Dry Camping Tips

RV Dry Camping

Most RV parking at casinos (other than casino RV parks) is “dry camping” sometimes called “blacktop boondocking”. To really enjoy doing this you’ll need be able to camp without hookups for water, electric, and sewer.

Dry camping opens up a whole new world of opportunities for you to enjoy your RV — not only at casinos, but also in beautiful, wild, remote areas of the country as well.

If you have a fully self-contained RV then you can probably dry camp for 2 – 3 days with no changes at all. But if you want to enjoy this for extended periods you’ll need to prepare. We dry camp a lot (over 50% of the time) and we can help you learn how.

Fresh water, black and grey water, and electricity all become crucial if dry-camping for any length of time.

  • Fresh water – use what water you have sparingly.
    • To help save water, use paper plates.
    • Catch the water in your shower in a small wash bucket while waiting for it to get hot. Then use this water in the bucket to do dishes.
    • Only take quick showers every few days.
  • Waste water
    • Do dishes in a small wash bucket, then toss this gray water on some nearby trees or bushes.
  • Electricity
    • Only use one a two small lights at night. Preferably LED lights.
    • Change your most-used lighting to LED lights.
    • Turn your inverter off when not in use. This includes turning it off overnight.

You can learn much more about dry camping and modifications we’ve made to our motor home. Visit our personal website here.