Why You Shouldn't Boondock in Your RV
Boondocking is RV camping without hookups for water, sewer, or electricity. It’s going off-grid in an isolated spot in nature, which often has been virtually untouched by human hands.
Think wildflowers, birds, unusual rock formations, views from mountain tops, rainbows, colors of sunrise and sunset, caves, waterfalls, state line markers, and more. It’s true- camping far from civilization is nirvana for isolationists.
However! This romantic outlook isn’t often reality. Boondocking comes at a price.
Off-grid camping often means foregoing the signals for the internet, TV, cell phones, etc. If you depend on the internet to accomplish your work, this is a big obstacle.
Boondockers are also tasked with finding their own water supply. This can be difficult if you don’t know the area, or don’t know how to properly sanitize natural water.
Boondocking is Isolating
When boondocking, there are no social outlets, especially for kids. RV campgrounds typically hold scheduled social activities, have pools, playgrounds, rec rooms, and more. Even solo RVers can take advantage of these activities.
Traveling in an RV can be a lonely experience. It is important to stay as social as possible!
Safety Can Be a Concern
Boondocking is not always as safe as camping at an RV park. You don’t have help nearby if things go awry. Bad weather, wild animals, and even humans are a greater concern when you’re far away from civilization.
Boondocking is Not Always Free!
As you know, cheap often comes with a price. A lot of wanna-be boondockers want to experience national parks and government land for free. Unfortunately, you can’t do this without a permit- and there is a stipulation that to get a permit, you must have good intentions to explore the park. People who plan to stay the time limit (14-days) inside their RV aren’t welcome.
Overall, while boondocking can be tempting, it’s better to be safe and stay at a park. Book your site today!