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You Too Can Spend The Winter in Sunny Texas!
And Free Camping is The Key


With a climate much like Florida's, south Texas has not yet been overdeveloped. Free camping right on the beach and in other scenic locations can still be found here.

Would you like this view from one of your many free camping locations?

Free Southern Texas campsite

If you can get away for a month or several months this winter… you could be spending much, if not all, of that time exploring the beautiful state of Texas.

What?? I hear you saying. Do you think I'm made of money?

Of course not. The truth is you don't have to be – not by a long shot. I'm going to show you - in my 134-page e-book, "RV Boondocking In Southern Texas" – how two ordinary Canadians, with regular jobs and a seen-better-days camper van, spend their winters in the Texas sunshine … for less than $300 a week.

You can explore the whole southwestern United States if you wish… for practically the same amount you'd spend at home on groceries and utility bills!

Why do I know this to be true? Because the ordinary Canadian couple is my partner and me.

Can you picture yourself visiting the must-see attractions in South Texas?

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

How about discovering some of the hidden "hotspots" of a winter in Texas?

Free Southern Texas hot springs

"That's all very well," you may be saying. "Just because you can do it, doesn't mean I can too."

I believe you can. That's why I wrote the guide… to show you step-by step EXACTLY how we do it.

Through this guide I'm sharing all our personal free camping finds of the past eighteen years of shunpiking (driving the back roads) through Texas. All the tips and advice in the book are based on our first-hand experience over several trips.

Not only will you benefit by learning what took us years to figure out but also you're sure to have a trip full of adventure that you never thought you could afford.

Attention Tent Users!

This guide is not just for RVers. All but 27 of the 93 suggested campsites listed in this guide are suitable for tents as well as RVs. Footnotes for each camping suggestion will tell you whether a tent can be set up at each location. The footnotes also tell you what size of RV can most easily access these inexpensive and free camping areas.

RV Boondocking In Southern Texas

RV Boondocking In Southern Texas
A Frugal Shunpiker's Guide

What You'll Get In This Book

This 134-page printable e-book contains:

  • Detailed directions to every suggested attraction and campsite.

  • A route map provides a visual image of the suggested routes and where to camp for free along each route.

  • Easy Referencing: The book is divided into color-coded sections corresponding to the 5 different geographical areas shown on the map. A full index at the back of the book is also a helpful tool.

  • A detailed one-month itinerary for the most popular South Texas destinations: Follow it, take advantage of the free camping suggestions, and spend less than $260.00 in camping fees for the entire month.

  • Tips on what to see, where to camp, where to shop, where to find free water, free RV dump stations, propane, showers, wi-fi, Internet service, and more.

  • Footnotes about camping accessibility : A quick reference for more than 90 suggested frugal camping areas shows whether a tent can be set up and what size of RV can easily access each site.

  • Hiking suggestions: We love to hike so we've listed some of our favorite Texas hikes and places where we've paddled our kayak.

  • A bonus section: The Road To Texas The majority of RVers who travel to Texas come from our part of Canada and The States (the northeast). If you're among them, you'll benefit from this bonus section that lists free camping areas and our favorite stops en route to Texas.

All for less than one night in an average campground.
$17.00 US

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Here's what others are saying about RV Boondocking In Southern Texas:

We were in Texas and Arizona last winter and are planing to go back again this year. I use your guides a lot. I find them very helpful. We really enjoyed the Texas coast and the Tombstone area. Thanks again

Bob Mckee,

Just wanted to let you know we are now in Texas and followed your directions all the way down. Your comments, advice and suggestions were bang on. What a relief to know we can depend on your recommendations and not worry about where to camp the next night. I was afraid I would find a thousand other travellers all following the same advice and clogging up all those free "shunpiking" sites; not the case, no need to worry.

Tennessee has a lovely new visitors' center, just opened in October. Ohio rest areas have wifi available for $2.00/hour. I'll keep you posted as we travel and you can check out our blog site for pictures of places you have recommended. We are so glad to be travelling with your books. At night we go through your pages to see what is coming up next day. We also transfer important points to our CAA maps. Thanks again for such wonderful helpful books.

Art Kelly
Bancroft, Ontario

I am enjoying your eBooks and planning my next trip! I have traveled across Texas from one end to the other several times, and yet I learned from your book about an incredible number of wonderful places to visit and to camp that I somehow missed, although in some cases I passed within a few miles of them without being aware of it.

I was so pleased with that first eBook that I had to get the rest of them, as I also camp in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Looking forward to one about Colorado!


Downloading your Texas boondocking book and reading it was a highlight of today! Fantastic! You're obviously very skilled at synthesizing information and organizing it into a wonderful, usable format. Love all the suggestions too.

Am looking forward to doing more boondocking now. I just finished a 13-month trip with my 3 kids via RV, that included 28 countries. Time to enjoy the U.S. for awhile!

Thanks for all your hard work - I really appreciate it.

Tessa Hill
Houston, Texas

We couldn't have done it without you!

We had the Internet and Don Wright's campgrounds book but in the end we found most of our free camping listed in your guide (RV Boondocking In Southern Texas). Because you had just been there, we knew we could trust that these places still existed. You didn't let us down. Your information was "spot on". Thank you.

Greg Harrison
Sherbrooke, Quebec

"More, More, More !! Hi guys. I ordered your e-book last week, and devoured every last word. I love reading about Rving on a budget.

I loved your e-book, more so than other resources, because we totally relate to it. We believe in living simply. Our time together and freedom mean more to us than a fat bank account. Also, because you are Canadian, you understand the laws that govern crossing the border and travel in the U.S.

It seems that not a day goes by, that I don't find myself daydreaming, for a moment or two, about hitting the road and seeing this great country of ours.

Reading about your travels gives me the encouragement I need to follow those dreams.

I am looking forward to receiving my next e-book and wanted to encourage you, that there is an RVing couple on the prairies eagerly awaiting the growth of your web page and the release of your next books!! Very well done !!

Trent and Teresa Shipley.
Regina, Saskatchewan

On our recent month-long RV trip to Texas our printed version of "The Frugal Shunpiker's Guide" literally became coffee-stained from the amount of usage it got. We were absolutely amazed to be camping right on the beach and in other beautiful campgrounds for free or almost no cost. We would never have known about or discovered these places without the guide.

Not having done much boondocking in the past, we were also very grateful to the special tips and advice offered in that respect. We won't go on another trip to the States without a copy of the Frugal Shunpiker's Guide for each area we plan to visit.

Lucy Ferguson,
Guelph, Ontario

We highly recommend "The Frugal Shunpiker's Guide."
As veteran "Winter Texans" we have traveled extensively in southern Texas. Even with all our experience we were still able to learn about new places to visit, camp, and inexpensive ideas and tips on living frugally on the road, in this handy guide.

Julie and Kel Kohlhaas,
Paw Paw, Michigan

Here's a follow-up, now that I've finished my trip:

I found the guide very, very helpful. I especially found the advice about some of the free camping areas helpful as I never would have stayed at any of them without your guide!

Thanks again!

Jeff Mapes
Grand Haven, Michigan

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