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Ahh, boondocking! The joys of living off the grid, free camping, enjoying our nation's great BLM lands and national forests. If this is what you love, then this is the group for yo... see more

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  • Howard Porter
    Howard Porter:
    6 hours agoThis is the street my GPS told me to take. So who else can relate?
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    • Howard Porter
      Mike and Donna Wagner 4 hours ago I think we have all had bad advice from our GPS unit - but this one takes first place. ~Donna
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      • Howard Porter
        LarandSus 3 hours ago Ours recently took us to a spot across the river from the campground and directed us to cross it. Unfortunately, there was no bridge at that particular spot and we haven't gotten our pontoons yet.
    • Howard Porter
      EXSSTR 4 hours ago I think my GPS directed me to a road something like this. 😡
    • Howard Porter
      Rickanddoretta Wheeler 2 hours ago Mine had me parking in the ocean once. Do not think a 20,000 class A will float 
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      • Howard Porter
        David & Leslie 50 minutes ago It'll float for a little while... maybe... if the door and windows are closed, eh?
    • Howard Porter
      Beans and I on the Loose 2 hours ago Oh some of the conversations Claire (the name I gave to my GPS girl) and I have had over the years of traveling.  She does at times makes it interesting messin' with me like that.  But I can get even with her at times too.  Ha!
    • Howard Porter
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) 48 minutes ago No problem.  Put in 4L and take your time.  :-)
  • Elvis Travels
    Elvis Travels:
    Tue at 8:38 PMANYONE IN PRESCOTT ARIZONA? I HAVE A YOUTUBE CHANNEL CALLED ELVIS TRAVELS CONTACT ME IF U WANNA MEET AND HANGOUT!
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  • Pamela Cochran
    Pamela Cochran :
    Tue at 8:04 PMLooking for place to stay 1 nite near Springfield Missouri on 8/22
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    • Pamela Cochran
      Drifter Tue at 9:00 PM Lots of Walmart’s in Springfield and also a Bass Pro Store you can drop anchor at.
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      Travel Nurse Jen Tue at 9:00 PM There is a campground between Springfield and Branson, Mo . And one on the outskirts of Springfield going East
    • Pamela Cochran
      Pamela Cochran Tue at 9:06 PM Thank ya, this is good to know
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      • Pamela Cochran
        Pamela Cochran Tue at 9:08 PM Anyone know of boondocking spots near Rolla, Mo?
    • Pamela Cochran
      Mike and Donna Wagner 13 hours ago Just open the map on the RVillage Home page, put in your area of interest and click the Parks button. You’ll find all the Parks in any area you want. ~Donna
  • tootall
    tootall:
    Tue at 5:59 PMNeed some input, we are small and wanting to freelance camp or boondock, we have a small solar package that was already on camper but was wondering what other do? go bigger with solar or just get the generator? Must stay lite weight.
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    • tootall
      tootall Tue at 6:04 PM Sorry,  I thought I posted this on a different 
    • tootall
      FME GAL Tue at 7:34 PM I bought a 400 watt inverter that plugs into my 12v outlet in my Toyota Tacoma. I use it to recharge my phone, toothbrush, portable DVD player when I’m driving. I’m never in one place long enough for the batteries to deplete before I’m driving again. Exce...  more
    • tootall
      Ted&Sharon Tue at 8:48 PM Tootall, that's a difficult question to answer.  Each person has different needs regarding battery usage.  Having a solar panel is a great start, as that will many times bring the battery back to a good level, after you run your lights, pump, TV...  more
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      • tootall
        Rickanddoretta Wheeler Tue at 10:50 PM Agree with Ted. A little solar and small Honda generator. Do not get a cheep generator. Will not last as long as a Honda.
      • tootall
        tootall 19 minutes ago thanks, I like the idea of both, like options and if all else fails we just go to a regular campsite and plug in and just enjoy life 
  • Gerty
    Gerty:
    Tue at 8:33 AMI am looking for a place to stay off highway 1 between Carmel and San Simeon. Any ideas please . My Winnebago is 22ft long :)
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    • Gerty
      RV dude Tue at 8:45 AM Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    • Gerty
      Rockntroll Tue at 10:03 AM Stayed along Nacimiento rd. Couple wide shoulder/turnouts.
      Was a "few" years ago..
    • Gerty
      Gendeb 5 hours ago Is that on the way to Nacimiento Lake? I miss California
  • Steve and Hiromi
    Steve and Hiromi:
    Mon at 7:22 PMWe’re planning to travel to Sturgis SD next July/Aug (with Class A 26 Foot RV trailering Motorcycle) and want to boon dock during the Motorcycle rally. Looking for recommendations where to stay. TIA
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    • Steve and Hiromi
      Eric & Adrienne +3 Mon at 7:27 PM No helpful suggestions, but please post pics!!! 💙
    • Steve and Hiromi
      PennyR Mon at 9:10 PM I’m not sure where you’ll find a place to boondock. Sturgis is a HUGE event and all of the surrounding towns and people depend on it to make their money. Two years ago when we were there everything was taken and prices were inflated. We finally found a pl...  more
    • Steve and Hiromi
      Jim & Sharon Ham Tue at 10:37 AM We have been to Sturgis once and as Penny said, everything is taken for miles around and the locals jack up prices to meet demand.    Wonderful for a day visit but keep on rolling at night.
    • Steve and Hiromi
      Kerry707 Tue at 8:14 PM We camped in the Black Hills Natl Forest in Bismark Lake campground outside Custer, WY.
      Drove to Sturgis from there.
  • Eric & Adrienne +3
    Eric & Adrienne +3:
    Mon at 6:02 PMEric clicked this pic on our way down Mingus Mountain from FSRoad 413 in the Prescott National Forest, AZ. It's a loooong way down, all dirt until 89A, and you handle mountain curves and grades all the way down. Our spot was super secluded, with tons of t...  more
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    • Eric & Adrienne +3
      Ellen White Mon at 6:34 PM Very Nice!  How long did you stay in seclusion?
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      Knox Wolf Tue at 3:37 AM Awesome shot!
  • Michael Beacham
    Michael Beacham:
    Mon at 3:38 PMHi everybody, Do it until you're satisfied. www.instagram.com/michael.j.beacham/
    I'm up for talking , riding , cooking and doing it in freedom.
  • tootall
    tootall:
    August 16Just bought a Geo Pro 19fd, and it has a 100 watt solar panel and a deepcell Interstate battery. It has a spot for another battery and a plug in for another solar panel. Not very bright on this subject and need input. Or would it be better just to get a H...  more
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    • tootall
      Beans and I on the Loose August 16 Since you've decided to go with the two 6 volt battery option I'll go ahead and add my three cents to this conversation. My two Trojan 105's lasted me over ten years before one finally petered out.  That's even having depleted them below 50% a few ti...  more
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      • tootall
        tootall August 16 Have not bought anything yet, and always willing to learn more about this solar thing. will do a lot of research on subject then buy in early spring and test out and learn the hard way like everyone else does. lol I wrote the Trojan 105 6 volt hooked up i...  more
    • tootall
      John T August 17 Two Trojan T-105 6 volters in series is a good plan and will give you 225 Amp Hours of energy storage capacity at 12 volts. Do NOT allow them to discharge over 50% will help battery longevity. Alternative is to buy a single 12 volt deep cycle AGM for less...  more
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      • tootall
        tootall August 18 frame size 4D ? how big is that and/or will it fit in a reg storage box container of normal size? The box I have on camper stores 2 regular size batteries. Next  ? is WOW that is fricken heavy, is there something a little lighter, LOL
    • tootall
      tootall August 18 sorry for language
    • tootall
      John T Mon at 1:52 PM 4D is like twice as long as a couple Trojans and will NOT fit many boxes and is 129# its NOT for everybody, the only way to tell is to measure your box then Google Group Size 4D Deep Cycle AGM batteries for the exact brands sizes. However they are 200 Amp...  more
    • tootall
      asthewheelsturnrv Mon at 5:30 PM You can also get 6 volt AGM batteries that have the same footprint as your standard battery. Trojan makes one and I know Duracell has one. For price the flooded lead acid is cheaper just more maintenance. I would try adding the batteries and see where ...  more
  • Arlan Mitchell
    Arlan Mitchell:
    August 14This winter will be our first time out there retired and boondocking. We can't wait. To save some money I have a question. In order to use the dish network pay as you go, can I pick up a satellite dish perhaps from someone that has left one behind and buy...  more
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    • Arlan Mitchell
      Obernelson August 14 Hi - Dish support is helpful so give them a call. I bought my own antenna and have the box from them. They will want to know what features you want to get the right box for you.

      Brent
    • Arlan Mitchell
      Arlan Mitchell August 14 Hi Brent, I called dish network up. They sounded like they wanted me to buy one of the portables. Maybe if I told them I already had the satellite dish, they would be apt to help me. I wonder if it has to be a dish satellite from dish or would a direct sa...  more
    • Arlan Mitchell
      Bchguy August 14 Don't think they care about the dish itself it is the receiver you are using to connect.  Also you might want to conside streaming with a stick..you find WiFi at a lot of places.... or the HD antenna


        
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      • Arlan Mitchell
        Jim & Sharon Ham August 14 You can use any old satellite dish but the number of channels you will receive will vary with the number of feedhorns in the middle of the satellite dish.  There are 3 different channel feeds.  The automatic motorized dishes do all the work for ...  more
    • Arlan Mitchell
      Arlan Mitchell August 15 I called dish network and suggested that we sign up for a contract if then we could take our dish with us when boondocking. They said no. This is confusing.
    • Arlan Mitchell
      John T August 16 Arlan, I used to pack a 1000.2 3 LNB Dish antenna with me and a tripod and set it up at campsites using my home receiver but that got to be a pain. I purchased a dome set out style Tailgater II and a Wally I use now when on the road and I cancel my home r...  more