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MRC54

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Posted: 10/12/21 06:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.


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valhalla360 wrote:

I do agree completely with your #2 issue. Why they would hide the locations makes zero sense. They give some BS answer about the businesses wanting privacy but what business wants to hide from potential customers.


As a ‘grandfathered’ HH (Boondockers Welcome) member and host of two different sites I can tell you there’s numerous very good reasons for keeping the exact location confidential until a member & a host connect.

First and foremost, abuse, people showing up late, unannounced and often belligerent. I had space for several RV’s at my airport that one of the tenants took upon themselves to publicize. In one case I had to jump in the car and drive there at 10pm because 2 RV’ers (family travelling together) who had made arrangements showed up to find 4 toy haulers already there and a bunch of 20 somethings sitting around a campfire (in my parking lot !!) and telling them to go somewhere else, in a less than polite fashion.

I had to have LEO show up because they didn’t believe I was actually the owner and that they’d had a few cold adult beverages and so couldn’t drive. They were of the opinion that an airport must be public property. The LEO’s assured them it was private property and that they were trespassing.

I have heard from others I know who host at their farm or business of other (but more minor) issues also. Previous ‘guests’ coming back unannounced was the primary one.

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