Boondocking is defined as living off the grid. Whether you use a generator, solar or wind, if you are self-contained and your RV living quarters are not connected to a company owned power plant of some type you’re boondocking.
Many full-time RVers boondock a couple weeks at a time and replenish supplies and move on. Some folks enjoy RV living from a longer stationary period of 2 weeks, while others are on the move constantly. Most have cell phones and internet that are powered or recharged by an off-grid power source.
My internet and cellphone are charged through the RV’s truck engine. When I use the generator, they are powered that way. Granted, my internet is spotty when it comes to non-urban boondocking choices. I have AT&T car-connect for internet, and my cellphone is through Straighttalk with a Verizon cell phone.
After a couple of weeks of boondocking, I seek the I use of a Flying J dump stations. With their commercial rewards card, you can dump for $3. If you hold the regular rewards card, I believe, it is $10. I’ll fill up at the Flying J and Pilot, ask if and where it is ok to overnight park. Usually, it is not with the trucks but ok to run the generator. I have an exhaust pipe for the generator. It never fails a car will pull in beside me and park, too. If I didn’t use the exhaust pipe, their paint job would be toast.