Find public lands boondocking information

  Finding information on dispersed camping (boondocking) campsites in the National Forests and on BLM land is sometimes daunting. It takes a bit of effort through multiple menu dropdowns to track down the information you need. But here is some help in getting there.  In order to find information on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) land you will need to... Read More

Conserve resources to extend boondocking days

  By Bob Difley Most fulltimers spend the majority of their nights in RV parks and resorts. But as fulltimers become more experienced, they start to spend more time boondocking, just to be distanced from neighbors close by, campground noise, and to enjoy the scenery and solitude of more natural areas. And as they become more comfortable with boondocking, you... Read More

Where to overnight in Nevada when you can’t find a Walmart

By Dave Helgeson With only a dozen or so municipalities containing a Walmart or two within their city limits, finding a suitable parking lot for a complimentary overnight stay in Nevada is not as easily done as in the more populous states. Conveniently, NDOT (Nevada Department of Transportation) stockpiles gravel about every ten miles or so along many of its... Read More

Campfire safety: Don’t let yours be the spark for wildfire devastation

  By Chris Dougherty Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician and former professional fireman. Here is an article he wrote while he was serving as RVtravel.com’s technical editor. Even if you don’t read the news on a regular basis, you can’t miss hearing about or seeing videos of the devastation caused by wildfires. Often started by lightning, or careless workmen,... Read More

Save on camping fees at Fish & Wildlife refuges

  By Bob Difley One of the advantages of a fulltime RV lifestyle is the ability to abruptly change how you practice that lifestyle. For instance, if you suddenly find yourself a bit short of funds (like during gift-giving seasons, or having to pay for a sudden medical problem) you can find a place to stay for a couple weeks or... Read More

Fulltime RVing couple list their top five frustrations

  Fulltimers Mike and Jennifer Wendland publish the excellent website/blog Roadtreking, “Celebrating the RV Lifestyle.” Although the Wendlands are enthusiastic about their RV lifestyle, Mike takes an opportunity here to describe the couple’s top five RV frustrations. By Mike Wendland Deplorable campground conditions This, we believe, is one of the biggest scandals of the RV world. There are many campgrounds that could more... Read More

Weighing the amenities of an RV resort with camping in the rough

  By Bob Difley Living fulltime in an RV is the dream (or maybe the necessity) of many people as housing costs skyrocket, urban living becomes more congested, and streets and highways become clogged with traffic. What the RV lifestyle offers is the ability to change your status on a whim, given the options of living in an upscale RV... Read More