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.
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.