Age: 45-55

Member since April 2015

Ben & Trish are our names, antique shopping is our game!

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We are two California natives that are now semi-retired and are stepping into the RV lifestyle. Ben is a plant nerd and retired agricultural researcher, and Trish is an elementary school educator currently on sabbatical working on her Ph.D. We have two furry children who enjoy traveling with us on antiquing and photography trips.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Trish is great with computers, feel free to ask any questions if you need help.

CA_AntiqueHunter's Pets

Spencer and Bayleigh are our furry children and often travel with us--but are always 'on-leash' when outside.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We are currently working on visiting as many of California's state parks and National parks as we can!

CA_AntiqueHunter's Hometown

The fabulous central coast of California.

CA_AntiqueHunter's Guest Details

CA_AntiqueHunter's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

14 feet long

We have a 14' DuneSport Toy Hauler, named Olivia, that is towed by our Full Size Ford F-150, named Jake. Jake and Olivia work well together hauling us and our two dogs while we pick up antiques along the way. Although the dogs enjoy traveling, they like air conditioning and don't normally come boondocking with us. We are completely self-contained and used to 'silent running' in sensitive boondocking situations.

CA_AntiqueHunter's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

CA_AntiqueHunter Has 1 Host Location


Royal Oaks, CA, US
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CA_AntiqueHunter's References (15)

References from Guests (14)


May 2019


Great spot easy to find with the supplied directions. Backed our 25’ class c in to the spot with no issues what so ever. Host dropped by for a chat and some hospitality!! Had a very quite evening and a good nights sleep. Thanks so much


February 2019

Our first stay - nice and peaceful.

We had the privilege of staying with CA_AntiqueHunter on our journey from Quartzsite to NorCal. They were very responsive and accommodating and we had no difficulties finding or utilizing the space. There is plenty of RV parking here so our 19' travel trailer had space all around in a very quiet spot well off the main thoroughfare. This is a nice, uncrowded area so you've feel like you've got the space to yourself despite the houses around. A very positive experience from start to finish - thanks for letting us moochdock!


September 2018

Great for peaceful sleep!

It was a wonderful spot - quiet and dark at night, just what I love. Thanks for the quick correspondence and excellent directions - and for making your space available!


September 2018

Nice quiet spot

Convenient to Highway 101 and Pinnacles National Park. Host provided detailed and accurate instructions so site was easy to find. Quiet and comfortably cool due to foggy weather. As a bonus, we heard several flocks of migrating geese and 2 Great Horned Owls.


July 2018


Ben and Trish were very accommodating to us. Great communication. We even stayed an extra day and they had no problems with it. Very nice people and I would recommend this stay to anyone. They gave us precise directions of how to get to their house. Not very far from Highway 101.
Thanks Ben and Trish for hosting us. Sorry we had to leave right away before we saw you.


June 2018

Lovely peaceful retreat!

This was such a welcome boondock escape! The driveway was spacious and it was nice to be able to unwind to the peacefulness. Trish was so helpful and friendly. I will definitely try and stay here again!


June 2018

just perfect

million thanks to ben and trish for providing lovely, quiet spot to camp. trish was quick and friendly in responding, and ben stopped by to greet us and see if all was good. we revosed our plans (of course!) and they were flexible and friendly there too. this was our very 1st stay in bw community and we’re glad we joined!


June 2018

Nice quite spot

We found this place right away because T sent us very detailed directions before we arrived. It‘s a quite area and we felt safe. We had nice chats with the hosts who gave us infos and recommendations about the area.


March 2018

peaceful sleep inthe country

Stayed one night had very peaceful sleep. directions can be tricky so make sure to arrive before dark and follow the given directions very carefully. Would be happy to stay here again. Met Trish for a few minutes, she was very welcoming as well the response time to my request was speedy. Thanks so much!


March 2018

Good overnite spot!

Good spot when visiting Monterey/Carmel area. A couple of roosters and a dog bark or two, but didn’t bother us. Follow directions carefully. Thanks to our hosts for a good overnite!


March 2018

Peaceful setting

We enjoyed listening to the owls at night here. Beautiful and peaceful. The friendly hosts were also very responsive to messages. We appreciated staying here!


March 2018

Lovely property, very quiet

Trish accepted my stay request on short notice and sent excellent instructions of how to get to her home. The property was lovely, private and quiet. I came in late and left early so did not meet Trish in person but chatted on the phone briefly. This was a lovely site. Thanks Trish and family for being a great host.


December 2015

Nice place, nice hosts

Trish and Ben were really nice and helpfull, they received some package for us from our family with parts for our motorhome. We enjoyed a lot to be at their place, they are really great.


August 2015

Peaceful and convenient

We needed a one night stay in the area on our way to Big Sur. AntiqueHunter was quick to respond and so helpful, even recommending a coffee place in the morning for our coffee fix. We arrived much later than we planned but they had left a marker to let us know where to park and the directions were easy so follow. All just what we needed.

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August 2018

So very kind

Although we had to cancel our trip due to a medical emergency, they offered their assistance to us without hesitation even though they didn't know us. What wonderful people.