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Old 12-20-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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What is "Boondocking"?

Ha... ok... since I'm new to forum discussions on camping... have to ask...

What the heck is "Boondocking" and how did someone come about the name?

I'm assuming it just means camping in the bush (or anywhere not at an organized campground) but just thought I'd ask before assuming
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Old 12-20-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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Re: What is "Boondocking"?

That is what it sounds like to me, too. I thought it was called dry camping. This is what we typically do, we have never used an established campground before. With our new larger travel trailer we might, though.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:47 PM   #3
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Re: What is "Boondocking"?

Hey there, guys. I found this on another site. Hope it helps. ;-hap

Dry camping:
Setting up camp out in the boondocks with no hookups. It's still "dry camping" even when it's raining! Using the self containment of your rig for the purpose it was designed!

Boondocking and Variations:
Urban Boondocking, Primitive Camping: Camping / Parking your Rig without hookups of any sort. No water, no electricity and no sewer beyond what is self contained in your rig. Using it for its intended purpose. Boondockers Never admit to getting stuck in the mud. Instead: "Naw, I ain't stuck, I just dug that hole to keep the rig from getting pushed around in the wind!"
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:26 AM   #4
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Re: What is "Boondocking"?

Ha... ok... throw "dry camping" into the mix why don't ya?

Here I thought the only options were camping in the bush (where you bring your generator) or at provincial parks where you felt spoiled having an electrical hookup and a few less bears to deal with.

Hmm... Admin... what's the chances of getting a little sticky going with terms used with respect to camping with our trailers?
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Old 12-23-2011, 09:06 PM   #5
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Re: What is "Boondocking"?

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Hmm... Admin... what's the chances of getting a little sticky going with terms used with respect to camping with our trailers?

You've got it.

Click here to visit the Glossary of common RV terms.
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Old 12-27-2011, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: What is "Boondocking"?

Ha... thanks admin

Here's another one though... what the heck is a "toad" in respect to campers (not the aquatic kind)?
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:40 AM   #7
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Ha... thanks admin

Here's another one though... what the heck is a "toad" in respect to campers (not the aquatic kind)?
"Toad" is a name that is sometimes used insted of "Towed," mainly because the words sounds the same.

Towed = A vehicle that is towed behind another(usually a motorhome), also commonly referred to as a "Toad," is very popular among RVers.

Example below.
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:34 PM   #8
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Love boondocking! It's pretty much the only kind of camping we do!
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Old 03-25-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
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This is boondocking

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