Here are some tips on RV boondocking and/or dry camping. If you’re not familiar with these terms they mean discretely camping out in your RV without utility connections.
I prefer to use the term dry camping but boondocking has become a common way to talk about it. Some argue that you must be staying out in the woods and not at a parking lot, but for the purpose of this page we will put those differences aside.
The point of boondock RVing is to save money on traveling because most campsites cost so much. But your stay is not always free. If it’s hot you might use your generator and in places like Wal-Mart you’ll spend money on goods like food.
Some more ideas are highway rest stops, other parking lots, and the driveways of friends and family.
You can offer security and maintenance for people who are away from their land. Plus you are not using any of their stuff (house, bed, toilets, and showers) because you have your RV.
Even with the help of solar power you will still have to watch what you use. Things like air conditioning will require the use of your generator and gasoline is not cheap.
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Read more helpful information and other frugal RVing tips at Marianne's website. Plus you'll learn more about her e-books. This link opens in a new window.
The next handy thing to have is from RV bookstore, which has nearly everything you can imagine about RV living.
Get a Wal-Mart Atlas and Directory for RV boondocking/dry camping. Link opens in a new window.
Also take a look at The Complete Book of Boondock RVing. Link opens in a new window to RV bookstore.
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