Many go camping to get away from people or to social distance. Especially in the backcountry or off grid, campers want space, privacy, peace and quiet and to enjoy nature. But nothing grates on another camper’s nerves more when another camper comes to set up camp really close to their site. But, why do people do that? And, how close is camping too close?
Lately, it seems that a lot of RVers are avoiding campgrounds and RV parks to go boondocking miles from civilization. Which leads to us to dive into finding out why has camping off grid become a better choice than parking in campgrounds and RV parks with hookups? What are they running or hiding from? And why are XGens and Millennials those who seek this kind of RVing over the Boomers?
There’s a fallacy amongst some RVers that boondocking costs nothing. Well, I’m here to say that there is no such thing as FREE CAMPING. There are costs associated with camping off grid but nobody will admit or be truthful about them. From equipment for your RV, basic survival supplies to certain fees, many RVers don’t think about or even consider them when planning their budget.
RV Generator usage has become a hot topic amongst RVers and campers; especially when boondocking, dry camping or parking overnight within close proximity to other RVers. The debated questions are: “When and where is it appropriate to run your RV generator?”
The biggest downfall to RV boondocking is having to tear down camp to go empty our motorhome’s or camper’s sewage holding tanks. But what if we told you that we’ve figured out how to empty our RV black tank without even moving our fifth wheel? See how we do it without losing our boondocking site!
RV boondocking takes off grid camping in a camper to a whole new level! Camping off grid in your RV starts with properly preparing your RV to survive the elements, terrain and usage followed by knowing how to conserve water, electricity and food. Once you master off grid boondocking, you’ll find yourself and your family wanting to head out into the wild more! These RV boondocking tips will get there and beyond!
One week every January, the sleep little town of Quartzsite, Arizona lures RVers from all over the United States and Canada. But what draws RVers to make this pilgrimage?
Before trekking off with your RV to go camping off the grid, there’s some must-have boondocking gear you’ll need to not only enjoy dispersed camping off the grid but survive out in the wild.
Christmas 2017, we celebrated a little differently than most families. We spent some quiet time at Joshua Tree National Park to take in the beauty of this National Park’s thousands of Joshua Trees, Cholla gardens, Desert Lavenders and Ocotillos. But we had a couple setbacks and surprises during our journey. Continue reading “Our RV Christmas at Joshua Tree National Park”
Boondocking etiquette is similar to camping etiquette. The only difference is boondocking generally is a term that applies to RVs and campers. As we’ve experienced through the years, there is a huge disconnect between how RVers should act . And, the things you should never do when camping off grid or in dispersed camping areas to protect the environment, wildlife and other campers. Continue reading “10 Boondocking Etiquette Tips for Off Grid RV Camping”