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Old 05-20-2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Question A Simple Question

If you don't go boondocking, why not? Don't be shy... less than 10% of RVers are boondockers and I am curious why that is.

A few reasons for not boondocking I can think of off the top of my head are convenience, lack of knowledge of locations to go, and health issues. We live in remote Nebraska and I know that some of our city visitors are uncomfortable at night in the country... that would be another good reason to stay away from the back country. Musn't forget the "I'm too old for this S#%T"

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Old 05-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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I boondock 95% of the time. Typically I am 50 miles away from the nearest town. Personally I am much more comfortable 50 miles from the nearest town than I am being in it. The peace and quiet is unbeatable! Not to offend anyone else but this is true camping in my opinion. I am fortunate to live in an area where this is possible. For me there are no inconveniences in camping this way. I have all the ameneties I need as much as a campground. After many, many years of boondocking, I rarely find myself wanting or lacking anything once I am out there other than maybe more time off work!
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:39 AM   #4
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I think we boondock because we're set up for it. The power and water requirements and limitations are burdens that some don't want to deal with.

We used to do a lot more in the 90s before kids and still do some occasionally but now spend more time dry camping in state parks for the convenience.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:26 AM   #5
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #6
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Having an endless supply of fresh water is the main reason I stay at some kind of CG. I drink lots and lots of water!
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:43 AM   #7
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I think we boondock because we're set up for it. The power and water requirements and limitations are burdens that some don't want to deal with.

We used to do a lot more in the 90s before kids and still do some occasionally but now spend more time dry camping in state parks for the convenience.
Triguy said it pretty well for my case. Now if I were with a group of people instead of being alone I would feel differently but in the meantime I'm in love with full hookups. Being the main caregiver for my dad who had a stroke just being able to get away is priceless. My RV is my home away from home but without schedules.
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Old 05-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
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There aren't many places on the east coast to boondock. That's why we don't.
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Not much boondocking that's legal in new England and there are a number of good private campgrouds and some state parks that can still feel private and not crowded or in a parking lot. There is a decent amount if choices between a full timer type RV resort and primitive camping.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:49 PM   #10
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we dry camp almost exclusively but have yet to truly boondock.
we have some new friends that do and we're hoping to do some boondocking this year.

it's more of identifying a good place. we didn't know anyone who does, who could recommend someplace, until we met our new friends.
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