Outfitting Your RV

Do I Need a Generator for Boondocking?

The short answer is, “no”, you don’t need a generator for boondocking. However, the long answer is, “it depends on how much electricity you need,...

How Big of a Generator Do I Need for Boondocking?

The most popular generator that boondockers get is the 2,200 watt Honda inverter-generator. The 2,000 watt Yamaha inverter-generator is a good choice too, as well...

Boondocking in Freezing Temperatures

While most RV boondockers prefer to head south in the winter for warmer climates, there are still a few hard core campers who make a...

Do I Need Four-Wheel Drive for Boondocking?

No, but it helps. There are still lots of open, public land where a two wheel drive tow vehicle can easily pull a trailer into....

How Much Battery Power For Boondocking Will I Need?

Battery Power for Boondocking Perhaps 50% of full time RV boondockers have two 12 volt batteries or two 6 volt batteries to power their DC...

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need for Boondocking?

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need? The number of solar panels needed for RV boondocking depends on how many batteries you have to keep...

Using Water Purifying Tablets for RV Use

Water purifying tablets are typically used by hikers who want to fill their canteens and bottles from a clear, running stream. These tablets will kill...

Trailer Versus Motorhome – Which is Better for Boondocking?

There’s a long standing argument within the RVing community, which is better, trailer versus motorhome? Is it better to have a class A or class...

Which is the Best Type of RV for Boondocking?

Fifth-Wheel or Bumper Pull? Class A or Class C? Van or RV? Which “type” of RV is better for boondocking? The answer can depend on...

Will a 3500 Watt Generator Run My RV?

Yes, a 3500 watt will run your RV! In fact, it will run just about any size RV. However, it depends on many appliances you...

What Do I Need for Dispersed Camping?

What you will need for dispersed camping is “self containment”, meaning sewage tanks, fresh water, and the ability to generate electrical power. Otherwise, your RV...

How Much Solar Do I Need for My RV?

You will need about 600 watts of solar for your RV in order to boondock comfortably for several days in a row. This is assuming...

How Can I Boost My Cell Signal When Camping?

You can boost your cell signal when camping by either (1) using an antenna, or (2) using a signal booster. Both can yield similar results,...

How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Run My RV AC?

You will need at least 1,800 watts of solar panels to run your RV air conditioner. This is assuming you are considering using 12 volt...

How Many Batteries Does it Take to Run an Air Conditioner?

Four 12 volt batteries is the very minimum needed to run a rooftop RV air conditioner. But then, that will only run an air conditioner...