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Old 06-01-2012, 03:12 PM   #21
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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.
That's what my generator is for!
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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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.
You got that right! Now you are MY kind of camper.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #23
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I tent camped for 35 years and if that isn't boondocking I don't know what is. Now I have a nice trailer, with all the comforts of home, and I am going to use them. I paid my dues.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:38 PM   #24
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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.
How about a generator ?? Those 4,000 watt Champions that Camping World sells for $299 would do the job for A/C.. And forget the noise issue ..you..are Boondocking !!
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:40 PM   #25
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SO.. Is a Walmart parking lot boondocking ??
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:53 PM   #26
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SO.. Is a Walmart parking lot boondocking ??
I'd say so and so is Home depot. They are good for free stays but you need to dump some time.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #27
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My wife and I used to boondock a lot in our younger years. However, after having been forced to boondock in that special US Army sort of way, I kinda lost the taste for it. I'll take the spacious bathroom in my trailer over a slit-trench any day!

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Old 06-01-2012, 06:56 PM   #28
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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.
I'm pretty much in the same situation. I went exploring last year on Crown Land, and in a lot of places they do not allow camping within 1 km of a road. Which pretty much rules out getting a trailer into there.

A friend of a friend said he had identified some spots, and will show me at some point this year. I'm looking forward to it, as I really enjoy dry camping. I like the "getting back to nature" aspect of camping; and my main reason for getting a trailer was so that I could do more of it. Here in Canada we really only have 3 months that are good tenting weather; but that still doesn't mean you are going to be warm. Especially up in the mountains where the temperatures can approach 0 (32 F) overnight.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #29
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By the definitions posted here we Dry camp regularly. Hence the RusticBob monicker. There are many spots in Michigan for Boondocking, hard to get the trailer into most of them. NF, SF and NP campground are the best. In Michigan's UP In Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore is a Campground with 37 sites on the most beautiful Lake Superior Beach you ever saw! Closest town is about 15 or 20 miles away. We need to keep this type of camp to ourselves though.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #30
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How about a generator ?? Those 4,000 watt Champions that Camping World sells for $299 would do the job for A/C.. And forget the noise issue ..you..are Boondocking !!
I have boondocked and I do have one of those Champions, it works great. I bought it a few years ago when me and the wife were into ATV's. We'd take the TT and ATV's to a big ATV riding area and camp the weekend. We had a blast, but she's not allowed to ride anymore since her neck surgery. So no more boondocking either.
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:42 PM   #31
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My wife and I used to boondock a lot in our younger years. However, after having been forced to boondock in that special US Army sort of way, I kinda lost the taste for it. I'll take the spacious bathroom in my trailer over a slit-trench any day!

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I like the idea of a nice bathroom & a nice soft bed with no bugs. That is why I have a self contained 5th wheel. I can enjoy boondocking and still have the conforts of home.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:07 AM   #32
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I generaly camp with a group, and we enjoy just hanging out, shootin the breeze by a fire, and generaly doing nothing for a few days. We have no problem doing this with full hookup sites and a fire ring. We do everything we could do boondocking, just with a few more neighbors and lot less worry of how much battery or water we have used.

Plus, with the kids, we try to get sites near playgrounds or "kid common" areas so they can go play and make friends. You don't always have those features with boondock sites.

Would I entertain a boondocking trip with the fam or friends? Of course, as long as the beer flows freely, the cigars smoke like chimneys, and the burgers cook evenly, I will be there. For now, though, give me my hook ups!
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #33
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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.
Same thing with us! And I don't really think that NW Missouri is really accommodating for boondocking. At least not with an rv. There are some recreational areas along the mighty MO and some of the smaller rivers that allow it. Tent yes, rv no.

We have never boondocked but when we were in Colorado there were tons of places of places for it and it looked appealing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #34
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Having a TT was pretty much the only way I could get my wife to go camping. I love camping with or without the TT. I still have a tent.

Now that we have an addition (19mo old girl) having a TT is a bit of a blessing.
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #35
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Here in Missouri most places where you can boondock arenít fifth wheel friendly. My Silverback is almost 13 feet tall and I donít want to damage it by running into or alongside tree limbs. Besides, my central vacuum system is 110v and my two A/Cís need 50 amp service. Also, many boon docking sites in MO are in areas with dense tree cover and the Oak and Sycamore trees block the signal to my satellite dish. Many of these places donít get a cell phone signal either so I wouldnít be able to access the Internet through my Verizon Mifi Hotspot.

Why donít I boondock? Because I donít have to. If I really wanted to boondock I would go back to tent camping and that won't happen because I've gotten too old to go back to sleeping on the ground.
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Here in Missouri most places where you can boondock arenít fifth wheel friendly. My Silverback is almost 13 feet tall and I donít want to damage it by running into or alongside tree limbs. Besides, my central vacuum system is 110v and my two A/Cís need 50 amp service. Also, many boon docking sites in MO are in areas with dense tree cover and the Oak and Sycamore trees block the signal to my satellite dish. Many of these places donít get a cell phone signal either so I wouldnít be able to access the Internet through my Verizon Mifi Hotspot.

Why donít I boondock? Because I donít have to. If I really wanted to boondock I would go back to tent camping and that won't happen because I've gotten too old to go back to sleeping on the ground.
X2... I vowed to NEVER sleep in a tent again after..My son needed 1 more not of tent camping to earn his Eagle Scout.. It went down to 19 degrees that October night..with no heat !!!
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