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They say there’s no such thing as a free lunch. However, there is such a thing as free RV camping. In fact, President Roosevelt called for the creation of free campgrounds on Federal lands when he addressed Congress in 1901. (Although at that time he wasn’t referring to RVs!)

Now commonly referred to as boondocking, camping free of charge is real, but it isn’t for everyone. Boondocking isn’t officially defined but the term stems from the expression “boondocks” that refers to a remote area. Overnight RV parking places such as truck stops, Wal-Mart parking lots, or campgrounds in which RV hookups aren’t available may not necessarily seem remote, but are all generally lumped into the boondocking category.

RV skirting is gaining popularity and may seem like a new idea but skirting has been around for many years. Think about trailers in mobile home parks and your mind says, “Oh, yeah, I remember that!” So, the idea of blocking cold air and wind from underneath trailers has been around for a while. Now it is trending in the RV industry as more and more people want to extend their camping season or simply be more comfortable and energy efficient.

You want to go camping to relax, unwind, and unplug, right? In the camping world tech debate of wireless vs. “less wire” even the die-hard, primitive, roughing-it campers might just make an exception for some very useful apps. You can use the best RV apps to plan your trip, find the best gas prices, or even avoid traffic back-ups.

Even off-the-grid campers can use these apps to find a remote camping area or trail to hike…how’s that for using technology to get away from technology! Besides, if you’re roughing it, once you’ve used your apps to get the best survival tips for wild camping and you’ve found the perfect remote site, you can use your phone to take a selfie to prove how rugged you are!