3 Major Mistakes to Avoid When Dry Camping

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What Is Dry Camping?

Dry camping is camping without external sources like electricity, water, or sewer hookups. RVs must be fully self-contained to dry camp.

Are Dry Camping and Boondocking the Same?

Although people often use these terms interchangeably, dry camping and boondocking are slightly different. RVers dry camp when they boondock, but they don’t always boondock when they dry camp.

What Are the Best Types of Places to Go Dry Camping?

Some of the best places to go dry camping include the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) public lands, local city and county parks, state parks, and National Parks. These areas are generally less crowded than campgrounds or RV parks and offer beautiful scenery.

3 Major Mistakes to Avoid When Dry Camping

1. Not Testing Your Equipment If you haven’t been dry camping in a while (or ever), it’s crucial to test all your equipment. Make sure to charge the batteries fully. Check that the connections between the solar panels and converter all work correctly. Ensure the water pump operates well. Otherwise, you’ll be without power and water, making dry camping challenging and uncomfortable.

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