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Apr 17, 2014

For Sale: An RV Built For Boondocking

This RV has just been listed for sale. It's all set up for boondocking with many added features that only boondockers can appreciate.

I don't usually post RV-for-sale ads here but this one belongs to a freind of the family so I'm vouching for his honesty (something that's difficult to be sure of with a private seller). I know most of you reading this are here because you're boondockers already and someone out there must be in the market for this one. (If you answer the ad, please mention that I sent you - he'll owe me a beer!)

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Apr 05, 2014

RV Membership Clubs

What's are the best RV Membership Clubs for saving money on camping? Mostly we are boondockers but sometimes we have to pay for a campsite. So which discount camping clubs did we join?

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Apr 04, 2014

Empire Landing Campground

News about Empire Landing Campground - Please BLM, keep the

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Apr 01, 2014

RVillage -Amazing New Online Resource for RVers

The latest, greatest new FREE online tool for RVers. RVillage.com is absolutely brilliant! It's still in Beta, only two weeks old, and already has nearly 4000 members!

I'm still figuring out how it all works but I see great potential for eliminating conversations like this while we're driving: "Hey, that looked like Jim and Sheila's RV that just went by - do you think it was? Where were they planning to be this week?"

So far, I've joined, set up a profile, and created a Boondockers Welcome group. Why not sign up and friend me - it will make it so much easier to meet up with eachother on the road!

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Mar 04, 2014

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) ourselves.

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Feb 15, 2014

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

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Feb 09, 2014

RVer Health Insurance

RVer Health Insurance options for USA residents. Full-time RVers need to make important decisions when purchasing a state health insurance plan.

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Feb 09, 2014

What to Watch Through a Cold Canadian Winter

This brilliant video is a glimpse into why we RV through the southwestern states again and again and again. The whole film is amazing. We've been to all of these places!

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Jan 08, 2014

Snowbird Specials at Georgia State Parks

Seminole State Park and five other Georgia State Parks near the Florida border are offering Snowbird rates of 50 percent off campsites through Feb. 28, 2014. All sites have water and electric. Tent sites are also 50% off. A minimum 30-day stay is required. Do not book through Reserve America; instead you'll need to contact the park directly and quote promotional code: SnowBird50%. No additional reservation fee is required but a $5.00 per day park pass is. But get this: you can borrow a park pass from Georgia libraries for up to 5 days at a time (just check it out like a library book!) The parks are all highly rated and, with the discount, camping is $12.50 to $16.00 per night.

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Dec 05, 2013

Changes at Popular Arizona Boondocking Campground

Many of my readers heading to Arizona for the winter may be familiar with Jim Kortsen West Pinal County Park near Casa Grande, Arizona. It's location just south of Phoenix has made it a favorite free boondocking stop for many RVers for many years.

It seems that a few changes have been made over the summer. The county has installed a couple of portable toilets, and is in the process of installing signage and a pay station.

This news was brought to our attention by a couple who were just there and were asked for payment from two (gun-toting) men who arrived at their RV. Since there was no signage to this effect, you can imagine that the couple felt rather intimidated.

An email to Mr. Kent Taylor at Pinal County got this response:

"To answer your question, camping is still available, but it is not free of charge.

You can view this information on our website at the following link: http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/OpenSpaceTrails/Pages/Home.aspx

We are in the process of having an information kiosk and self-pay station installed at the park and I apologize that this was not in place when your friends visited.

I hope I have addressed your question, if you need any further information don't hesitate to contact me."

Thanks

Kent A. Taylor, DirectorPinal CountyOpen Space and Trails
PO Box 2973Florence, AZ 85132
520-866-6910
kent.taylor@pinalcountyaz.gov

Dec 03, 2013

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 question

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Sep 02, 2013

Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park falls to pressure to increase camping rates

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Aug 23, 2013

Vehicle Insurance

I was shocked to find out about this restriction in my vehicle insurance policy.

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Jul 26, 2013

RV Boondocking in Southern Texas - Revised and Updated

I just sent out a new, completely revised and updated version of my e-book: RV Boondocking in Southern Texas - A Frugal Shunpiker's Guide. It went to all 426 people who purchased this guide over the past six years. More than 50 of these came back deliverable.

If you own this ebook and did not receive your free update, please contact me, providing the email address you registered with me or other proof of purchase.

Future updates of all my e-book guides are free with purchase and sent out automatically if I have a current email address on file.

(Note: The updated French translation of the Texas guide is still in progress.)

Jul 07, 2013

Cross - Border Warranty Coverage

We just discovered the hard way that the warranty on a costly repair we had on our Roadtrek (Dodge chassis) while in the USA is not honored by Chrysler/Dodge in Canada.

Thought I'd share this list of vehicle manufacturers who will and won't honor warranties across the border. Although it mentions vehicle purchase, the same applies to parts and labor on a repair.

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