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RVing: Everything You Need to Know About Your Home Away from Home

This site has a lot of information on RVs, RV rentals, and RVing in general, and we get a lot of questions. Some of our most common questions are answered right here.

Question: How should I use this site?

Answer: This site is primarily an information resource on all things RV and RVing and should be used as such. Here, you can research RV topics in general and find other resources about what you need to know about RVing that you may find helpful. Follow our easy to navigate menus and links, or do a search of the site to find the information on the topic you need. We have everything from finding campgrounds for RVers, sights to see in popular locations, where to find dump stations, RV park maps and more.

Those of you who do not own RVs can find information on how to rent an RV, safety topics to keep that rental in top shape, RV sales and more. Do not forget to look at our RVing tips and hints section for info on camping, RVing, finding discounts and more.

Question: What in the world is boondocking?

Answer: Well, specifically, boondocking is "remote location dispersed camping." In plain English from the USDA Forest Service, that just means camping outside of designated campgrounds. It is more primitive and rustic, though you still have the comfort of an RV, if that is how you camp. Of course, there are no RV hookups at these locations, so you will be roughing it a bit. Also, just parking your RV in a parking lot is not boondocking. That is dry camping. For more info, check out our knowledge base on boondocking.

Question: Is it possible to dry camp for extended periods?

Answer: With extra water stores, you can go several weeks dry camping. If you go to a remote area to dry camp, this is a must if you want to stay for an extended period. You will need both drinking and cleaning water. If you have a natural water source, you will want to purify it, primitive camping style. When RVing with a water source nearby and good weather, there is no limit.

Question: Will you make a map to a campground for my trip?

Answer: Unfortunately, it would be irresponsible for us to create maps for campgrounds. We will try to make official maps available to you. There is liability involved and we are not cartographers.

Question: If there is a liability problem, why do you have maps?

Answer: The maps on this site are posted with permission of the map owners. All custom maps are the property of others. You may also find links to official maps.

Question: Can you give advice on where to rent an RV?

Answer: Of course.

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