dry camped many times. But now I'm close to retirement, burn a lot of diesel and enjoy a VERY large carbon foot print. So If I ever camp next to you simply wave and smile and we'll stretch a extenion cord over to ya while I run my generator full bore. You could drink some of my cold beer and charge your battries at the same time....now that's a party.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:46 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
You said it Dave.
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
KR2011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 959
It seems like when I dry camp it is usually at a disaster area where there is now facilities at all so when I go dry camp to get away from everything and everybody my genset will work hard and it better keep up I to like my whisky on ice and my wine chilled.
__________________

"75 FEET OF FUN ON THE RUN"
KR2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 08:58 PM   #19
Site Team
 
Dave&Ginny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5,379


Seriously...I used to dry camp in the mountains. My dad and I used to go up in the Rockies to deliberatly get snowbound. We had all the right gear and guns, we carried enough food to last us 30 days and it was some good father/son bonding. Then when my wife and I met as teenagers my folks had a cabin in the woods without any running water and it was heated with a pot-belly stove. I really like camping in the winter because you usually have the parks to yourself.
__________________
SOB "The RV Wiseguy"
Dave&Ginny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-19-2012, 09:12 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 455
Sounds like you good 'ol boys aren't card carrying members of the Sierra Club...
I grew up in Alberta and camped all seasons... winter was best... no bugs, no brats... COLD BEER. Then I started camping right after I got married with a 1976 Mercury Grand Marquis 460 4bbl pulling a 19' trailer... car was longer than the trailer and drank gasoline like a drunken sailor on shore leave!
Now 33 years later, I just bought me a hermetically sealed 40 foot full time living unit and a F350 Diesel Dually. We plan to rough it and make ice the old fashioned way... but that's about it!

Hope to see you all very soon.


BradPAjax is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Redwood Registry

Wallis

proteus

Ruffnit

BobH
Add your Redwood RV
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Redwood RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×