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  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    Tue at 5:28 PM
    New RVillagers looking for some help. Welcome them and give em the best info you have. :-)
    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 3 others like this.
    • Curtis
      RVillaging With Ollie
      Tue at 6:20 PM Welcome!! Congrats on your first trip! Enjoy! 
    • Curtis
      Andy Burleigh
      Tue at 7:05 PM RiversEdge RV and Cottages Vergennes Great place
    • Curtis
      Doug & Sue - VT
      9 hours ago Little River State Park in Waterbury is a nice small state park on the Waterbury Reservoir. Fun to hang out. Also close to Waterbury, Stowe, Montpelier or the Mad River Valley, all with interesting fall activities. Not much boondocking in VT.
    • Curtis
      Carolyn Kittell
      1 hour ago Hi- I live in north west VT, and you are welcome to stop in at our farm for awhile! We also have some nice state parks that stay open until mid- Oct. Have a fun trip! Carolyn
    • Curtis
      theodorefarmer
      1 hour ago Boondockers welcome in Georgia, VT. 30/-50, water and a dump plus a great antique/collectible shop.  Paul_Barrenger
  • Steve and Christine
    Steve and Christine :
    Tue at 3:40 PM
    We are newbies and I would like to know how boondockers know where to find dumping spots for my tanks.
    • Terry & Diane likes this.
    • Steve and Christine
      Doug & Sue - VT
      Tue at 3:51 PM Allstays shows campgrounds, other places to stay and dump stations.
    • Steve and Christine
      Tim & Tina
      Tue at 3:54 PM Allstays app is all you need.
    • Steve and Christine
      Manfred & Gail
      Tue at 3:55 PM Generally, all campgrounds will let you dump for a small fee, county parks tend to be good as well for that as well. Allstays app has an excellent filtering system for various camping needs, especially BLM land.
    • Steve and Christine
      Chuck & Bernadette
      Tue at 4:15 PM In addition to all stays, try https://www.sanidumps.com
    • Steve and Christine
      Gone_Feral
      Tue at 5:37 PM freecampsites.net also lists dump stations.
  • Andy101
    Andy101:
    Mon at 11:26 AM
    Anyone know a spot near the North Rim Grand Canyon we can boondock a 40ft MH?
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey likes this.
    • Andy101
      Doug & Sue - VT
      Mon at 11:40 AM Check campendium.com. There are many boondocking spots between Jacob Lake and the North Rim. Some of the descriptions mention size. Most are on good quality unpaved roads. You may want to walk or bike in to confirm.
    • Andy101
      Andy101
      Mon at 11:44 AM Thanks I will give it a look!
    • Andy101
      Dolphin Dudes
      Mon at 1:17 PM Here's a super spot if you make it over to the South Rim.   Off the main edge highway, into the Coconino Forest Rim Road that goes into the Kaibab National Forest (10 minutes off the hwy.)    That was our home last week.  On our s...  more
    • Andy101
      Jeep Guy
      Mon at 8:43 PM I believe the north rim closes mid Oct. You should also check before you head that way. The south rim is open all year.
  • The Easterbunnies
    The Easterbunnies:
    September 23
    Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions we have seen on this site we just completed or first long trip ( I know nothing for some but our longest), 1300 miles over 9 days / 8 nights, and did not even come close to running out of water. While we are sever...  more
    • jwknit4u and 8 others like this.
    • The Easterbunnies
      Benji
      September 23 Slow down! Are you on a truckers schedule? ;) Hide 3 Replies
      • The Easterbunnies
        The Easterbunnies
        September 23 Been there done that ?. We had to combine a Mayo Clinic visit with a North Shore color run and family visit into one. You are correct, too much driving packed into each day. It was a successful trip in that we tested ourselves on things like water, foo...  more
      • The Easterbunnies
        June MN
        September 23 Have the colors started to change yet along the North shore ??
      • The Easterbunnies
        The Easterbunnies
        September 23 Started but not ready yet. I would guess in two weeks. We were tracking the state web site but they were off a bit.
    • The Easterbunnies
      Angie907
      Mon at 2:56 PM We just stayed 2 weeks at a site with no sewer connections. Took showers at camp house. Did not have to dump. Yeah. Used dump station as we left. I am very proud of that. Had water hookup though.
  • Tony and Margie
    Tony and Margie :
    September 22
    A really cool place!
    An Accidental Ghost Town Encounter – BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES
  • Pat & Beth
    Pat & Beth :
    September 19
    looking for boondocking around north denver.
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    • Pat & Beth
      Doug & Sue - VT
      September 19 When in the area, we stay at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. It’s not the most scenic place yet it’s clean, inexpensive and conveniently located. Hide 1 Reply
    • Pat & Beth
      Michael&Marilyn
      September 19 Grasslands is good but a couple of hours north of Denver. As mentioned, try county fairgrounds.
    • Pat & Beth
      Pat & Beth
      September 19 Thanks for the help, great group!!
    • Pat & Beth
      Glenna Kay
      September 22  I travel that area quite often and used to live in Loveland. Now a days I just try to avoid the whole I25 experience. It is just way too crowded with horrible traffic especially in the summertime. All the way from Colorado Springs to Ft. Collins is ...  more
    • Pat & Beth
      Angie907
      Mon at 3:04 PM We just traveled from Lyons to Estes Park on 7. Most of the national/state campgrounds were closed for the season. We stayed at the fairgrounds. E/W $25 . If you do not care for your site only pay for 1 night. No refunda or transfers.
  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    September 18
    Help an RVillager out?
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    • Curtis
      Benji
      September 19 The Black hills national forest I thought allowed boondocking
    • Curtis
      Doug & Sue - VT
      September 19 It’s not boondocking... We stayed at Grizzly Cree k CG in 2016. Small and quiet, primitive sites $10/night. Would be tight for big rigs. Location was main attraction - 2 miles from Mount Rushmore. Watch for roads in the area with length/width restrictions...  more
    • Curtis
      Ron and Libby
      September 19 We haven't been there but have read of several people boondocking E. of Wall, Buffalo Gap National Grasslands.  Free.  From Wall, take road to Badlands, take a L. towards cell towers (about 3/4 miles before E. entrance of Badlands.  Hope this helps.
    • Curtis
      Judith & Mark
      September 22 Again not boondocking but dry camping at Custer State Park. Loved the sites.
    • Curtis
      Angie907
      Mon at 3:08 PM Not boondocking but nuce site behind Magnussen hotel. View of Mt Rushmore and walking distance to Keystone attractions and shops.
  • Suzan and Art
    Suzan and Art:
    September 11
    Boondockers Welcome
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    Hurricane Florence is barreling towards the east coast of the US, with more than 1 million people being told to evacuate.

    Are you willing to host evacuees with RVs on your property for some time while they take refuge from this...  more
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    • Suzan and Art
      Glenna Kay
      September 22 I live pretty far away though. Have 4 acres where you  can dry camp. There is a truck stop about 3 miles away for dumping your tank. I live in Willcox, AZ . However, if it rains here the ground gets pretty soft.
    • Suzan and Art
      Charles R Baringer SR. (hasbeencowboy)
      Mon at 9:19 AM I will be coming though Willcox going to Yuma
      to see my daughter and a couple of grandkids and the Quartzsite and Havasu Escapees Bashes. I usually stop around Benson and I would like to take your offer if I can. I drive a 
      1974 Trave...  more
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      • Suzan and Art
        Glenna Kay
        Mon at 9:19 AM Sounds good. I will be home till 20th.
    • Suzan and Art
      Charles R Baringer SR. (hasbeencowboy)
      Mon at 10:05 AM Thanks I appreciate this.
  • Tony and Margie
    Tony and Margie :
    September 10
    Some of you may find this interesting!
    Cooking Under Pressure – Magical Kitchen Appliances – BACK ROADS AND OTHER STORIES
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 5 others like this.
    • Tony and Margie
      Andy101
      September 10 We use a pressure cooker alot while camping. Ours is a stove top model. Cooks in about 1/3 the time .
    • Tony and Margie
      ITowMyHome
      September 10 They make several sizes you can put them right on top your propane stove I have two different sizes of this one and A 3 quart Insta pot, I know I still think I live in the sticks and bricks LOL
    • Tony and Margie
      Tony and Margie
      September 10 Hahaha, almost excessive :) 
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      • Tony and Margie
        ITowMyHome
        September 10 Funny thing is I had five, I thought I better give up A few and try to blend in with the crowd 
    • Tony and Margie
      Travelinlady
      September 10 I've been using a pressure cooker for over 3 years. My husband loves washing it.
    • Tony and Margie
      Texas Two Steppers
      September 11 I’ve been using my pressure cooker for 29 years, same one.  Bought because I couldn’t get my beans to cook.
  • mar255mar
    mar255mar:
    September 9
    Looking for boondocking near Las Vegas this November? Don’t want to end up in a transient camp😉. Suggestions greatly appreciated.as well as dump sites in the area.
    • MrBill&Roberta and 3 others like this.
    • mar255mar
      Dolphin Dudes
      September 9 1 hour from smoggy (!!!) Las Vegas, last Jan-March, we boondocked for 3 months near Tecopa Hot Springs on Furnace Creek Wash Road.  Most enlightening experience ever.  Great ready-made campsites far from desert rat neighbors.   Nights ...  more
    • mar255mar
      Charles R Baringer SR. (hasbeencowboy)
      September 9 Thanks sounds perfect
    • mar255mar
      maseratidoug
      September 10 Poverty Flats near Overton and Valley of Fire is popular.
    • mar255mar
      Michael & Dena
      September 12 Try Lee Canyon it’s in the USFS about 45 min. To Vegas 
    • mar255mar
      Estella
      Tue at 4:48 PM Quite a few places shown on http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/