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Mopar1973Man

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Let's see some of the places you boondock
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:25:13 AM »
Lot of mine are in large pull outs along the highway. I've been known to boondock outside Riggins, ID by the rodeo grounds for Jet boat weekend. I typically work the safety boat. I've got a few place on forestry roads when there is unmarked campgrounds or large log decks where you could setup for boondocking.

One of my early adventures.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 10:03:22 AM »
nice quite spot out in the middle of nowhere NC
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2015, 10:54:01 AM »
We have been using the south park rangers district of the Pike NF near Jefferson, Co.


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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2015, 03:20:40 PM »
Here's a few...

Picture 1 was taken at an area called KOFA, which is about 25 miles south of Quartzsite, AZ. It's BLM property and we've camped there each year for the last 20 years. This picture was taken about three months before our solar system was installed. You can see why shading usually isn't a problem for us.  :) Picture 2 is my favorite subject to take pictures of, Jo Jo, our granddaughter. This was also taken at KOFA. She, of course, loves to go camping! Picture 3 was taken at Paulina Lake in Oregon in July of 2014. It's a boondocking campground at an elevation of about 6200 feet in the Oregon mountains. I had to make about a 15 point turn to get the motorhome wedged into the campsite. Shading was definitely a factor there, but portable panels wouldn't have been much help. You'd have to string them about 1/4 mile to get them out of the shade. That's okay - that's why God made generators.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 10:29:27 AM »
After using the systems portable I can tell you that being able to track all day is addictive. The rest of it is a hassle and I am soooo looking forward to having the system mounted this season. I picked up the bank Friday consisting of three Lifeline 8-D agm. Even with those and 750w of solar we will take the generator if we hit the road.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2015, 12:50:06 PM »
Kevin,

That is a beautiful rig!  Wow.

Is the sun eating up the paint?  I know it says it is a 2011 but I was curious how it is holding up to the elements?

I guess there is nothing you can do about it cause you have to use it.  I am going to upgrade mine once the first one is paid off.  I am hoping to find something that year that has been stored under cover or indoors when not in use.  I saw a black one that the owner said absorbed so much heat that the panel on the drivers side rear was de-laminating and coming off the frame.  Was very sad.

How is yours holding up?


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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 03:13:20 PM »
OK, now why is Jo Jo not in the first pictrure and only in the other two......

I think that taking your grandaughter camping is the best part of boondocking for you guys.

Hope to see you in Q later. 

BTW Your paint looks fine to me.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2015, 02:46:06 AM »
Willie... So far the paint is holding up well, but I spend a fair amount of time washing and UV-protecting it. Of course Winnie put two coats of clear-coat on it at the factory, and that makes a big difference. This is our 3rd Class A and our previous two were always kept in our motorhome garage when they weren't in use. They looked almost new when we sold them. This coach, however, is too tall and long to fit in the garage. That will be remedied soon with a garage expansion, but until then it's a lot of, "Wax on, wax off."

Bill, yeah she's a blast to take camping. You met her... she's got a great people-friendly personality. In fact, this Friday we're headed to Idaho with her to do some camping - her mom and dad in their tent and us in the MH. We'll be staying in Redding for one night while en route, where I just saw that the forecast is calling for 111 degrees while we're there. Yikes!

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2015, 10:34:51 PM »
Three Rivers State Park, New Mexico.  We've even done winter boondocking there....once during a snowstorm!  We were young and adventurous!
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 08:48:08 AM »
Here is a new spot I'm going to try out this fall. I've been out road hunting for boondocking places. I've got two place GPS'ed for boondocking camp sites now.  8)

About 4 miles up Cabin Creek outside of Council, ID

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I've also got another that is about 13 miles up Price Valley Road, about 1 mile past Price Valley Guard Station. (No picture, Sorry)
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Len and Jo

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2015, 11:42:42 AM »
A few places around the North America.  I assume by boondocking you mean places w/o electricity or water hookups.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2015, 11:58:03 AM »
Len and Jo... Where are those places in the pictures? They look great.

Mike... Like I said in my PM, we drove right past your house the other day - really sorry. Had I known you lived there, we would have taken you up on your 15 amp offer  :). Wow! That drive past your place and down along the Salmon River through Riggins, and down the White Bird Grade (I think that was the name) on Hwy 95 was really something. Just gorgeous!

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2015, 08:37:15 PM »
Kevin

1.  Cultus Lake Prov. Pk, B.C.
2.  BLM land a few miles east of Goblin State Park
3.  Goblin State Park, Utah
4.  Michigan U.P. State Forest C.G.
5.  Rifle River State Rec. Area, Michigan
6.  Michigan U.P.  State Forest C.G.
7.  Kluane Lake, Alaska (at 11pm)

Forgot one of our favorite places......Cowboy BLM Campground, Utah
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2015, 11:07:46 PM »
Gorgeous! Thanks!
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2015, 11:15:30 PM »
This is our last spot in the Pike NF.  It took about 45 minutes to get over the last four miles of trail to get there.


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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2015, 12:33:27 AM »
On the banks of Fish Lake, Okanogan Washington.

The snow picture is at Omak city park, Omak Washington. Not sure if it counts as boondocking, because it was an RV park but the services were off for the winter  :o  It was about 15F this morning.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2015, 11:22:37 AM »
15 degrees F with no services is definitely boondocking.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2015, 09:26:03 AM »
Len and Jo... Where are those places in the pictures? They look great.

Mike... Like I said in my PM, we drove right past your house the other day - really sorry. Had I known you lived there, we would have taken you up on your 15 amp offer  :). Wow! That drive past your place and down along the Salmon River through Riggins, and down the White Bird Grade (I think that was the name) on Hwy 95 was really something. Just gorgeous!

Kev

Heck right now there is a open slot in my yard for a RV to park. It only would of cost you a beer for parking. Maybe next time...  ;)

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2015, 12:07:02 PM »
Heck right now there is a open slot in my yard for a RV to park. It only would of cost you a beer for parking. Maybe next time...  ;)

Be careful Mopardude, there will be a line of us in your driveway.....I'll not only show up with beer, but bratwurst, burgers, and hotdogs too!!   :)
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2015, 11:08:24 PM »
My piece of boondock heaven in West Michigan on the edge of the Manistee National Forest where I live for 8 months.......


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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2015, 09:23:46 PM »
Our slice of heaven is Kirk Creek campground along California's Highway 1, about a half hour north of Hearst Castle or an hour south of Carmel.  There isn't even cell phone service here, but it's where we go to get away from it all.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2015, 04:33:56 PM »
That is an awesome spot.  thanks for posting.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2015, 08:39:07 AM »
My piece of boondock heaven in West Michigan on the edge of the Manistee National Forest where I live for 8 months.......

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My little piece of MI paradise is also next to the Manistee National Forest. We loved it so much that we bought the land and have been there for over 20 years. Croton Twp. on the Little Muskegon River.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2015, 10:02:39 AM »
Somewhere in Montana.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2015, 10:36:52 AM »
Nice!
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2015, 05:12:15 PM »
Somewhere in Montana.
Very nice, my kind of place to camp. Hard to find these places around my area. 
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2015, 06:30:22 PM »
Somewhere in Montana.

That look almost like Seasech Meadows, Idaho with the dead trees.
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2015, 01:25:45 PM »
Hmmmmmm.  Let me think.  Do I really want that 40 footer? 
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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2015, 09:14:29 PM »
That look almost like Seasech Meadows, Idaho with the dead trees.

Yes.  Idaho.  Everyone go to Idaho!   ;D

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2015, 10:33:32 PM »
BigSky, I'm pretty sure... Montana has the best boondocks spots!  ;)

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #31 on: October 05, 2015, 04:53:43 PM »
Ooooooohh... schweeet.   Those creeks just reeked of trout!

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2015, 01:49:38 PM »
Some of my favorite spots don't even have a road into them. There was a reason we bought a 26.5' mid-profile 5th wheel...

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2015, 01:56:18 PM »
Couple more.

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Re: Let's see some of the places you boondock
« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2015, 02:32:11 PM »
Now that is boondockin!

 

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