BLM boondocking tips to keep you out of trouble

  By Bob Difley Most boondockers know about the BLM’s Long Term Visitor Areas (LTVA) near popular snowbird locations in Southern California and Arizona. But boondocking is also permitted on most BLM land, even if it is not a designated camping or dispersed camping area. The rule as it now exists allows you to camp/boondock anywhere on BLM land unless... Read More

Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks secure your outside lockers

    By Bob Difley Your RV compartment locks, if you didn’t already know, are the same as many other RV compartment locks used by manufacturers — which means that there are a lot of people out there that have keys to your locks. Combi-Cam Combination Cam Locks resolve that quandary with combination locks that you can set so that only... Read More

BLM fees for boondocking in the Southwest explained

  Here’s a question from a reader(s) of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi, Bob, We are new to full-timing and trying to learn about boondocking in the southwest BLM lands. Some people say you need a permit while others say there are time restrictions.  Where do we go to learn more? Thanks. —Mark... Read More

Dehumidifier reduces mold, mildew in confined spaces

  By Bob Difley Guardian Technologies™, a leader in home environment products, announced the launch of its PureGuardian® DH201WCA Small Space Dehumidifier targeted for small spaces such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and in RVs and boats where moisture collects due to high humidity and poor air circulation. Humidity can promote the growth of airborne allergens such as mold spores and... Read More

Is it boondocking, dry-camping or blacktop boondocking?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi, Bob, I’m confused. I’ve heard the terms boondocking, dry-camping, blacktop boondocking, and others. Do they all mean the same thing or is there a difference?  —Alan F. Hi, Alan, You’re not the only one confused. There don’t seem to be any widely accepted definitions separating those terms. Most of... Read More

A reason to boondock: The value of personal space

By Bob Difley There are two primary motivations why RVers boondock. Possibly a third. One is financial. With campground fees reaching into the lower end of motel prices, staying every night in a private campground can take big chunks out of your budget month after month. While most boondocking is free, except for the lower fees paid at primitive dry-camping... Read More

Adjustable cutlery tray expands to fit your drawer

  By Bob Difley No more fishing around in a cluttered cutlery drawer for what you need. No more wasted space between your cutlery tray and the sides of your drawer. It’s not exactly magic, but a simple idea that works. The Camco Adjustable Cutlery drawer pulls out from either side to fit your drawer, from 9 inches to 13... Read More

Ask BoondockBob: Do you leave your porch light on?

  Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking. Do you have a question for Bob? Email him at bob.rvtravel (at) gmail.com . Hi, Bob, In last Saturday’s RV Travel newsletter, Chuck mentioned that his neighbor leaves his RV’s outside lights on. He commented, “I don’t think he had given any thought to other campers who might enjoy something at night other than... Read More

Rein in unnecessary electricity usage

  By Bob Difley One of the skills for making boondocking enjoyable if you haven’t installed solar panels is the efficient use of your available electricity, which will reduce the length of time you need to run your generator or engine to recharge batteries. Recharging batteries always takes longer than you think, and the sound of a running engine can... Read More