RV Solar Panels – A Beginner’s Guide

If you want to add solar panels to your RV, there is plenty of information on the internet. A lot of that information can be confusing, especially for a beginner. Let’s explore some of the common questions many people have about RV solar panels. What are RV solar panels? To…

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USB Ceiling Fan DIY Project for RV Boondocking

This is a very simple RV DIY project you can do for around $30, or less. Likewise, it works best if your RV has  a carpeted ceiling. All you need is a USB fan, a USB battery pack, and some industrial strength velcro. First, velcro the fan’s stand, with the…

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Summer RV Tips to Help Keep You Cool in the Summer

About the only places in North America with temperatures below 90-100 degrees in the summer are on the extreme Northwest or Northeast coasts, in the mountains above 7,000 feet, or in far north Canada or Alaska. If you can’t escape to a great, cool weather place for the summer, here…

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RV Rainwater Collection When Boondocking

I have a simple set up for RV rainwater collection 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…

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10 Tips for RV Water Conservation While Boondocking

Many newbie RVers are disappointed to find that their freshwater only lasts for two or three days. They use it, as if they have an unlimited supply, like at their house, or a full hook up campground. But there are tricks newbie RV boondockers can learn, to make freshwater last…

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Safety Tips for RV Boondocking in Bear Country

You want to see a bear; they are beautiful, smart and powerful. But bears are also very dangerous. This is especially true when you live in an R.V. Camping in state or national parks, or boondocking on public lands will bring you into bear country. You may have seen videos…

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Boondocking Basics

First, let’s define boondocking: RV camping out in the “boonies” (nature) with no designated sites, hookups, or facilities. Newbie RVers can have many fears and questions about boondocking. This isn’t the typical RV park experience! Some common questions and fears are, is it safe? How do you find boondocking spots?…

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What is Boondocking? How Do You Boondock?

Boondocking is a term given to a type of dry camping (camping without hook ups, 100% off grid). Some term it “free camping” or the trendy term, “wild camping”, because it does not cost any money, and many of the boondocking sites are out in nature, well away from the…

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Play It Safe with Fire! How to Build a Fire Pit.

Most RVers are aware of the need for campfire safety, but may not really think about a few simple rules, when they are setting up camp. Many wildfires get started unintentionally by careless campers. Many campsites, but not all, will have a fire pit properly situated and set up. But…

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