Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-02-2020, 10:59 AM   #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Big sky, montana
Posts: 1
Year: 2004
Coachwork: International
Chassis: 3800
Engine: T444e
Rated Cap: 29,000
Covid Camping

Hi All,
just wondering what experience everyone is having while camping or boon docking right now. we just purchased our bus a month ago, and our lease is up on our apartment on April 15th. We've got a spot here in Big sky Montana that we can rent for the bus if we need too, but until this storm passes we have no work here so we were considering disappearing into the wilds. Any advice? BLM land still open? most campgrounds here are still seasonally closed, but i imagine they wont be opening until later than usual.

Truman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 11:24 AM   #2
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,234
Stay in place, no traveling
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 11:33 AM   #3
Bus Crazy
 
Drew Bru's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Grayson County, VA
Posts: 1,239
Year: 1996
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International
Engine: DT466
Rated Cap: 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truman View Post
Hi All,
just wondering what experience everyone is having while camping or boon docking right now. we just purchased our bus a month ago, and our lease is up on our apartment on April 15th. We've got a spot here in Big sky Montana that we can rent for the bus if we need too, but until this storm passes we have no work here so we were considering disappearing into the wilds. Any advice? BLM land still open? most campgrounds here are still seasonally closed, but i imagine they wont be opening until later than usual.

I'd stick with the spot in Big Sky if I were you...at least as a fallback for if/when ya need it. We'd be relieved to have a home base right about now, and Big Sky is a nice area. If it's a place you could reliably return to then it might make sense to travel. BLM dispersed seems to be open for the most part, but BLM campgrounds seem to be mostly closed. Most other public campgrounds (state parks, nat'l forest, etc.) are closed. Some BLM dispersed is closing too, around Moab and Sun Valley some other popular destinations...the locals don't want the medical systems being overtaxed by nomads. Things might really start to get tribal out here the longer this goes on.
__________________
Our Build: https://dazzlingbluebus.wordpress.com/
Drew Bru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 12:04 PM   #4
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: NorCal
Posts: 399
Year: 1995
Coachwork: Girardin
Chassis: E-350
Engine: 7.3L Powerstroke
If you've got a spot right now, keep it! No need to gamble by driving somewhere else only to be kicked out by the sheriff when you arrive. Nevermind that we all have a duty to reduce our traveling to the max extent possible (key word is reduce).
TheArgobus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 12:56 PM   #5
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,060
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
I’ve been feverishly working on my bus on preparation of hitting the road. I had even given my landlord notice. Then all the shelter on place orders came down. Fortunately I’ve been able to extend my tenancy by a month. My bus ain’t done anyway.

Stay where you are if you can. With so much closed, you probably won’t be greeted with open arms wherever you go.
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 02:37 PM   #6
Bus Crazy
 
kazetsukai's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Windham NH
Posts: 1,321
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Amtran
Chassis: International RE
Engine: International T444e
Rated Cap: 76
This has all thrown a wrench in my plans as well. I was going to put the house up right around this time- now, when will that happen? Where will we go, can we go anywhere... etc. Being stuck like this will no end in sight...



Quote:
Originally Posted by Drew Bru View Post
Things might really start to get tribal out here the longer this goes on.
I really wonder about this. Sports for the year is basically cancelled, people aren't going to be able to take vacations and we're just coming out of a winter where lots of folks have already been holed up at home for extended periods.


People are losing their jobs, businesses and there's no bread and circus to cover for it.
kazetsukai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 02:54 PM   #7
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,234
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danjo View Post
Iíve been feverishly working on my bus on preparation of hitting the road.
I see what you did there!

> Iíve been able to extend my tenancy by a month.

3-6 would be more realistic
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 03:56 PM   #8
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,060
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
Quote:
Originally Posted by john61ct View Post
3-6 would be more realistic
I have another place to go after this one. I was planning on being mobile for a month.

Iíd rather be fishing
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 04:05 PM   #9
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,234
We really need to set aside our plans, wishes and desires these days.

The public interest requires everyone stay where you are, in place.

Only go out briefly for necessary food or medicine, or to work at an essential job.

No travel!

Forget about the law, what some stupid leaders are doing or not doing.

Do what is right.
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 05:01 PM   #10
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,237
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kazetsukai View Post
This has all thrown a wrench in my plans as well. I was going to put the house up right around this time- now, when will that happen? Where will we go, can we go anywhere... etc. Being stuck like this will no end in sight...



I really wonder about this. Sports for the year is basically cancelled, people aren't going to be able to take vacations and we're just coming out of a winter where lots of folks have already been holed up at home for extended periods.


People are losing their jobs, businesses and there's no bread and circus to cover for it.
Yep same boat here. Was thinking of selling the house. Wish I had 2 months ago. I'd be crashing in my folks basement or something holed up right now.
Sports being off sucks. We were at the last 1/3rd of the Scottish football season and Celtic were set to win their 9th title in a row. now its all in limbo and nothing to watch. At least the Scots are taking this seriously though. They're locked down pretty tight.
__________________
.
Wear A Mask- Stop the Spread!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 05:02 PM   #11
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,237
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danjo View Post
I have another place to go after this one. I was planning on being mobile for a month.

Iíd rather be fishing
I hate fishing, but I'd rather be fishing too bud.
__________________
.
Wear A Mask- Stop the Spread!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 05:03 PM   #12
Bus Geek
 
EastCoastCB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eustis FLORIDA
Posts: 23,237
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freighliner FS65
Engine: Cat 3126
Rated Cap: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by john61ct View Post
We really need to set aside our plans, wishes and desires these days.

The public interest requires everyone stay where you are, in place.

Only go out briefly for necessary food or medicine, or to work at an essential job.

No travel!

Forget about the law, what some stupid leaders are doing or not doing.

Do what is right.
If this were reddit I'd give you a gold award.
__________________
.
Wear A Mask- Stop the Spread!
EastCoastCB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 08:15 PM   #13
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,234
You would not believe the piles of useless Reddit gold my accounts there have accumulated.

Your kind words are more valuable, thanks!
john61ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 08:25 PM   #14
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 797
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: C7 Cat
Quote:
Originally Posted by john61ct View Post
We really need to set aside our plans, wishes and desires these days.

The public interest requires everyone stay where you are, in place.

Only go out briefly for necessary food or medicine, or to work at an essential job.

No travel!

Forget about the law, what some stupid leaders are doing or not doing.

Do what is right.
Bang on!
Oscar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2020, 08:33 PM   #15
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Fraser Valley British Columbia
Posts: 797
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: Freightliner
Engine: C7 Cat
Quote:
Originally Posted by EastCoastCB View Post
I hate fishing, but I'd rather be fishing too bud.
I got sh*t canned two weeks ago because of this so ya Iím going fishing! I live pretty remote so I can hike to the river cast a line for an hour or two not see anyone and pretend this ainít happening. Oh ya and work on the bus.
Stay safe everyone.
Oscar1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2020, 04:34 AM   #16
Mini-Skoolie
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 56
I haven`t done any camping yet but I was just planning on camping one night. I do not understand what they mean by quarantine. I will be on my own site well over 6 ft from anyone else camping out at the campground. I am looking for a new camping tent now by researching these reviews https://outdoorfunmag.com/best-extre...weather-tents/ . Keep you posted on which tent I go for.
davidbarker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2020, 04:46 AM   #17
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 2,060
Year: 2007
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Minotour
Engine: Chevy Express 3500 6.6l
When it comes to campgrounds it’s not the staying in a tent part that puts you in danger of catching cooties or giving your cooties to someone, it’s the shared facilities. The bathrooms, showers, water spigot handles.

Stay safe
Danjo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2020, 04:56 PM   #18
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Wild Wild West
Posts: 688
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: TC RE
Engine: 8.3 Cummins MD3060
Rated Cap: 84
We had big plans to be out camping several times this summer. We made it out once by choice, and once because our town was evacuated because of wild fire. Summer is more than half over and I have 18 days off starting Thursday. We were planning on going on a 4000 mile road trip back east, but that's out now. I have one 3 day camp planned on some private ground up on the Snake river, hopefully that doesn't fall through too. I may have to go out in the back 40 and set up camp just to say I did it this year!!!
JackE is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boondocking, camping, covid-19

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.