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        RV Boondocking Tips

         

        Boondocking has definitely become more popular as RVing has grown in popularity. Boondocking, also known as dry camping, allows RVers to camp in remote areas without hookups or campground facilities. It provides a way to escape the crowds and explore more remote and natural settings. Park with purpose to keep your RV cool or warm.

        Here are 20 Boondocking tips:

        1.  STRATEGIC PARKING: Strategically park your RV in shaded areas or in positions that maximize sunlight, depending on weather conditions, to naturally regulate temperature. You can also try to use natural wind blocks like bushes in cold climates.

        2.   GIVE OTHER CAMPERS SPACE: Respect the privacy and space of other campers by maintaining a considerate distance from their campsites, ensuring a peaceful experience for everyone.

        3.   PRE-WASH FRUITS AND VEGGIES: Before setting off on your trip, wash all fruits and vegetables. This not only saves water while boondocking but also ensures you have clean, ready-to-eat produce.

        4.   FILL YOUR PROPANE TANK: Ensure you have a full propane tank before your journey, as it’s essential for cooking and sometimes even for refrigeration while boondocking.

        5.   FILL UP FRESH WATER TANK: Ensure your RV’s fresh water tank is completely filled before your trip to maximize your available water supply while boondocking.

        6.   EMPTY BLACK AND GRAY TANKS: Start your journey with empty black and gray water tanks to maximize the capacity for wastewater during your trip.

        7.   LIMIT DISHWASHING TO ONCE PER DAY: Conserve water by restricting dishwashing to just once a day, compiling all dirty dishes for a single washing session.

        8.   USE A WASH BASIN WHEN DOING DISHES: Employ a wash basin for dishwashing to catch and reuse gray water for other purposes like flushing the toilet.

        9.   USE A WATER-CONSERVING SHOWERHEAD: Install a water-conserving showerhead in your RV to reduce the flow and amount of water used per shower.

        10.   USE SEPARATE DRINKING WATER JUGS FOR DRINKING: Keep dedicated jugs for drinking water to conserve the water in your onboard tanks for daily water needs.

        11.   USE PAPER PLATES: Opt for paper plates to minimize dishwashing, thereby saving water. Remember to dispose of them responsibly. They are great fire starters.

        12.   UPGRADE TO LED LIGHTS: Switching to LED lights in your RV reduces energy usage significantly, as they are more efficient and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional bulbs.

        13.   DON'T USE LARGE POWER DRAW ITEMS: Avoid using high-power appliances like air conditioners or microwaves when the generator is off to conserve battery life.

        14.   BRING EXTRA GAS CANS FOR YOUR GENERATOR: Carrying extra gas cans for your generator ensures you have a backup power supply, particularly useful during extended stays in remote areas.

        15.   KEEP YOUR SHADES DRAWN ON HOT DAYS: Draw the shades on hot days to keep the interior of your RV cooler, reducing the need for air conditioning and saving energy.

        16.   CONSIDER ADDING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM: Installing a solar power system can be a sustainable and cost-effective way to generate electricity for your RV, reducing reliance on generators.

        17.   STORE GARBAGE SAFELY AND SECURELY INSIDE: Keep all your garbage stored safely and securely inside your RV to avoid attracting wildlife and to maintain cleanliness around your campsite.

        18.   DON'T LEAVE ANY GARBAGE OR FOOD OUTDOORS: Ensure no garbage or food items are left outside your RV, as this can attract animals and insects, and it’s also disrespectful to the natural environment.

        19.   PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT: Adopt the ‘pack it in, pack it out’ principle by taking all your garbage with you when you leave, ensuring that no trace of your stay is left behind in the wilderness.

        20.   BURN YOUR NON-TOXIC WASTE IN A CAMPFIRE: Consider burning non-toxic paper waste in a controlled campfire as a way to reduce the amount of garbage you need to carry out, but always do so responsibly and safely. Never burn anything with waxed coatings, rubber, plastic, or any other material besides plain paper or cardboard.

        HAVE FUN AND PLAY SAFE OUT THERE!

        Reference from Escapees RV Club - https://escapees.com/

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