As of the summer of 2014 we have moved to a campground in south eastern Ontario and therefore can't offer a boondocking site. However, I could make suggestions as where someone could stay in the Cornwall area. We travel the rest of the year in the southern US... sometimes east coast and sometimes out west. We are both Escapee Club members and RV Village Members.
Experience with boondocking locations (free or low cost) in the U.S. for winter. Willing to share our experiences.
BLM areas in southern US
We live in our 30 foot Arctic Fox.
Art and Sue are an interesting and fun couple to have hosted. They even went with me on a 3 mile or so walk, through the park here in Pleasanton, TX
Also the steps to their 5th wheel were damaged I said that I could repair them rather than replace. On this particular trailer the steps were welded in rather than bolted in. I contacted ;the manufacturer Arctic Fox who said this was their common practice even though the steps have mounting holes so that it can also be bolted in place. I removed them which took about 3 hours, I was then able to straightened them in about 2 of hours, using my acetylene torch, and 20 Ton press. Then just another hour to drill the holes, jack the stairs in place and mount up. They also had me do some minor body work to the bit of the trailer behind the steps that was damaged at the same time.
So, all in saved them some money and time waiting at Camping World for the repairs, they compensated me very well for my time as my overhead is much less than the $125/hour or more RV repairs cost. I like win-win scenarios They also kicked in a nice donation for the electricity.
I would have them again anytime, and they are welcome to stay even if they are not able to contact me sometime.
Guests only let us know the date they were coming and then 30-45 minutes before they were arriving. More notice of expected arrival time should be given. Obviously we couldn’t rush home to be there to tell them where to park with such short notice. They haven’t stayed with us before. I had a come over neighbor try to tell them where to park. They seemed annoyed when we only has 15 Amps if free electricity. Better communication and consideration should be adopted by these guests. We are hosting 2 to 3 trailers a week for free and would not feel the need to accept their request again to stay.
Wonderful couple, patient with the snow poles I left along the driveway. Interesting conversations about our education experiences.
They were amazing to say the least, so friendly and knowledgeable. Would host again anytime. They were super helpful with information on our upcoming trip to Canada.
Suzan and Art stayed at our place before Christmas and we thoroughly enjoyed their company. They had a chance to see the area and visited several places of interest. We welcome them back anytime.
Suzan and Art stayed with us a few nights in October on their way stateside for the winter. Interesting folk and full time rv'ers
Art and Suzan stayed with us one night in early Oct 2014. We asked them to arrive earlier than they might have, as we had a busy day with granddaughters' hockey games and a family meal. They arrived in time for us to get them settled and pass on some info about the area before we had to head out. We had a little more time the next morning to chat, albeit again briefly as they had an appointment in Cornwall, ON to get their truck looked at again, as repairs that had just been done before they arrived here weren't done properly, and we had some errands to run. They are a friendly and polite couple. Unfortunately, our timetables didn't allow us the opportunity to sit on the porch and share travel stories. This was our first opportunity to host and it was a very pleasant experience.
Art and Suzan had an overnight stay this week, We truly enjoyed meeting this couple, come back anytime