An inexpensive form of RVing is called boondocking, and is a great way to save money when living a life on the road. Boondocking is a term that refers to a free or very inexpensive place to stay overnight. In today's world of RVing where gas and other necessities have rising prices, boondocking has proven beneficial. As you grow more experienced with this form of RVing, you will learn the safe locations to park your motor home overnight and the places where you are not welcome. The following guidelines will help you become familiar with RVing and boondocking.1.
Self-sufficiency: When RVing, especially when boondocking, being self-sufficient is key. You need to know how to dry camp, which means you have to have all the electricity and water you may need with you. Remember, the longer the RVing trip you will be on, you will have to be able to maintain yourself and your RV for a longer time.2.
Be Courteous: RVing and boondocking means you will be staying on someone else's property, so it is better for you to blend in with the surroundings. In other words, be courteous and respectful to their property and don't pull out the barbecue pit or lawn chairs when making yourself at home.3. Inexpensive, not Free: Boondocking is an inexpensive form of RVing, not a free form. There are a few campgrounds that offer free hookups, but not many.
With this type of RVing you are staying overnight in a parking lot with nothing to be of assistance to you, you must realize you will still have to run your generator for air, water heater, and other reasons.4. Farther may not mean cheaper!: As you travel in your motor home and are looking for camping locations to boondock, take some time to assess the entire situation. A free campground may actually be farther away from your day trip destinations or attractions, so you will have to spend more on gas traveling to and from the activities you want to participate in.
5. Boondocking and eating: Try to utilize as many disposable utensils, plates, cups and cookware that you can when boondocking. If you do this, as well as invest in frozen T.V.
dinners, you will save on electricity and water in food preparation. Make sure you use the proper receptacles when cleaning up, and leave the area as clean as it was when you arrived?if not cleaner!.6. Turn off "power drains": When you are not using your water heater, for example, turn off the source to save electricity.7. Make sure you are welcome: This is one of the most important factors to consider when camping and boondocking in your recreational vehicle.
You can look online for guides, as well as published and printed literature for frequently updated information about locations and parking lots that welcome you and your RV. You will also be able to find a list of sites that do not welcome motor homes. For example, NOT all Wal Marts welcome RVers!..Author Eriani Doyel. Learn more about recreational vehicles and RV resources from dscrvs.
By: Eriani Doyel