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Age: 45-55

Member since May 2017

friendly Couple...

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couple with 3 grown kids and 1 grandson... we love camping and usually get away about once a month if possible... we started with tenting and then a pop-up(for years)... bought a 15 foot travel trailer (gutted it and then my daughter moved back with us and it is now storage... recently last year bought a new to us 1995 class A that needed little work... husband is a mechanic and is retired from the Air Force... wife is a substitute teacher...

Skills & Expertise to Share

ASE Certified Master Mechanic... specialize in electrical... computer geek... jack of all trades... can help with most repairs (knowledge and tools)...

Favorite Boondocking Locations

we love to camp in New Hampshire...

Grabau's Hometown

Edinburg, ME

Grabau's Guest Details

Grabau's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

30 feet long

1995 Damon Frontier Flyer (Thor daybreak)... 30 feet long class A... no slides...

Grabau's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Grabau's References (16)

References from Guests (16)


September 2018

Near the river

The space is on a level grassy area. The hosts sons were available for help. Water and electric was provided. The space is near a main road but traffic slowed at night. There are not many stores around so bring your supplies.


September 2018

Made it hard to leave!

What a great first boondockers experience... John and Cindy we're super gracious and friendly hosts with a great spot.

Hope to meet up with them somewhere in the future and come back for a stay.

Bear poop :)


September 2018

Good stopover

We just needed a good nights sleep . This place was it. The hosts were not here but had their son greet us. Very accommodating. We didn't need hookups but they were offered. We were off in the morning after a good nights sleep.


August 2018

Above & beyond

It was a brief visit but a nice one. The owners were very accommodating, even going so far as to set up a dog run system they used to use for their own dog! It was a very quiet and peaceful place to spend the night. (I was also lucky enough to get to see some of their daughter’s beautiful artwork!)


July 2018

Awesome and Peaceful Location

Loved our stay with Grabau - easy to back into the driveway with our trailer, and amazing hospitality from these great hosts :)


July 2018

Fun hosts

We a great time socializing with the host.
Location was across the street from the river so you can get a quick view in places along the road.
Street was low traffic and a great place to take a bike ride.

We had a great time and hope to meet up with the hosts again, even if not at their site. They also have friendly neighbors that we enjoyed meeting and spending time with.

We definately recommend staying here.


July 2018

Welcoming Host Family

We were welcomed by three generations! We arrived late afternoon and left at daybreak, so we did not make use of available guest wifi, fire ring, etc. Concern for our comfort on arrival was nice.


June 2018

Wonderful hosts

J&C were great hosts. Their property is able to accommodate a large rig and they were very generous with electrical hookup, wifi, and had water available too. It was a quiet and peaceful location. They were very knowledgeable about the local area and provided local maps and information. J was very forthcoming with tips and hints and enjoyed giving us a tour of the property and his RV. This guy can fix just about anything!!


June 2018

Maine in June

We had a great visit with the Grabau's. Nice famliy John & Cindy very helpful, we hope we have the chance to visit again.


June 2018

Great family

Enjoyed our one night stay. Super friendly couple. Had good time conversing with them. Helpful and hospitable. Thanks Grabaus!


June 2018

Friendly and Generous Hosts

We stopped in for an overnight stay on our way back to Canada. We were made to feel very welcome and the host showed me some of the cool modifications he's made for his RV. We hit the road early so didn't get to visit much, but definitely appreciated their hospitality.


August 2017

Northern hospitality

Wonderful hosts greeted us with what we're learning is good old fashioned down east hospitality.

They were waiting on us when we got there, they backed us up to an old barn, filled our water tanks and plugged us in to charge the batteries and a good nights sleep!

Thank you so much.


August 2017

What a welcome!

The hosts were there to meet us, get us parked and hooked up with 30 amp electric, water and WIFI! He said he had the portable sewer dumps and could dump us if needed. Cindy treated us to fresh warm cookies (talk about perfect timing). Level spot next to his garage. This is an awesome place with awesome hosts.


August 2017

fast response

friendly met us to show us where to park, see that we got hooked up.we were running behind when we called them to let them know we would be later said they would leave the light on for us.

Jessica Meinhofer

July 2017

Made to feel right at home!

Grabau were wonderful hosts.
When we arrived in late June we were met by the family with a roaring campfire and excellent conversation for hours!
We learned so much about Maine, the climate, wildlife, and great spots to go hiking!
On our second day, Jessica and Nadia were shown about Old Town for a kids hike, while Robert and Daniel were guided to the Katahdin Iron Works and the Gulf Hagas waterfalls on a remarkable hike that included fording the Pleasant River!

We parked our Travel Trailer on their generously long and level driveway. They had 30amp service ready for us to plug into as well as water. We travel with a portable waste tank so we were able to empty our black and grey as well as they have an accessible sewer connection as well.

Grabau were great representatives of what Boondockers Welcome represents. We won't be back in the northeast for a couple years, but they are part of what made this trip and the state of Maine so wonderful and memorable.

The Cicimed

July 2017

Very Knowledgable for the area as well as RV

We stayed at Grabau's for 4 nights and all the family treated us like we knew each other long ago. Great conversations about spots to see there (Maine) as well as New Hampshire where we were going next. We got 30amp electric and water and the camper as well as the little Fiat fit perfectly (big parking area). They were very kind, took a kayak ride together to a little river that goes right in front and also picked John's brain on all stuff RV related. Will be in touch if in the area again. Thanks again.