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Boondockers (5,419 members)

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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  • LarandSus
    LarandSus :
    11 hours agoWe are wanting to head to Sedona on Monday and I'd like to boondock. However, DH is not fond of rough access roads for our Class A. Are there places we can go that would be close to paved roads and minimal bouncing to keep me out of trouble?
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    • LarandSus
      Lois Michele 5 hours ago Hi Susan, There are a lot of options on Beaverhead Flat Road but you don't want to use them if it has been raining.  Stop by the Red Rock Visitor Center and Ranger Station (south of Village of Oak Creek on hwy 179), they will give you a map and point...  more
  • Terri G
    Terri G:
    Thu at 5:49 PMHello and an urgent shout out to ANYONE in FLAGSTAFF Area! My friend Thurman has been stuck at the westside Walmart parking lot for a whole week waiting for parts for his fan clutch on his van. Today two bolts on his water pump broke as he prepared for ...  more
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  • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
    Curtis (RVillage Founder) shared John from Colorado's photo. Thu at 11:29 AMCould be a fun boondocking time for someone!
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 6 others like this.
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      gregg e sparks Thu at 7:45 PM Wish I was near, I'd help ya in a heart beat :)
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      Robbie & Alice Fri at 6:04 AM Darn John.  We just left Colorado....
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      IamSam 5 hours ago I wish I was closer. You had me with the lab😊
  • Erik Christensen
    Erik Christensen:
    Wed at 9:51 PMOk... First week fulltiming. Parked in the lot at work (national retail chain that allows overnight parking in certain places) because of a rain/wind storm that started before I got out of work. Rain is over, but 20-30 mph winds with gusts up to 50 mph.. ...  more
    • ToriLynn n Tovah Travel and 7 others like this.
    • Erik Christensen
      Tamara-Gerry Kil-Myers Wed at 11:15 PM I was going to say..."really rockin' it"  :)
    • Erik Christensen
      JLF Thu at 5:21 AM You probably did this, but if you know a storm is coming and you have the opportunity to do so, heading your camper into the storm will keep it more stable. 
    • Erik Christensen
      Barry & Millie-Ambassadors Thu at 6:03 AM Stay safe
    • Erik Christensen
      Ralph02813 Thu at 6:14 AM Turn the music up! :-)
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    • Erik Christensen
      Suzan and Art Thu at 7:46 AM I enjoy the sound of rain on the roof.  However, when the winds are strong and you can't turn into the wind, I find the fifth wheel is more stable attached to the truck and the rear stabilizers down.
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      • Erik Christensen
        Erik Christensen Thu at 8:43 AM I got an older class c.. don't have the stabilizers. Half the night the wind was coming at me from the side.. around 3am the winds shifted and I was pointed into the wind. It got less scary.  There were a couple of times where I thought ...  more
  • Kay and Russ Wallace
    Kay and Russ Wallace :
    Wed at 12:26 PMWe are boondocking in Bulldog Canyon near Mesa, Arizona. We are so disappointed. The area that we camped in the last couple of years has been closed to ATVs and campers. The road has deteriorated so bad that it takes a four wheel truck camper to get to mo...  more
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    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 10 others like this.
    • Kay and Russ Wallace
      Metta Wed at 1:27 PM That's so sad!  We're new to RVing and Charlie, nor I, have no idea what a scissor stabilizer. We've booked the Carolina Pines in Conway SC for our first winter in an RV.  We'll have to take baby steps to learn what we're doing before we try exploring.
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      • Kay and Russ Wallace
        Kay and Russ Wallace Wed at 2:05 PM It’s a scissor jack that are on the four corners of a travel trailer that you crank down to keep the trailer from rocking too much. I can’t crank this one down. My week of free camping will probably cost me about $200.
      • Kay and Russ Wallace
        TheClearyClan Wed at 4:59 PM It looks like the scissor jack is bolted on as opposed to welded on. That may be a DIY job. If you're in a Walmart with an RV section (usually near the auto department) they may have a jack to replace that one.
        Bob
    • Kay and Russ Wallace
      Metta Wed at 2:22 PM Oh, we have those (per Charlie) and he calls them stabilizers. LOL  Learning all the time.  Thanks for the clarification.
    • Kay and Russ Wallace
      Moak Wed at 2:31 PM Kay  you may be able to straightening that I've done it in the pass. Buy putting a big clamp on it with a piece of wood on both sides and slow twist the clamp down ward twisting the jack back just be sure to look it over to make sure nothing cracked 
    • Kay and Russ Wallace
      Kay and Russ Wallace Wed at 2:47 PM They are beyond “straightening out.” I already straightened them out once before when it wasn’t so bad.
    • Kay and Russ Wallace
      timlsalem Wed at 3:06 PM WOW  I'm sorry to here about your mishap.  That doesn't look like it could be straightened.  The other side doesn't look that bad from the picture.
  • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
    Curtis (RVillage Founder) shared JosephnKim Standing Bear's post. October 11Anyone know of some boondocking spots in the Denver area for these folks?
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    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      SouthParkSteve October 11 Do you have to stay in the Denver metro area, or can you go a little outside of it?  There are boondocking areas up the US285 corridor in the national forest to the southwest.  There is also a campground called Flying Saucer RV Park that does no...  more
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      Jim & Linda Parish October 12 Boulder County Fairgrounds Campground in Longmont is nice, about $22/night. Water and dump station when it's not freezing.
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      Kathy & Jon October 12 Bear creek state park is not free but in the southwest corner of Denver.  There is also Chatfield state park,.
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      Gail Docter October 13 Check Boulder County fairground. NW of Denver. 
    • Curtis (RVillage Founder)
      Delete-this Porfile Wed at 7:36 PM You can boondock west of Central City. You can also in Pawnee National Grassland about 1 1/2 hrs away. 1000's of places.
  • Skip Wayne
    Skip Wayne:
    October 11Any Wayfarer owners in or around New Mexico now? Let's meet up somewhere! We're around thru October!
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    • Skip Wayne
      Allagash Jody October 11 Sorry to miss you, will be arriving late November.
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    RV dude: October 11
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  • Beans and I on the Loose
    Beans and I on the Loose:
    October 11Quartzite, Arizona.
    Beans and I arrived a couple days ago. Many of you are already familiar with Quartzite, so this post is primarily for those who are not. I’ve been coming here for the winter for years. I’ve always stayed in the several 14-day stay ar...  more
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    • SusannatravellinginEU and 24 others like this.
    • Beans and I on the Loose
      TeeTee2 October 11 Glad you post we are 7weeks newbies and hope to be in that area by March or April. We have a 34.11 ft Artic Fox 29-5t with a 1 one diesel 3500 GMC Sierra
    • Beans and I on the Loose
      LarandSus October 11 Thanks for this great summary.

      It's the best one I've seen on Quartzsite.
    • Beans and I on the Loose
      JerseyGirl Susan October 11 Thank you this information about LTVA.
    • Beans and I on the Loose
      JVO October 11 Thanks for the info. Have one question for AZ area. Are there mice or rats to worry about in the winter or is it just in the summer you have to worry about them chewing on RV wires?
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      • Beans and I on the Loose
        Beans and I on the Loose October 11 That’s a good question. I’ve not had a problem but they are present year round. It’s the snakes to be grateful for hibernating from usually November on. Just be wary in October. We relocated two sidewinders last year in October while at La Posa West 
    • Beans and I on the Loose
      Truck Camper Frank Fri at 8:43 AM Don't forget that the Long Term Visitor Area permit also lets you camp in the LTVAs in California - Mountain Mule, Pilot Knob, Tamarisk & Hot Spring. More info.  https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/documents/files/LTVALongTermCamping.pdf
  • Chuck 'n Linda
    Chuck 'n Linda:
    October 11Has anyone in this group boondocked near Sterling, CO? I checked into Prewitt Resevoir but their "free" camping costs $42 per person (have to have a permit). Plus it's hunting season and I'd prefer to not be in range of that. Is my only other choice a St...  more
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    • Chuck 'n Linda
      Kathy & Jon October 11 Are you looking for one night thing or a longer stay?  If only one night there is a great rest area just off of I-76 at the Sterling exit which has nice clean restrooms, a free dump station / water/ and will allow overnight but I think only one night...  more
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      • Chuck 'n Linda
        Chuck 'n Linda Tue at 6:03 AM Good to know, thank you.  We are staying 2 nights.  Ended up making a reservation at North Sterling State Park.