Ep. 208: Full Time RV Boondocking Update | travel camping RVlife 2021

Avatar admin | June 23, 2021

We're going to take a break this week from our string of travel episodes to update you on our camping transition to full-time RV life. We'll talk about our new fifth wheel and towing it with our Toyota Tundra, our solar array and LiFePO4 batteries, what's going well, what we'd change, our expenses, what it's like to RV on a wing and a prayer in 2021, and any regrets we have about going full-time.

Filmed: June 18, 2021


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:30 Solar and lithium batteries for boondocking
  • 5:11 Our experience thus far with our 2020 KZ Durango Half-Ton D283RLT
  • 6:56 We're towing a fifth wheel with a Toyota Tundra!?
  • 10:00 Internet to work from the road
  • 12:13 Full-time RV living expenses
  • 13:15 How crowded is camping in 2021?
  • 15:00 Any regrets about going full-time?
  • 16:51 Wrap-up



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We're based in Salt Lake City, Utah during the winter months, and invite you to come along as we travel all around the U.S. My wife Patricia and I, and dog Zoe are avid boondockers, so while you'll occasionally find us in RV parks or even dry campgrounds, we're usually camped in some of the most remote and beautiful spots that you could ever pull a travel trailer into. We've now transitioned from "long-timing" for six months a year, to living and traveling in our RV full-time.

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This post currently has 2 responses.

  1. Sabra Smith

    September 17, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I have Visible for my internet/hotspot, and I purchased the router you said you were using. However, I am finding that the router is constantly dropping the signal. I’ve started to watch the hotspot’s “connected devices” because I thought the hotspot was the problem. But I’ve noticed the router listed, and then suddenly–and often–it’ll say “no connected devices.” Do you have this issue? Do you know a fix? Thanks.

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