Guide to Arizona Snowbird Country

If you want to escape the cold winters of the northern regions, there’s no better place than “Snowbird Country”. Every year, tens of thousands of full-time RVers make the trek for warm winter weather, lots of sunshine, and unusual desert landscapes. Tucson Arizona Just 118 miles from the border with…

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Tips for Using Free Campsite Apps and Websites

Most fulltime RVers know about freecampsites.net and Campendium.com. These websites, as well as many smartphone apps, are invaluable for finding both free and paid places to camp. Not only do they pinpoint locations with GPS coordinates, but they also have useful reviews from other campers. However, there are a few…

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A Few Simple RV Rules & Regs

It’s easy to think you can go anywhere, anytime, when you are traveling the open road in your RV. Except that RVs, and RV camping, can come with an assortment of restrictions. From low highway overpasses, steep grades, and hairpins, to the weight of the gear you carry with you,…

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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 Solo RVing

Taking a few common-sense precautions, and a few “just in case” measures, can go a long way to maintaining your peace of mind, and keeping you safe while RVing. Trust Your Instincts: The most important safety tool you have, are your eyes, ears and common sense. Always be aware of…

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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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7 Essential Tips Before You Go RV Boondocking

There are those RVers who are boondocking full time, only occasionally going into an RV park. RVs are designed with campgrounds in mind, with hookups for electricity, water, and sewer. But they can function nearly as well when parked out ‘in the boonies’. If your dream is to boondock in…

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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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