Originally Posted by Byron Kinnaman
It seems like a lot of trouble when it's so easy to find places where you can get permission to spend a night. Rest Areas work good so do truck stops. Walmart and similar stores with parking lots, ask permission first.
There's several other ways to camp free or nearly free. Corp of Engineers often have places near dams that one can actually camp for free.
Dispersed camping in BLM and National Forest lands.
We recently went on 3 month trip and averaged about 7.50 per day. That's with some higher priced places and some free ones.
Maybe we can start a spreadsheet, by state location, of safe, low cost camping. with the price of gas, my trips will be a lot shorter than longer this year.