The Boondock RV Culture

As we wind-down our possessions and continue to plan for our temporary retirement, we’re discovering a lot of interesting things.  Most notably, the RV “boondockers” — RVers that camp off the grid.  Seems like a great idea!

If you’re new to the concept, start with the Goin’ RV Boondocking blog.  Brian Gore’s daily posts are a fun read and provide great insight into the boondocking good life.

We also grabbed a copy of The Complete Book of Boondock RVing: Camping Off the Beaten Path.  The book focuses a LOT on power systems and battery setups — the majority of the book is dedicated to electronics.  We’ll have a small electrical system in our van, so it was a great resource for us.

On the road
Creative Commons License photo credit: chrisleishman

So will we be RV boondockers?  Nope — we’ll be more van-camping boondockers.  An RV is just too much equipment (and they still make me think of Eddie in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation — “That there’s an arrrr-veeeeee.”).  We want to be lean and light and that means being TV and toilet-free.  I haven’t found any books focused on this … yet.