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Old 07-03-2018, 03:44 PM   #11
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We have been boon docking in 5rs since 2005. Currently have Eagle 321 RSTS 2016, out this week in the pine forest! Thanks
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:53 AM   #12
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there are at least six definitions of boondocking. What I meant was dry camping no facilities. Sometimes they are free, some on National Forest Land some in the North Maine Woods are not free but have no facilities.. Public land is another matter. There is less than ten percent of land that is public in Maine. Yet there is a whole swath of forest that covers thousands of square miles that is owned by logging companies.
Okay, the definition I go by is staying in a public land area with no designated sites and no or nearly no facilities (LTVA's have dump/water). A campground with no hookups is dry camping in my books. Parking lots are neither.
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Old 07-04-2018, 01:02 PM   #13
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Well we do have those. They are called canoe routes . On rivers lakes or the ocean.. None are accessible by RV.

They are largely free.

Its just one more difference between East and West. East you have trees to fit around, less public land, more water ( such that municipal sewage and water systems are uncommon around here) and lots are large as the utilities are largely self contained..
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When dry camping or boondocking do you use your toilet? Then do you travel with your bkack water tank until you are somewhere to empty? I thought you were only supposed to travel with it empty.
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:48 AM   #15
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When dry camping or boondocking do you use your toilet? Then do you travel with your bkack water tank until you are somewhere to empty? I thought you were only supposed to travel with it empty.
Wouldn't be much point in having the tank if you had to travel with it empty

Yes, you use the sink/toilet/shower and dump the tanks at your earliest convenience. Just remember you have extra weight, that will also alter the hitch weight one way or the other depending on tank location, when you are driving.
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:16 AM   #16
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When dry camping or boondocking do you use your toilet? Then do you travel with your bkack water tank until you are somewhere to empty? I thought you were only supposed to travel with it empty.
Of course. I don't know why one would be required to drive with it empty presuming you have allowed for the weight. Getting to a dry camping spot one brings water. Its just used water
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:40 PM   #17
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Empty or full

As your ď fresh water ď empties your gray & black fill - so it almost equals out as far as the weight - Les
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:39 PM   #18
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In our part of the country, it just depends on how crowded an area is. Anything over about 25 ft. limits you to less secluded areas that you could easily squeeze into with a smaller RV. The larger rigs seem to always be in an open field.

Now that we have a motorhome, even though it's small, we are much more limited because of ground clearance. All of our trailers were off-road height, and we could go just about anywhere. Now we have to be careful of exposed rocks and rutty roads.
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I would say clearance is the big issue out West. Sometimes length can get in your way on tight corners.
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:05 PM   #20
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I would say clearance is the big issue out West. Sometimes length can get in your way on tight corners.
We see jackknifed rigs a lot or the rig straddling the road impossible to. Move withou driving in a ditch

Trees donít move either and our state is 95 percent forest
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