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Member Stories: We Love Hosting

Thank you to SmokinSoleResort, who sent us this story and the photos to go with it.
As you read it, I'd like to draw your attention to this line: "It's different each time you host. Some guests like to hang out with the hosts for part of the time while others just park and say thank you and then go do their own thing." 

(We wouldn't want guests to expect this level of hospitality from every host or, in fact, from this host on every occasion).

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Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0
Image: "Chevrolet 1956 210 Townsman Station Wagon Pulling Trailer" by bespha, licensed under CC BY 2.0

RVing can work for almost any budget. You can buy a brand new diesel pusher bus for half a million dollars… or you can buy a used pop-up trailer for $1000 and tow it with the family minivan. If you’re looking to get started RVing on a budget, then a trailer will definitely be your cheapest option, but if you don’t currently own something that you can tow a trailer with, buying a second hand tow vehicle may also be in the cards.

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Anna Buys her First RV

For those of you who’ve followed along, you know that Boondockers Welcome is the brainchild of Marianne, who has been RVing for 18 years now along with her husband Randy. Marianne knows the ins and outs of boondocking, RVing on a budget, and getting the absolute best experience when travelling across North America in your RV.

And then there’s me.

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Top 5 Podcasts for RVers

I love podcasts - they let me really feel like I'm multitasking and getting things done, since I can easily listen to them while exercising or driving somewhere. It seems that the trend lately has been to have a YouTube channel instead of a podcast, but I'm really feeling the podcast love, so I'm happy to share a list of the best RV related podcasts that I've found.

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Summer RV Electrical Need-To-Knows

It's summertime and boondocking is easy and free - until we need to run the A/C!

Boondocking is camping without hookups. Yet 80% of Boondockers Welcome hosts generously offer electric, water, or both. Let's be sure hosts know how much we travelers appreciate this option!

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Member Stories: The Three Week Test Drive

One of our amazing members, Malcolm Sandy of Terry and Malcolm took the time a good while back to write an account of their first trip as Boondockers Welcome members; it was also their first real trip as RVers to boot! It's definitely a story of perseverance and generosity, and we're so glad that we finally have a place to share it. And we're happy to say that they've stuck with it and remain founding members and have hosted over 30 guests on their property!

This is the first in a series of "member stories" posts that we'll be featuring on a regular basis.

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