Long-term boondock RVing is an "off the grid", secluded RVing experience.
Many campers prefer this type of camping to typical RV camping because it is a way to live in secluded areas for extended periods of time for little or no cost for camping. Sounds enticing, doesn't it?
Let's take a look at who generally enjoys this particular type of boondocking...
If any of the above describes what comes to mind when you hear the term "boondock RVing", you're probably quite aware that this type of camping is very different from the type of camping from those who refer to RV boondocking as a one night, short term experience.
For starters, you will need to be completely self reliant for an extended period of time (rather than for a night or two) if this is the type of camping that gets you excited.
And, you'll need to ensure your vehicle is in tip top condition. That means the exterior AND the mechanical working parts and units of your RV, including tires. You may even consider buying a few good books about RV repair or taking a class to learn a little about Do It Yourself RV Repair.
LONG-TERM BOONDOCK RVing TIPS
WORTH PASSING ALONG
After talking with a long term boondocker or two through our years of travel, we have gathered a few tips that might be worth their weight in gold for you.
If long term boondock RVing appeals to you, you may consider these ideas for free or inexpensive long term camping opportunities, as well.
Permits are most often required for the state and federal areas. They usually aren’t costly and may be worth it. Be sure to check out their cost for annual permits, too. Even if you aren’t planning to stay for a year, it might be more economically feasible to purchase one.
You may need to spend a little more time planning meals, thinking through water requirements, refrigeration needs (if you don’t have a refrigerator or power source to run it independently) lighting needs, telecommunication needs and such.
But, if you’re thinking that boondock RVing in the remotest of areas is something that you’d love to do for extended periods of time, then preparation and modifications to your RV is a MUST to make sure you're safe and comfortable!
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