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RE: Ever hear of this camping company? Harvest Host

This topic has come up many times in the last 6 months and is a true YMMV. For us, we use both Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome (now the same company, but keeping things separately). We've only full-timed since April, but have gotten our moneys worth. We normally use Boondockers for a one or two night stop while we're going from point A-B. We've had multiple stays with both, and every experience has been very positive. We prefer Boondockers because most places we have the option to stay multiple nights, and many have hookups. We just finished a six night stay in Centuria, WI at a 'hobby farm'. Super friendly folks, 50 amp power, and water. We visit an aunt in Luck, WI., just 10 minutes away. We're already planning another trip next spring. We have a five night stay near Pensacola reserved with a Boondockers. Full hookups (dump on site but not at campsite). Most Boondockers Welcome sites that have hookups do ask for a donation, usually $5-$15/nite. More than worth it.
MRC54 10/12/21 06:24pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: simple laptop solution for RV travel

I love my Chromebook. It has 100g internal storage, although I normally use the cloud (Google drive). Boots up instantly, no bloatware, no viruses. This might be a good excuse to join Costco for a year ($60, I think). They offer 90 day full returns on electronics, allows you to try for an extended time. They also double the mfg warranty.
MRC54 10/03/21 08:34pm General RVing Issues
RE: HarvestHost......anyone using it?

We use both Harvest Hosts and Boondockers Welcome (now the same company, but keeping things separately). We've only full-timed since April, but have gotten our moneys worth. Four stays with different Harvest Hosts, including breweries and a Lavender Farm. We prefer Boondockers because most places we have the option to stay multiple nights, and many have hookups. We just finished a six night stay in Centuria, WI at a 'hobby farm'. Super friendly folks, 50 amp power, and water. We visit an aunt in Luck, WI., just 10 minutes away. We're already planning another trip next spring. I have been able to make a few same day stops, but since we're full timers, I have a pretty solid itinerary planned in advance.
MRC54 09/14/21 07:55pm Class C Motorhomes
McAllen, TX diesel shops & aux fuel tanks

We'll be in McAllen, TX for the month of October. I need some minor work on my 2009 GMC dually. Any shop recommendations? Also, seeking advice on adding an aux fuel tank.
MRC54 09/05/21 08:50pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

and BTW, our 1st night is in O'Sullivan's Sportsman Park (on Moses Lake near Othello, WA). Really a nice park. Large sites, lots of grass, paved streets.
MRC54 08/31/21 08:24am Roads and Routes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

Thanks to all the responses!Love this forum. We leave in an hour or so, and after consideration of the suggestions, we chose #2. Takes us thru Kennewick for our 1st stop, then up thru Spokane on the way to Missoula. Staying there in a Harvest Host brewery.
MRC54 08/30/21 08:21am Roads and Routes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

Thanks obgraham I know I can't avoid the passes, but if I DID mind the passes, which route would you recommend?
MRC54 08/29/21 02:04pm Roads and Routes
RE: Long Beach, WA to Spokane

thx, but it's Long Beach, WA
MRC54 08/29/21 01:25pm Roads and Routes
Long Beach, WA to Spokane

Need some advice... There are three routes, and they're all within minutes for driving time, and close for distance. Driving tomorrow, leaving 9ish 1. 101 to 5, Olympia, Tacoma, 18 to 90 2. Back to Portland, 82, 182, 395, 90 3. 20 to Longview, 5, 12,90 1 ton DRW, towing 41' 5th wheel, 16k loaded any opinions out there?
MRC54 08/29/21 01:12pm Roads and Routes
RE: Rv locks install

We installed ours a month ago. Probably because my coach is a 2021, it was a perfect fit. Might have taken 5 minutes. I helped my son-in-law install his a few months ago in his 2011 trailer and it involved some cutting as you experienced. We love the new lock, the remote fob is quite handy.
MRC54 07/28/21 09:37am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: boondockerswelcome

We are new fulltimers (3 months) and have already used BW 5 times. They have merged with Harvest Hosts but pledge to keep separate. Our experience has been nothing but positive. As is the norm in the RV community, the people (hosts) have been amazing. More than helpful, anxious to provide a positive experience. So far, we prefer BW to HH due to the availability of more than one night (sometimes up to 5). Also, more and more BW have some type of hookups. Some have 50amp, some even have sewer hookups. We do our best to adhere to the '3' rule. No more than 300 miles, and/or done by 3pm. So, when traveling from Washington to Wisconsin at the end of August, we will take our time, staying in various BW for a night or two (or more) along the way.
MRC54 07/15/21 08:06pm Public Lands, Boondocking and Dry Camping
RE: Cripple creek/Pikes Peak

I lived in Woodland Park for 30 years, and worked in Cripple Creek for most of the time. Just left in April for our full time adventure. Couple thoughts: If you're concerned about altitude (Cripple Creek is 9,500), consider Woodland Park (8,500) or Colorado Springs (6,000). Royal Gorge in Canon City is spectacular. Lunch/Dinner train or just visit. New Olympic museum in Colorado Springs is spectacular. Air Force Academy is something to see. Under the radar: Paint Mines (google it), about 30 min west of Colorado Springs. Victor Gold Mining tour, right next to Cripple Creek. Florissant Fossil beds. Have fun. It's beautiful!
MRC54 07/14/21 10:23am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Pros and Cons of Tankless water heaters in RV

as usual, for most any topic, YMMV We are new full timers. 41' Alpine. Mostly hooked up in our first 3 months. We love our Suburban tankless. My experience with other Class A (three of them in the 2000s) was that having limited hot water via a tank was inconvenient. We are fortunate to have a large shower in our 3712KB, and tankless allows a nice long shower, followed by DW's long hot shower. Again.... YMMV
MRC54 07/12/21 06:14pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

There is info online, some of it vague... But the consensus seems to be that Class 2 ebikes (pedal assist, throttle, 20mph max) are considered as normal bicycles. However, there are 5 states that consider any ebike as a motor vehicles. My bike (Lectric) comes software limited to 20mph for this reason. With some software manipulation, top speed changes to 28mph.
MRC54 06/30/21 07:56pm General RVing Issues
RE: Electric bikes !!

We'll throw out hat in the ring for the Letric bikes. Picked ours up at the factory in Phoenix. XP for me and step-thru for DW. We're just now adding a better seat, different handlebars, etc. We're currently in Long Beach, WA which allows bikes and vehicles on the beach. So much fun!
MRC54 06/27/21 03:03pm General RVing Issues
Latch-It RV Door Lock

Received a Latch-It RV Door Lock from my daughter for Father's Day. Keypad with two FOBs. During a weekend in Pismo with them in their 12 year old trailer I helped install one for them. It finally went okay, but certainly some modification to striker plates and door cutouts. However, for my install (21 Alpine FW), it was a 15 minute simple task. Even for my average skills. Looks great, works perfectly, extremely happy with this upgrade. Thought I'd share....
MRC54 06/25/21 05:52pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Grants Pass, OR (exceptional experiences)

Thanks for the recommendation but we're already up in Neskowin (our home park).
MRC54 05/29/21 05:52pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Grants Pass, OR (exceptional experiences)

Leveling jacks. We're new at this, and I'm amazed how low the middle ones are. Not much clearance. Of course, I could be more careful driving thru parking lots.... just saying...
MRC54 05/29/21 01:44pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Grants Pass, OR (exceptional experiences)

We stayed in Grants Pass for three nights, and and had three very positive interactions. Les Schwab Tires repaired our flat (we had put the spare on the previous week), remounted, and replaced the spare underneath the coach. Even though we did not purchase the tires with them, they would not accept any payment. Even tried to leave cash for the guys, but no. Cypress Grove in Gold Hill (15 minutes south of Grants Pass), is a lovely campground. But more importantly, the manager Clyde, went out of his way to help us with maintenance issues we were having. Really a good samaritan. Darren at (Grainger Movile RV, also in Gold Hill), truly was a godsend. We had a bent landing jack, and any dealer was months out on appointments. Even Darren quoted a week or so, but since we needed to leave after two days, he managed to work us in, and working an evening, got the job done. And probably for less than half what a dealer may have charged. We are new full timers for a month now, working through the 'adventure', and these interactions certainly remind me that there are still people and businesses that go above and beyond.
MRC54 05/29/21 09:06am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Free overnight camping in small towns

Here is an article with descriptions of free campsites in Texas. https://rvlife.com/free-campgrounds-in-texas/
MRC54 03/19/21 09:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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