If you’re wanting to take your motorhome, fifth wheel or other camper boondocking or dispersed camping, it’s important to strategically plan everything for your RV boondocking adventure. From gray and black tank management, water conservation to grocery shopping and menu planning, we will show you how we prepare your RV for boondocking. This will take your off-the-grid camping experience to a whole new level.
Since upgrading our RV batteries, solar panels and solar charge controller, our Winnebago View motorhome can now sustain longer-term off-grid boondocking capabilities. We no longer need to be plugged into electric pedestals to produce electricity. Here’s exactly what we did to improve our small Class C motorhome’s solar upgrades.
As we completed our 5th year as full-time RVers or as they say in the RV community ‘nomadiversary’, I felt compelled to write about how our lives have changed; individually and as a long-time married couple. Here’s our candid view of full-time RV Life. We go into what we’ve learned as full-time RV travelers. And, we share some tips on how we deal with issues and circumstances that surround our full-time RV lifestyle.
We admit, our first boondocking off the grid experience absolutely sucked! We were ill-prepared and inexperienced so we failed miserably. Since, we’ve learned, practiced, and mastered it. So now, we can share why we’ve come to love camping out in the wild off the grid. And, since we’re better prepared and knowledgable, there’s really reason why we need to go to a park or campground. Let’s see if RV boondocking fits your RV lifestyle.
In mid 2018, we installed 600 amp hours of Battle Born GC2 12 volt lithium batteries in our fifth wheel so we could power our RV while camping off the grid. Here’s what we learned and our assessment of these state of the art lithium ion batteries.
RV roof maintenance is one of the most important tasks you need to do on your motorhome or camper. Properly maintaining your RV’s roof requires knowing how to inspect, clean and repair it. Because if you don’t do regular maintenance on your RV’s roof, you’ll have bigger problems down the road. Continue reading “RV Roof Inspection, Cleaning and Maintenance”
Since early 2017, we’ve grown to love dispersed camping and the boondocking lifestyle. Through the years, we’ve become proficient at it. And, we’ve put together a humorous spin on it that maybe you can relate on how to succeed at RV boondocking.
In the past year, we’ve absolutely fallen in love with the boondocking concept and off-the-grid parking. Nothing beats parking out in the middle of BLM areas, desert, mountains, lakes, and even farms not having to rely on a power pedestal for our electrical power.
There’s lots to be said for being ‘totally self contained’ and truly meaning it!
The whole point of RV boondocking is to camp in quiet, remote places whether it’s on BLM land, on the beach, on a farm or in someone’s driveway. However, that comes with a price. Six months into our newfound boondocking enjoyment, we decided to upgrade our fifth wheel with solar panels and an efficient energy management system.
Whether you’re a full-time RVer like ourselves, or a weekend camper, van camper, automobile traveler or even a boater, you’ll want to take some tech toys with you so you can be plugged in. However, if you’re like us, once you go off the grid, you’ll need to rethink your electronic peripherals because not all can work without being plugged in to a 120 volt outlet.