Tag: rv boondocking

People camp for all sorts of reasons. Some want to get away from the regular routine and have an excuse to cook a hot dog over the fire. Others want a vacation without the expense of a hotel room and restaurant bills. Still others want to be near the lake, the mountains or even the sand and the surf.

Then there are those who want to get away from it all, really get away. Away from all modern conveniences and get back to nature. If leaving the hustle and bustle behind sounds appealing to you, then boondocking may be just what you’ve been looking for. So, what is boondocking? Let’s look at what it is, the appeal, and where and how it’s done.

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.

Most people put a lot of thought into heating and cooling their home efficiently. But not everyone puts the same thought into efficiently heating and cooling your RV. Your RV is your home away from home, so carefully considering the heating and cooling of your RV is well worth your time. You want your RV to last for years of enjoyment and keep you and your family comfortable no matter the weather. Let’s look at some cost-effective ways to maximize your RV heating and cooling.