Great Resource for FREE/Cheap Camping and Boondocking
We would like to share a great RV and camping resource we ran into some time back. We have been meaning to write about the Frugal RV travel guides but are just now getting around to it… oh and these guides are great for general camping too:)
BELOW: From Marianne & Randy over at Frugal RV:
What If One RV Travel Guide Could Save You Hundreds Of Dollars On Your Next Trip?
If this RV travel guide saved you $500 for every month that you travel, would you travel sooner? Longer? Farther? More often? Or, perhaps, put your savings towards purchasing a newer RV?
For more than a decade we’ve been looking for an RV travel guide that gives us the information we most need.
We’re frugal minded RVers. We’ve searched but, so far, have never found a guide book that’s written expressly to help us save money on our travels.
For example, we know that many free camping options exist because we’ve found them. But where’s the RV travel guide that tells us exactly where these are located?
From years of frugal RV travel, I know of many ways you can cut your travel costs but none is as important as knowing where to find the best low-cost and free camping.
Luckily for us, in many areas of North America, including the most scenic states (Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, California, and Colorado) there are still plenty of free, scenic, legal, and safe camping areas.
But, since no one is making money from these sites, there are no guide books showing them and no ads in magazines to tell you about them. And, understandably, the business people who run the pay campgrounds would not take too kindly to seeing highway road signs that read:
Free Camping: 5 Sites, Suitable For RVs Less Than 38 feet,
1/2 Mile Down This Road
So, the only way to find these countless gems is to hear about them by asking the local people and other RVers or to drive the back roads yourself to look for them.
For 12 years we’ve been doing both.
Where Are The Scenic Free Campsites?
RVers are generous with sharing information but directions to their favorite free camping areas – the ones that are almost too good to be true, that perhaps hold only two, three, or four RVs – are often kept close to the vest for fear that the next time they visit, their favorite spot will be occupied.
In fact, there are a few such spots that even I can’t divulge to you because we’ve been sworn to secrecy by those who told us about them.
But, through 12 years of shunpiking (driving the back roads), we’ve come across many more of these jewels on our own.
We’ve Found Hundreds Of Free Campsites.
An abundance that I think deserves to be shared.
For that reason and, in response to questions from our friends and relatives who wonder how we can afford to travel as often, as far, and for as long as we do, I’ve written a series of RV travel guide e-books that I’ve called The Frugal Shunpiker’s Guides.
And that’s how…
The Ultimate Budget RV Travel Guide Was Born.
I wrote it.
In fact, over the twelve years we’ve been traveling, we’ve accumulated so much information that I’ve decided to break it into separate e-book guides for each area (kind of like the Fodor’s of budget RV travel).
Complete Set Of Four Frugal Shunpiker’s RV Boondocking Guides
It’s frustrating to me that just when we, the baby boomers, are beginning our retirement or semi-retirement, the cost of travel is going up like crazy due to the so-called oil crisis.
I believe that everyone can afford to travel if they do it the way we do. So, I’ve made my Frugal Shunpiker’s Guides available to everyone whose dream of adventure travel includes hitting the road and leaving it all behind.
The first six e-book RV travel guides in the series are now available for you to download immediately.
Attention Tent Users:
These guides are not just for RVers. Most of the suggested frugal and “camp-for-free” areas listed in the guides are suitable for tents as well as RVs.