Why boondock?

By Dave Helgeson I once believed boondocking was just about saving the cost of a campground. However, after becoming a boondocker out of necessity (lack of campgrounds in the backcountry areas I like to explore) I discovered it was much more than just saving a buck. So why do RVers boondock? Necessity: · Yes, cost does play into it for... Read More

Generators: Less is more

By Dave Helgeson When it comes to boondocking I subscribe to the “less is more” philosophy. The majority of boondockers own a generator for one reason: to keep their 12 volt batteries charged. Unfortunately, many don’t understand that bigger is not better when it comes to generators and battery charging. Most converter chargers in an RV can operate on 1,000... Read More

Floor or wall heat registers – which are best for you?

By Dave Helgeson There are many items to consider when purchasing an RV. Type, length, floor plan, color scheme, number of beds, tank capacity, etc. However, few people ever take into consideration the type of heat register the RV is equipped with and some later regret their decision. Typically, manufacturers will use either wall registers or floor registers. Let’s take... Read More

Do you have a backup plan?

By Dave Helgeson   Self-reliance is part of the attraction for many who RV. The ability to go where you want, when you want, taking care of your own needs along the way. Self-reliant RVers have no problem camping without hookups. Many enjoy the benefits and a bit of pride conquering the challenges that come with surviving off the grid.... Read More