Dry camping means using only the RV’s internal utilities, such as electricity, water, and sewage. It’s important to prepare a different approach if you plan to dry camp, as well as ask yourself additional questions before you set off. You should consider the RV’s ability to meet your needs when choosing an RV when planning dry camping in remote locations as opposed to full-service campgrounds. Do your research online and speak with a sales consultant familiar with RVs to discover RV sales.
When you’re dry camping, you need to conserve energy as you won’t have access to unlimited power, water, or sewer hookups. You’ll want to turn on the lights only when you need them and not pour the water down the drain. Here are some more:
- Don’t forget to bring a second supply of drinking water along with your RV’s fresh water tank.
- Emphasize the importance of taking short showers and flushing the toilet less often to the family by explaining the RV’s holding tank (black).
- Typically, a full battery provides a certain number of hours of operation and can power certain devices. Air conditioners and microwaves will have to go. An RV can only operate 12-volt appliances if it only runs on one battery.
- Many RVs come with hot water, a stove, and a dual-power refrigerator. Propane tanks last a long time, so you need to know how long they will last.
- Solar panel battery chargers are becoming increasingly popular with camping communities. During the day, when lights and other electrical appliances are not in use, the RV’s battery can be recharged. There are also converters that allow you to charge your phone, listen to the radio, and use fans.
On a dry camping trip, avoid packing unnecessary electrical appliances. It is important to keep this in mind when packing. Be sure to bring a camping lantern, some Tiki torches, and extra batteries for flashlights. If you use a microwave or have limited refrigeration, store your food supplies properly.