Here is a photo of my set up in good weather. I do not set up like this when I stay at a state camp campgrounds though. I just take my dogs for a lot of walks when I stay at campgrounds, but at dog shows & campgrounds that are joined into the dog show event, then it's perfectly ok to set them up like this. I also NEVER EVER leave them out unattended!
My RV is a 1996 Coachmen Catalina Sport 22RK (which means rear kitchen) ClassC.
I bought it in 2006, everything was in good working order. Over the past two years though, I've had to start replacing & maintaining things. One being the fridge that died in 2010. It started leaking the ammonia. I was checking into having it rebuilt, until I found out that it cost nearly as much as a new fridge would cost & the service could run about as much as a new installation if not more. So thought it best to just get a new fridge instead, so a few months back, I got a new fridge & had it installed.
I am also on my 4th coach battery since 2006! The first one may have been original to the unit, so no surprise on it. The 2nd one only lasted about 13 months. Replaced it, that one only lasted about 9 months...ok, we have a problem. When I had the new fridge installed, they suggested my converter may be going bad. So I bought another battery & installed it. Now the fridge panel is flashing low DC, so I ordered a new converter, which should be in on Friday or Monday. I'll go pick it up when it comes in & install it in the old converters place. PPL motorhomes had it on sale till the 30th, so if you need one too, act quickly & order it. Good price, sale $141.07, regular price, $219.99. I also ordered the battery wizard & the voltage meter as I'm curious over how stable my voltage is. Here is the link to PPL's catalog page:
I will let you know how it all works out once I get it & install it. Installation doesn't appear to be too hard, so we'll see.
Back to the fridge, I considered having a regular small house size fridge put in, but since I do a lot of boondocking, I would have needed to run some kind of electrical power source, so I opted to just keep it simple & get another gas absorption fridge instead. I wasn't in favor of running the generator 24/7 while boondocking! Plus it was on sale at PPL as well! They can buy in bulk & pass the savings onto us, which is great! I am not affiliated with them in any way.
I hope ya'll are having a great day! And as always, be kind to your pets, clean up after them on your travels & respect your neighbor.