Christmas is behind us and we’ll be hitting the road again in no time so I need to do some RV travel planning. I thoroughly enjoyed our desert boondocking adventures so more of that sounds fantastic.
I’ve got friends in the Bay Area and down near Indio, CA to visit so I’ve been scouting places to camp on the cheap in those areas too.
There is so much public land in the desert southwest. I’m looking at the areas surrounding Borrego Springs, the Alabama Hills, Winterhaven in CA, Yuma, and Quartzsite in Arizona, and various other places where the sun shines and can warm up these cold bones of mine.
I may go back to Texas so we can go to Big Bend NP but at this point, I’m just not sure.
RV Travel Planning App – Roadtrippers
I love using Roadtrippers to plan my trips. It’s easy to use and saves all my trips in one place. I can use it on my phone or on my PC.
I think I’ll ditch my traditional round-trip plan and just figure out the first part of the trip. The rest will fall into place as we go. I’ve added places I’d like to go in the spring to the end of my itinerary as placeholders.
I think I’ll shoot for a departure date of January 6th give or take. That will give me time to do all the things to get ready and go up and see my family in Washington one last time.
My plan again for this trip is low cost and lots of boondocking. I have a few new toys to make boondocking easier and I’ll share those with you as we go.
I still find the biggest challenge with boondocking is keeping warm when the sun goes down. I’ll get it figured out but it’s a tough one. At some point, I think I’m going to have to add to my battery bank so I can run my furnace all night without the fan running my batteries down so fast.
Adding batteries isn’t out of the question but I’m going to have to figure out where to put them and get them wired in. It’s not an inexpensive endeavor.