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pianotuna

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Posted: 07/18/19 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having boondocked at -37 C, yes run the generator--but don't sleep with it on.


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Hello, We are traveling from PA to Orlando next week. I am trying to find places where we can stop overnight to stay. My biggest issue is, most places will not allow you to open slide outs. The only way we can get to the back room is to open the slide outs. We have three, two in the back room and then one in the living area. I don't know when we will be stopping or where to book at campground and don't want to spend the extra money. Any suggestions?

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Well, it's been a long time since anyone has posted a tip in this thread, but I just wanted to alert folks to ihikegps, a really useful phone app. It has downloadable topos that work without cell coverage -- they are satellite based. It is very easy to use. We often use it to pre-mark waypoints for potential boondocking sites, which speeds up the scouting process a lot.

Here is a link:

ihike

And no, I have no connection to this app!!


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Posted: 10/11/20 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is fantastic. Just what I was looking for.

profdant139

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This is another "you probably already know this" post, but here it is. You can download the Avenza app and use the national forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps on your phone. It works even without cell coverage, and the MVUM will show your location.

Very handy when scouting boondocking sites!

Next year, right?? [emoticon]

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Posted: 04/10/21 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

profdant139 wrote:

Not sure if this tip has been mentioned before, but here it is: if you are boondocked in a really remote spot, take a GPS waypoint in case you decide to go to town and then return to your campsite after dark. Don't ask me how I figured this out.


Dan ... I assume you use Avenza! [emoticon]

(I would use my good old Garmin nuvi 3550LM to do the same thing.)

BTW, when we boondock there's no going into town allowed, unless it's an emergency - in which case we'd hit the SOS button on our inReach Mini.

We only go to a boondock spot fully stocked up just as if we were on an expedition in Outer Mongolia (kindof [emoticon]).


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