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Old 02-17-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Experience Boondocking? (boondockerswelcome.com)

So I'm very familiar and experienced with couchsurfing and airbnb, but my boyfriend and I just stumbled upon this gold mine about a week ago: https://www.boondockerswelcome.com

Holy cow.

Can any of you share your experience boondocking? We're looking to do a cross country trip this summer. We have a family of three, sometimes four. Myself, boyfriend, our 5 month old son, and bf's 9 year old boy who is with us sometimes. This seems like a pretty safe way to do it!

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Old 06-18-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi there

I reach here because I have the same question while planning my first mobile home experience around US. Also Im from Barcelona living in LA for 1 year so understand the rules, policies of US about RV and so it is so mess to me but I just want to know if that website has work well to people. Did you,Sundancer, experience it already?
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:25 PM   #3
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click on the map and research the area that you'd like to stay. Click on the host members name and it will give you their restrictions. Most of the one's I looked at only wanted older (65 + ) people to stay with them. I'm not that old yet and have children, so it was a no go for me.
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:38 PM   #4
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yeap I did and it seemed to me like uyou say too many restrictions about age...Im 43.

do you have suggestions in where to find spots to park that are allowed and not expensive while traveling? also the idea of meeting with people is better sice I am gonna travel alone. I wanna go across the country without rushing
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:48 PM   #5
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Hi there

I reach here because I have the same question while planning my first mobile home experience around US. Also Im from Barcelona living in LA for 1 year so understand the rules, policies of US about RV and so it is so mess to me but I just want to know if that website has work well to people. Did you,Sundancer, experience it already?
don't forget.....

don't base your impression of the United States solely on Los Angeles
there's really a lot of nice country in the US
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:52 PM   #6
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yeap I did and it seemed to me like uyou say too many restrictions about age...Im 43.

do you have suggestions in where to find spots to park that are allowed and not expensive while traveling? also the idea of meeting with people is better sice I am gonna travel alone. I wanna go across the country without rushing
a smartphone app might help you out....
Allstays app ($9.99) shows you which walmart parking lot, etc, you can or cannot stay at...
Camping Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

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Camp & RV is another great camping app for iOS. This universal app will show you nearby campsites. Both the iPhone and iPad interfaces are very well done. The app can even store some of the information on your device, which is needed when you do camping in remote areas. There is a ton of information in this app. Included are over 18,000 campgrounds in the United States and Canada. These include both private and public sites. There are also other neat tidbits such as rest areas, RV rental locations, and other places of interest. Although a great app, it is quite expensive compared to some of the others.
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:45 PM   #7
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Also available for Android, for those of us who refuse to be trendy with their iPhones and iPads...
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Also available for Android, for those of us who refuse to be trendy with their iPhones and iPads...
I tried to stay as gender neutral as I could.... it was the quotes that touted iPhone/iPad.... just because I drink the kool-aid, doesn't mean I like it
bought my iPhone3GS in 08, jailbroke it, upgraded to 4S in 2010, jailbroke it, and use it everyday... 5 years is a pretty good run for a single phone these days. I won't buy another one till this one doesn't do what I need or want.

this might help the cause....

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I won't buy another one till this one doesn't do what I need or want.
And both SWMBO and I have no intention of updating our phones anytime soon, either, except when they no longer hold a charge
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:55 AM   #10
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Cancelled Verizon who we had for over 12 years and went with a Tracfone. Bought them all thru either QVC.com or Hsn.com.

Ya I know shopping off the TV. I wait till they have a good special and just upgrade our phones every year.

Our phones have cost us between $99 & $129, are the closest we'll come to the latest & greatest.

For the price we get a new phone, 1 year of service, 1200 free minutes, 1200 free text & 1200 gigs of data. When I see that we're getting low on minutes I start looking for a new special.

If I was to go buy a service/minute card I would pay $99 to add another 1200 of each minutes/text/data to my existing phone or just get the same along with a new phone.

When I activate the new phone, I have them port my old number over (so it never changes) and they transfer all that I have left from old phone to new and still add the new.

Right now, my phone has 2,685 minutes, 4,972 text messages & 3,578.5 g's of data along with 560 days to use them.

The service is thru either Sprint & AT&T or T-Mobile. Don't remember at the moment. All I do know it that service here at home is better now than it was with Verizon.

Clints phone is a SAMSUNG ANDROID and I just traded mine for an ALCATEL One Touch POP with a 5" screen.

Total cost: $99 divided by 12 and $129 divided by 12 ($8.25 mo & $10.75 mo) less if I don't use up all my time etc. That comes to $19 a month for both of us & we can cancel AT ANY TIME.

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