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Old 06-01-2014, 05:43 AM   #15
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We thought this would be a great option for us and we actually have 70 beautiful acreas with a three acrea pond that we considered paying forwward with but we had an event that ruined the prospect for us. I normally never have paranoia issues but there was a serial killer not far from us that lured folks to remote land in the middle of no where by offering employment and would then murder them. He went undetected for years and only by luck did law enforcement stumble on to him. This case was completely unrelated to RVing for free but slightly similar circumstances. It scarred my wife and I's brain so we will continue to boondock in Walmarts.
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Thank you everyone,

We just started fulltiming yesterday and we are open to try different things. Oneal that is very creepy but we realize there are risks everywhere and trying not to be paranoid. That being said, we grew up in NYC and there is probably not a more dangerous place and we made it through.

I would love to hear from people who have actually used the service to see how extensive their network is.

Wheelingit, your input on leaving a gift is very helpful.

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Old 06-01-2014, 09:28 AM   #17
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Thank you everyone,
We just started fulltiming yesterday and we are open to try different things.
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RVing can get to be an expensive proposition if you join every club and buy every gadget that sounds good.
You are doing the right thing by investigating different possibilities.

We have dropped all club affiliations and only pay for Coachnet ERS and Passport America yearly.

I highly recommend Passport America Discount Camping Club - The Original 50% Discount Camping Club Since 1992
We have been members for 12 years.
Every year it has saved us far more $$ than it cost.

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #18
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Boondockerswelcome.com input

Another program which is like this, but slightly different is Harvest Hosts. In that program you stay with a business...typically a winery or farm. Again, we've not used it ourselves, but have several friends who really like it.

Here's some links and reviews from blog friends who've used Harvest Hosts:
http://www.gonewiththewynns.com/harv...farms-wineries
http://nealysonwheels.wordpress.com/tag/harvest-hosts/
http://www.technomadia.com/2014/05/f...e-to-escapade/
http://geeksontour.blogspot.com/2013...gs-winery.html

Here's a blog from my Canadian friend who's using Boondockers Welcome this summer. You could probably contact her directly on the blog for more info:
http://sassysondaroad.blogspot.com/2...got-lucky.html

We prefer to stay by ourselves so that's part of the reason we don't really use these programs, but if you're the social type it could be a really fun way to connect with people and businesses across the country.
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Here's another review of Boondockers Welcome from the RV Dreams guys. They used the service in Bakersfield. I gather a lot of the offerings are driveway parking.

http://www.rv-dreams-journal.com/201...sfield-ca.html
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We have used Harvest Hosts quite a few times and really enjoy the stops at vineyards and wineries. It usually costs us at least as much as a campground as we buy two or more bottles of wine, books and other things. We have learned a lot about vineyards and wine making.
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There are many free places to boondock in the USA.
This is very different in Canada. We cannot just camp
on government land.

You must live in some other Canada than I do, I've been boondocking on public land for 35+++ years, never had a problem.

In fact in one instance a rather sheepish looking pair of government employees asked me for a boost. Seems they'd left the lights on in their truck and it had a dead battery when they got back to it. I had no booster cables but did have an extension cord and battery charger. I made a pot of coffee and we chatted for a few hours till their truck charged up enough to start.
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The only places I haave found have been up forestry roads
or you need to drive many miles on gravel roads.
There is a website for free camping in Canada but most of the
places listed are for truck and camper or small trailers. You would
never be able to get a larger unit into these places

You also need to be aware that there are a lot of Indian land
which many people think is crown land.....until they get kicked off.
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The only places I haave found have been up forestry roads
or you need to drive many miles on gravel roads.

That may be the case on the Wet Coast, but certainly not in the rest of the country. Boondocking on Provincial or Federal lands from Alberta east is fair game.

I suspect the boondocking sites don't show them for other reasons, such as wanting to keep them quiet, or there's just so many they can't list them all.
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