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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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  • Dave & Tami Robertson
    Dave & Tami Robertson :
    4 hours agoHi All! My husband and I stayed in Santa Fe, NM for awhile and loved it. We typically boondock 95% of the time, so thought we'd do a review for you all of our boondocking spot in Santa Fe. Let me know if you have any questions.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner and 1 other like this.
    • Dave & Tami Robertson
      Redonion 3 hours ago Don't do you tube, can you post comment.
  • The Easterbunnies
    The Easterbunnies:
    June 16Not sure if this fits here but it is a place I enjoy whenever I get the chance. Pheasant City Drive-In allows dry camping. If you want to see a great family movie and stay the night this is the place. A wonderful family ran business that caters to you....  more
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    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 13 others like this.
    • The Easterbunnies
      Cowsters - Lorna & Paul June 16 Good to know, where in the world is Pleasant City Drive-In?
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    • The Easterbunnies
      gregg e sparks June 16 Redfield, S. Dakota?
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  • rick&dee
    rick&dee:
    June 16we are 1st-time rvers. live in Palmer Alaska. will be snowbirding this winter. leaving in October for 5 months there will be almost no campground open to access to shore power. Two options #1 run the generator all night to have the heater working with ...  more
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    • rick&dee
      Corkey and Hallie June 16 You need to check closely. Most rv furnaces use 12 volts for the fan motor. Should be no need for the generator. 6 volt golf cart batteries (GOOD ONES) will provide a better source of amperage than 12 volt batteries. You should be able to get some T...  more
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      • rick&dee
        rick&dee June 16 hi, i am now finding out it (1997 fleetwood south wind 35 lbs ) has a climate control system the manual i found say only runs on 110 v or generator because you set temperature and it uses the heater or air conditioner which ever it needs must be why it wi...  more
    • rick&dee
      rick&dee June 16 35 LS not lbs dam spellcheck
    • rick&dee
      Corkey and Hallie June 16 One of the Mr Heaters might be your most cost effective solution. Hopefully you will not be in freezing temps. If you will be in freezing temps heat for yourself is not the only concern. Need to find out if your grey and black water tanks are heated and w...  more
    • rick&dee
      GOASA Mon at 10:01 AM I’m moving to Alaska after retirement. Looking at Ketchikan. How do I go about resident I FT in my camper and don’t want to rent. Or buy a home.
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      • rick&dee
        rick&dee Mon at 10:37 AM we have never been to Ketchikan. the only way to get a vehicle there is by ferry.
    • rick&dee
      GOASA Mon at 12:18 PM We went there last summer,
  • FME GAL
    FME GAL:
    June 16Hoping to find a spot to camp tonight in the Idaho panhandle area,, not too far off of 90, but far enough for quiet. Any suggestions?! Had to camp in a campground in Bozeman because I could not find any boondock sites nearby 🙁
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      Jim & Glenda June 16 Maybe Church lot 
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      Mike and Donna Wagner June 16 We have occasionally parked beside a quiet cemetery in small towns and not been bothered there by anyone. ~Donna
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      gregg e sparks June 16 Sounds like you’re past it but Clark Canyon Reservoir Montana is free and nice campground.
    • FME GAL
      Nelson Briggs June 16 Lookout pass. There's a dirt road that goes off the exit and to some primitive sites.
    • FME GAL
      Nelson Briggs June 16 Lookout pass. There's a dirt road that goes off the exit and to some primitive sites.
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      • FME GAL
        FME GAL Mon at 9:40 AM Thank you for the suggestion. I did not make it that far. But, I found a great spot outside if St. Regis.
  • Lois Michele
    Lois Michele shared keysbottles's link. June 15
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      Mike and Donna Wagner June 15 We just had a complete solar system installed on our 40 ft 19 year old Safari/Beaver coach by AM Solar in Springfield, OR.  We are completely happy and highly recommend them.~Donna
    • Lois Michele
      SACnFrau June 16 I have heard good things about AM Solar as well, thinking of getting an install done by them.
    • Lois Michele
      Corkey and Hallie June 16 Try the 'Boondockers with Solar' group. There are people there that can help greatly and even so the install.
  • Photohound
    Photohound:
    June 15Colorado
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    • Bret & Mary Jane and 24 others like this.
    • Photohound
      Roy and Evelyn June 15 Your pictures are wonderful. Please keep them coming! Safe travels!
    • Photohound
      Mark Ford June 15 Beautiful Pictures! Thanks for sharing!
    • Photohound
      Rich Seiffert June 15 Those swallows are so tough to catch on film! Nice job
  • Photohound
    Photohound:
    June 15Yellowstone
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    • Kelly & Beth Powell and 14 others like this.
    • Photohound
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) June 15 Classic shots.
  • Photohound
    Photohound: June 15
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    • Kelly & Beth Powell and 9 others like this.
    • Photohound
      Bubz June 15 Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing!
    • Photohound
      Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) June 15 Nice.  Where were these taken?
  • CaptLawrence
    CaptLawrence:
    June 14Greetings all,
    I am about to embark on my first long adventure, 2 -3 months. I have a question about buying cheap gas. I’m always worried that the inexpensive gas’s stations sell cheap gas, with possible impurity’s. How do you save money on gas?
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    • Bruce & Linda (Omnibus) and 1 other like this.
    • CaptLawrence
      LarandSus June 14 Always check ahead on Gas Buddy especially before crossing state lines so you can stop strategically where the prices are cheaper. We have a rule to fill up when our tank is close to half full so we aren't pressured into buying high priced fuel if it is c...  more
    • CaptLawrence
      Drifter June 14 Carry a spare fuel filter for emergency and get a bunch of bottles of fuel injector cleaner and octane booster from the $ Store whenever they have it.
    • CaptLawrence
      Ray & Ann June 15 The difference between cheap gas or not is the additives, The real problem with off brand stations is when did they last check for water in the tank? The brands have someone doing it on a schedule, the off brands pay someone to clean the tank when they ge...  more
    • CaptLawrence
      Robbie & Alice June 15 We've found the truck stops are a rip-off even with the $$ discounts compared to what we can find on gas buddy....usually a short drive from the truck stops.  The best way to save gas is to drive less, and stay longer.  Remember, you're already ...  more
    • CaptLawrence
      MaritimersChasingTheSun June 15 My best advice would be to avoid buying fuel along interstates. That's where you'll generally find the most expensive fuel. You can save substantially by just traveling 4 or 5 miles away from the interstates.
      - Rob
  • David Barrows
    US AND CANADA CAMPGROUNDS -  FORMAL AND DISPERSED PUBLIC CAMPING LOCATIONS - Home
    • Kay and Russ Wallace and 4 others like this.
    • David Barrows
      Jim O'Briant June 13 Is this your website? I  hear good things about it.....
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      • David Barrows
        David Barrows June 14 No it's not, but i use like 3 different ones.
    • David Barrows
      LarandSus June 13 I have the app but forgot about it because an update removed it from my RVing folder. Thanks for the reminder.
    • David Barrows
      David Barrows June 14 https://freecampsites.net/https://truckstops.com/  these are the other 2 i use..