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Old 05-26-2016, 10:32 PM   #1
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Boondocking at Walmart

Getting 8 hours of sleep and some cheap DEF at the Walmart tonight.

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Not necessary to say your in the Newmar ; when you mention DEF and the other coach is a gasser .
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... not to mention some free wifi, at least where I'm at tonight.
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Last time I stayed at a WalMart, I went inside and bought some DEF, too. The manager went into the order pick-up area and got it for me. I told him that I was grateful that RVs were allowed to stay the night in the parking lot and how much easier it makes my travels into areas I don't know. He smiled and said I was the first person that ever told him anything like that.

I made sure that he knew that for many folks, Wallydocking was part of our trip planning, and that Wallydockers are encouraged to buy anything they might need in the store. He seemed surprised that there was a place like IRV2 where these things are discussed.

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Nothing Personal,

But Camp Wally is NOT boondocking....

Boondocking is when you shut down and the only noise is wind (or may wild animals) and the only light is from above - Way Above. The only service available in walking distance is fresh air.

Other varieties are Flatspoting, Sandtopping and Beachcamping, may be close, but do not qualify because there are probably others in view.

It otherwise only qualifies as Dry Camping. That is not that different than Blacktopping as it is paved. It is the same as Stealth Camping (done a lot of places) where you are actually Blacktopping but trying to make it look like you are just there for the short stop. (No stuff outside and no slides extended.)

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Nothing Personal,

But Camp Wally is NOT boondocking....

Boondocking is when you shut down and the only noise is wind (or may wild animals) and the only light is from above - Way Above. The only service available in walking distance is fresh air.

Other varieties are Flatspoting, Sandtopping and Beachcamping, may be close, but do not qualify because there are probably others in view.

It otherwise only qualifies as Dry Camping. That is not that different than Blacktopping as it is paved. It is the same as Stealth Camping (done a lot of places) where you are actually Blacktopping but trying to make it look like you are just there for the short stop. (No stuff outside and no slides extended.)

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Boondocking is staying anyplace where there is no charge. Last I looked there aren't any in Wal*Mart's that charge to stay there.
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I knew this wally docking slash boon docking conversation would include some sort of definition correction
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Boondocking at Walmart

"The Boondocks is an American expression which comes from the Filipino word bundok. It originally referred to a remote rural area, but now is often applied to an out of the way city or town that is considered backwards and unsophisticated."
So it depends on where the Walmart is! Per the above, boondocking. Otherwise, blacktopping.


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Out of respect for the purest of RV'ers (Boondocker's). I always call it Drycamping

It truly is an experience and you learn to love it.
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Boondocking is staying anyplace where there is no charge. Last I looked there aren't any in Wal*Mart's that charge to stay there.


I guess some people dwell on semantics.
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IMHO Wal-docking can be called anything but camping. It's camping when you have FHU and the slides out and rope lights strung out and a campfire and s'mores and maybe some beer.


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IMHO Wal-docking can be called anything but camping. It's camping when you have FHU and the slides out and rope lights strung out and a campfire and s'mores and maybe some beer.


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So what do you call being in a campground with FHU, and the slides out, but no campfire but maybe an adult beverage?
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So what do you call being in a campground with FHU, and the slides out, but no campfire but maybe an adult beverage?

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