WHAT IS DRY CAMPING – BOONDOCKING | RV LIVING
In this video, I’m going to explain What RV Boondocking Means? If you’re looking for Free RV Parking, then dry camping is for you!
What is Dry Camping?
A lot of you have asked me a ton of questions about RVing. I wanted to answer and go through them. Let me explain this because I know you’re gonna want to know this and I’m gonna say this a lot. I mentioned the term boondocking before, and in this video, we’re actually boondocking. You can hear the cars outside.
Boondocking can also be called dry camping, free camping or camping without hookups. There’s a lot of names for it. The reason people say boondocking is because you’re like really living in the Boondocks. Meaning that you bring all of your own resources: water, electricity, propane.
If you’re going to be cooking, cleaning, sleeping, eating, wherever you’re going to be doing, you have to have water to do it. Or electricity some resources to be able to power what you’re doing. Unless, you’re just going to be sitting out in the field, which wouldn’t be RVing, it would be probably be more like camping.
BOONDOCKING means you’re not hooking up to any external resources:
- ELECTRICITY – You can actually hook up to a power source. It might be a house, an rv park, or you could have a generator.
- WATER – You may need water, so you might hook up to a hose pipe and get your water. You can also have water onboard, which is your fresh water. You can have your water here in the RV, which means that you’re carrying it with you. So, you can take a bath or wash your hands, eat whatever you’re trying to do inside the RV (aka your house or living quarters).
- PROPANE / GAS / DIESEL You want those resources, whether it be electricity, water or propane, because things like cooking on the stove uses propane which is gas. Then, you also must have to have gas or diesel to drive, your RV (if you have a drivable unit).
Boondocking, means you bring all your resources with you. The alternative is to hook up to a power source, water spout, at a campground or RV park etc… in order to use the RV (i.e. cook, clean, eat, sleep, bathe).
Other than the propane, you would have your propane on board with you, but you can buy longer term propane extenders (for longer term excursions).
If that makes sense. Hopefully it does. If so, hit the like button and let me know. Or, If you have questions about that, please let me know by putting a comment below because I really love answering these questions. I just don’t know what questions you have because it’s not new to me anymore. So when I say it and people are like, oh my God, what is she talking about? I don’t know that you don’t know. So you have to tell me.
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