Boondocking, or dry camping as it is sometimes called, refers to RV camping without hookups for water, sewer, and electricity. Boondocking is one way to save money, as you can dry camp for free in state parks and even in store parking lots. Another way to save money is to shop for used RVs in Greensboro instead of buying new. Then make sure you have these top 8 boondocking gadgets and hit the road.
Automatic Generator Start
When your RV is running on batteries, solar-charged or otherwise, they only last for so long. When there’s not enough sun to keep the batteries charged, an automatic generator can help. It kicks in when the batteries reach a certain low voltage and charges the batteries automatically.
Solar power can go a long way toward running appliances and heating water. A rooftop solar panel kit can make it possible for you to boondock for longer stretches of time. And a bonus is that it is green energy.
Heating or Cooling your RV will use up the majority of your energy source. If you have a vent fan when it gets hot, you can use natural air movement to cool off the inside. You can set it to come on at a certain temperature and it uses minimal electricity.
Water Conserving Shower Head
The “dry” part of dry camping is one of the challenges. Conserving water is the key to longer boondocking stays. Using a low-flow showerhead can save water and make it possible to extend your time off the grid.
If you don’t want to go through too many batteries, a rechargeable flashlight can save you a lot of money. When you’re boondocking you may need to use flashlights more often to save energy by avoiding using your interior and exterior RV lights.
LED Light bulbs
Lighting can suck up a lot of voltage, but replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs can reduce the energy that goes into lighting your RV.
To conserve drinking water or if you run out completely, a water purifying bottle removes bacteria from any clear water source, turning it into safe drinking water. You simply fill the bottle with clear water, shake it up, and it’s ready to drink.
Eliminate the need for a black water tank by switching to a composting toilet. It requires no water to flush and allows you to combine your grey and black water tanks for optimal water storage.
Save Money on Used RVs in Greensboro at Out of Doors Mart
Boondocking doesn’t require a brand new RV. You only need to get some of the above gadgets and upgrades for your RV. You’ll save a significant amount of money if you consider used RVs in Greensboro. Combine those savings with the money you’ll save on dry camping and you can afford longer and farther away vacations.
Call (336) 993-4518 to inquire about the current inventory of used RVs in Greensboro or visit Out of Doors Mart at 8510 Norcross Road in Colfax, NC.