Easy way to conserve water when not hooked up

Water conservation is one of the most limiting factors on the number of days you can boondock or camp without a water supply. When you run out of water it’s time to pack up and head for a water refill station, something boondockers avoid whenever possible.  In this short video RVtravel.com editor, Chuck Woodbury shows you a simple way to... Read More

Overnight parking at big box stores and restaurants

Overnight parking at Walmart is a well-known possibility for wandering RVers. But are there any more locations where RVers can park overnight? Jim O’Briant of OvernightRVparking.com runs down the list of popular big box stores (and a restaurant chain) that do or don’t allow overnight stays. Find out which stores where you might be able to stay overnight with your... Read More

Personal space: The raison d’être of boondocking

By Bob Difley As campgrounds and RV resorts become more crowded and more expensive, more RVers are starting to think seriously about boondocking and whether it is something they want to tackle. The answers are not always the same for all RVers. Consider the two primary motivations why RVers boondock – and possibly a third reason. One is financial. With campground... Read More

Difference: boondocking, dry-camping, and pavement camping

          By Bob Difley You’ve probably heard the term boondocking at RV potlucks, campfires, and at rallies. There are also similar terms like dry-camping, blacktop boondocking, coyote camping,  and others. There don’t seem to be any widely accepted definitions separating those terms. Most of the differences are defined by what is most widely used and could vary by region.... Read More

Is having a washer/dryer worth the extra water and weight?

By Russ and Tiña De Maris New RVers contemplating purchasing their first rig often ask how important it is to have a washer/dryer in the rig. Wow, there’s a loaded question if ever there was one. If you opened this one to reader commentary, the answers would likely make your head spin. Consider us agitators, but we tend to buck... Read More

Extend your dry-camp stay

One great thing about RVs is the freedom to spend time in special places while still enjoying our creature comforts. Frequently, however, national forest camps, national, state and local parks and other areas may provide limited hookups or none at all. Dry camping (camping without hookups) allows us to enjoy these places in style. The downside is that our onboard... Read More

Generators vs. solar panels – Which is best for your RV?

Many RV campers enjoy the freedom to explore state and regional parks as well as more remote locations, where hookups are often nonexistent. However, unless dry camping or boondocking stays are limited to no more than a couple of days, an ancillary electrical power supply is essential. There are really only two choices: generators and solar. We’ll briefly examine both... Read More