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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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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12 RV Boondocking Tips & Tricks for Newbies

Nearly all RVs are designed to be self-contained for camping. But new and off the lot, most RVs are not going to last more than a few days without hookups. Fortunately, there are many ways to help you boondock more efficiently. Below are some very useful boondocking tips and tricks.…

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Is Boondocking Safe?

Think about it… most crime happens in the cities, not out in the wilderness. The chances of criminals, sexual predators and drug addicts driving all the way out to the middle of nowhere, looking for boondockers to rob, rape and murder are minuscule. The stuff criminals want (money, drugs, guns,…

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5 Things to Look for in a Boondocking RV

While some types of RVs are more dry camping friendly than others, there are some features that need to be considered when RV shopping, if your goal is to boondock. While a 4×4 truck camper has a higher clearance and better off-road ability, a Class A will have larger fresh,…

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4 Places to Avoid in Your RV

RV travel can either be carefree living or a total disaster. Without paying attention to road and weather conditions, your next move could end in tragedy. Driving on a Narrow Road with No Turnaround One of the scariest places for an RV to is at the end of a long,…

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