Whether you are a rookie or have been camping in RVs for years, you can make a mistake now and then. Sometimes you just don’t know any better. Sometimes you get out of sync with your routine. Even experts get complacent or forgetful.
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Whether you are a rookie or have been camping in RV’s for years, you can make a mistake now and then. Even I have had foolish errors in judgment, and I’ve been RVing for several years now.
Boondockers Welcome was originally designed to offer guests a safe place to boondock for a night or two. As we grew, so did our hosts' generosity with many offering electric and water. However, some guests may not realize what is needed to take advantage of a host's generous offer. Thankfully GTS1544, a popular host, has written a very informative article on what guests should prepare to bring in order to connect properly to a hosts' electric or water connections.
It's a topic that's often debated but still prompts awkward interactions between hosts and guests - hookup compensation. Starting today, we're formalizing the way hosts request compensation for hookups provided to guests.
“Fixin’” is a real word here in the South! It’s a word that conveys intentionality and serious purpose with a commitment to follow through. Don’t confuse it with “fixins”, which means the dozens of side dishes you plan on serving with Thanksgiving dinner.
Have you seen the above terms used interchangeably? They should not be! While I never thought I'd call myself an "expert" on any subject, I'm pretty confident about my definitions on this topic.
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!