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Jun 18, 2015

US Van Conversion Import

I would like to take a Canadian purchased empty Sprinter cargo van and have someone like Sportsmobile do a custom conversion for me. Can I get the conversion

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Jun 14, 2015

How Current are Your Boondocking Guides?

Q.How Current are Your Frugal Shunpiker's Boondocking Guides? A.We continually retrace our routes for each of the guides every few years. We just got

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Jun 13, 2015

Got the travel bug

I soo enjoy all your RV travel tips, info and your wonderful outlook about life on the road! I'm trying to plan this life of travel for myself! I hope

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Jun 07, 2015

Taking Our time

The joys of no schedules. I guess some would consider taking 10 days to drive 1700 miles taking our time.

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Jun 02, 2015

Looks familiar

We have so many similar pictures of our time near Taos! We also visited Earthships & I made exact same comment to Joe. I thought if they showed less swirly

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May 27, 2015

Taos

Cold and rainy in Taos but we search for and find silver linings.

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May 20, 2015

Kasha-Katuwe

I didn't think there were any national parks that haven't at least heard of, but this is a new one to me. Bandelier has been on my list for awhile but

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May 19, 2015

Georgia O'Keeffe

Seeing the world as Georgia O'Keeffe did. Ghost Ranch - a wonderful surprise!

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May 18, 2015

Casting Call for TV Show about Modern Nomadics

It seems to me that curiosity about full-time RVing and the nomadic lifestyle has increased dramatically in the last couple of years. Could it be that with the downturn in the economy there's a loss of faith in more traditional forms of "The American Dream". There certainly seem to be been a number of new TV programs on the topic.

Are you living your nomadic dream? Would you like to be on TV? Here's your opportunity.

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May 14, 2015

Bandelier

Amazing hikes in two amazing parks: Bandelier and Kasha-Katuwe

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May 06, 2015

Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico and another lesson learned. What were we thinking?

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Apr 30, 2015

Southern New Mexico

Southern New Mexico discoveries, old favorites, and waking up to a surprise!

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Apr 24, 2015

Truth or Consequences

Colorful and fanciful New Mexico: Silver City and Truth or Consequences

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Apr 20, 2015

May 7 to 11 - FREE RV Summit:

You won't want to miss this. And it's FREE! Daily online interviews with 30 top RVing experts including yours truly (I'm blushing and very honored). Please register today so you don't miss it.

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Apr 19, 2015

New Mexico Winds

We narrowly avoided a real disaster when the New Mexico winds got the better of us.

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Apr 15, 2015

Kitty Benzar

We met a real life hero to all boondockers: Kitty Benzar.

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Apr 12, 2015

Podcast Interview Tonight Features my Frugal Shunpiker's Guides

Tune in to this podcast tonight (Sunday at 9 pm e.s.t.) where I'll be a featured guest. Will discuss my boondocking guides. Listeners can win the complete set of my guides. You can also listen afterwards if you miss it tonight. http://ultimateradioshow.com/show-hosts/roadschoolmoms/

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Apr 07, 2015

My Age

My age is playing a bigger factor in our travels than it used to. But not in the way you might think.

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Apr 02, 2015

RVers

Warning: RVers are very social. If you're not, this lifestyle may not suit you.

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Mar 28, 2015

Tucson Arizona

Tucson Arizona - have we been swept into a black hole? Our Tucson, Arizona experience goes on and on and on ...

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Mar 25, 2015

Loved having you!

So great to read this post, and even better to have met you and had to my home. You guys are lovely to know, and I promise you won't have to fix my toilet

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Mar 20, 2015

Escapade

Our first Escapade - what we liked and what went wrong!

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Mar 02, 2015

Jojoba

Jojoba Hills RV Resort- an amazing

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Feb 22, 2015

Anza Borrego

Anza Borrego Desert State Park: A favourite desert playground

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Feb 16, 2015

An Oasis:

An oasis in the desert. When you have no plan and it unfolds perfectly ...

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Feb 08, 2015

Blythe Intaglios

The Blythe Intaglios - a reminder of differences, perspectives, and preferences

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Feb 01, 2015

Nice to meet you !

I was so pleased to finally meet you !

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Jan 30, 2015

Quartzsite

Quartzsite - really? What's the attraction? I Think we finally figured it out!

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Jan 23, 2015

Bottomless Lakes

Bottomless Lakes State Park does not disappoint.

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Jan 19, 2015

Traveling

Traveling to Arizona - enjoying the journey

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Jan 18, 2015

Canadian Snowbirds

Important information for Canadian Snowbirds

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Dec 06, 2014

Recently Purchased an RV? Share the Experience on TV.

These folks requested that I share this casting call. I'm thinking the RV Manufacturers must be behind it. In case you're interested, here's the blurb:

A brand new TV show is searching for families who have recently purchased RVs. Will pay $2000 per family that is selected for the show! Email rvcasting@rivr.com with your name, age, location, a recent photo of your family, along with a brief description of your RV history.

RV Casting Ad

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Nov 29, 2014

Fifteen Years of Boondocking

In fifteen years of boondocking we've seen a lot of changes.

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Nov 16, 2014

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

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Oct 27, 2014

Nacimiento-Fergusson Road

California's Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is NOT suitable for RV camping

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Oct 20, 2014

Solo travelers

Gosh, as usual, so much is said about my husband and I, my wife and I, it hurts. It hurts because I lost my husband, grieved and now want to head out,

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Sep 20, 2014

A Needed Resource for the Workamping Community

If you've tried workamping, please take a moment to share your experiences; add a review of your "employment" on this new web site. It's new but I predict it will become a comprehensive and most valuable resource. Started by Christian & Alayne Dunn, also known as the TheRVNomads, WorkampingReviews.com is an easy-to-use website that allows workampers to share their experiences. The site is free, requires no registration, and users can begin posting and searching immediately.

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Sep 09, 2014

Free Access to Federal Lands is at Risk

Free access to Federal lands is at risk with Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act 2014

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Aug 27, 2014

Perfect-for-boondocking RV Shower Head

Enter to win this water-saving, high-pressure Oxygenics BodySpa RV shower head. The smart-pause feature is essential for those 'navy showers' when boondocking. Retails @ $44.00.

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Aug 25, 2014

In support of this restriction

I'm now a retired RVer and US Citizen and I support this bill. Why? Even before I retired there were many US National Parks I couldn't visit on vacations

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Aug 24, 2014

Federal Lands Pass

There is a bill before the US congress to limit the US annual Federal Lands Pass to be available only to American Citizens and US residents.

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Aug 07, 2014

Savings to Join or Renew Escapees RV Club

This week's Escapees RV Club newsletter announced substantial savings on membership fees (a limited time offer - valid until Oct 31). What it didn't mention is that this savings is good for renewals as well. By paying next year's fees in advance, I just saved $30.05.

For US residents, annual dues are regularly $60.00. And Canadians pay $70.00. A one-time enrollment fee of $10.00 is added the first year. But, until Oct 31, 2014, US residents pay only $29.95 and Canadians $39.95. And there's no enrollment fee.

We get great value from our Escapees membership and highly recommend it. Aside from our own club, Boondockers Welcome, Escapees is hands-down the most boondocker-friendly of all the National RV clubs.

Here is a comparison of other RV clubs.

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Jun 27, 2014

Good News at Arches National Park

Construction that closed Devil's Garden in Arches N.P. has been completed and trails reopened.

In my opinion, the park is becoming too popular and congestion a huge problem. Utah offers many opportunities off the beaten path (with equally-fabulous arches). In fact, we may give the park and much of the Moab area a pass next time we visit the state.

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Jun 27, 2014

Cell Phone Signal Boosters - How to Comply with New FCC Ruling

As of May, 2014, the FCC started enforcing new rules for cell phone signal boosters. I've had a few questions about it and hope this information will help. Here's the official FCC FAQ page about the ruling: http://wireless.fcc.gov/signal-boosters/faq.html

If you already own a booster you'll want to ensure you're compliant. The folks at Technomadia have taken a lot of the mystery out of it.

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Jun 21, 2014

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

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Jun 01, 2014

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

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Apr 27, 2014

RV Campfire Podcast

I'd like to introduce you to a new podcast for RVers. Mike is still getting his feet wet he's a natural and has a weatlh of great information to share. Thanks for the opportunity to be part of it, Mike. Maybe next time, I'll give you a chance to get a word in edgewise. LOL

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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 04, 2014

Empire Landing Campground

News about Empire Landing Campground - Please BLM, keep the

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