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Old 02-03-2011, 04:49 PM   #15
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Boondocking areas

We have been coming to "Gunsight Wash", BLM RV campsite for six years. This is located two miles South of Why JCT. 50 miles So. of Gila Bend on AZ 85. This is a no fee area with lots of tall vegetation and many trees along the Washes. Lots of space to be private or room for groups. Dumps and fills at Why Jct. Beautiful sunsets and night skies. Come and join us for a spell.
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Old 02-05-2011, 10:15 AM   #16
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When I boondock I want peace and quiet which means being away from people and enjoying nature undisturbed or at least as undisturbed as I can keep it.
I see you over there! (Ralper & I are currently sharing a spot & NO, we are not going to share it with the entire world.) There are four rigs within a hundred yards or so & NO generators. The noisiest thing in our camp is the coffee grinder. Good friends, friendly dogs, singing birds and restful evenings. Ahhhhh.

When somebody asks about boondocking, why is it that people still respond with parking lot and street suggestions?? That is NOT boondocking. There is no pavement in the boondocks. We say that you are not boondocking if you can even see pavement.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #17
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I like Tuttle Creek near Lone Pine Ca.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:20 AM   #18
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Clarks dry lake, west of the salton sea and east of Borrego Springs about 5 miles. Lots to do ans see.

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Old 03-02-2011, 01:24 AM   #19
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The Slabs by the Salton Sea.

The slabs, huh? That's one wild & crazy place. I'm not sure the hearts of lots of folks here could handle the slabs... Good place to buy pot or dump a rotted out old RV though.
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Where others aren't. Crown land in Canada, never far from a lake or stream. I read once that can canoe across Canada with no more than a 13Km portage. Don't know that is true but where we camp north of Lake Superior it certainly is.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #21
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anywhere you feel safe,rest areas off the interstates,any wide spot on the road,around trucks is safe while traveling,always have a backup in case you get runoff from where you are.out of site out of mind,stogie has it correct.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:17 PM   #22
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Realtors?

Have you considered talking with REALTORS or locals in the areas where you want to boondock?

Especially in small towns and communities, Real Estate agents know the people and the area. Locals ALWAYS know what's going on.

You may be able to find a person who would gladly let you boondock for an extended period of time in exchange for your presence on their property or for a small exchange of some sort of work like feeding their pets or light clerical work. There's usually someone who is willing to exchange a place to stay with "hard labor", but that may not be what you're looking for.

Also, you might consider putting together a quality resume' with references just in case you find a private property owner who would allow you on their property. They'll want to know your background and check your references, especially if they have children or if they are elderly. Be sure to keep your rig clean, too. It's an indication of how you will treat their property.

You also might want to consider http://www.housecarers.com/?hop=hjjl6zt2, too.

Hope this helps...
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:17 PM   #23
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have you tried ''wally docking''?
ask permission from management or security and ask where you should park.
i have stayed in several walmarts overnight and a few for 3 or 4 nights.
use the search function on this forum and other forums for walmart etiquette.
i like walmarts because many are open 24 hrs and have security in the parking lots.
this website is primarily about walmart, but also shows other stores and places that allow rv parking overnight.
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I think the OP want some real wilderness style 'docking.

Out east coast, the rangers or cops show up and throw us out at dusk. We are not as fortunate as the 'wild 'O west' boys. We are urban boondockers for the most part.

I go to Walmart's, Cracker Barrel restaurants, motel parking lots, rest
stops, churches, casinos, shopping centers, ski resorts, RV dealers,
trucks stops, etc.

I did notice a truck stop that had signs limiting parking to an hour at the retail shop. But it was a smaller one.

I like the motels best for quiet. Just make sure they are far from the
fwy noise. First Walmart I stayed at, 4 - 5 am, the parking lot sweeper started up with all sort of flashing lights - thought aliens were invading!

Even the rest stops that say 'no overnight parking' and have guards
are not a big deal. Just ask the guard if it is OK to get some sleep
for a few hours.

Only problem I had was a guard told me in Fla 'no deploying', as in no push out rooms or in my case no popping up my little Aliner. Got a TC now, so no deploying worries for me anymore.

Sure we get the sunsets and plenty of nature out east. But once dusk hits, we either pay up for campgrounds or go find a patch of un-hassled asphalt to park on.
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I see you over there! (Ralper & I are currently sharing a spot & NO, we are not going to share it with the entire world.) There are four rigs within a hundred yards or so & NO generators. The noisiest thing in our camp is the coffee grinder. Good friends, friendly dogs, singing birds and restful evenings. Ahhhhh.

When somebody asks about boondocking, why is it that people still respond with parking lot and street suggestions?? That is NOT boondocking. There is no pavement in the boondocks. We say that you are not boondocking if you can even see pavement.

Hey, out east all we got is urban boondocking. Boondocking is dry camping - we dry camp on asphalt!

Wife don't like boondocking unless she was in a class A. But I tell her about how exiting it is every night not knowing where the heck your going to sleep. It even amazes me...always find someplace.

I'm an RV'er of a different sort than most of you. Some of you guys like to go to RV parks and such. I don't, never been to one.

I boondock to my local and do the activity I set out to do while boondocking there then leave, boondocking back home.

But, I am grateful for place to park and sleep, scenic or not.

RV'ing for me is more of a support vehicle thing to rest and cook and travel in comfort while I try and do some sports with my old cruster body. I don't eat out, cook all my own food. So love my RV esp for that.

I have stayed at places like Ginnie Springs campground while diving the N. Fla springs system. But I normally 'urban' boondock.
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When we boondock in NE WA we take the TC as the MH would not fit. Lots of Forest Service spots, Nat Forest and State Land. No payed roads in site, only a few hunters or fisherman in the area. The truck is a 4x4 and you would need one to follow me. But then again I live on Lake FDR behind Grand Coullee Dam, 25 miles to the closet town and 70 to Spokane. Also a Winter Texan!
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Well, I guess most all of you are very far from me. I have boondocked in a field beside the small highway at Calvary, GA. There is a Mule Day Event every year, the first Saturday in November at this small town of 200 people. Sometimes there are 60,000 visitors. Some boondockers spot their campers early to claim the front spots. I have taken my motorhome and spotted it as early as Thursday. Usually I arrive Friday evening for the Saturday event. There is something going on in town Friday night also.
There is a parade, antiques, food and more food, arts & crafts. And, some unbelievable things. There are several rows of vendors.
Give it a try you may like it.
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North West Florida, Camp grounds run by the county, Some have water,electric, and dump site. others have no facilities at all, but the fishing is great. We have Bear lake, Karick lake, and Munson in Santa Rosa County. These are best kept secrets, so don't tell anyone. Zi/
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