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Old 03-31-2017, 07:55 AM   #1
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Boondocking in Az

My husband and I just got our first Airstream,a 2003 25' Safari and prior to this we have done boondocking with his Rubicon/ tent or tent trailer so the challenge for us now is to find areas that a. We can get to safely and b. Be off main dirt roads in a space that will accommodate our trailer and F350. Does any one have any suggestions? Our first outing was on BLM/ ranch land outside Patagonia and it was gorgeous.
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:56 AM   #2
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Spent several weeks boondocking in Quartzsite not far from the Big Tent Event
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Old 03-31-2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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Check for boondocking near Bouse, AZ, Ajo, AZ, Lake Havasu City, AZ and Sedona, AZ. Use Campendium or Allstays to get the details on the various possibilities. All of these locations offer a lot of things to do.

Bouse & Ajo are somewhat "off the beaten track" and thus are quite interesting to us. Lots of remote hiking possibilities and Organ Pipe National Monument (near Ajo) is very unique.

Havasu is just such a great town to be near with many festivals and special events all year round and Sara Park offers lots of hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

Sedona, well what can one say about the red rocks and the day hike capital of the world?
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:27 AM   #4
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Thanks for the two links, that will give me more ideas!
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Old 04-01-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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Give a look at Bisbee, Az.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:32 PM   #6
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:46 PM   #7
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We are also headed to the South Rim and Sedona next week and plan on boondocking at a couple of the NFS sites listed on Campendium. Any experience with unhitching the trailer and leaving it during the day while we drive to trailheads?
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Spent several weeks boondocking in Quartzsite not far from the Big Tent Event
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Stayed outside Quartzsite on blm land when we brought our new to us old trailer home and wished we could have stayed longer, except for the market. Were do you shop for food there? We looked in town and only found one grocery store with 3 isles of hard alchohol plus a refer of beer and basically no food. We bbq hot dogs on mesquite our first Airstream camp out.
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Old 04-03-2017, 01:49 PM   #9
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Thanks, we used to have a house in Bisbee. I think Campendium is more what we re looking for. Ideally tent camping sites that we can safely get the Airstream and truck into and out of...
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These two trips we have left our rig hooked up as we had my husbands Jeep for scouting out sites and going on more remote trails...
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We are also headed to the South Rim and Sedona next week and plan on boondocking at a couple of the NFS sites listed on Campendium. Any experience with unhitching the trailer and leaving it during the day while we drive to trailheads?
I use a MegaHitch lock on my hitch and don't give it a second thought. We also leave our chairs, mats and Weber out and have never seen anything disappear.
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When planning our trip to AZ this past winter, I found this blog by a couple who full time in a class A and do a lot of boondocking. She writes great reviews on sites. http://wheelingit.us/category/rv-park-ratings/az/

Also, check out the blog by this full-timing family of five (in a 27 FC). We met them boondocking at La Cienegas, which I think is the BLM land between Tucson and Patagonia that you mentioned. http://currentlywandering.com/
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AZ must be the capital of boondocking. We love living here and we do use the BLM and AZ trust lands. The night sky is something that words can not tell about. It's Free parking.
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