If you’ve never tried RV boondocking, you’ll quickly learn that full-hookup RV park stays are totally different from a dry camping experience. When youâ€™re thinking of making the switch, these two RV boondocking basics for newbies will help you do it with ease.
The Two Most Important RV Boondocking Basics You Need to Know
Quartzsite is a great place to learn how to boondock.
To some RVers, dry camping is unthinkable. Camp off-grid? Never! Itâ€™s hard to give up creature comforts we take for granted, like water, sewer and electric on demand, but many of us find the benefits to be worth the sacrifice. The benefits of RV boondocking include:
Camping far away from crowds and noise
Getting closer to natural surroundings
Enjoying the slower pace of life in comfort, like sleeping under the stars on a real mattress!
When my husband and I transitioned from tent camping to RVing twelve years ago, we couldnâ€™t wait to try RV boondocking. But our earliest attempts to camp without hookups were epic fails. Our RV felt so home-like that we often forgot the backcountry conservation tips we practiced when we carried our home on our backs.
For example, the two biggest hassles we repeatedly encountered in our first few years of RV boondocking were running out of water and firing up our Honda Super Quiet generator more often than we wanted. Twelve years later, we have the art of dry camping down to a science.
Here are the two most basic RV boondocking tips weâ€™ve learned that can reduce your learning curve to make camping easier and more enjoyable.
Tip #1: Start with Water Conservation
Water conservation is your first priority.
Most all of us leave the faucet on while dishwashing and tooth brushing with full-hookups. That bad habit must stop when you go dry camping without a water connection.
Ironically enough, on-board water conservation