Category archives: Boondocking

Camping without hookups, sometimes called "dry camping" or "freedom camping"

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Our 6 favorite places in New Mexico

The Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico is probably one of the most popular festival destinations for RVers every year. If you’ve not been to it, I’m sure it’s on your bucket list. If not, it should be! It also provides the perfect excuse to spend a few extra weeks exploring New Mexico. They call it the land of enchantment for a reason. New Mexico is possibly the most colorful and interesting state in the union.

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Marianne's Guide to Boondocking at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park is 100 years old this year! With all the added publicity, it may be even more difficult than usual to land a campsite in the park or a permit to hike and camp in the canyon. Straight from the pages of my Frugal Shunpiker’s Guide for RV Boondocking in Arizona, here are some tips that are sure to help.

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Top 9 reasons to buy a fifth wheel for full-time RV living
Top 9 reasons to buy a fifth wheel for full-time RV living

Are you thinking of buying a 5th Wheel? Are you debating between a fifth wheel and a travel trailer, or maybe even a motorhome? One of our members and blog contributors, Jack Huber, went through the process of deciding what to buy and details the top 9 reasons why he chose a fifth wheel for his rig.

1. Superior towing
2. Living space
3. More camping stability
4. Basement storage
5. No toad
6. Purchase Price
7. Cost of Operation
8. Access to smaller campgrounds
9. Major vehicle issues cause less living consequences

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A Scary Boondocking Story

Years ago, on our first RV trip, we found ourselves boondocking on BLM land in Arizona in a place that fits the description, “the middle of nowhere”. The story of what happened there is one I’ve often repeated since – whenever we’re asked if we've feared for our safety or had any bad experiences when camped so far from civilization.

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A Welcome Box for Guests

Hosting Boondockers Welcome members is an amazing experience almost every time, but there are always ways to improve the experience for both guests and hosts. We'd like to thank two host members for allowing us to share their tips for ensuring guests feel welcome, and enjoy their stay.