What is Boondocking??? | RV Living

There are a lot of different levels of camping.  Full hookup camping is the easiest and most luxurious type.  I would say that Boondocking is on the complete opposite side of the spectrum.  It is the epitome of camping.  It is no electricity, no water, no sewer hookup camping.  Typically it is out in the middle of nowhere, but that is not always the case.

Originally when I thought of RV camping, I thought of it as glamping.  I didn't associate it with real camping.  Overall, it is.  Our tiny house is very comfortable and we have everything we need and more.  However, when boondocking, especially without a generator, it is rough living. If you don't have a generator there's no air conditioner, TV, microwave, video games, etc...  Our battery dies quickly, and so the lights/heater/slides/power jack doesn't work after a while.  If you have a generator it should power most everything in your trailer.  You do have to be careful selecting one.  There are different types with different levels of power output.

Boondocking is typically very dusty and dirty.  So the inside and outside of the trailer has to be cleaned afterward.  Plus, you have to be very conscious of how much water you use, and the levels of your grey and black tanks.  Taking an RV boondocking is still a step above tent camping.  You get to bring your beds, cookware, bathroom, refrigerator, and you don't have to pack your bags!!  Another phrase for boondocking is "dry camping".  Overall we like all types of camping.

Let us know if you have any questions!!

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Boondocking in Our RV in Santa Cruz, CA

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