Winter’s coming: Try low-cost camping in the Southwestern deserts

by Bob Difley With winter’s chill just around the corner, many RVers are looking toward a season spent in the Desert Southwest. And why not? Wintering there offers some of the most frugal camping and boondocking opportunities available to RVers in the nation. What makes it possible are: (1) the abundance of public land managed by the Bureau of Land... Read More

Blacktop boondocking etiquette

By Rene Agredano From WalMart parking lots to visitor centers, asphalt camping is still allowed in most towns across America. However, property owners are increasingly prohibiting it thanks to the bad etiquette of sloppy RVers. To keep this overnight parking option alive, always practice good manners such as: Remain Inconspicuous. Remember, you’re staying overnight, not setting down roots. Locate the... Read More

Stretch your amps and watts

By Bob Difley   Electricity. We take it for granted. Plug in an appliance and turn it on. What could be simpler. But when you take up boondocking, electricity is more like opening the spigot of a water jug. When it all flows out there is no more, unless you refill the jug. Your rig’s 12-volt system is sufficient for... Read More