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Old 08-28-2016, 12:19 PM   #1
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Well, I am about to pull the trigger on a Newmar 40 foot diesel. Plan full time living. Hopefully do some boon-docking, obviously size and terrain are a consideration. Two stupid questions. What does one do with their mail and how does one go about finding acceptable remote boon docking spots for this size rig. Prescription drugs, I'd hope, can be obtained from any chain drug stores. Also, any recommendations for seven inch RV dedicated GPS' would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi, welcome to the forum.

Not only are there no stupid questions, well, except for the one's that don’t get asked. You’ll find a wealth of information in the forums.
Most of these topics are discussed at length. Utilize the search function to find threads of interest in sub-categories like: Full-timing, Boon-docking, Electronics. Search for threads such as: mail forwarding, domicile, medications, prescriptions, GPS.
As you noted prescriptions can be easy, except pain meds. have become more of a issue in recent yrs.
Dry docking is as much an art form as a science.
GPS, many of us employ a host of devices and technologies (smart phone, dedicated GPS, traditional printed matter) as opposed to all our eggs in one basket.

Be well.
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Mail: You'll get a mail forwarding service. When you are in a certain area for at least a week, contact them to send your mail c/o General Delivery at the 'small' local post office. Note: 'small' town, not a big city where there will be confusion. We used Escapees RV Club's mail forwarding for 20 years without any problems. They will also give you an address that you can use on your driver's license, registrations, insurances, voter's card, etc. You need a domicile address.

Boondocking: We did a lot of it with our 40' Newmar - in the western states. You'll find BLM and forest service areas in gorgeous surroundings. Read some boondocking forums and do searches for the lands. You can't just plop down anywhere.

Medical Prescriptions: Yes, the big chain store pharmacies work well - WalMart, Walgreens, etc.

Medical Insurance: If you're Medicare age you'll have no problem. If under and you need to purchase your own insurance than investigate carefully in your chosen state of domicile on a plan that you can travel easily with. Not all policies allow you to do so.

Read, read, read on all the full-timing forums and read blogs of full-timers. You'll gather lots of information.

Here is our all-time favorite full-timer blogger. She gives excellent reviews on places they've stayed in their 40' motorhome, including both boondocking and RV parks. Great technology sections, too.

http://wheelingit.us/category/boondocking-2/
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Folks, thanks much for your comments. They are greatly appreciated. I have much to learn.
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Welcome to IRV2 and congratulations on the new Newmar. We have a 2015 Ventana all electric and we have used it several times for boon-docking in South and West Texas. One thing we did almost immediately and I would strongly suggest is buying the Flow-Rite Battery watering kits. We have eight batteries and getting to the back four is a real pain. When you boon-dock you put a load on the batteries and you need to check the level more often. You can buy the RV kits at Camping World or through Amazon. Don't forget the filler pump, it is not included but it is required. https://flow-rite.com/battery-wateri...rv/pro-fill-rv
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Welcome to IRV2 and congratulations on the new Newmar. We have a 2015 Ventana all electric and we have used it several times for boon-docking in South and West Texas. One thing we did almost immediately and I would strongly suggest is buying the Flow-Rite Battery watering kits. We have eight batteries and getting to the back four is a real pain. When you boon-dock you put a load on the batteries and you need to check the level more often. You can buy the RV kits at Camping World or through Amazon. Don't forget the filler pump, it is not included but it is required. https://flow-rite.com/battery-wateri...rv/pro-fill-rv
Thanks much. Good idea to say the least. Yes, those rear batteries are way back in there.
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