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Old 09-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #3137
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LOL that was a long time ago! Slept since then!( maybe a few times!)
RVMs usually travel slowly - always letting the journey be their destination. The mutant thread on the other hand is like one of the freight trains some mutants enjoy hearing rumble by in the night. It doesn't slow down for long and when it does come back, it's usually with gusto!

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I'm working my way through 10 pages of catching up. And I was only off line for 6 days. So much mutating going on. But I had to thank y'all for the Beautiful pics! I'm going back to my reading now...
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #3139
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^^ Amen
Many thanks - the headers I now have in the Roster Spreadsheet are
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:37 PM   #3140
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Great job, Steve! This will be a very useful tool. It needs a cool title.

I have a suggestion for a possible addition for volume 2. Since I no longer own real estate, I can't offer a space to park your rig. But, I can tell you about some of the really great places where I have boondocked, either overnight or up to 2 weeks at a time. When I suggested this on the boondocking forum everyone wanted to keep those places secret, which I can understand on a list of many thousands. I'd be happy to share secret places with my 46 (and growing) best RV friends.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:39 PM   #3141
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So we're good there.
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So we're good there.
Thanks Steve. Didn't look a the Roster, just the form. LOL
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Great job, Steve! This will be a very useful tool. It needs a cool title.

I have a suggestion for a possible addition for volume 2. Since I no longer own real estate, I can't offer a space to park your rig. But, I can tell you about some of the really great places where I have boondocked, either overnight or up to 2 weeks at a time. When I suggested this on the boondocking forum everyone wanted to keep those places secret, which I can understand on a list of many thousands. I'd be happy to share secret places with my 46 (and growing) best RV friends.
Thanks Barb - I will provide a place for it. As I said - these things are fairly open now so they're in text boxes. I will set up tables or excel spreadsheets for them as they grow. They insert into the doc and PDF easily.

I also got your email about data restrictions and perhaps a photo free version so you don't get overage charges from a big file. I took that into consideration and had compressed the pics to 200 dpi and then resized to fit several on a page. Right now the full PDF file size is 626 KB - which isn't too large. Also once we have spreadsheets I can PDF them as stand alone and they will be very small.

We'll get it worked out for sure. Excellent idea on the overnight or secret boondock places. Gotta run.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #3145
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Great job, Steve! This will be a very useful tool. It needs a cool title.

I have a suggestion for a possible addition for volume 2. Since I no longer own real estate, I can't offer a space to park your rig. But, I can tell you about some of the really great places where I have boondocked, either overnight or up to 2 weeks at a time. When I suggested this on the boondocking forum everyone wanted to keep those places secret, which I can understand on a list of many thousands. I'd be happy to share secret places with my 46 (and growing) best RV friends.
If your list is like mine, it is the best of the best (boondocking) locations picked by personal use. Of course, I watch the blogs, forums, and Escapee Days End pages for clues. Many of the sites are not even close to adequate for our big rig. Thus, I have to research with satellite maps and even street views to pre-select a site. Even then, a personal visit is the only sure way to determine suitability.

With all that effort put into compiling my "keeper" list, I'm darned wary about posting it over the entire Internet. My special boondocking spots may be taken before I arrive. No way to call ahead and reserve, either!

However, I am willing to share my sites with a few close friends.

While on the subject of boondocking parking sites, since some of mine are in large vacant store parking lots, they may not be there in a few months if a new store rents the building. Meaning ... things change without notice. Same goes for those dandy highway department equipment parking pull-offs. One that we used several times was a boondocker's dream, but the last time we tried it, the lot was piled high with gravel storage. You never know until you arrive.

Roadside farmer's markets set up in wide gravel pull-offs like that too. Overnighted in a vacant lot that blossomed into a Saturday market the next day. Incredible good luck! We hung around while they were setting up and bought some great fresh veggies and fruit. We did not purchase any velvet painted throws, however!
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If your list is like mine, it is the best of the best (boondocking) locations picked by personal use. Of course, I watch the blogs, forums, and Escapee Days End pages for clues. Many of the sites are not even close to adequate for our big rig. Thus, I have to research with satellite maps and even street views to pre-select a site. Even then, a personal visit is the only sure way to determine suitability.

With all that effort put into compiling my "keeper" list, I'm darned wary about posting it over the entire Internet. My special boondocking spots may be taken before I arrive. No way to call ahead and reserve, either!

However, I am willing to share my sites with a few close friends.

While on the subject of boondocking parking sites, since some of mine are in large vacant store parking lots, they may not be there in a few months if a new store rents the building. Meaning ... things change without notice. Same goes for those dandy highway department equipment parking pull-offs. One that we used several times was a boondocker's dream, but the last time we tried it, the lot was piled high with gravel storage. You never know until you arrive.

Roadside farmer's markets set up in wide gravel pull-offs like that too. Overnighted in a vacant lot that blossomed into a Saturday market the next day. Incredible good luck! We hung around while they were setting up and bought some great fresh veggies and fruit. We did not purchase any velvet painted throws, however!
Hi Moonrover,

You have touched on a few spots I havent considered yet, and something to keep in mind ie: highway department parking pull-offs, or farmers market pull-offs, I would just hate to be in a spot where Im already asleep and some trooper bangs on my door and says I have to move on because I cant park there. By the way has that ever happened to anyone ? .... The DW and I really enjoy finding farmers markets, they are so much better than the local grocery stores for produce.

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I've had a rent-a-cop chase me out of a strip mall near Orlando, but then he led me to a dead end street where we parked for 3 nights. The day I decided not to visit Disney World, a city police officer chased me away. But that was 3 fewer nights in a noisy campground.

BTW, if you ever plan to visit WDW, I had the most marvelous guides. They were friends of a friend, but after one phone call it felt like I had known them for years. They delight in showing novices what "Disney Magic" truly happens to be and have been no charge guides since they retired several years ago.

I will offer up contact info to those who are not whiners, like one of my brothers, and who promise to make me glad I referred them. This couple buys the premium season tickets so their gate and parking expense is paid up front. You pay all your own expenses and get a first class tour from park veterans. The best part was I never had to look at a map or show schedule and they planned the day after asking me about some preferences.
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Hi Moonrover,

You have touched on a few spots I havent considered yet, and something to keep in mind ie: highway department parking pull-offs, or farmers market pull-offs, I would just hate to be in a spot where Im already asleep and some trooper bangs on my door and says I have to move on because I cant park there. By the way has that ever happened to anyone ? .... The DW and I really enjoy finding farmers markets, they are so much better than the local grocery stores for produce.

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I think it's a combination of where you are and how you boondock. We spent a week at one Wallmart that was clearly posted no overnight camping, but where never bothered. However, we left everyday, went in the store every morning and pretty much kept a low profile. No awnings, loud music, etc.

Here in Nevada you can pretty much boondock on any BLM land for two weeks; unless the rangers see you doing stupid stuff, like open fires, visible trash at the sight, etc. then they will chase you off, may even fine you depending on their mood.
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I think it's a combination of where you are and how you boondock. We spent a week at one Wallmart that was clearly posted no overnight camping, but where never bothered. However, we left everyday, went in the store every morning and pretty much kept a low profile. No awnings, loud music, etc.

Here in Nevada you can pretty much boondock on any BLM land for two weeks; unless the rangers see you doing stupid stuff, like open fires, visible trash at the sight, etc. then they will chase you off, may even fine you depending on their mood.
I understand that but in my case I have to put the bedroom slide out so I can get to my side of the bed ....... but other than that we are pretty quiet campers. and we dispose of trash at least once a day if not more depending on what we are doing of course. We did run into two Wal-Marts in Rapid City, SD that wont let you boondock at all, they said they had to many people take advantage because of Mount Rushmore. I still need to figure out how to find BLM land...

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I understand that but in my case I have to put the bedroom slide out so I can get to my side of the bed ....... but other than that we are pretty quiet campers. and we dispose of trash at least once a day if not more depending on what we are doing of course. We did run into two Wal-Marts in Rapid City, SD that wont let you boondock at all, they said they had to many people take advantage because of Mount Rushmore. I still need to figure out how to find BLM land...

Cheers !!!
Sorry to hear that! We don't have any slides so we usually park disguised as a shopper ..

Here is one link I've used;
USA - Freecampsites.net

Here is a BLM link for Nevada; you can Google BLM Land Camping <state> for any particular area you are in.

Camping

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