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  • Robbie & Alice
    Robbie & Alice :
    February 16Wish there was a way to post our location using coordinates.
    • Jim O'Briant and 2 others like this.
    • Robbie & Alice
      John & Diana February 16 There is. My coordinates: Lat 30.81524  Long. -93.26150
      I use the number pad on my keyboard.
    • Robbie & Alice
      Mike McCray February 16 Rrobbie & Alice, open Google Maps on your smartphone.  Touch & hold your location until a red symbol appears.  Then just touch the read symbol.  Your coordinates are in the pop-up box.
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      • Robbie & Alice
        Robbie & Alice February 16 Mike, using a desktop, you can right click on your location in google maps, select whats here, and at the bottom you can copy/paste the decimal coordinates.
      • Robbie & Alice
        Tom & Sarah February 16 Great tip, thanks...... Tom
    • Robbie & Alice
      Curtis February 16 There will be. It's coming. RVillage is ALWAYS a work in progress. It is in the queue. :)
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      • Robbie & Alice
        Hank & Shirleen February 16 Curtis, you and the team are always up to something !  But it will be something good for RVillage! 
    • Robbie & Alice
      Robbie & Alice February 16 Thank you everyone.  Yes, I should have been more specific.  I wish I could show coordinates as my current location ( 32.875063, -114.831865) .  We're full timers and boondockers, and use coordinates all the time, most of the time we find i...  more
  • Jerry Beasler
    Jerry Beasler :
    February 14We are leaving for FLorida Thursday 2/21 from Iowa City Iowa after work (5PM) and plan to make it to St. Louis probably around 9-10PM any suggestions on Boondocking spots?
    • Jerry Beasler
      Karen Musco February 14 Try the casinos
    • Jerry Beasler
      S&DFadyk February 14 Casino..large parking area
    • Jerry Beasler
      Terry Torix February 14 We stop at O’Fallon IL, grandson is in Air Force and we stay at Walmart when we stop to see him. Just east of St Louis on interstate 64. Have overnited there about 4 times
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      • Jerry Beasler
        Jerry Beasler February 14 Thanks for all the suggestions. I got a hold of a Cracker Barrel and they yes and instructed me where to park.
  • FredF
    FredF :
    February 13Senate passes landmark bill to enlarge national parks !

    Bill sets aside more than 1m acres of new wilderness and conservation areas including rivers in California and Utah.

    www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/13/senate-bill-public-lands...  more
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    • FredF
      SouthParkSteve February 14 If you like boondocking this is not all positive.  The Land and Water Conservation Trust part is good.  However, a wilderness designation prevents ANY access from wheeled vehicles--the only way to get in is on foot or on horseback.  Not an ...  more
    • FredF
      Hank & Shirleen February 14 They probably are not going to like that in Utah. The folks there think the Feds already own too much of their state And i  this just another land grab to cut down on oil and gas drilling? 
    • FredF
      Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website February 14 Speaking of land grabbing, we we're camping at a BLM area in Montana, went into Missoula to get some things and when we got back State signs were up announcing it to be now MT Park property. We both just kind of looked at each other like "were those sign...  more
    • FredF
      Royce February 14 you are not allowed to camp on the King's land.
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    • FredF
      Tim & Sonja February 17 Or hunt his deer and swans Robin of Loxley!
  • ekdman
    ekdman:
    February 11Last October we spent 14 days of travelling (5076 miles) and boondocking using an 80 watt solar panel with a 115 AH 12volt battery. Later switched to two 6 volt batteries (215 AH).
    • The Roads We Roam and 5 others like this.
    • ekdman
      Peter Thornton February 11 I am assuming the 14 days was the time you spent driving and that you boondocked between travels lol but otherwise sounds like you had a blast. Why did you switch between the 12 volt and 2 6 volts.?
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      • ekdman
        ekdman February 11 I started out with my old 12 volt battery. About half-way on our trip the charge on it started to get low, so I switched out to the new 6 volt batteries.
    • ekdman
      Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website February 11 We usually drive no more then 2-3 hours between boondocking spots. We didn't leave home as solar prepared though for the house batteries. We only had a solar generator and a suitcase panel which left us dependent on propane to keep our 4 6-volts charged...  more
    • ekdman
      Ellen White February 11 How many amp hrs per day were you using? Did you use propane as well?
    • ekdman
      ekdman February 13 I don't know. Had a couple of lights on at night.Listened to the radio a little. Propane was used for refrigerator, and the occasional furnace to get the chill out in the morning, heat the water till it was hot and then shut it off.
    • ekdman
      Peter Thornton February 14 Did the 2 6's seem to have more juice than the 12 at the end of the day.?
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      • ekdman
        ekdman February 14 Yes. The 6 volt batteries provide 215 AH vs 115 AH of the 12 volt battery.
  • Leon and Susan
    Leon and Susan:
    February 11we use 3x12v batteries, Solar panls 200w and 2000v inverter it work wonderful, if wether is sanny we can stay a long time.
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    • Leon and Susan
      JimOnTheBeach February 11 Are you using a modified wave inverter are pure wave? And if it is modified is all of your equipment operating well?
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  • Arlene Sangster
    Arlene Sangster:
    February 10Hi folks! Im wanting to come to AZ and try boondocking for the Winter! I've tried a few days at a time and was ok. I guess I have questions about the use of electricity. I know you can use propane for hot water n cooking. Do people use their generator a l...  more
      · via mobile
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    • Arlene Sangster
      David & Leslie February 11 A.  Things you need
           1. Fresh water
           2. Source of power for cooking, heating, etc
           3.  Groceries
      B.  Things you to need to get rid of
          &n...  more
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    • Arlene Sangster
      LarandSus February 11 We ran the generator about an hour in the morning and same in the evening to charge our electronics. Propane is used up quickly if it's used for furnace. So a lot of your energy use will depend on temperature.
    • Arlene Sangster
      Pianotuna February 11 Solar is the nearest thing to a free lunch you are likely to find. I'd recommend between 400 and 800 watts to a full timer, and 200 to 400 for part time.
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      • Arlene Sangster
        Arlene Sangster February 11 I know not much about solar and who to go to for good prices and solar!  Any suggestions?
  •  rclark
    rclark :
    February 10I have a Natures Head composting toilet for sale, with a extra urine bottle and bunch of coca core included. I am in Arkansas if anyone is interested or know of anyone that is. It has not been used much and yes I have cleaned it up like a new. $600.00 and...  more
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    •  rclark
      Tom and Lois February 10 Why are you getting rid of it?
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      •  rclark
        rclark February 10 The PO were going to do a lot of boondocking I don’t do that much and it is just me in my coach. My coach has large tanks and I don’t have a problem unhooking and going to a dump station. The toilet for boondocking works great and uses no water.
  • J. Lynn Engle
    J. Lynn Engle:
    February 7I recommend a day drive on FM 170 from Terlingua to Presideo. It is an otherworldly experience.
    • Hank & Shirleen and 3 others like this.
    • J. Lynn Engle
      TerraGypsy (Phoebe) February 7 Yep... on my bucket list 👍
    • J. Lynn Engle
      Hank & Shirleen February 7 We stayed at Big Bend STATE PARK on a park photo shoot in April a few years ago. It was wonderful. They took us on hikes and 4 wheel drive outings.  We took one drive up one of the mountains overlooking that road and the Rio Grande River. Cool view, 
    • J. Lynn Engle
      Larry Holbrook February 7 The best way to ride from Big Bend to Presidio & back is on a motorcycle -
    • J. Lynn Engle
      Tony and Margie February 10 It's just beautiful! 
    • J. Lynn Engle
      Nissi February 14 Any problem with illegals through that area?  Any boondocking through there? :)
  • toewillie
    toewillie:
    February 7Can someone tell me of a place in lower Alabama to Boondock or reasonable price, thanks
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    • toewillie
      SACnFrau February 7 Here is a link with some suggested spots:
      https://freecampsites.net/#!(30.70052,+-87.21497)
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    • toewillie
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 7 Gulf State Park is a beautiful Alabama Park right across the highway from the Gulf sandy beach parking lot.  Not free, but cheap with discounts available.  Probably busy in high season like this, but you can reserve online or stop by and take yo...  more
    • toewillie
      toewillie February 7 Thanks, we found a spot at Blue Springs State Park
    • toewillie
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 7 Good for you finding a State Park spot open at this time of year.  Just trying to be helpful with suggestions because the Gulf was such an outstanding park.
    • toewillie
      Suzan and Art February 7 If you are an Escapee, you could dry camp at $7 a day at the Escapee Park.  
  • Tony and Margie
    Tony and Margie :
    February 2Some of you might find this useful.
    7 Simple Ways To Share Your Location When Traveling – BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES
    • Terry & Diane and 2 others like this.
    • Tony and Margie
      TerraGypsy (Phoebe) February 2 Great suggestions!! Thank you for sharing! Think this would be useful in the new RVillage group as well.
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    • Tony and Margie
      TheClearyClan February 2 Another option that is not just for location sharing if you are frequently out in the wilderness is satellite phones with or without data.
      Satellite Phones
      Costs, reviews, comparisons, 2019 Buyer’s Guide and more
      www.bluecosm...  more
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