I'm a retired engineer, and 75% full time RV dweller, We have a workshop with shipping container apartment and 3 RV hookups in Pleasanton, TX, My wife AiXia is Chinese and our son Gaston turns 9 in Sept 2019.
Design Engineer/Project Manager, We have a fully stocked workshop that if I'm there people are welcome to use. Additionally I can perform any repairs or modifications you may want in your RV.
Just some of those teeny-tiny ants that come to visit from time to time. And we have a big bird feeder in the yard.
We boondock almost everywhere we go, mostly at motocross race events and festivals, though we do stay in some campsites for beach access or some-other reason.
Pleasanton, TX, USA, and Whidbey Island, WA, USA and Shenzhen & Lijiang, China
I have both the 26' GMC Class A Toyhauler, and a 36' Class C Toyhauler, we sometimes pull a trailer or towd. The GMC is a 1978 but fully restored, modern and heavily customized into a Toyhauler Floorplan. It has a turbocharged GMC 8100 engine, all electric (20kw battery pack made from 1/3 of Tesla automobile battery pack, 1200 w solar) with compost toilet and recirculating filtered grey water system, my wife takes 15 minute showers washing hair and all using 1 pint of water lost to the evaporation and the towel. About the same amount of water for a load of laundry. The Class C is a Gulfstream EnduraMax Toyhauler, modified with composing toilet and grey water filtered recycling system. Recently the three of us did a 27 day off the grid boondock and used only 35 gallons of the onboard water. This was filtering and reused about 40 times or (1700 gallon equivalent) for shower, laundry and washing up. During the 27 days we also consumed 53 gallons of drinking/cooking water from separate tank. The compost toilet was dumped at day 20 and again upon arriving back home, just to store it. We can carry 230 gallons of water but our inflatable Jacuzzi holds 135 gallons so we need that much. It's great to never hookup to electric, and to have no Black Water system, we only dump our grey water for storing the rigs. We will use the 26' GMC most of the time, after it's current refurbishment.
Very convenient to San Antonio. Even though the owner was in China he stayed in contact with us. There are several cameras watching the property. We felt safe and secure. We would definitely stay here again if in the area.
We stayed here for three nights. Host was travelling, so sorry we missed him! We were joined one night by another boondocker's couple and that was nice. A nice drive into San Antonio and enjoyed our time there. Appreciated the security system that's in place. Quiet evenings were really appreciated. Thank you for a good stay!
Good location just south of San Antonio.
Enjoyed staying here again, despit the fact that nobody else here
Host wasn't here, but we enjoyed our stay. It was very quiet. Nice big level yard to park in. Big Rig friendly. We had 50amp power. But didn't need to use it that much as the weather was mild. The field across the street had a herd of about 20 deer 3 of the nights we were here. We felt secure here. We originally asked for 5 nights but had to change to 6 nights. The host was very accommodating and said no problem. He even offered more nights if we wanted. We couldn't stay any longer due to obligations elsewhere. Host was very good at communicating via email. He emailed back and forth almost every day. He even suggested places to see. We will stay here again next time we visit San Antonio. It is 30 miles outside the city, but the roads are fast and easy. Thank you for a wonderful stay!!
Thank you, we had a peaceful time and enjoyed meeting another boondocking couple who were very friendly and welcoming. Much appreciated!
I parked here only one night and, unfortunately, the host was overseas. I would have liked to hear his stories! But he emailed lots of tips for the area and even suggestions for my wonky furnace.
Just needed an overnight stay and this worked out perfect. Host is generous enough to offer electric option. We took advantage of it and left a donation😀
We went to my Husband's ships reunion in San Antonio and parked our RV at his place while we stayed in a hotel with all his Navy buddies. We were able to relax and enjoy the wonderful group of Veterns and not be concerned about the safety of our RV. Thank you very much. Brook side
Location was great local there where plenty of thing and not to far from San Antonio.
We had a great time here, and our host was so helpful! He's a great guy, many interesting tales to tell, and he also got our generator working for us, so we are very glad we stayed here! Hope we pass by again so we can do and see more in the area!
The security system there definitely made me feel safe. He helped me with a loose battery connection, sold me on the Hot Logic for cooking hot food while you travel (ask) and spent time with us guests in the evening around the propane fire ring. He told us about the local attractions. I went to the Longhorn museum, really a must see!
This host location is very handy to San Antonio, and also Gaudalaupe State Park. Very friendly and helpful host, in a lovely quiet area.
Very talented interesting host. He helped us with what to see in the area. Location is very good. Thank you. Would definitely stay again.
Gerald was so kind to allow us to start our stay early. Very kind host. Excellent 1st day. Looking forward to staying 3 more days. Really talented host. Love hearing stories about his ventures.
Our host was so very interesting with a wealth of information and stories. Located in a quiet area close to all the necessities.
Our first night was spent with 2 other Boondockers around a fire with food, drinks and good conversation.
We enjoyed watching videos and listening to his stories of inventions, of the numerous motocross adventures, bicycles he has built, recreational vehicles / shipping containers he has designed and about his family here and in China.
Cats have 9 lives and G has more than that !! He is a man of adventure and speed 🏁
It was awesome meeting you and we would love to visit again if we are in the area 😎
Our stay with was great! He helped us back into our site as well as two other rv’s. He was very kind and hospitality was amazing. Brought out a gas fire ring where all guests and host spent several hours visiting. Felt very safe. Hope to be back! Thank you for a great stay!!!
Missed staying here last fall, but thoroughly enjoyed his company and fireside chat
Even though we cut our visit short (we decided to explore further out) our stay was a good one. Host is very knowledgeable on pretty much everything! Thank you for the stay and good luck on that motorhome rebuild.
We truly enjoyed our stay in Pleasanton. Our host was an amazing guy and was a wealth of information and interesting stories. Nice quiet area to stay with plenty of place to walk our dogs in the neighborhood or at a nearby park.
As a bonus, if you need any work done on your rig you can have it done there.
We left as friends and look forward to stopping by again the next time we’re around San Antonio.
Great exchange of ideas and appreciate getting his old roof vent cover.
My husband and I had a great and easy going stay at Gerald’s! We enjoyed chatting with him and hearing about the area and his stories.
We enjoyed our short stay at Fun on the Flatlands! The host is super friendly and knows about a wide variety of things. He helped me jack up the trailer when it tried to roll and fell off the front block. He also told me about some wonderful products that are out there for nomadic travelers. If you stay here, be sure to ask questions! Knowledge is always good!
Very pleasant stay extended another night for weather reasons. Enjoyed visiting with the host great stories. We would stay again if in the area. Thank you Boondockers Welcome.com.
Our host was very welcoming and we had a good night's sleep. A little surprising since we were close to a highway. Maybe will stay longer than one night another time.
...another super stay with this host. Unfortunately, circumstances prevailed otherwise and it will have to happen down the road. Thanks, Acme71, for the opportunity to make use of a great layover spot.
Very safe and comfortable stop. Host was out of town but still kept in contact to make sure we were all hooked up and everything. Hope to stop by again when he is there to meet him!
We had a nice stay and enjoyed talking with Gerald. He was a great host and has a nice location for visiting San Antonio.
The location was great for checking out San Antonio area. Quiet and safe feel with easy access from the interstate. Almost level site on grass/dirt lot. In a neighborhood and mixed industrial area. Other close by parts of town offer shopping, restraunts, laundrymatt, car wash and others travelers needs. Host helpful and interesting stories about travels and experiences with RV life. Nice 2 nite stop for us, longer stays accommodated also. We enjoyed the stay.
Gerald is a very interesting individual. Although he is a very generous and gracious host, his most insightful quality is his engineering genius. We enjoyed listening for a couple of hours to his descriptions of inventions he has created and sold, of his numerous motocross championships he has won, and the bicycles he has built for racing and for recreation. He is a mechanical engineering marvel and you will certainly enjoy learning about his exploits.
Host is a world traveler, speaks more than 2 languages (one Chinese), inventor and true jack of all trades, including holder of the world speed record for an RV (I kid you not! lol). 30 minutes south of Austin.
Thanks G, it was great fun meeting you......
We appreciated our time staying here. He was very helpful in suggestions for a repair on our trailer and completed it for us. His knowledge of world affairs is amazing as he has travelled the world. A wonderful host.
The host was very kind and welcoming. We shared ideas, conversation, and he was extremely helpful. His property is safe and easily accessible from the highway. He kindly offered electric, water, and he even has a place for dumping. We would gladly stay here again.
Easy to find, quiet, and very safe. Thanks to the host for an easy stay!!!
...to tuck your head down for a night or two with water and electric available and a quiet neighborhood. Although our host was on the road elsewhere, we did converse via email and he made us perfectly welcome. We were greeted by the two little boys from next door who were obviously the security guards and friends of our host. We would stay again.
Friendly and Excellent host. A nice quiet spot that we were able to enjoy for a couple of evenings. He even helped me check out the front end of my truck as I was concerned about some unusual heat and smell coming from the front tires. If I find myself in the area again, I will make sure to reach out again to stay here and to see how his GMC motorhome "build" is going.
Friendly, welcoming and helpful. Easy in and out. Quiet. We stayed in 40' fifthwheel.
I didn’t get a chance to meet my host, but was allowed to use site and facilities. All went very well! Thanks!
Great, quiet place to spend the night after a long day of driving. Our host even welded the cracks on our tow dolly.
Thanks for everything!