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On this page you'll find answers to the FAQs (frequently asked questions) that I've received about boodocking, living frugaly on the road, and traveling the way we do.

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I invite those of you who are already following your own dream and living "on the road" to contribute your opinions, comments, and responses. I will publish all relevent, respectful comments, whether or not I agree with your particular point of view.

For many, the idea of embarking on the dream is still daunting. The first step is the scary one. It's my sincere hope that you'll find answers, knowlege, and especily inspiration in these pages.

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paperback 
are your boondocking books only ebooks or do you have paperback copies?

Canadians using Montana LLC's 
We are thinking of purchasing a Class A motorhome in Nevada. We live in Eastern Canada. Does anyone have any experience or advise on how we can license …

Mileage reduction when towing with a 32 foot Class A with a big Ford gas engine. 
Does it make financial sense to tow from Vancouver Island to Arizona, or even have the passenger drive the car, or does it make more sense to rent a vehicle …

Internet Access  
Hello...first off, great site. You are providing a great service for those looking to try out this lifestyle. My question... I have the ability to run …

How Current is Your Information? 
How current are your posts? I haven't read any recent posts. The pictures show a Dodge Roadtrek which hasn't been available for a number of years. I …

Important Features on a Camper Van 
Q. Thank you so much for the work you've put into this website! It's absolutely fantastic. My wife and I are going to buy a (used) camper van as soon …

RV insurance for foreigners? 
Q. I'm a foreigner who wants to tour the states in an RV I would purchase there. Clearly I need vehicle insurance for which I first need - correct me if …

Warranty 
Q. I just purchased a 2011 motor home. They said there is no warranty. It only has 2400 miles on it. Does anyone provide a warranty when they sell …

Camp hosting 
Just about to retire and become a full timer. We are interested in camp hosting and wondered if a Canadian can do this in the US or is a working visa …

Small Pointable Satellite Receiver 
Hi - does anyone have suggestions for those who would like to have a small point-able satellite antennae receiver to access internet, phone, email, TV …

Rving State Hwy 54 from Pine Springs to Van Horn 
This is our first winter in Texas. Has anyone traveled Route 54 from Pine Springs to Van Horn in an RV? This looks like a more direct route than backtracking …

To Reserve or Not to Reserve 
We are setting off on our first 2-week trip, heading east on I-90 in WA in a few days. We're wondering how most RV parks work. Do they accept some reservations …

Just Need a Place to Park Overnite 
Can you suggest where to stop in Massachusetts to sleep on the way to Maine. Just need to get a nights sleep and continue to drive the next day. Don't …

Does Size matter? 
Q. Just looking to buy a motor home, so very pleased to have found this fantastic website. One of the many questions on our mind is, if all else was …

Considering RVing 
Q. I am getting ready to retire and I have just now considered selling off everything for RVing. Don't know diddley squat about it. Have a lot of questions, …

What to do with your Home? 
I have been RVing for a few years now but only on long weekends and weekly vacations and only in Ontario. I love it. I would like to take a year and …

Beach Stays on California Coast 
We like to go to Southern CA beaches but it is next to impossible to get a camp site at the state campgrounds and very expensive to stay in private ones. …

Traveling with Cats 
Hi, I'm planning to rent out my house and travel around for the winter in a Class B starting in October, until April. I have 2 cats. Does anyone have …

Class A or Class C ? 
We are looking for a class A or C. Used. Don't want to pay more than $40,000. Would like to pay a little lower. We know what an A and C looks like, …

Go RV Extended Warranty 
Hi, Does anyone have any experience with Go RV Warranty? We're thinking of purchasing the extended warranty through them for our Open Range 5th Wheel. …

Are There Sites for Boondocking with a 40' RV? 
Q: What is the percentage, would you say, in all your books that this size of RV pulling a tow can get in and out of without difficulty? My other …

Will Boondocking Affect CPP? 
I can't help but think working part time for half the year is going to drastically affect your contributions to CPP. I love your website and love the …

Newbie, and a Full-timer - Looking for list of RV Safe/worthy Roads 
I'm new to the RV lifestyle, and also a full-timer. Had my first road trip last week from San Jose, California to San Diego, California and back. The …

Warm and Free Camping Spots in the Winter 
Where are the best places in the United States to go in the winter to find warmer weather and free camping? My boyfriend and I are tired of the rat …

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California Coast Camping 
I'm a newby to RVing. I've been to a paid RV park but now I would like to explore the road. I'm taking my travel trailer up the coast between Cambria and …

Finding Work On The Road 
Q. Hi, I just landed on your website and I LOVE it! We are about the same age, losing our home in Georgia and have been looking for an RV and work. …

Travel Dreams Come True? 
Q. My husband and I are both 44 years old and we are about ready to sell everything in this ugly economy and enjoy each other and stop working just to …

RV Travel on Desert Back Roads 
Q. Okay, so we two gals would really like to start boondocking with our 30-ft. Class C Jayco. We are concerned about traveling, towing our toad, on …

Filling Propane Tanks 
Most grills and small campers use standard 20 lb propane tanks. A 20 lb tanks holds 20 pounds of propane, right? Not necessarily. "Blue Rhino" and similar …

A Problem Adding Gas to Tank 
Q. I have a 99 Damon. When adding gas to the tank (say 40 gals.), the first half goes in fine. The last half has to be pumped very slowly as the gas …

Disabled Traveller And Caregiver 
Hi, I am Anne, the sister of Hugh, an ambulatory 52-year old man who sustained a brain injury when he was 15. I am administering a supported living …

Arranging for Mail 
Q. If you have no one to take care of your mail, how do you arrange to have it delivered -- mail such as bills, etc. The postal service will hold it …

Access To Free Camping Areas 
Q. We plan on doing a trip like the ones you suggest, but we have a 35' 5th-Wheel. Would it fit in the campgrounds you suggest? I just want an idea of …

Keep It Free And Pay It Forward 
Q. My husband and I have been doing pretty much the same thing you have done in the southwest. We are gone from home for about 3 months every year exploring …

How Do You Get By Without Hook-ups? 
THANK YOU for all the tips; we are going on our first ever RV road trip and I find your website insanely useful. Q. I am looking at free campgrounds …

Food Budget 
Q. Thanks for having this site. About the food - How do you spend an average of about $200/mo including food and miscellaneous when we spend about $600 …

RV Insurance for Full-Timers 
Q. I'm thinking of becoming a fulltime RVer with no fixed address. Any suggestions for getting drivers licenses and RV insurance? Marianne's Reply: …

Tow Cars 
What is a good car to tow when RVing with a Class A?

Gazeteer Atlas Books 
Q. We have a 32' class-A (travel with 3 dogs) all set up for solar. This year we went over a 125 days without paying for a campsite. Love it! We have …

Price of Class B RVs 
Q. In your list of pros and cons, you say that a con for the Class B is that it is more expensive than a Class C. In my search for a Class B, I have found …

Mexico 
Q. Have you had any experience travelling down the Baja to Cabo San Lucas? Is it safe in a Class B RV? A. Have to admit we have not done that (yet) …

How to Tow a 30-foot Trailer 
We are considering full time travel in a 30 foot trailer. What type of rig would be the best to tow it? Would a V8 Pontiac Van work?

Is This legal? 
Q. There are plenty of roadside pull outs, especially in the mountains. Is it okay to park in one of these to just spend the night if you are too tired …

How to Save your Campsite 
Q. I plan on boondocking for about three months this summer and am wondering how you save your site when you drive off in your van. I also have a class …

Battery Usage and Scooter Idea 
Q. My wife and I are recent rv'ers, with a Roadtrek 190 P and we also bought it used ...it came with no generator. We've registered on boondockerswelcome.com …

About your E-books 
Q. Hello we were interested in buying your Arizona and Utah e-book, but I noticed that you said you found sites in California and Colorado also! We were …

New Hobby for You  
Think about getting a metal detector and finding treasure out in the desert. You can find a good used one for cheep down here in Arizona. Just look at …

Canon 10x30 IS Binoculars 
Image Stabilized binoculars are WONDERFUL. I will never go back to regular binoculars. Just press a button and the image that you are looking at is …

Going in Reverse 
Q. Glad to find your website. We have been going frugal since around 1970; however, we lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and traveled during the summer …

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RVing to Arizona in March 
Q. Is this a good time to go? Marianne's Reply: I presume you're asking about the weather and temperature. Arizona is a big state and the weather …

Living In A Small Space And Water And Waste Tanks 
Q. Really enjoy your website, and that it is from Canadians. It's given me a whole new perspective on RV's, which I always associated with $300K motor …

Public Libraries 
Q. May I suggest that in the “Do More, Pay Less” section of your website you mention public libraries. Almost the first thing that we do on arrival at …

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