Age: 30-45

Member since February 2018

Fun loving, life addict

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I love camping, hiking, skiing, and being outdoors in general.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am a skilled photographer (is my profession) and a hobbyist woodworker.

hoopie42's Pets

We have two cats but they do not travel with us.

hoopie42's Hometown

South Bend, IN

hoopie42's Guest Details

hoopie42's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

28 feet long

We tow a 2016 Keystone Passport 2400BH with our 2019 F150 crew cab.

hoopie42's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with kids, ages: 12 & 8
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

hoopie42 Has 1 Host Location

Golden Dome Home

South Bend, IN, US
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hoopie42's References (18)

References from Guests (18)


September 2021

Thanks again!!

As always, I thank you for a wonderful night sleep. It's quiet, peaceful and safe. See you again soon.


September 2021

Thank you so much!

Thank you for allowing me to stay. I did let dogs run back yard in the morning. Best exercise they're going to get on this trip! Also left you a little goodie on front door. I plan to see you in a few weeks on my return trip! Man, I didn't want to leave, haven't seen my granddaughter in many months. She's almost 2 and a sweet heart! Thanks again!


July 2021

Very peaceful and relaxing

Doc and I had a peaceful and relaxing time on the host property. She was very kind and helpful getting bus setup. It was a nice place to stop for the night. Thank you for having us we appreciate it.


June 2021

Fancy neighborhood

We were happy that we could stay at this place, even with that the host wasn't home.

Communication with the host went smooth.

The neighborhood is nice and quiet. Sometimes a loud motor or car, but no reason to complain.

The neighbor across the street was complaining on her phone about people who are often parked on the driveway, but after checking the schedule on boondockerswelcome, it was over exaggerated.

Nice place, beautiful backyard.


May 2021

great stay

Quiet neighborhood. Great chat. Thank you.


May 2021


Nice safe community. Enjoyed staying there, my two pups enjoyed their big fenced yard. Thanks and I will see you again !


May 2021

Beautiful location and very convenient

We had a great stay in a beautiful residential neighborhood where some houses backed up to a lake. Nice folks.


April 2021

Thank you !!

Nice clean safe area. Thank you so much for having me !!


November 2020

Great place to stay

Thank you so much. Very safe place to stay and very close to my grandkids.


October 2020

Beautiful stay!

T and his family were so welcoming and friendly. They even invited us on their last pontoon cruise of the year and a campfire at night. Our kids all played very well together. Thank you so much T and family!


September 2020

Wonderful and Peaceful

Stayed with Hoopie 42 on a trip through lower Michigan. We were looking for a peaceful one night stay in this area, and this lake side site was terrific. It was kind of fun watching the fisherman casting among the docks and the maintenance crew taking docks out with the impending colder weather. Never had an opportunity to watch the latter activity and it was really interesting to see them lift an entire dock up and float it over to the marina. Hope we can stay again some time when we can actually meet and talk with Hoopie42.


September 2020

Nice and Quiet.

Passing through and needed a quiet place to stay. This place was heaven!


September 2020

Wow - 6 Stars! Hidden treasure on lake

First, the host family was so accommodating, they let us come even when they had other friends over. They set us up in a quiet, level patch which could definitely take a 30+ rig. The spot was well shaded and quiet except for the occasional car or golf cart going by.
The host allowed us to get some water from their water line, and there was access to a 110 outlet but we didn’t take it as we’d have to be right up against their cottage and might affect privacy.
Lastly, the host offered their lake access to us so our kids could swim, go on a paddle boat, etc. This was way above and beyond. They offered us to share their nightly fire pit and were very friendly and a joy to get to know. We can’t more highly recommend this spot and plan to be back again! Thank you so much!


July 2019

Nice Visit

We were able to communicate with them and it was so very easy to work with him. Both were on the front porch when we arrived and it was a super visit. very nice couple. They can stay at our place anytime.


July 2019

Great stay in South Bend

Melanie and I travel full-time. We were on our way to Chicago and stayed with tvannevel for an evening. We spent a very quiet (and cool for July) night on the street in front of their home. They graciously allowed us to plug our van. The street in their neighborhood is wide and relatively flat, so no problems with leveling.

We also spend some time in their wonderful backyard as they enjoyed their dinner. They are some of the nicest and most generous hosts we've met thus far. Highly recommended.


June 2019

Quiet Curbside

Nice curbside stay in great residential area. Only light neighborhood street traffic. Sidewalk for safe strolls. Hosts were gracious and offered power and water, although I didn’t need either. They also offered, and I took advantage of, the use of their wonderful, fenced backyard for my dogs. Excellent stay!


October 2018

Great couple

Miranda and Tom were wonderful
They were camping but let us stay at their place. They gave us great advice on where to eat and go. The river walk was beautiful. We toured Notre dame university since they are close. The neighborhood was also good to walk. If you are in the area it's a great place to stay.


June 2018

Lovely family

I was warmly welcomed by this friendly family. They were busy getting ready for the younger daughter's graduation from pre-school, but still found time to make me feel at home. Paved electric hook-up. Hope to meet them again.