OverKill trailer ready for the rough life

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If RVing for you doesn’t equate to “glamping” somewhere in a high-end resort, but on the other end of the spectrum, there may be an RV for you. The “OverKill” touts itself this way: “Adventure comes from new experiences. Danger comes from being unprepared for them. Whatever your journey throws at you, your OverKill…

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For a Lewis & Clark wilderness experience visit Idaho

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, We’ve been anticipating a trip into the “Wild West” for years and now are on our way from our home in St. Louis, the first gateway to the West. What would you suggest for a “don’t miss” driving tour where we can experience the wildness firsthand? —Bev and Don Hi Bev…

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Boondockers: Get out of wildfire areas NOW

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, The current wildfires and the likelihood of a dry, incendiary summer fire season has me quite uneasy regarding where I usually spend my summers – camping and boondocking in the Western forests. What should I be doing – and not doing – when camping this fire season? —George Hi George,  You’re…

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Is camping/boondocking permitted in National Recreation Areas?

Here’s a question from a reader of RVtravel.com about boondocking.  Hi Bob, I have seen some areas on maps called National Recreation Areas and wonder whether these are places where RVers can camp. I have seen that some have campgrounds, mostly primitive, but also wonder whether boondocking is permitted.  —Grant Hi Grant, Eighteen National Recreation Areas, or NRAs (not to be confused…

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Busy month at Harvest Hosts overnight camping locations

Harvest Hosts is a membership program for RVers that provides access to a network of 620 wineries, farms, breweries, museums and other unique attractions that invite RVers with self-contained RVs to visit and stay overnight. For a yearly membership fee, Harvest Hosts’ members are invited to stay at hundreds of interesting locations around North America, and experience new opportunities in…

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Living and dying at the Walmart parking lot

by Deanna Tolliver As if Walmart needed another excuse to ban overnighters, most of whom these days stay in RVs. But it should have been expected: as people are living in their vehicles in Walmart, they are also dying.  It’s happening in all areas of the country. Often they are homeless, living in tents behind the store or in their…

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Boondocking (and non-campground) campsites that take reservations

I’m straying from the usual Ask BoondockBob question to talk about something now that RVers will eventually be asking about. I’m just beating them to it. That “something” is a unique new concept that could turn out to be an effective – and adventuresome – way to camp/boondock. With the cost of campground spaces continuing to rise as the construction…

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Letter to editor: Protect Walmart overnight privilege

Walmart and other “free” stay places Dear Chuck, It’s time to go on the offensive. As more people join us full-timers, there are more and more people taking advantage of free overnight stays at Walmart, Cabelas, Bass Pro, etc. Unfortunately, quite a few do not have any respect or thankfulness for those places that graciously allow us to spend a…

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