SOunds like it was a great trip! Can anyone give us any tips about campsites with hook ups ...we're thinking about visiting the Grand Canyon area and then heading up to Zion National Park from there. Not sure if it would be this spring or in the fall. We don't dry camp with the Casita in the "cooler" weather as we don't have a generator so we're looking for sites with at least electric.
Appreciate your thoughts and suggestions . THanks! We're newbees, just bought our Casita last September. Can't wait to take it out again when the weather gets a bit warmer! We're in Orange County CA.
Cooler weather is actually the best time to camp in your Casita without hookups. If you plan to move around, your TV will charge the Casita battery while you're on the road. If you don't have the built-in furnace, there are other products, such as Coleman's Black Cat or a catalytic heater to warm things up in the morning. (I wouldn't use either while asleep.)
You'll have many more options for campgrounds if you outfit your Casita for boondocking. That means LED lights throughout to minimize the draw on the battery. Next would be a solar panel to recharge your battery during the day in only a few hours, even if you run the furnace on and off all night. Contact the folks at www.rvsolarnow.com and tell them you are a Casita owner. Their 90 watt suitcase units are easy to install and store.
The Utah Tour that Don leads is almost all boondocking (with the exception of Zion, which has electricity), and they're some of the most beautiful campsites in southern Utah. Fruita Campground at Capitol Reef is one of my favs and it has no hookups.
You can get to Page from Zion NP, but not directly from the Grand Canyon North Rim without taking the long way 'round.