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May 17, 2016

4 Reasons to Consider Renting Your RV Out

If you're looking for ways to pay off your RV purchase, you might consider renting it out occasionally. Mark Jenny makes a compelling argument for it in this article. can help you find the perfect renter. Listings are free.

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May 12, 2016

How much does it cost to RV fulltime?

I was asked that question recently (even though we're not full time RVers ourselves). There's no one-size-fits-all answer but the opinion of these 19 RV experts may help you figure out if you're financially ready.

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Apr 23, 2016

Another Great Video by The RV Geeks

When the RV Geeks, who are currently in Australia, decided to video their stop at one of our Boondockers Welcome hosts, they had no idea of just how welcoming hosts in Oz might be. I think they were wowed! The video says it all.

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Apr 16, 2016

Costa Rica by RV

It may be possible to travel around Costa Rica by RV but is it practical?

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Apr 16, 2016

An Opportunity for Campgrounds - Give RVers What they Want and Need

This brilliant editorial by Chuck Woodbury was first published 4 years ago but we're still waiting for campground owners to be enterprising enough to fill this obvious void in the market.

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Mar 30, 2016

Goodbye Costa Rica

Goodbye Costa Rica. Leaving is difficult and expensive!.

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Mar 18, 2016

Costa Rica Fun

The budget aside, we've crammed a lot of fun into the last two weeks in Costa Rica.

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Mar 12, 2016

Costa Rica Buses

Riding Costa Rica buses - with a little extra patience, life without a car is very possible here.

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Feb 27, 2016

Costa Rica Wildlife

Although nature and wildlife surrounds our Costa Rica home, we splurge on a guided river rafting trip - our first real tourist-oriented excursion of the trip.

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Feb 19, 2016

Lake Arenal

Search for images of Lake Arenal and you'll almost certainly find clouds or rainbows.

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Feb 12, 2016

Local Market

How are the potato's that you buy at the local market?

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Feb 10, 2016

Pura Vida

Pura vida or la vida loca? There is a difference.

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Feb 04, 2016


While Costa Rica's beaches are beautiful, they're not ideal for a long-term stay. This location is perfect for us!

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Feb 03, 2016

Great Snap Shot!

Love your snap shot into this wonderful rental - and your view! Hope you and Randy enjoy your stay. Have a blessed day filled with unlimited possibilities!

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Jan 31, 2016


Our Costa Rican casita: what can you expect in a vacation rental for just $600/month?

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Jan 22, 2016

Costa Rica Budget

Our Costa Rica budget, the mistakes we've made and, our expenses to date.

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Jan 17, 2016

Affordable Costa Rica

We set out to explore Costa Rica and figure out whether and how affordable it can be. We'll track expenses and compare it to RV travel.

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Nov 13, 2015

Another Great Contest byThe RV Geeks!

The RV Geeks have the biggest following of all RV-related videos on Youtube. And they ALWAYS run the best contests with super VALUABLE prizes!

They just created a great video about Boondockers Welcome and are running a contest for five 3-year memberships!

While you're there, be sure to sign up to hear about the RV Geeks future contests.

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Nov 13, 2015

Plan To Sell Off America's Public Land Shaping Up To Be Major Election Issue

All RVers who like boondocking on American public lands need to be aware of this. Please note this is not an isolated article about it. Do a google search and you'll find others. I'm posting it to inform you of what's happening - not as a political statement.

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Oct 01, 2015

HELP is there a video or book for RV do I turn power on,fill up the water etc.

We have the Fourwinds motor home in our driveway, now what do we do? We want to go from Michigan to Colorado Springs in December then after four weeks

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Sep 11, 2015

Just Released: Third edition of the Frugal Shunpiker's Guide to New Mexico

After spending two months in New Mexico this year, I just released a new, fully revised, updated, and greatly expanded version of my boondocking guide for that state.

If you purchased this ebook from me at any point in the past, you never need to buy it again. I sent you an email this week with your FREE updated download. If you didn't receive it, (please check your junk/spam folder) and contact me. (Several email addresses were undeliverable.) I will need your name and old email address or other proof of purchase, please.

If you have not yet bought the guide, now is a good time. October is a great month to explore New Mexico!

Would you like the guide for FREE? Join Boondockers Welcome. It's just one of the many benefits of membership.

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Sep 09, 2015

Buying, insuring and licence plating a RV in the U.S. If you are a visitor.

Hi. I am a 27 year old, British resident. I am planning a 3 month trip to USA next year, possibly going on to spend 3 on Canada before returning home.

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Sep 08, 2015

Not what I expected

I was so glad to find this site! I thought it was just me feeling all of these emotional challenges in our RV lifestyle! A year ago we sold our home,

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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


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

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May 20, 2015


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


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

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May 06, 2015


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.

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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


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


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

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Mar 02, 2015


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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