A small high clearance TT with a nice 4x4 is as good as it gets for an extreeme off road boondocking spot, but i think whatever you can get to your favorite spot coupled with the off grid capabilities to get you through till time to leave is best.
1993 Dodge cummins crankin out some torque,
2003 Lance 1071 loaded to the hilt
A small high clearance TT with a nice 4x4 is as good as it gets for an extreeme off road boondocking spot,
Well ... not quite (IMHO ): If one prefers to leave nothing behind to have to backtrack to - but still have enough room to be comfortable in wherever one stops to camp - a rig like Spongo's extremely unusual one appears to hit new highs in RV drycamp boondock off-the-grid anytime anywhere Nirvana.
I'm pretty happy with my little, old 23 foot Class A for boondocking. Easy to maneuver, pulls boats great and virtually no parasitic draws. With 3 Group 27s, a classic Norcold and match-light range/oven, we can go a full week without a charge while running the TV/DVD 3 hours a day and the boombox all day long (counting my wife... I have 3 daughters.) And if need be, I have the 4KW Onan for some backup or running the A/C.
That said... I would prefer a 27 footer with a basement and 80 gallons of fuel vs. 40.
1986 Winnebago Chieftain 22RC
Our Camper (with no payments)
It depends greatly upon whether you want maximum access to remote areas (without getting stuck or breaking down), maximum flexibility, or maximum self-suffiency for the longest amount of time.
For maximum access to remote areas on any road or off the highway a camper on a 4WD truck is optimum. For maximum flexibility a truck or SUV pulling a travel trailer that you can park and then explore with the tow vehicle is optimum. For maximum time off the grid the limitations are water and power and this is where a 5th wheel is the best RV.
With a 5th wheel there is room for enough solar panels to provide a couple kilowatts of power and space for a very large battery bank and space and weight capacity for twice the water supply as with any other RV. One drawback to the 5th wheel the need for a dedicated tow vehicle. With a 200 lb. king pin mount in the bed the truck's utility is limited to that of a compact 4-door sedan most of the time.
When we first got back into camping, I wanted a pop up camper for my short bed 4x4 F 150 so I could tow our short bed utility/ hunters trailer behind that. The trailer has a cap and lots of clearance so I thought I'd be in boondocking heaven.
Then the other half weighed in. 25 years of boondocking cold and cramped was enough and now we have a 25 ft TT. I can't complain, it hold water and food for two weeks, three if pushed. Lots of room on the roof for solar so soon we will have 450 watts up there charging two 12v batts.
Most of the places I would have taken the pop up rig are gone, Closed, burnt etc. What's left on the MVUM's are not as bad so the TT actually goes a lot of places being pulled by a 4x4. So while I may not get to where some of you can, we still get pretty deep.
2011 GulfStream Amerilite 25BH
2007/2003 Ford Expedition
Nights camped in 2011 21
Nights camped in 2012 16