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Old 03-08-2015, 09:45 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by KiraR View Post
Here's a really dumb sounding follow up question to my original: Please bear with me. I'm new at all this and I can't wait to be a veteran and pay it forward!

If I'm traveling to an area where campgrounds are not yet open....where do A/S'ers park in that case? Obviously, if I can park at a friend's house, that's easy. But, if I don't know anyone....then what? (and if there is no Walmart around)

Hello there fellow Connecticutter! (Connecticite?) - traveler from CT!

Not dumb at all!

Are you a WBCCI member? If so, you have access to Courtesy Parking all around the country. When fellow WBCCI members have the space and are willing, they welcome parking on their property for free (though I would imagine a token gift wouldn't be inappropriate). I haven't taken advantage of this yet but fully plan to do so when able to do what you're about to do.

There are some threads here about courtesy parking and WBCCI membership.

I'm a WBCCI member through the New England Unit. You can visit to learn more about it there or go to

Good luck and have a great trip!!

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Old 03-08-2015, 11:22 AM   #16
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Somehow I got the impression that your AS was 25'. Our AS is 29' (ball to bumper) and we have had little problem towing into areas that see few RVs. You will have to gain some experience before you will feel confident in your ability to boondock but I would recommend that you give it a try.
Staying in an area where there is no one else will be an exceptional experience. If you are going to stay in a National Park call them and ask what the maximum trailer length is for their camp sites. Some of the National Parks even have full hookups.

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Old 03-08-2015, 12:17 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Eagle & Bear View Post
You will have to gain some experience before you will feel confident in your ability to boondock but I would recommend that you give it a try.
You can gain experience boondocking before going to the boondocks. Go to a regular campground, and simply don't use the hookups. That gives you a safety net while in your learning curve, since if you misjudge how long your batteries will last or how much fresh water you use, the hookups will be right there and your mistake won't spoil your trip.

Once you've gained some experience and confidence boondocking in a campground, then you can try boondocking in the boondocks, secure in the knowledge that you can handle it.

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