How to Find Free RV Boondocking Spots

As a fulltime RVer, I have mapped out suitable areas for boondocking. I stay west of the Rockies, where most of the free camping and BLM land is.

One thing to consider when boondocking with your RV is appropriate roads for your particular rig; an Expedition vehicle, a 4×4 truck camper, or a 4×4 truck towing a micro-lite trailer can go deeper off the beaten path than a Class A, B or C motorhome.

It is highly recommended, to check out any boondocking area by car, before you take a motorhome in, especially

Staying Connected Online From Your RV

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If you are traveling, and especially, if you like to go boondocking off grid in your RV, you often won’t have cellphone service, or an internet connection. That is a simple fact. In order to optimize your chances of getting cell service while on the road, and while off grid, most fulltime RVers go with Verizon or AT&T, because they have the widest coverage, as well as the strongest signals. Check your area coverage maps for all the cell providers in your area, …

Pre-Flight RV Check List

Before you take off in your RV, there are a lot of little things to remember before pulling out. It’s a great idea to create a checklist which you can use to remember all the vital steps. What should be on such a checklist? Below are a few ideas to get you started.

Check Your Tires

One of the most important things to do is to check the pressure in your tires. The wrong tire pressure in your motorhome, trailer or truck tires, either too much or too little, will create a risk …

5 Newbie RV Mistakes

Your first RV is exciting, and will open a whole world of exciting and new travel experiences. Although you may be eager to get started on your first trip, please heed the tips below to make sure you don’t make a ‘newbie’ mistake. Here are a few RVing mistakes which are common to newbies.

(1) Failure to Educate Yourself

Your new RV has several systems which you will need to know how to use, before you go on your first trip. Before you even buy your first RV, spend some time on RV …

Camping Furniture You Should Have For Your Next Trip

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Camping conjures up images of campfires, tents, sleeping bags and generally roughing it. However, now there are so many pieces of furniture available for use in camping, you can deck out your campsite to look almost as good as your home. There are lounge chairs available, ottomans, tables and lamps to recreate a living area around a campfire. Portable kitchen areas will provide preparation areas and grills for a versatile dining experience. Your tent no longer has to consist of a sleeping bag on the hard ground but can include beds, tables …

Off Leash Walk Colorado River Laughlin RV Boondocking

Walking my Mexican hairless dog off leash along the Colorado river, near the Avi Casino in Laughlin NV, while boondocking in the parking lot.

Laughlin Boat Tour Fulltime RV Boondocking

The Riverside Hotel and Casino in Laughlin NV has a nice boat tour of the Colorado River, from Davis Dam through Bullhead City.

Free Boondocking Laughlin Riverside Casino Camping

Blacktop boondocking in the Riverside Casino parking lot in Laughlin NV.

Hickison Petroglyphs Compilation of Royalty Free Video Clips

Hickison petroglyphs is on Highway 50, between Austin and Ely in Nevada. Free RV boondocking, bring your own water!

Strawberry Creek Great Basin NV Free Camping NOT RV Friendly!

I broke my own rules, and didn’t pre-scout the location! Strawberry Creek is only appropriate for vans and truck campers, maybe a 20′ Class C, but not for any average motorhome. Mine is 26′, which is considered on the small side, and I almost thought I was going to get stuck! NO room to turn around.

Bob Scott Campground NV Boondocking with Water

There’s communal water and flush toilets at Bob Scott, and the high elevation keeps the temperatures down a bit. The paid area is 10 campsites for $10 a day, and there are 4-5 “free” sites just outside the entrance. Other RVers mentioned “out back, behind” but it looks like the powers that be fenced that off.

RV Boondocking at the Fallon NV Walmart

The Fallon NV Walmart is a good place to stay for a night. Big parking lot, with light traffic, open 24 hours.

Fulltime RV Placerville Walmart Boondocking

Got into Placerville around 7 pm, so we just spent the night at Walmart, before continuing on to the American River at Lotus, California.

Fulltime RV Tahoe Recon Mission

Went up the mountain in the Suzuki, and messed up on the GPS coordinates (Different formats? Which format am I on?) Anyways, need to make another trip, after the snow is done. Getting mixed messages; some say there are a lot of free boondocking places, others say, pickins are slim. So we will see.

Recon to Martis Dam COE Campground Near Truckee

Drove around the north (west) end of Lake Tahoe, which has gentle curves, but one steep 9% grade. Toto riding shot gun, got to work on that!

RV Boondocking for the Night at a Rest Stop Outside Tonopah NV

I decided to stay the night at a rest stop; they had a dump station, and fresh water. I sort of questioned, what am I doing here? Where am I going? What is this life all about?

Fulltime RV Red Rock Canyon Park Las Vegas

This is west of Las Vegas, going on Charleston Ave, about 20 miles out. This was after days of rain, so the colors and the clouds were really brilliant!

Overton Nevada for Free RV Camping Store Runs

Overton is the closest town to north Lake Meade. They also have a free campground here, too.

Blacktop Boondocking Walmart in S. Carson City

The weather got weird, so I thought I’d hunker down in Carson, rather than risk late snow in Tahoe. Not my favorite style of RV living, but we will make do, til the weather clears, and I come up with another plan of action!

Scotts Lake Tahoe RV Boondocking

I spent a couple of days at the Scott’s Lake campground, which is free. My 2004 Fleetwood Fiesta 26Q had trouble getting over Luther Pass, revving at 4,000 rpm, going 30 mph. Also, very poor wifi and cell reception, and the overcast skies were slowing down my solar panel.

Boondocking Recon Fulltime RV Lake Tahoe

I did a recon last week on the boondocking sites in the area, with updated GPS coordinates. Did not come up with much appropriate for my RV.