RVing in the Rough
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Many people are lured by romantic notions of RVing. They picture themselves camped on a deserted beach, waking up to the sounds of the rolling surf. Or entrenched deep within a forest of tall pine trees, not another person for miles. Perhaps stream-side, at the base of a majestic mountain range, with nothing but the sounds of the eagles sailing above.
These are exactly the kinds of visions that propel curious wannabes to kick the tires at their local RV dealership. Certainly no one dreams of camping awning to awning in a cookie-cutter campground, sites so jammed together that you don't know where your rig stops and your neighbor's begins. The act of truly getting away from it all is as American as the s'mores you'll cook at your own private oasis, but it's not always easy.
For starters, this type of camping ("boondocking" or"dry camping" as it's known) requires that your RV is totally self-sufficient; your deserted retreat won't have any hookups, so water, electric, and sewer are your concerns now. But fret not all it takes is a little planning to make the most of your RV getaway.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication