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!
Upon buying our Winnebago View Class C motorhome, the first thing we needed to upgrade was our solar panels, RV batteries and energy management system. Our Winnebago View solar upgrades and improvements to our Class C motorhome’s off grid electrical system and battery storage now allows us to boondock and stay off the grid longer.
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.
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. Knowing how to inspect, clean and maintain your RV roof will help keep it in top notch condition. Because if you don’t do regular maintenance on your RV roof, you’ll have bigger problems that may result in water intrusion. Continue reading “How to Clean and Maintain Your RV Roof”
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.