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Old 07-24-2013, 08:51 AM   #15
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In our area we have Forestry Service camgrounds. Many are located near lakes, accessable by logging roads. Most are free. This is where we like to camp. Camping in a large group, or on pavement, just isn't my cup of tea. Paying an exhorbitant fee, or paying $8 for an armload of firewood doesn't work for me either. So, we are drycamping, and boondocking. We love it.

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Old 08-24-2013, 02:24 AM   #16
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I don't solicit business at Walmart in any way, shape, or form, so I can't verify this, but I've spoken with numerous people who have stated that many Wal-Marts no longer allow overnight parking. According to Wal-Mart's web page "Permission to park is extended by individual store managers, based on availability of parking space and local laws. Please contact management in each store to ensure accommodations before parking your RV"

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That doesn't mean it's a thing of the past. When it isn't allowed it's usually some kind of city ordinance, not WM's manager. I'm sure the manager's like the extra income too. As you see rigs pulling in, in minutes you'll see someone leave their RV and go into the store just like we do... or my DH does as I'm usually getting the cats settled into the TT and making coffee. If all the WalMart stores stop it, we, like the other RVers, will simply find other places like truck stops and behind closed malls.
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #17
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We use "Boondocking" for all free no hookup parking although we admit that dry camping is a broader term and boondocking is out in the wilds away from cities etc. We use one word for simplicity and WE always know what we mean. 8-)

Every morning I go for a long walk but now I'm not sure if I really do!! Maybe I'm going for a saunter... or a sojourn.. or walkabout, jaunt, stroll, saunter, amble, trudge, plod, dawdle, hike, tramp, tromp, slog, stomp, trek, march, stride, sashay, glide, troop, patrol, wander, ramble, tread, prowl, promenade, roam, traipse; What do YOU call it when your doing it cause you're in need of losing weight and getting a morning paper. hmmmm.

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Old 08-25-2013, 09:05 AM   #18
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Hi, All

I really like this forum about boondocking!
But the WORD is kind of new to me- it sounds like what I've always called "drycamping": camping in dispersed settings, usually free, without amenities such as power, water, etc.
That's the way I like to camp!
But I'm wondering- is "boondocking" different, maybe in degrees or something?
There sure are a lot of folks doing it more or less full time...is that real "boondocking"
Or is it just another way of saying the same thing as drycamping?

Thanks for answering a newbie's questions...

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Everyone seems to define RV camping/parking/living deferentially.
To me both "drycamping" and "boondocking" mean:
"camping without hookups".
IMO parking overnight in a rest area, truck stop, Walmart or other parking lot is NOT "drycamping" or "boondocking"...
(it's simply "overnighting").
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:52 AM   #19
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Hi, All

I really like this forum about boondocking!
But the WORD is kind of new to me- it sounds like what I've always called "drycamping": camping in dispersed settings, usually free, without amenities such as power, water, etc.
That's the way I like to camp!
But I'm wondering- is "boondocking" different, maybe in degrees or something?
There sure are a lot of folks doing it more or less full time...is that real "boondocking"
Or is it just another way of saying the same thing as drycamping?

Thanks for answering a newbie's questions...

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Yep newbie's. 2600 post. love that. LMAO
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Yep newbie's. 2600 post. love that. LMAO
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Please explain what that means??
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Please explain what that means??
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Francesca says he a newbie He has 2600 post and got sure no newbie. Lol.
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Francesca says he a newbie He has 2600 post and got sure no newbie. Lol.
First off, SHE clearly said SHE was unfamiliar with the word, "boondocking", ergo SHE is a 'newbie' with regard to boondocking.

Secondly, Francesca is a woman's name........
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Might have been a newby 2 years ago when the OP was posted.
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Francesca
Everyone seems to define RV camping/parking/living deferentially.
To me both "drycamping" and "boondocking" mean:
"camping without hookups".
IMO parking overnight in a rest area, truck stop, Walmart or other parking lot is NOT "drycamping" or "boondocking"...
(it's simply "overnighting").
Mel
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Perfectly stated and my definition as well.
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