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UplandHntr

Jack can I ask why you and your bride are so opposed to a bathroom?

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GB Jack
2 hours ago, UplandHntr said:

Jack can I ask why you and your bride are so opposed to a bathroom?

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bobman

lol all campers are a PITA but the plumbing is simple to care for and well worth it

 

theres a good reason those are hard to sell

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GB Jack
55 minutes ago, bobman said:

lol all campers are a PITA but the plumbing is simple to care for and well worth it

 

theres a good reason those are hard to sell

Such as? I’m honestly interested . Keeping in mind these rhhbgs

1. Almost every place I camp has toilets , showers.

2. I will prob be alone 90% if the rine

3. It will be used less than 10 times a year 

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bobman

most campgrounds turn off the water in late fall and winter

 

you will want to be able to clean yourself after you clean birds 

 

water your dogs 

 

not be limited to a campground 

 

the hassle of not having running water and and a toilet is huge compared to the minimum maintenance they require

 

jmo

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Lars

I've had two campers without bathrooms and now I have one with a toilet and shower.  Never going back!  Only 17 ft long but has many amenities. Buy used and save money. 

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406dn
2 hours ago, GB Jack said:

Such as? I’m honestly interested . Keeping in mind these rhhbgs

1. Almost every place I camp has toilets , showers.

2. I will prob be alone 90% if the rine

3. It will be used less than 10 times a year 

 

If that's the case, I'd get a tent with the plan b of a motel room if the weather really tanks. Ten days a year makes the payoff vs motel rooms many years down the road. For a man, no toilet is not that big a deal. About half of my use of my camper is when the weather makes keeping the plumbing unfrozen more hassle than I want. A chamber pot works great. That idea came to me one night when camping in a friend's wall tent when elk hunting, I got tired of stepping outside the tent in a snowstorm to relieve myself.

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bobman

you can use the toilet after the system is drained for winter just keep a couple gallons of RV antifreeze in the camper 

 

that’s how I do it

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SARGENT

Jack, I am with you on the bathroom.  I don't want or need one in my small camper, if I get one.  In fact, my wife is the more stuck on not having a bathroom than me.  If it were up to her we would stay with our tent set up and save the money for travel.  I think there are a lot of outdoor woman who could care less about a toilet/shower set up and certainly don't need to be escorted to the bathroom during the night.  The Burro, casita, or Scamp would be great.  I wouldn't consider it an investment unless you were going to use it a lot more that 10 days a year but more of a lifestyle expense.  Keep us posted on your search.

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bmeador

Tina and I have a17' travel trailer. The 2 most important amenities we sought were a walk-around queen bed and a full bath.  We got both and love it. 

 

Most places we camp have bath houses with showers and toilets, which we utilize to the fullist. But, at 2 AM we can walk 8 feet and have a warm bathroom. We can wash up after cleaning birds in a warm room.

 

We also have a home with a bathroom when the power goes out in summertime. Fill potable tank, fire up generator and hot water heater - got flush toilet and a hot shower in the garage.

 

We will never go back to a tent or a bathless camper.

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GB Jack

I ended  up buying it for 200 over cost , can’t say no. 2000 less than anywhere else I can find it  in the Midwest . Here’s to adventure

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charlo slim

If you go down this road,  whatever you do......  KEEP MICE AND OTHER RODENTS OUT OF TRAILER & INNARDS!! Trust me on this one.  Whatever it takes, do it. Prevention often is way easier than cure.

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GB Jack
7 hours ago, charlo slim said:

If you go down this road,  whatever you do......  KEEP MICE AND OTHER RODENTS OUT OF TRAILER & INNARDS!! Trust me on this one.  Whatever it takes, do it. Prevention often is way easier than cure.

How does one do this ? Other than covered indoor storage?

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Brad Eden
On 12/26/2017 at 8:57 PM, GB Jack said:

Ok, 

so ive decided an small rv /trailer  may be in my best interest, for a few reasons .

my friends cabin and the other structure where I deer hunt are old, and has an aroma  I can’t get out of my clothes even after washes, and mostly because  I want a comfortable , clean bed ,...

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Sounds like my camp,O.o . What does your friends deer camp smell like besides beer, cigars and whiskey? They are supposed to smell...actually the smell of old kerosene and rotted wood etc pretty much went away after me and Mike Stenstrom replaced sills and floor last summer.

 

With that said I'm toying with the idea of clearing a lot on the acre across the dirt road from camp, laying in some gravel and picking up a used camper or 5th wheel to act as some extra sleeping quarters etc. so...am following this Topic.

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