Whether you decide to spend an overnight in a parking lot or on a deserted country road there are some basic things to remember about staying safe.
RVBoondockingNews.com reminds RVers to never open your door to a stranger after dark. Speaking through a closed door or window is fine, and if someone is in trouble you can offer to use your phone and make a call for them. Better safe, than sorry!
Boondocking often means being secluded without the added safety of other vehicles and campers close by. It's important to avoid telling people you meet along your travels where you've set up camp.
Another possibility if you're travelling alone is to join a club like Loners on Wheels to connect with other solo RVers and set up camp together. There's something to be said about safety in numbers, especially when you're in unfamiliar surroundings. A dog can also be helpful in deterring any potential thieves.
If you plan on leaving your RV for a while, remember to lock the door and secure your belongings to avoid theft. This includes securing outside locker doors. If you haven't already done so, RVBoondockingNews.com suggests re-keying your outside lockers since most use the same key.
If you feel unsafe where you're camping, you have the luxury of being able to move whenever you want. When choosing a location, it's a good idea to park so you'll need to just drive forward instead of doing a lot of tricky maneuvers to leave.
A more populated area may help you relax and enjoy your trip as well as socialize with those around you. FreeCampgrounds.com is a great resource for finding both free and inexpensive places to camp.
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