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

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

Ever tried a “Navy” shower? Here’s how it’s done

Ever used a gallon of water to shower? Ever thought it was possible? It is! And no, we are not talking about some tiny bathtub in your RV. This technique will help. In our boondocking (dry camping) seminars, we talk about how to conserve fresh-water usage plus decrease the amount of water going into your gray tank. It fills two... 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

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

Portable waste tanks a boon for boondockers

If you plan on doing some boondocking, you can avoid moving your rig to dump by using a portable waste tank. Though not required for RVing, they can come in handy under the right circumstances. They make emptying your tanks extremely convenient since you only need to move the wastewater, not your entire rig. In this video from The Fit RV... Read More

Boondocking: Stay longer and cheaper

By Bob Difley Boondocking (living with no hookups) several days simply requires that you approach water conservation differently. Whether you just want to stop for a night’s sleep while meandering cross-country or stay longer in Death Valley National Park, boondocking is easy. Your RV is self-contained – you have everything to live comfortably. Boondocking does not mean living primitively –... Read More