When Boondockers Finally Find a Place to Stay in an RV Park

Even the most ardent boondockers find themselves reaching for their wallets and checking into an RV park every now and then. It’s critical to make the most of these rare opportunities when they arise.

So, let’s go over a list of things to do when you’re a boondocker staying in an RV park for the night. These are only a few suggestions. Making a list of everything you want to accomplish and crossing off each task as it is completed is a good idea, according to our experts.

Laundry, Laundry, and Even More Laundry

Take advantage of the opportunity to wash anything and everything that needs to be washed. Everything: sheets, towels, clothes, throw rugs, dog bedding, you name it. If the laundry room does not have a change machine, you will most likely be able to obtain quarters at the office. If they don’t have quarters, check to see if there is a bank in town where you can get a few rolls of paper money.

The Rig Needs to Be Cleaned

Because you’ve spent so much time in the wilderness, your vehicle is at the very least covered in dust. Even worse, it’s a complete shambles. It is now necessary to thoroughly clean the rig. If it’s particularly filthy, wash it first with a regular car wash before applying RV Wash & Wax on top of the surface. However, if the surface is simply dusty, RV Wash & Wax will suffice. Also, if the RV park has rules against washing rigs in the morning, get up at the crack of dawn and wash your rig anyway. Lastly, don’t forget to go up on the roof and clean your solar panels while there.

Give the inside of the house a thorough cleaning.

While you have an unlimited supply of water, thoroughly clean everything inside the house, including the sinks, shower, windows, and floor, while you have the opportunity. Time spent in the country means that the inside of the house becomes dusty as well.

Get a Project Completed

Improve the look of your cabinets, upgrade your solar panel system, or schedule an appointment with a mobile RV mechanic. You should take advantage of the fact that you have an unlimited supply of electricity right now to complete projects.

Request that your mail be forwarded.

It is preferable to have your mail forwarded to the post office via general delivery service. There are some RV parks that will not accept mail. Also, keep in mind that the post office can be extremely slow at times. It is common for general delivery to take up to 10 days, so make sure to contact your mail forwarding service at least a week before you plan to arrive.

Preparing and Baking

Because you have an unlimited supply of water, you can clean up after yourself, cook meat, and freeze portions of it. Also, take advantage of the opportunity to bake whatever it is that you desire. Now is the time to prepare dishes that will require a lot of cleanup and store them in the freezer.

Running errands

Now is a good time to stock up on the supplies you’ll require. Groceries, new clothes, tools, and anything else you require. When a town has stores like Ross or Marshall’s, where you can get better-quality clothes than you can from Walmart, this is especially important.

Run to the Thrift Store

Take the time to go through your belongings and reduce the weight of your belongings. Make a trip to your local thrift store with whatever you don’t need.

Take the Dog to the Groomer if necessary.

In the event that your town has a dog groomer, take your four-legged friend in for a nail clipping or haircut. Never assume that you will have another good opportunity to do so in the future.

Remove the waste from the black tank.

When you first arrive, empty the tanks of fuel. However, the evening before you leave, take your extra hose or tank wand (NOT YOUR FRESH WATER HOSE) and flush it down the toilet, filling up the black tank with water from the faucet. Allow it to sit overnight and then dump it in the morning. You can even fill it up a second time and dump it out of the car. Hopefully, this will get rid of any remaining toilet paper and poop.

Stock up on plenty of clean drinking water.

Fill up your primary fresh water tank, as well as any auxiliary tanks you may have installed. Once that is completed, it is time to get back on the road. Have a safe journey!

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