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The Steel Magnolia

Space for 1 Rig
35 ft max
2 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 weeks max
Response Rate
100%
Usually Responds In
6 hours

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Suitability

  • Slideouts Allowed
  • Generators Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Welcome

Amenities

  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • $5/night requested for hookups

Description

This site is at our river house (our local getaway!), The Steel Magnolia is our ugly steel house with two magnolia trees in the front yard (started as a joke and the name stuck). :) It is located on beautiful Dog River and we have 170' frontage on the River. We have a boat dock (it is old...use at your own risk). Kayaks and such can easily launch. Our yard water is from our well (safe to drink and taste better than most well water).

Since we have pet chickens that free-range and a working dog, all pets MUST be on a leash and attended. If you have a pet, please discuss this with us beforehand. Our gate is tied to our security system...so all guests must arrive by 6PM or before dark (whichever comes first). A gate remote will be provided if you plan to go out during your stay. Monday arrivals must be in by 3PM. Departure times between 6:30 & 9:00. These times may vary and can be discussed as needed.

Since this is our river house...you are apt to see our stuff parked on site, boats, trailers, work equipment, etc. The Steel Magnolia is a work in progress. :)

We are close to I-10 & 1-65.

FlyboyTR

House Rules

*# of Rigs* We can only accommodate two rigs if they are traveling together (we only have the one driveway for parking)
We prefer No Smoking outside (if you do, no butts on the ground!).
Clean up after yourself.
Pets MUST be on a leash and attended.
No children outside without adult supervision.
Alcohol in moderation only & no recreational drugs
Quiet generators are ok.
"Nice" music outside is OK if not too loud!
No swimming in the River.
Do not feed the dog or chickens.
Our boat dock is old...use it at your own risk (fishing is allowed).
No dump station on site.
15 amp electrical & well water available.
Awnings, chairs, tables are OK
Sunset is a great time to take your chair down to the River, enjoy the scenery and a glass of wine.
Enjoying your outside meal down by the River is fine.
Outside cooking/grilling/firepit (your equipment) is allowed. Used charcoal must be extinguished & bagged for disposal.
Large trash can is available for typical garbage disposal.

Access Road Conditions

Campers will have to back in from the street, through our gate and then straight down a concrete driveway. It is a bit tight. We can accommodate rigs to 40' but backing in from the street will be tight, but doable. If you are not competent in backing your rig and don't have a spotter with communication ability...entry may be difficult for you. There is also a dip in the road at our driveway (super low-slung rigs may have a problem). Regardless of your backing ability I will provide a two way radio and provide guidance in backing you in. Our electric gate has been damaged twice...So "everyone" now receives guidance! :)

We live on beautiful Dog River. Our neighborhood is old and somewhat depressed...but despite its looks, we are still much safer than most places. There are low hanging limbs that can be dodged easily. You can NOT follow your GPS for the last 1/2 mile. After entering our neighborhood I request that you "call" me and I will give you turning directions to avoid the low limbs.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

On concrete in front of camper.

No vehicle with leaking fluids will be allowed! (Trying to protect the River).

Availability

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We can ONLY accommodate two rigs if they are traveling together...we only have the one driveway...but it is 280' long!

We travel a lot on the weekends so they are limited...but please check with me to see if we can accommodate you. I am not blocking every weekend on my calendar...again, check with me for Friday/Saturday boondocking. Monday arrivals will need to be in place by 3PM.

All arrivals, other than Monday, need to be in place by 6 PM or before dark (depending on the season). Departures after 7:00 AM unless otherwise directed or agreed upon.

Our main gate is secure, electric and we need to be available to open/close it. We can provide an opener/clicker for you to use if you will be out and about.

Location

Mobile, AL, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Historic downtown Mobile, Battleship USS Alabama, Bellingrath Gardens, Mardi Gras Museum, local water front areas.


Your Host

FlyboyTR


Member Since
August 1, 2018
Host's Age
55-65


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References for The Steel Magnolia

DoubleKRanch

March 2021

Home away from home

Great hosts. Just like visiting family [ the ones you like very much ].

Good stories, good time.


lunaandtheseekers

March 2021

Darn it!

We were scheduled to be here for 2 nights. Our host let us know right away when he found out he might have some flooding due to weather. We chose to stay put, but I so appreciate his letting us know and no pressure to choose either way.
We will be back in this area and will definitely try to stay here next time!


TomandCindy

March 2021

Too awesome for words.

They were kind and pleasant. They came out to help and to welcome us to their property. They had so much information about local attractions and stores. Love them and would be happy to stop again. They are too much fun.


Meanderer

February 2021

Wow! Amazing Stay!

This is a great couple. They were super helpful and were great to talk to. We loved the site it is beautiful and easy to set up on. We had no problems while we were there and will definitely stay there again. My cats loved watching the chickens through the windows.


Mastanle1

February 2021

Spectacular!

We had a wonderful stay with Kathy and Travis! They have a beautiful view of the Dog River with fantastic sunsets. We had great conversations and we just really enjoyed their company. Hope to visit with them again.


Lpwoodward

February 2021

Just like home

We had a spectacular time at FlyboyTR place! They are the nicest people you could meet! Was able to sit out on the dock to watch the sunset, have a fire, and incredible conversation! They were so welcoming and even gifted us fresh eggs from their chickens, as well as helping us fill our tires up! We are very grateful for their hospitality and hope to be back again!


Hadairg

January 2021

Our First Stay

FlyboyTR @ The Steel Magnolia stay was great. This was our first Boondockers Welcome and from the moment we got there they made sure we had everything we needed to set-up and get settled in for the night. The spot offered a beautiful view of the sunset along the River and we were lucky enough to have a full moon rise right in front of us. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed the info that Travis had to offer. Thank you both for making our first experience a smooth and easy stay. Till we meet again, Heather & Tom


PrimalTendencies

January 2021

Come for the river, stay for the friendship!

Kathy and Travis are superb hosts, who go above an beyond to make guests feel welcome. Location has safety measures of a gate with an alarm and a protective watch-d-o-g. Travis has been learning about RV life through experience since he was 19 so was able to give a newbie so many valuable tips and tricks. Kathy shared delicious (spicy!) homemade soup and a carton of fresh eggs from their girls! I had to work online most of the time and their internet connection was great. Had a really nice time sitting on their dock chatting and a wee fire the last night. So grateful to have met these folks and I look forward to meeting up with them in the future!


PrimalTendencies

January 2021

Come for the river, stay for the friendship!

Kathy and Travis are superb hosts, who go above an beyond to make guests feel welcome. Location has safety measures of a gate with an alarm and a protective watch-d-o-g. Travis has been learning about RV life through experience since he was 19 so was able to give a newbie so many valuable tips and tricks. Kathy shared delicious (spicy!) homemade soup and a carton of fresh eggs from their girls! I had to work online most of the time and their internet connection was great. Had a really nice time sitting on their dock chatting and a wee fire the last night. So grateful to have met these folks and I look forward to meeting up with them in the future!


DoubleKRanch

January 2021

Recommended

It is a beautiful spot on the river and the hosts are terrific! They made us feel like family and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them a bit while we were there.

Good level parking in a secure area.


Irv

January 2021

Afraid

Afraid that if I give a 6 star rating the next time we pass by there will be no room.
Afraid that if I really say how nice a couple they are that others will monopolize them to the point that they won't be able to reply to my request to stay.
Afraid that if I say how much we enjoyed the sunset and chat around the campfire on the dock.
Afraid that if I say how much info can be gained by this smart couple others will flock there.
Afraid this couple is top shelf.
I am afraid I put a star by this listing so I can make it stand out.


tlpro

January 2021

Wonderful hosts

It was a pleasure to stay here. The host were wonderful and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.


Captain-K

December 2020

Very nice welcoming couple

A very comfortable setting for an overnight stay. Overlooking the Dog River, quiet and level. We communicated well to be sure I got there and when. And just minutes off I-10 in Mobile. Many thanks, and I hope to have a chance to stay again!


hudikr

December 2020

Fantastic

Fantastic experience. Good conversation and they went out of their way to accommodate me. Great spot by the river!


Rvingmaine-iacs

November 2020

Great spot and hosts

We spent 2 nights at The Steel Magnolia with hosts flyboy TR and his wife on the Dog River. Flyby TR was very helpful in getting us in and set up. We enjoyed our stay and spent a wonderful night sitting by a fire near the river and then the next night had a great dinner that Flyboy TR made. These are some great people.
Thanks for everything, we so enjoyed our stay


Alfredomusika

November 2020

Wonderful heaven and couple

After a trying day. This stop was perfect. Wonderful to meet my hosts. Helpful too enjoyed them as well


KenHappl

June 2020

Perfect

We had a great stay! There was great communication leading up to the stay. They welcomed us like family. When we arrived they showed us around their property. The kids loved seeing the chickens. Their dog was just as excited to see the my kids as they were to pet it! The River was beautiful. There was plenty of room for our slide outs. They were generous to provide electricity and water. I would highly recommend staying at the steel magnolia!


TerriLee

December 2019

A trove of information

We spent 1 night at the Steel Magnolia on our way west. Travis and Kathy were so warm and welcoming. We had a nice dinner with them at a local restaurant and Travis had lots of great camper tips for these newbies to trailer camping!


Nancyfuentes

March 2019

Extraordinary!

This was our first experience with Boondockers and it was superb! Any place else we stay is going to have a hard act to follow! Such a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful hosts!


Johan and Loes

January 2019

Our top 3 place!

We travel each year 4-5 months and do a lot of boondocking. And sometimes we come at a Very special place: good communication, nice talkings, friendly people, Great and peaceful place, nice drinks and a good diner etc etc. Steel Magnolia has it all!! Kathy and Travis thank you so much. Hope to come again when we come back to the USA. Love, Johan and Loes


KentuckyWanderers

January 2019

Wonderful Hosts

We really enjoyed our stay at The Steel Magnolia. They are a friendly, fun couple.
They have a nice location on the river. These folks are also a fount of knowledge relating to health and many activities (see their profile). Hope to see them again soon!


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