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  • BuckeyeCruisers
    BuckeyeCruisers :
    Tue at 9:48 AMFor those who thought La Posa South looks empty, here is another pic looking north.
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  • Lifeinarv
    Lifeinarv:
    Mon at 7:10 PMWe have a question, can you run your generator why boondocked at Walmart, cracker barrel, or other retail locations??
    • Lifeinarv
      Kay and Russ Wallace Mon at 7:46 PM Yes, but dry camping for an overnight stop in a parking lot is not boondocking. No grills, chairs or awning in parking lots. You are not “camping” when you stop in a parking lot for the night.
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    • Lifeinarv
      Rosana Clan Mon at 7:52 PM We don't because it's so noisy. One of the reasons we don't go to a rest stop with the trucks running all night. Also, it's probably just me but I don't like things running when I am asleep. Have heard of carbon monoxide issues.
    • Lifeinarv
      Diana & Michael Mon at 9:37 PM Out west we talked to managers at two different Walmarts asking if we could overnight with our slides out.  Both times the answer was no, and that included no generators.  We decided to forget Walmart and instead use FeeCampsites.net, a boondock...  more
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      • Lifeinarv
        Ellen White Mon at 9:37 PM Diana & Michael, I've not heard of DaysEndDirectory-- do you use it a lot?  Is it mostly paid with a small fee or truly free boondock sites? I looked it up and I am a member of the Escapees Club as well, just joined a month or so ago.
      • Lifeinarv
        Carol & Wayne Mon at 9:37 PM Ellen, Days End is quite useful once you get used to the way it is organized. I only use it for FREE sites, there may be some paid ones though. Cost of membership is paid off in one night!
    • Lifeinarv
      Pianotuna Mon at 9:58 PM I would run the generator--but NOT while sleeping.
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      • Lifeinarv
        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Mon at 9:58 PM Agreed.  Carbon monoxide is the issue.  Anyone dry-camping, even for one night, should have an adequate house battery system to get them through the night and be able to get it recharged the next day.  Whether or not an inverter is needed d...  more
    • Lifeinarv
      Suzan and Art Tue at 1:01 PM Agreed with above posts but make sure you lock it if it is a free standing type.
  • BuckeyeCruisers
    BuckeyeCruisers :
    Mon at 3:03 PMHere we are boondocking at La Posa South near Quartzite. Can you pick out your rig, Shaka? 😎
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    • BuckeyeCruisers
      BuckeyeCruisers Mon at 4:24 PM Well stick around here. People on here have TONS of experience and are very willing to help. Thanks for the compliment of the photo which was taken with my little drone.
    • BuckeyeCruisers
      Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website Mon at 4:36 PM Do over! You didn't get us in the shot 😥
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      • BuckeyeCruisers
        BuckeyeCruisers Mon at 4:36 PM I have lots of pics, where are ya? LOL you may be in one of them.
      • BuckeyeCruisers
        Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website Mon at 4:36 PM We're just before the dump (market 579?). I can always spot us cuz we're the only ones with a rural mailbox out by the street. Helps me sleep at night knowing our checks to the creditors are in the mail 😁
    • BuckeyeCruisers
      Kay and Russ Wallace Mon at 6:23 PM The place looks empty. Cold weather drive everyone away?
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      • BuckeyeCruisers
        BuckeyeCruisers Mon at 6:23 PM It’s the south end of La Posa South. There are lots more up north and west. And yes, it’s COLD! But not as cold as some places we left behind us. 😎
      • BuckeyeCruisers
        Kay and Russ Wallace Mon at 6:23 PM This was the first place we ever boondocked. Now we are comfortable anywhere.
      • BuckeyeCruisers
        John & Diana Mon at 6:23 PM What do you consider cold ?
    • BuckeyeCruisers
      Judy & Mike Mon at 6:32 PM We were there earlier. Good times
    • BuckeyeCruisers
      Shaka Tue at 8:51 AM That is very cool...I see yours and ours. Could you send me that? 
      We also agree.....Key West next winter until about the end of February then start heading west.😉
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      • BuckeyeCruisers
        BuckeyeCruisers Tue at 8:51 AM We’re with ya on KW. LOL I took several and will gladly send what I have. Should I do that on here? I’ll have to figure it out. LOL
      • BuckeyeCruisers
        Joy Petnut Tue at 8:51 AM I thought there wasn't any boondocking in Key West and the pay ones were all booked up.
      • BuckeyeCruisers
        Kay and Russ Wallace Tue at 8:51 AM This is an unusually cold winter. Normally it is a lot warmer by now. It rains a lot less here than it does in Florida. Good luck with wherever you go.
  • james riddle
    james riddle:
    Mon at 9:59 AMim thinking about getting solar panels installed on my 28ft wiiy does anyone know what it cost to have a system installed?
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    • james riddle
      Tom and Lois Mon at 11:01 AM I would be happy to give you an estimate if you can provide more info via email.
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      • james riddle
        james riddle Mon at 11:01 AM i want to be able to boondock for 3-7 days at a time,have lights and tv ect at nite what do ya think?
      • james riddle
        Dennis & Marie Mon at 11:01 AM Tom did our solar install. You couldn’t ask for a better installer. He’s a wealth of knowledge and integrity! We have boondocked for 7 days straight and never had to fire up the generator. We had reservations to plug in, so no telling how long we could h...  more
    • james riddle
      Kim & Jess Mon at 2:04 PM Might connect with http://mobilehomesteading.com
      Done lots of installs, 2 for me.
      They live the life.
    • james riddle
      Randy & Sheri Mon at 3:55 PM I spent about $700 usd for  two 275 watt panels (550 w) and MPPT controller and remote monitor including all brackets and wiring.  Only additional expense would be sufficient batteries and fusing and installation if you are not able to do it.
    • james riddle
      Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website Mon at 4:39 PM We spent about what Randy & Sheri spent for two 100 watt panels, MPPT charge controller, one 100 watt suitcase panel and lithium solar generator. Look before you leap at what will work for you and don't sell yourself short on your ability to understand a...  more
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      • james riddle
        Randy & Sheri Mon at 4:39 PM How many watts is your solar generator?
      • james riddle
        Kevin & Lonnie at RVing.Website Mon at 4:39 PM It's only 300 watts but boy does that cover allot of bases. I think it's one of the handiest tools in our arsinal.
        http://rving.website/index.php/journal/gadgets/3042-off-the-grid-using-poweroak-lithium-ion-battery
    • james riddle
      james riddle Tue at 9:08 AM thanks for all the help

      :)
  • francis young
    francis young:
    February 17Hey Mike, how about trying it out in your driveway overnight without plugging it in to see how it all works. You will have to make adjustments for weather that could be different on your test day compared to an actual boondock overnight. A little exper...  more
  • Curtis
    Curtis: February 17
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    • Curtis
      Pianotuna Mon at 6:33 AM Mike add 600 watts of solar. That may be enough to more or less eliminate running the generator except for air conditioning.
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      • Curtis
        Randy & Sheri Mon at 6:33 AM We have 550w of solar.  With that we rarely need to run genny and once I add more batteries I should be able to pretty much eliminate the generator for all but a/c
    • Curtis
      Nancy and Ron Henning Mon at 6:50 AM We have parked for a long weekend at the races in Ontario Canada, general camping, no hookups..if needed we would run our generator at around 11 am when the races were in full force...no one noticed..LOL...other then that we will be learning as we go..luc...  more
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      • Curtis
        LarandSus Mon at 6:50 AM Our gray water tank fills long before our black tank.
      • Curtis
        John & Diana Mon at 6:50 AM You must be flushing longer than necessary.
    • Curtis
      Nancy and Ron Henning Mon at 7:01 AM Wow. Ours is the opposite.
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      • Curtis
        LarandSus Mon at 7:01 AM Strange, unless your black is very small, because a shower (gray) uses a lot more water than a flush (black).
      • Curtis
        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) Mon at 7:01 AM Tank usage depends on the relative and absolute size of the tanks and one’s personal habits vis-a-vis water usage.  A rule of thumb for boondocking is that total waste tank capacity should be approximately 20% greater than fresh water tank capacity i...  more
    • Curtis
      Mike MacCheyne Mon at 7:51 AM Thank you everyone for your advice and comments. We have a Residential Fridge. Most cooking is done outside on grill or Smoker.  We only plan on Boone-docking one night at a time. I guess I will find out the limits of our Coach. 
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      • Curtis
        Randy & Sheri Mon at 7:51 AM Solar is a quarter the price it was a few years ago if you decide to add some batteries and panels.  
    • Curtis
      SACnFrau Mon at 2:54 PM We have a residential refrigerator installed, and usually need to run genset 2hrs in morning and again 2hrs in evening.  Typically watch a couple hours of satellite TV in evening as well.  Need to closely watch water consumption to avoid filling...  more
  • Sam and Peggy Barone
    Sam and Peggy Barone:
    February 14Is anyone going to be staying next week in the BLM Sonoran Desert? Looking to find new friends!
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    • Sam and Peggy Barone
      Glenn & Michelle February 15 We're in Aguila
    • Sam and Peggy Barone
      Sam and Peggy Barone February 15 Great! I’ll get back to you. Thanks
    • Sam and Peggy Barone
      Seann ( the Canadian) February 17 Holtville Hot Springs
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  • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
    Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide :
    February 14Does anyone use a drone to check out roads and look for a site to camp or place to turn around. if so any suggestions on a drone thanks.
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    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Doc n Bre February 14 I’m new here, maybe I shouldn’t have an opinion on this, but I do. I think it’s an excellent idea and frankly I’m saddened that others here would think it’s an infringement on their privacy. We’re supposed to be here to help one another in this niche of t...  more
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      • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
        Ben & Angela February 14 If we wanted an invasion of our space we would not boondock.
        Some people get away from others to shower or sunbathe outside, if that is wrong then you have a problem.
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Doc n Bre February 14 Sorry. But you’re on public land. If you wish that kind of privacy you need to buy 40 acres and boondock where you are in control. As for the rest of you, feel free to visit our camp anytime.
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      • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
        Ben & Angela February 14 Yes it is public land, but in the rv community some of us respect the privacy of other rvers and that includes a certain amount of space around and over our campsite. I forgive you since you are new to rving.
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Doc n Bre February 14 Sorry. New “here” didn’t mean to imply new to RVing. Check my bio. Just expressing a different viewpoint on things.
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Steve&Tina February 14 I am very sorry that you feel that land was put there for your personal privacy but please understand public land is just that public land for the use of us all. If I want to ride a noisy dirt bike or dune buggy, fly my kites or my noisy Parachute plane, ...  more
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide February 14 Wow Didn't mean to break open a hornets nest  but this is a great conversation and I'm glad there is so much interest . Now I have rethink  things.   I do hold a commercial pilot license so I do understand about the Regs . just wasn't ...  more
  • Leon and Susan
    Leon and Susan:
    February 14BLM.gpv Dyrt.com Harvesthosts.com
  • Charlie Keith Vaughan
    Charlie Keith Vaughan:
    February 13hello all from GA and looking for tips on how to find some good boondocking spots
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    • Charlie Keith Vaughan
      XC2 February 13 https://freecampsites.net/
    • Charlie Keith Vaughan
      Charlie Keith Vaughan February 13 ty
    • Charlie Keith Vaughan
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 13 The Boondockers Club membership gets you access to a lot of free sites.  Escapees membership does also.  Jim O'Briant's Overnight website gives a lot of free and cheap listings.
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      • Charlie Keith Vaughan
        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) February 13 Presume that “Boondockers Club” refers to “Boondockers Welcome”.  Great program.  We are a host, as well as guest members.
    • Charlie Keith Vaughan
      Jim & Sharon Ham February 13 Yep.  Great group even with the large price increase in January.   Escapees membership is at Escapees.com, and overnight subscription is at overnightrvparking.com.
      There are any number of discount camping programs if staying at ...  more
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      • Charlie Keith Vaughan
        Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) February 13 A guest membership in Boondockers Welcome is only $30/year USD, and did not go up in price in January (2019).  Harvest Hosts did raise their price with the new year, and also added an extra cost options for golf courses.  We are members of both ...  more
    • Charlie Keith Vaughan
      Kay and Russ Wallace February 13 Here is my favorite site. Free on the computer or you can buy their mobile app: http://www.ultimatecampgrounds.com/index.php
      I also use https://www.allstays.com especially if I am looking for Walmarts that allow overnight stays.