Boondocking in the USA

In essence, RV boondocking is off-the-grid RV travel. Sometimes referred to as “dry camping,” boondocking is any time you camp in your RV without water, sewer, or electrical connections.
Is it Legal?
It is actually encouraged by state and local governments. Those who are willing to go without amenities reduce overcrowding at RV parks and developed campgrounds.
Is It Safe?
Just like any other camping trip, safety is a key factor to consider. Since many of the locations you’ll find yourself setting up camp don’t often have someone regularly overseeing them, however Boondocking in your RV is just as safe as tent camping.
As you prepare for your RV boondocking adventure, there are a few steps you can take to ensure a smooth trip! 
1. Choose a Time and Location The first step is to decide when and where you’re going! This will determine the type of supplies you need, where you’ll pick up your RV, and what activities you’ll have access to during your trip.
2. Check the Weather As you narrow down your time and location, keep an eye on the weather map. Inclement weather may hinder your camping experience and cause safety issues during your stay.
3. Rent a Quality RV After you’ve selected your location, you can search for nearby RV rental locations. Cruise America offers pick-up and drop-off locations across the U.S.
4. Stock Up On Supplies Once you’ve picked up your RV, it’s time to stock it with all the supplies you’ll need. Create a checklist full of extra batteries, plenty of food, layers for every weather, and more.
5. Hit the Road! And with that, it’s time for your adventure! Cruise down the road in your RV rental and make all new memories as you boondock in your RV. 
Parking Lots Many businesses permit RV boondocking in their parking lots, including Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Cabela’s, and Camping World. Call the store manager before your arrival though to double check.
National Forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Areas National Forests and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands are generally open to RV campers so long as you can find a level spot to park off of the main road.
Designated Campsites Usually, the goal of boondocking is to avoid RV parks and campgrounds, but you can save a little money by staying in a hookup-free site.  


Posted by: Cruise America & Canada RV Rentals Inc
Posted on: 24/12/2021

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