This site works based on the generosity of those who can host, so if you can, please sign up as one! You don't need to be able to accommodate every possible RV size or be available 12 months a year - even if you can only host smaller Class B rigs during the summer months when you're at home, we'd love to have you as a host. Hosts get all the amazing benefits of meeting fellow travelers, plus they get guest privileges for free as long as they stay an active host location. Hosts can also earn amazing rewards based on the number stays and their tenure.Learn more about becoming a Host
Fill in a brief profile about yourself, including photos if you wish. Hosts will likely look at this after you contact them, so try to share a bit about yourself without divulging any sensitive personal data. Tell others about your past travels, your favorite spots, your life before RVing; whatever you want to share that gives members an idea of who you are.
You can search for Hosts in a particular area, find Hosts along your route, or just look at the map of all of our Hosts locations and see what tickles your fancy. Read the details of the Hosts that are on your route, including the size of the rig they can accommodate, their general availability, and recommendations from other RVers. See what sort of services they can provide (many have electric hookups, some even have RV dumps) and what setups are welcome on site (some have space for slide-outs and barbecues, others are more limited in space).
Once you've found a few potential hosts that look like they'll fit your needs, send them a stay request through our secure messaging system, letting them know the dates you're looking for. All messages sent through our site will result in an email notification to the member, so they'll see your request immediately.Stay Rules and Restrictions
Once a Host has accepted your request to stay and you have all the necessary driving directions, you will be able to arrive at their location knowing you have a safe, legal, free place to stop for the night. Please respect your Hosts' privacy; some may be extremely friendly and invite you in for a drink, and some may be busy and just have time to point you to your spot for the night. Do not overstay your welcome, most Hosts only expect guests to stay for 1-3 nights. Be thankful, polite and respectful of their property. Parking is always free, but when taking advantage of electric or water hookups, offering a small amount of cash to cover the Host's costs is required.
After you've said goodbye to your Host, please share your experience by leaving a reference for your Host that will appear on their profile for future guests to see. This is a great way to thank your Hosts (in addition to an actual "thank you"). Great references will also help Hosts welcome more guests, earning them Host Rewards.Contact us
Nearly all of the Hosts permit pets on a leash. You can set this as one of your preferences while you are searching for Host locations on the map. If a Host location allows pets, this would appear in the “Suitability” section on the Host profile page with specific instructions if applicable. Respect that you are on private property and do not allow your pets to run free.
About 75% of our Hosts offer hook ups at their location. Hosts may ask to be compensated for costs if a guest chooses to use any provided hookups, as long as free parking without hookups is always an option. Hosts are encouraged to include their expected compensation in their house rules, but these must be reasonable and only cover costs.
This varies depending upon the Host. Some Hosts offer one night, while others offer our maximum at five nights. Guests are restricted to a maximum of 5 nights in a 90-day window with the same host, for insurance purposes. This can be one 5-night stay, if the host offers that many nights, or several shorter stays.
Each Host has their own rules about generators. If a Host location allows the use of generators on their property, this would appear in the “Suitability” section of the Host profile page. You can also set this as one of your preferences while you are searching for Host locations on the map. Many of our Hosts are fine with running quiet generators sparingly. You will need to be respectful of other RV’s or neighbors who are near to where you are parked.
We require that guests travel in self-contained RVs. Types of RVs include motorhomes, campervans, travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, popup campers and truck campers, so long as they are self-contained. However, NO tents, minivans, cars, or pick-up trucks will be allowed to join as guests.
Important: All camping vehicles must be fully self-contained. Your RV must have an interior toilet and built-in holding tanks or bladders for waste water. Porta-potties that remain inside the vehicle at all times are acceptable, but must be dumped off-site at an appropriate facility. The dumping of gray water on Host properties is prohibited.
In order to request a stay through the site, you will want to head to that Host’s profile page. Once there, select the date of stay and then click the orange “Request to Stay” button. If requesting a stay on the app, click the bolded “Online Stay Request” text. This will prompt you to fill out the rest of the request process.
This was my first stay through Boondockers Welcome. I hope EVERY stay is as pleasant as this. Our hosts were fantastic and the property is amazing.