RV Boondocking Rainwater Collection

rainwater collection for RV boondocking

I have a simple set up to collect rainwater off the roof of the motorhome while boondocking. During a recent desert storm, that lasted half a day, I collected around 25 gallons in 6 blue buckets. I could have collected more, if I had the storage!

After collecting the run off, I filter it through a ceramic gravity fed filter. I’ve changed it since the video, from a Katadyn filter to a Zen filter, because the Zen filter has a lower profile, making it better for stacking the blue buckets …

10 Tips for RV Water Conservation While Boondocking

water conservation while dry camping

Many newbie RV dry campers may be disappointed to find that their fresh water only lasted two or three days, because they used it as if they had an unlimited supply, like at their house, or a full hook up campground. But there are tricks to making your fresh water last longer, allowing you to spend more time boondocking, and less time worrying about dumping and filling tanks.

The general rule of thumb is, 3 gallons of water per day, per person, for drinking and washing, but you can make it …

Why Are So Many Fulltime RVers From Montana and South Dakota?

If you’ve been in an RV park, you may have noticed what seems to be a disproportionate number of South Dakota and Montana license plates. The truth of the matter is, they are not really from Montana or South Dakota, but have established a residency and registered their vehicles in those states, for a number of reasons, mostly economic.

Montana for RVers

Montana has no sales tax on RVs, making the purchase cheaper, and the vehicle registration fees are relatively low; this makes registering an expensive vehicle like an RV in Montana a …

Tips for Fueling Up Your RV

Pulling into a gas station in can be a high stress ordeal for newbie Rvers; the challenge is maneuvering such a large vehicle around in a small space. If you drive a truck camper or a class B van, then most any gas station will do, but the bigger your rig, the more you need a gas station designed with big rigs in mind. And those of you pulling a big 5th Wheel, you need to keep an eye out for low clearance roofs over the pumps.

The best option for gassing up …

Utah’s Spectacular National Parks

Bryce Canyon

The National Parks of Utah have some of the most surreal and other wordly landscapes in America, and rightly belong on the “must see” of any RVer. Magnificent and towering red sandstone cliffs, deep, wooded canyons, unusual rock formations and ancient petroglyphs attract visitors from all over the world to Utah. Below are the five national parks in Utah, all definitely worth a visit!

Zion National Park

If you come into Utah from Nevada, Zion will be your first national park to visit. There are three campgrounds inside …

What RV City Slickers Need to Know About Small Town America

There are a few things people who live in cities take for granted, such as the availability of cell service, free cell service, banks and ATMs, different types of food, supplies and restaurants. Below are some tips to help you city slickers navigate small town, rural America.

Money and Plastic:

If you live in a city, you may not think twice about using your debit or credit card for every purchase. Not so in small town America; many small, family owned RV parks do not accept debit or …

Motorhome vs Towable?

When you decide you want to become an RVer, you immediately face a choice; should you buy a towable, or a motorhome? There are deeper variations of these two choices, such as a truck campers, tent trailers, and 5th wheels, but the first narrowing down will be, picking between a towable (trailer, 5th wheel) and a motorhome9 Class A, B, and C). You will want to consider your choice carefully before making the purchase.

Do You Already Own a Truck or an SUV?

One thing to consider …