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Old 05-28-2012, 08:09 PM   #11
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It depends on exactly how you define boondocking. My wife and I are both 70 years old. In the last three years, we spent 2 nights in commercial campgrounds. The rest of our time was generally in national forest, national park, and state park campgrounds.

Last year we spent 10 nights in a n.f. campground. For 8 of those nights, we were alone. There were no hookups, but there was a picnic table, fire ring, vault toilet, and water pump.

Were we boondocking? I really don't care. We enjoyed it whatever you want to call it.

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Old 05-28-2012, 08:31 PM   #12
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I boondocked for year when scout leader. Now I enjoy the comforts of full serviced site
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Old 05-28-2012, 10:33 PM   #13
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It depends on exactly how you define boondocking. My wife and I are both 70 years old. In the last three years, we spent 2 nights in commercial campgrounds. The rest of our time was generally in national forest, national park, and state park campgrounds.

Last year we spent 10 nights in a n.f. campground. For 8 of those nights, we were alone. There were no hookups, but there was a picnic table, fire ring, vault toilet, and water pump.

Were we boondocking? I really don't care. We enjoyed it whatever you want to call it. Joel
generally, boondocking is camping in undeveloped areas, that don't have numbered campsites, picnic tables and fire rings. those are found in developed campsites.

what you did is generally called "dry camping", not boondocking.
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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I think you will find that the people who RV are generally getting older and enjoy the resort lifestyle more than the peace and quiet of a remote camp site. Just look at the type of RV's on the road. That should answer your question.
I fit into the older than dirt group & boomdocking or dry camping in the back country is why I have a self contained 5thwheel. Were I can get out by myself & enjoy the peace and quite and still have most of the conforts of home. Used to do a lot of tent camping but these old bones can't take much sleeping on the ground. We also camp in State Parks a lot.
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:30 PM   #15
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We mainly camp in state parks & national parks. Now that we have the tt we want to do some boondocking, however, we have no idea where to find good locations. I know you can camp anywhere in a national forest, however, where do you find the roads, & what if you get into a location you can not get out? We live in MN and I'm sure there are some great places in nothern mn to do this!!! Help?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:56 PM   #16
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Colorado is boondocking heaven. Pretty much unlimited opportunites in stunning settings, with good access readily available.
We found many places by just looking at the National Forest topo maps.
And the trail systems are second to none. Hiking, bicycles, motorcycles, quads, horses, whatever your fancy, there is lots of room for all.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:09 PM   #17
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Guess we technically dry camp rather than boondock but that is almost all we do. Some campgrounds are way too compact for me to really consider it camping.

The only way I would really like some of the ones I have seen is if the TT was taking the place of a hotel and we were doing other things in the area rather than what I consider "camping".
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:22 PM   #18
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What and give up my A/C? Have you been to South Georgia in the summer?? There would be no way to sleep at night.
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Is there a good resource to identify public places to boondock?

Might consider in Florida during the winter when the AC isn't needed ALL the time... Suspect I would have to get serious about conservation of battery/water/holding tanks, where to restock, etc.... kinda like sailing except generator not built-in.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:53 PM   #20
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We don't boondock because we live in NW Missouri. Summer camping in this part of the world with no AC is no FUN. We do like to get off the beaten path and have found some small CG's that fill the bill nicely.
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