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Old 08-16-2009, 01:27 PM   #1
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Do MOST Airstreamers boondock?

Another member made this claim and I am curious.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:46 PM   #2
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We don't really unless you consider using the generator at a truck stop boondocking. We have done it a couple of times, but it's not rally our thing. Lucy is more into 5 point hook-ups.

In the last three years we have spent almost 450 nights in Lucy and have pulled her over 50,000 miles. Of that we have truly boondocked about 10 nights.

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Old 08-16-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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From our experience I don't think so.

We almost always boondock and most of our A/S friends will boondock maybe once a year. They need hookups.
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:54 PM   #4
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Probably most Airstreamers do not, however we do boondock almost exclusively. It is unusual for us to have any hookups except at rallies.
We were 62 days with no hookups going to Alaska, and almost that long going to Bozeman last year.
We feel we get nicer, less crowded places this way and generally avoid anything with "resort" in the name
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:22 PM   #5
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:32 PM   #6
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We primarily boondock (I even wrote an article on boondocking for Airstream Life), but we do like to occasionally hookup at a campground. I like the flexability to do both.
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Yeah, man!
We mostly boondock or go to limited-hookup state parks.

To us, the campsite is the destination. To others, the campsite is just a place to sleep while they visit the area.
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In five Seasons with Cloudsplitter never been hooked to anything but each other....hook-up's are for OP.
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We do both...

We'll find ourselves working during many weekdays with convenient shore power - then into the wilds far from pavement. Seems to us the beauty of the 'stream is flexibility to go anywhere/anytime.

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As a full timer, my boondocking has increased as I have gained road experience.

For me, It also required modifications to my rig.

Keep in mind that I boondock 300 days a year.

8 batteries
21 amps, 405 watts of solar panels
Aux 45 Qt.freezer in T.V.
Aux 45 gal water tank in T.V.
Catalytic heater
Wireless WiFi router, amp and ext. antenna
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All L.E.D. interior lighting
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Gas grill with extension hose for tanks
Neon ground effects
Bread maker
Back-up camera's

In fact, I'm boondocking right now!

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For me, It also required modifications to my rig......

8 batteries......
Aux 45Qt.freezer in T.V......
L.E.D. Party lights....
Bread maker

In fact, I'm boondocking right now!

Michael, that is quite a list of mods. I cary two batteries and would love more, but since mine are mounted in the rear, I dont know if thats a good idea for the Trade Wind. How do you power that Freezer? Where did you get the L.E.D. Party lights? They sound neat. For bread, I considered a bread maker but decided a mixing bowl and pans would take up less space and cost less. By the way, what are you doing for internet? You dont have a cell signal up there at the lake do you?
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I wish I could talk my wife into boondocking ..... at least she got into streaming with me after a few years of not being interested at all. Maybe one day when we are retired and traveling more but for now we are happy just hooking up not boondocking.

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I would like to boondock more but in NE there's a lack of available places. But when we go out west on our next trip we want to.
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I would like to boondock more but in NE there's a lack of available places. But when we go out west on our next trip we want to.
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Mike, before you head out, let us know the general area you are heading. Most of us are usually happy to share our secret spots with other airstreamers. You are going to love it.
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