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T-Bird Lover

Age: 65+

Member since April 2012

Kathy is a retired waitress ---- Mike is a retired automotive shop owner

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Our home is on the Crow Wing River just west of Pillager Minnesota. We have room for a couple of RV's at a time for an over night stay. We have no sewer or dumping facilities since we are on a private septic system. We can arrange for water and electric hookup in summer if needed. The road to our home is blacktop so no dust to contend with. We invite travelers to call us for directions and space availability to park their RV in our back yard and enjoy their stay. We enjoy boon-docking when we travel too. Pets are welcome on leash as long as they are quiet and picked up after. This is a senior neighborhood so it is intended to be reserved and quiet.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Mike is a retired auto tech and is into old Thunderbirds. Kathy is an excellent cook. There is an outside fire grill on our back deck too.

T-Bird Lover's Pets

A Sheltie named Lucky. He is very spoiled.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

The mountains and Coyote Howls in southern Arizona. Onegume Federal Campground north of Deer River, Minnesota. Big Sandy Federal Campground north of McGregor, Minnesota. The second weekend of July we go to Iola, Wisconsin to the Old Cars Show and camp at Lake Emily near by.

T-Bird Lover's Hometown

Our home base is about 2 miles from Pillager, Minnesota on the Crow Wing River. We have a total of about 2 acres that front on the river. It is a quiet senior neighborhood that is off of the highway by about a mile as the crow flies. Generally it is quiet here. We travel a lot so much of the time campers have their own space. We ask that folks call ahead (218-829-7323) to let us know when they expect to arrive and we can let our security know someone will be near and about. I have given my cell phone and the only time that I may not answer is if we are camping out of the reach of service. Even if we are traveling, we can direct campers how to find our home base and exactly where to park and access electric.

T-Bird Lover's Guest Details

T-Bird Lover's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

35 feet long

We travel in our Chevy pickup that tows our 34 foot Jayco travel trailer that has two slides.

T-Bird Lover's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator

T-Bird Lover Has 1 Host Location

T-Bird Lover's Host Location

Pillager, MN, US
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T-Bird Lover's References (13)

References from Guests (13)


November 2019

Great Place to Stay

We had a great stay with T-Bird Lover.

The site was easy to find and get in to. Level with 20 Amp electric service offered. Our host were very gracious and made sure we were situated.

We very highly recommend and will request another stay when in the area.


August 2019

Great Location for a Quiet Visit

We had a great time at T-Bird Lover’s host location. The site is easy to find and get into. It provides a 20 Amp hookup and available water. The small town provides options for gas/diesel and eating. Shopping malls and major services are only 10 easy miles away. Nights were quiet. The town is on a major rail line but was not an issue.
Our Hosts were very personable and made us feel welcome immediately.
We will request again when in the area and highly recommend.


August 2019

Friendly Stop

Lovely location and a welcoming couple. Stayed two nights in their peaceful backyard so we could get our windshield replaced at a local business. - Thank you.


July 2019

Excellent stay

A very warm welcome from our hosts, quiet scenic location by the lake, and some interesting conversations. I learned a lot about my RV...
The best of boondocking...


July 2019

Right on the lake

A quiet pleasant place to stay. Right on the lakeside.


June 2019

Great travel leads.

We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful location on the river. The site is level and easily accessible! Our hosts shared fabulous travel information to the Lake Superior area that enhanced our travel experience. Nice to learn about T-Birds and Shelties during our time with the hosts. Highly recommend this location.


June 2019

T -Bird Lovers Paradise

One of the very best in Minnesota!


June 2019

Beautiful place to rest/ warm and friendly hosts

We really loved our stay with Mike & Kathie. Their home is beautiful and welcoming and our baby and dogs had a great time. Thank you again for your hospitality.

Jessica & Jimmy


May 2019

Excellent stay

Lovely spot, beautiful yard and wonderful hosts.


October 2018

What a great start!

I stayed with Bird Lover and his wife on the second week of my travels across the country and am so appreciative of them. They were truly gracious hosts and had plenty of room for my RV. It was very cold durng my stay so I was not able to get out much but they have a great lake view. When we were able to chat it was a fun discussion and they gave me a lot of advice on what routes to take on my adventure. I am glad I got to meet them when utilizing this site for the first time. I would definitely stay again, if not to just say hello!


September 2018

Bob & Sally

A very nice place. It was level, grassey, and a very easy electrical hook up.

Will and Kate

August 2018

Wonderful location and hosts!

Staying with the T-bird Lovers was a great experience! They greeted us when we arrived, and were so gracious. They pointed to the very large grassy area in front of his workshop and said we were welcome to park anywhere we’d like. He had a power pole there and offered us power right away so we could run our AC if it got too hot. The area was very private, with a lovely view of the pines that lined the driveway. She and I walked our dogs together and enjoyed tea and conversation. We spent our final afternoon with them chatting and getting to know each other. They are lovely people, and we would stay with them again any time!


July 2018

Great stop-over on our adventures!

T-Bird Lover was a great host. Great location not far from Brainerd, which has all the stores you would ever need. We had a nice level, grassy spot to park in for our one night stop. T-Bird Lover was very friendly and we swapped some travel resources. He gave us some great travel tips of where to go as we head north. Recommended stop for sure! Thank you!