Boondocking…in a Van?

September 23rd, 2011 by




Serene, peaceful areas of the wilderness are a draw to many RV and Class B Motorhome owners.  And even though campgrounds offer an avenue to get away from it all, being parked next to someone else isn’t always the way to go for some.  With that said, camping in more remote areas is often done by more experienced RVers.

It’s called boondocking.

Boondocking [boon-dok-ing]

1. To camp in remote areas such as deep woods or desert locations without power, sewer or water hook-ups.

One of the main characteristics of boondocking is being self-sufficient.  A Class B Motorhome is often the vehicle of choice for boondocking, because of its small size, simplicity, and ease of driving.  Because of the remote areas that boondocking is done in, the Class B must run off of its own battery with no hook ups.

One advantage to boondocking is that it is cheaper than staying at an RV campground.

Where might one boondock, you ask?

Well, America is littered with national and state parks that have remote areas ripe for camping.  It might take a little research, but there will be a sense of satisfaction in finding the perfect remote camping spot.

Boondocking is something that needs to be done with care and preparation, however.  Rationing supplies and making sure that your Class B  is running properly are keys to self-sufficient camping.  Also, make sure that you have researched the area, and know what to do in case of an emergency.

Boondock in a Class B Motorhome, and you might just lose yourself in the wilderness.

And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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