RVing can work for almost any budget. You can buy a brand new diesel pusher bus for half a million dollars… or you can buy a used pop-up trailer for $1000 and tow it with the family minivan. If you’re looking to get started RVing on a budget, then a trailer will definitely be your cheapest option, but if you don’t currently own something that you can tow a trailer with, buying a second hand tow vehicle may also be in the cards.
For those of you who’ve followed along, you know that Boondockers Welcome is the brainchild of Marianne, who has been RVing for 18 years now along with her husband Randy. Marianne knows the ins and outs of boondocking, RVing on a budget, and getting the absolute best experience when travelling across North America in your RV.
And then there’s me.
With more demand than supply, campsite reservations are becoming harder to land than ever. We need creative solutions so sometimes we just have to think outside the box.
I love podcasts - they let me really feel like I'm multitasking and getting things done, since I can easily listen to them while exercising or driving somewhere. It seems that the trend lately has been to have a YouTube channel instead of a podcast, but I'm really feeling the podcast love, so I'm happy to share a list of the best RV related podcasts that I've found.
It's summertime and boondocking is easy and free - until we need to run the A/C!
Boondocking is camping without hookups. Yet 80% of Boondockers Welcome hosts generously offer electric, water, or both. Let's be sure hosts know how much we travelers appreciate this option!
This is the second in a three-part series of debunking myths about boondocking. If you've been holding back from trying it for any of these reasons, you might just reconsider.
One of our amazing members, Malcolm Sandy of Terry and Malcolm took the time a good while back to write an account of their first trip as Boondockers Welcome members; it was also their first real trip as RVers to boot! It's definitely a story of perseverance and generosity, and we're so glad that we finally have a place to share it. And we're happy to say that they've stuck with it and remain founding members and have hosted over 30 guests on their property!
This is the first in a series of "member stories" posts that we'll be featuring on a regular basis.
This is the first in a three-part series of debunking myths about boondocking. If you've thought you didn't have what it took to boondock in your rig, read along and you might be surprised!
Most RVers would not give much thought to equipping their rig for boondocking unless they plan to actually do it - go boondocking that is - in the traditional sense of camping out “in the boonies” with no services for days or weeks at a time. But there are many added advantages to being boondocking-ready!