By Kelly Beasley Is there any thrill quite as exciting as hitting the road? Escaping away to a new destination? Exploring new places (travel) lights up our brains and stirs our curiosity more than just about anything else can, and we Americans LOVE it. Heck, one could argue that the allure of new adventures and exciting unexplored
We know about this because Marshall and I were full-time RVers for a combined total of 12 years. Therefore, you’re getting these facts and myths straight from the horse’s mouth!
When I say “win”, I mean SCORE. You’ll still pay for your camping reservation. But without these camping reservation tools, you may not have a camping trip at all if your campground is sold-out. Now there’s hope you can still find a reservation if you use these tools!
You’re new to RVing, so how could you know right from wrong? I’m talking about the ‘tips’ you see online about what you should/shouldn’t do when RVing.
You follow them blindly because, well, you’re a beginner who is new to RVing. We get it. This post is for you to learn these lies and misconceptions before you make these beginner mistakes.
There are many things to take into consideration for newbies. There had to be very little to fear about driving an RV into these spots. There are 10 requirements that these spots had to pass. Here are the five that had them all.
It’s best to start out in places that have a lot to offer, and where you can easily fetch something you forgot, or to even jump into a nearby campground if necessary. So these are 5 great places I have been to that I can recommend to someone who has never boondocked and wants to try it but is scaaaaarred.
The general answer to this question is ‘yes’. It’s usually safe to leave your trailer parked alone while boondocking.
However, there are exceptions to this rule. For instance, what type of people are camping nearby? Do they look like drug addicts? Homeless people? If so, you might want to take extra precautions.
Ok, so the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t the main reason, but it certainly contributed to new difficulties and took away a big part of what made full-time RVing so much fun and so awesome…
So the question is really: “Will a travel trailer or will a motorhome be better for you?” The problem with that question is that you have your own wants and needs. And I’m not going to pretend to know them. But you do. Right? Check out the pros of each and learn which Kelly would pick if she did it again.
With Boondockers Welcome, you can pick someone’s place that is ‘out there’, farther away from the city, has nice views, with possibly no utilities available. Here, you can push the limits of your holding tanks, battery bank, etc. Learn your systems, see how long you can go without using your generator, or do you have enough solar to keep your batteries optimized? It’s like half-boondocking and half-campgrounding!