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Arizona boondocking in the desert
"It is so cheap to live in AZ my fellow campers speak in soft voices so the hordes don't hear us"
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1/29/2011 - This is by Rattlesnake Joe and is in reply to the RV Arizona article: "What does Arizona offer in addition to the Grand Canyon?"

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Arizona boondocking in the desert
 
Arizona boondocking in the deserted desert is the way to go. There is plenty of places to go and have a relaxing vacation right on BLM land that doesn't cost anything...or like $180 a season.

 It is so cheap to live in AZ my fellow campers speak in soft voices so the hordes don't hear us..



I live full time with my wife in a Casita 17' fiberglass travel trailer with the high axel and big wheels and taller tires to get off the road and into the pretty canyons.

A word of warning, once you experience the freedom and cost effectiveness of boondocking, it just may turn you into a desert rat too and your friends and family will think you have been out in the sun too long.

So sell the house that is a yoke around your neck, get a self contained travel trailer and start living once again. There is no STRESS in the desert, just make sure you are camping above Hwy 8 and not close to the Mexican border.
 

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