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omnibus

Age: 65+

Member since March 2015

Retired extended-time RVers with a home base in the country but not far from civilization.

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A retired educational consultant and retired C.P.A., we are extended-time RVers. We tend to be snowbirds, but not exclusively. Besides Boondockers Welcome we are members of Havest Hosts, FMCA, the Escapees RV Club, the Prevost Owners Group, Prevost Community, Converted Coach Owners, and last, but not least, RVillage. We are members of various FMCA chapters and SKP Chapters and BoFs. For a more complete description of our interests see our our RVillage Profile under the name "Bruce and Linda (Omnibus)".

Skills & Expertise to Share

Linda is a very good vegan (whole-food, plant-based) cook.

We do a lot of work on our converted coach and Bruce writes articles for Bus Conversion Magazine. He is also the webmaster for four WordPress websites, including our own which features a daily blog if/when Bruce has time to keep it up to date. http://www.omnibus-mi.us/ Bruce is also very involved in photography.

We are both licensed Amateur Radio Operators (ham radio).

omnibus's Pets

Yes, a female cat named Juniper.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We have enjoyed almost every place we have been.

omnibus's Hometown

We were both born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area but have lived and worked in S. E. Michigan all of our adult lives. We relocated from a suburb of Detroit to our place in the country in 2013 after we retired and are now located conveniently to Brighton, Hartland, and Howell.

Memberships

RVillage Member
Escapees Member
FMCA Member

omnibus's Guest Details

omnibus's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

28 feet long

Our primary rig is a 2020 Airstream Flying Cloud 27 FBT that we tow with a 2019 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew Short-bed 4x4 FX4 pickup truck. The combination is 49 feet long and the trailer is 8.5 feet wide and about 10.5 feet high. The truck and trailer each weigh 7,000 pounds fully loaded for travel. No slides. We also have a 1991 Prevost H3-40 VIP Royale Coach (Monaco) converted motorcoach. It is 40 feet long, 8.5 feet wide, 13 feet high, and weighs 43,000 pounds but we rarely use it anymore. No slides. Repainted in 2011-12 and featured in the February 2013 issue of Bus Conversion Magazine, and many articles after that.

omnibus's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Prefers an electric hookup

omnibus Has 1 Host Location

Omnibus's Host Location

Howell, MI, US
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omnibus's References (38)

References from Hosts (1)

Butch and Fonda

October 2018

Another Fine, BW Experience

The title pretty much sums it up.

Had a good guest and a lot of friendly visiting time and conversations.

He's quite knowledgeable and willing to share his information.


References from Guests (36)

MommaT

September 2021

Peaceful

This site is amazing and the hosts are wonderful. Very helpful in parking and enjoyed lovely conversation on their deck. We hope they look us up when traveling in NY because we would like to reciprocate. Highly recommend Omnibus location!


violetkoncz

September 2021

Peaceful and kind

Our 3 nights here was delightful. The owners are very kind and friendly, we enjoyed a nice chat on their patio on our last night. The environment was peaceful and quiet and enjoyed the 50 or 30 Amp electric hook up!

Whatever you do though, don't make a right out of the parking spot once you leave if you have a bigger rig, the road ends and it's a tight turnaround.

Thank you for a lovely stay!!


asick313

September 2021

Fabulous Hosts and Location

My husband and I stayed at this host location on our way back to our home base in Florida. We stayed 4 nights in order to see family and friends in the immediate area. The location was absolutely perfect for us to be able to visit and also close to any amenity you could want. We ended up having to take our RV into General RV in Wixom while we were there to have a trailer brake issue taken care of. These hosts are incredibly generous offering 50 amp electric and also water. We would have loved to have spent more time getting to know them, but we were short on time (partially due to having to move our RV in the middle of our stay). They are a fabulous couple and we would love to visit this location on our next trip to the area!


murraymc

August 2021

Omnibus stay

Great people, location and facilities. Hope to see them soon at our host location, Big Heron Place, Tallahassee.


Harpeyfamily

August 2021

Great hosts. Beautiful spot.

Thank you so much to our hosts.

Great leveled spot in front of grass area. Under the shade for a cooler rig.

They have been so helpful and accommodating. I had a medical emergency and they offered help and an extra night,
so kind.. Thank you for the excursions recommendations and the "get to know one another" talks on the deck. I am sorry mosquitoes and rain were at the party! We will pick up the conversation again soon.


JustAPlace2Rest

August 2021

Easy access and delightful couple

We had a wonderful stay with omnibus. Great access for even a big rig and shaded with 50 amp hookup. Quiet and private tucked behind a row of trees. We had an opportunity to visit and they are very experienced Rvers as well as life experiences that we found interesting and informative. A real delight to spend time with. These folks are very gracious host and do a wonderful job of it. You’ll find yourself encouraged in the RV lifestyle and people like this just make it sweeter.


jmkehl

August 2021

Beautiful & Peaceful Property!

We had a lovely overnight stay at Omnibus. Very friendly hosts, had a nice conversation with them at their back patio, very nice couple. We are traveling in our 42ft fifth wheel & we have no issues getting in & out to this beautiful property, has a clean power, site is very level, we didn't need to unhook. Thank you so much Omnibus! we appreciate your great hospitality.


Everydays_Saturday

August 2021

Beautiful Seclusion!

Easy & level access. Country setting off the busy path. Host was accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. Wished our schedule would have allowed us to stay longer.


2Wherever

July 2021

Beyond Amazing

This couple was so helpful in our situation. We had some family issues to take care of and they were so understanding. After long days we all sat on the porch and chatted as if we had known them for a long time. We are hoping to catch up with each other in Texas sometime in December. If you are ever in the area you won't be disappointed with your stay here. Thanks so much omnibus for you hospitality!!!


julietibus

July 2021

Peaceful rest

After closing on our house we needed someplace close by for a few nights as we finished up - this was perfect and peaceful with 50 amp ! Thanks


Kellyfarm

July 2021

Great 1st stay!

This was our first Boondockers welcome stay.
Absolutely loved the place. We enjoyed watching the sand hill cranes and deer and a great conversation with wonderful people. We'll be giving them a call when we're back up that way.


RVLifeIsGood

July 2021

Surrounded by Nature

We have a 46' 5th Wheel and are 62' towing. We were able to Enter and Exit the site without issues. Site is very level, hard packed gravel. 50amp power pole, same as a campground. Host allowed us to use their garbage container.

This was a great stop / location for us!!!

Peace and quiet with Deer, cranes, rabbits and views of nature!

Thanks to the Hosts for making this stay a great experience.


MaxLambert

June 2021

Awesome place to stay!

My wife and I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days at this location and it was beautiful, quiet, and very relaxing for us. The hosts were a lovely couple and we really enjoyed meeting them. Should we find ourselves back in this area again we would certainly request another stay!


Scott-n-Mary

June 2020

Perfect place; great hosts.

Omnibus accommodated our Class B when they already had guests who are riding out the pandemic restrictions at their property. We were able to wiggle in behind their bus with our little campervan. Beautiful and quiet spot. Got to distance chat a bit with both folks. Very friendly and knowledgeable people. Would love to return ”post-covid ” and enjoy more time with them. Thank you👍


Nixonpierce

September 2019

Fabulous

Omnibus were wonderful hosts. The RV pad had easy access with a level pad and 50 amp power.


Go Solar and Be Free

September 2019

Peace and Quiet

Another great BW stay.

Peaceful, quiet, manicured, level parking with power. Watch for turkeys, rabbits, birds, Sandhill Cranes. I’m sure the deer are here, too.

The host likes to be there for parking. Parking is easy if you follow the hosts guidance.

We had a nice time sharing stories and experiences.


WDWTRAVEL

September 2019

FABULOUS relaxing stay!!!

Thank you Omnibus for allowing us to visit your wonderful boondockers site. Both of us, plus our cats, enjoyed watching the birds, the turkeys, and squirrels on the property. The times spent with y'all on the back deck were especially fun.
We highly recommend this location for relaxing and taking in nature.
Hosts are welcoming, kind, and enjoyable.
We hope to meet up again.


gayle-t

August 2019

accomdationg and helpful

a beautiful setting and great hosts Began a social on the deck, then it rained


gayle-t

August 2019

a restful, delightful stop

Nice, generous couple to meet


Our3Acres

August 2019

Great spot, great hosts

We would like to thank omnibus for allowing us to spend the night at their home. Another BW member was also there and the 6 of us had a very pleasant conversation last evening on their deck. This was our FIRST "official" visit to a BW host location THANK YOU. It was a great experience for us.

Gene & Liz


Dorothyjohnson

June 2019

Lovely couple offering beautiful site near Detroit

This was our very first BW stay and we couldn’t have been any happier. The site was level rock paved and even had a 30/50 amp. But, best of all, was getting to know this friendly and engaging couple with whom we shared some wine out on their large deck with a wide variety of beautiful birds. Thank you, Omnibus!


avanalstyne

June 2019

Nice Place!

Nice quiet place to stop for the night!


Kooikerlovers

June 2019

Very nice people and place.

We enjoyed our stay very much. Nice, inviting couple. Very knowledgeable about RV world. Lots of things close by. Level gravel site. We recommend this host location.


TourOn

June 2019

Our new home

As always this is our go to place to stay when in Michigan.


TourOn

June 2019

Makes RVing wonderful!

Every time we get together it's like we were never apart. Friends like Bruce & Linda are what makes the RV life so much more than just traveling the country. Any body would fortune to be able to call them friends. Many thanks to RVillage and BW for making this possible.


gayle-t

June 2019

pleasant environment and wonderful hosts.

Sorryy about the delay in making positive reference. I had written one, but apparently it did not post. I found the experience so positive. The location was so comfortable for me and my dogs. The hosts were inviting and gracious Choose to stay here and it will be the experience you desire


lrussell4a

June 2019

Nature Park Surroundings

My stay with Omnibus met expectations from reviews and much more! Communication up to my arrival was very thoughtful and prompt. They also went above and beyond to make sure I had what I needed and was comfortable with the setup. The purpose of my visit to the area meant I was coming and going quite a bit, but did enjoy some quick chats and was glad we had time one evening to get acquainted and swap campground and travel destination recommendations.They have had a lot of RVing experience and were a wealth of helpful tips. Thanks guys! :-)


TourOn

June 2019

Best Friends

Always love staying here with our friends.


gayle-t

May 2019

gracious and generous, and a lovely site

The hosts were accommodating and put effort to make a stay pleasant and relaxing, personally and with accommodations..

resubmitted, I have received emails requesting confirmation of stay, while on this page stay is confirmed. Think I need tech school


Lifeisgood

September 2018

Good folks and good place!

Beautiful property and great hosts, perfect place to recharge batteries (human batteries!).

Cute little town of Howell offered us a great homecooked meal at Firewood Grill restaurant, fantastic massage and outstanding laundromat. Plus, peace and quiet in the country at Omnibus’ place. Thank you sooooo much Omnibus for your warm welcome and hospitality. Just what we needed on our way back home!


TourOn

September 2018

Best Hosts anywhere!

Most welcoming hosts to meet on the road.


LarryDarlene32148

September 2018

Nice quiet stop in the country

Our stay with Omnibus was our 1st experience as guests with Boondockerwelcome hosts. In a nut shell we felt very welcomed and enjoyed the stay very much. The location was easy to get into. Nice quiet country setting close to lots of things to explore and experience.
We were met at the driveway and welcomed in as we parked. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area.
Schedules worked out that we had some time to visit and share some of our common interests in traveling. really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this host as an overnight stop.


durangatangRL

August 2018

Omnibus Nature Park

Omnibus lives in such natural beauty that they could post a sign and charge admission. A flock of cranes, a family of wild turkeys (2 adults, 8 juveniles), colorful birds galore, all in a park-like setting.
The accommodations: flat gravel pad on a pull-thru drive, electricity, water if needed, sited as noted above.
And the hosts: welcoming presence, personal assistance for your entry and parking, provider of local info and directions, knowledgeable RVers, interesting and interested conversational partners.
Beauty, near perfect parking, gracious hosts, stimulating social intercourse. For what more can one ask?


TourOn

August 2018

Great hosts

Very welcoming and gracious hosts. Beautiful surroundings and easy in and out with electric hookup.


Landmark_Adventures

July 2018

Wonderful hosts with a great location!

We stayed two nights with Omnibus. They are wonderful hosts and knowledgeable RVers. They have a dedicated RV visitor site, which is a long, pull-through gravel drive with 20/30/50A electric service. They will also help you connect your water hose to the spigot in front of their house if you need to fill your fresh tank. The grounds are beautiful--expect to see lots of birds, and possibly to even hear the calls of a group of sandhill cranes that spend their summers nearby.

Although their home is in a country setting, it's just a few miles from a variety of grocery and department stores with anything you might need during your stay, as well as a number of good restaurants.

Be sure to follow the driving directions in their listing to avoid driving under some low trees. (And until late August 2018, Hacker is closed just south of their street for construction, so coming in from the south would involve a long detour.) The last 7/10 of a mile to their house is on an improved (hard packed) dirt road that's easily navigated.

This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay since we joined, and we would definitely stay here again. Omnibus' location sets the bar pretty high! :)


Ccmh

May 2018

The bestest bestest Hosts on BW!

Bruce and Linda are the quintessential hosts. They truly do care about people, and they provide a comfortable and inviting spot for a stay. They are lovely human beings, ful of joy, knowledge about RVing, and are thype of folks you will have as friends for life. If they are looking for a place to stay, you couldn't find better guests anywhere. Love these guys. Thanks Bruce and Linda!


Personal References (1)

Goldengeorge1

September 2018

Michigan’s Largest Crane Sanctuary!!

What a wonderful location with a beautiful wildlife setting. Omnibus was a gracious host inviting us to an enjoyable evening on their back deck. If you need a quiete place to stay on your travels through the great state of Michigan stop at This BW site.