The Complete Book of Boondock RVing

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Date

July 22, 2007

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Electronic book text, 176 pages

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0071594868 / 9780071594868

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Here’s Your Guide to Camping Off the Beaten Path

Ever feel frustrated by crowded RV parks? Yearn to camp out in the wild beside a babbling mountain brook or before a remote panoramic vista? Bill and Jan Moeller have been doing just that for more than thirty years, and The Complete Book of Boondock RVing is their complete guide to camping without hookups (aka "dry camping"). Whether you’re planning to spend an occasional overnight in a parking lot or an extended stay in the wilderness, you’ll learn how to equip your rig for boondocking, find great campsites, manage and conserve electricity and water, and camp in complete RV comfort and convenience.

  • Increase your independence by learning how to camp "off the grid"
  • Save money by finding cheap or free campsites anywhere--even in large cities
  • Ensure your comfort, convenience, and safety when camping in the boonies
  • Learn how to conserve and manage electricity, water, and waste, and to establish reliable communications
  • Enjoy the quiet, solitude, and beauty of nature by getting away from crowded RV campgrounds


Table of contents

Acknowledgments 1. What Is Boondock RVing? Why Boondock? Extended Boondock Camping A Sample Boondocking Trip 2. Where to Go Boondock RVing? Public Boondocking Sites Boondocking Sites: Private and Commercial Property How to Find Boondocking Sites 3. Selecting a Rig What’s Available? Selecting Your Rig 4. Water, Sewage, and Trash Water Holding Tanks Trash 5. Food: Stocking, Cooking, and Storing Propane Supply Stocking the Pantry Cooking Storing Good Food, New Friends, Great Fun 6. Heating and Cooling Heating Cooling 7. Communications and Navigation Cell Phones E-Mail Internet Access Satellite Radio Global Positioning System (GPS) Receivers 8. Boondock Electricity Made Easy Basic Boondocking Your RV's Electrical System Battery Basics Types of Batteries Battery Capacity: The Elusive Amp-Hour Building a Battery Bank Phantom Loads Wet-Cell Battery Safety Wet-Cell Battery Maintenance 9. Monitoring and Charging Your BatteriesMonitoring Your Batteries Charging Your Batteries Charging Methods Battery Life Cycles The Rule of Twenty-Fives Charging Devices 10. Engine Alternators Alternators and RVs Voltage Drop Testing Alternator Efficiency Battery Switches, Isolators, and Combiners 11. Generators, Converters/Chargers, and Inveters Generators Converters and Battery Chargers Inverters System Size A Few Words of Caution Charging Devices 12. Sun and Wind Power Solar Power Selecting a Solar Power System Solar Panels Solar Panel Tests Solar Controllers Installing Your Solar Power System Wind Generators Appendix 1: A Selected List of Boondock Campgrounds Appendix 2: Resources Appendix 3: Bibliography Index


Author comments

Bill Moeller has been a full-time RV camper for more than three decades.With his wife, Jan, he has written several bestselling RV books, including RVing Basics, RV Electrical Systems, and Full-Time RVing, and a nationally syndicated newspaper column about RVing.


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Here’s Your Guide to Camping Off the Beaten Path

Ever feel frustrated by crowded RV parks? Yearn to camp out in the wild beside a babbling mountain brook or before a remote panoramic vista? Bill and Jan Moeller have been doing just that for more than thirty years, and The Complete Book of Boondock RVing is their complete guide to camping without hookups (aka "dry camping"). Whether you’re planning to spend an occasional overnight in a parking lot or an extended stay in the wilderness, you’ll learn how to equip your rig for boondocking, find great campsites, manage and conserve electricity and water, and camp in complete RV comfort and convenience.

  • Increase your independence by learning how to camp "off the grid"
  • Save money by finding cheap or free campsites anywhere--even in large cities
  • Ensure your comfort, convenience, and safety when camping in the boonies
  • Learn how to conserve and manage electricity, water, and waste, and to establish reliable communications
  • Enjoy the quiet, solitude, and beauty of nature by getting away from crowded RV campgrounds

Bill and Jan Moeller have been fulltime RV campers for more than three decades. They have written several bestselling RV books, including RVing Basics, RV Electrical Systems, and Complete Guide to Full-Time RVing, along with a nationally syndicated newspaper column about RVing.





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