yvan

Age: 45-55

Member since August 2015

Grandparents of 8

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My wife and I travel in a 1973 GMC highway coach converted to an RV called Opti-Force 1. We are part time travellers, happy grandparents, and enjoy quiet. Our bus is clean and in good repair, and we are totally self sufficient. We have a Jeep that tailgates us everywhere we go. You can follow us at https://m.facebook.com/optiforce1bus/

Skills & Expertise to Share

Good overall handy person, can cook a mean meal as well. Fully bi-lingual (english and french). We are avid recumbent cyclists as well.

yvan's Pets

No pets at this time, but love animals.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

anywhere peaceful.

yvan's Hometown

Granby Quebec

Memberships

FMCA Member

yvan's Guest Details

yvan's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

a fully renovated 1973 GMC Buffalo( 4905A) clean, safe, and fun. Behind it we tow a Jeep for local excursions.

yvan's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

yvan Has 1 Host Location

Granby Quebec

granby, QC, CA
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yvan's References (16)

References from Hosts (7)

N9XKH

October 2019

Quiet couple

Yvan was quiet and easygoing. We had a busy week so never really had a chance to chat much. in the few minutes getting them to their site it was obvious we would have had a great time and good conversation.
Great communication and patient waiting for us to get in.
We hope they return someday so we can get a tour of their bus and learn a bit about Canada. They are always welcome back.


TheGs

September 2019

Friendly, respectful and kind!

Very nice couple, respectful of our property. Great communication! Welcome back anytime!


mikelorden

August 2019

Great Couple

I had very short, but great visit with Yvan and his wife. Very sweet couple. I was glad I could be a host for a night on their journey. Their RV was something special.


MaysinFL

January 2018

Respectful, friendly guests

Lovely couple, with a cool diy rig that was fun to tour!


laballadeplata

January 2018

Dream Guests

There aren't enough words in the english or french dictionary to say what wonderful guests these folks were! They graciously gave tours of their bus to our curious friends and neighbors. We feel like we probably earned at least one college credit for what we learned from these two. If you don't learn something from them than you already know it all. We were lucky to have hosted them and look forward to seeing them again.


doverguy

January 2018

Very interesting couple. Due to our schedule we could not spend much time together.

very polite couple. yvan has done an amazing job restoring an older bus.


lmccollim

January 2018

Great Couple

These two are really nice couple. Yvan was a big help with my truck repairs. They are welcome back to stay anytime. It was a real pleasure hosting them.


References from Guests (8)

TheMartins

August 2019

Great people

Granby Quebec is a wonderful location and our hosts are terrific people! Lots of suggestions and knowledge on many things. Really enjoyed our visit here, hope to see y’all again. Merci


Vanbbatical2

August 2019

Great host in a great town

A great place to stop and take in the world class cycling trail network of Quebec. Lots of room to park and close to the action in town. Helpful and interesting hosts to meet and chat with.


Pairofpilots

June 2019

Good first time experience

First time using Boondockers and happy with the experience. Yvan and his wife were very warm and friendly. They are very knowledgeable about the Monteal area and gave us good tips on things to do. Their RV bus project is well done and inspiring. Still thinking about uses for Opti-Coat. Thanks for the good introduction to Boondockers !!


D+M-DreamBusAnnie

November 2018

Fantastic

Very warm couple...made us feel right at home...great stop on our journey...created new and everlasting memories


Gordon Borg

September 2017

Helpful Host

Stayed at Yvan's Sept 2017. great host providing lots of advice for traveling into Quebec, City and Granby. His property is part of a shop on a busy street, but surprisingly quiet through the night. Lots of room for parking and maneuvering.
We camped with two other couples in our truck and travel trailer.
Thanks for the hospitality, Yvan


Ralco

September 2017

Good place to stay

Had a nice time staying 2 nights (Sept.14-15) at this location. Host was friendly and shared information on the area as well as a few traveling apps. Recommend staying at this place while traveling. Lots of parking area and easy access for RV's.


ACHENIER

September 2017

Very helpful

We stayed 2 nights at Yvan's in Granby. Sept 14 & 15. Easy access with lots of parking. Yvan was very helpful and arranged for a required oil change for our truck. He also helped us with directions and iPhone apps to help with our travels.


PnP

September 2017

Choice location, great hosts

There is plenty of room to park multiple rigs at this location, no tight approaches or cramped quarters.
Yvan is also a bus conversion enthusiast; we had a great conversation about the process and we are looking forward to continuing this new friendship.


Personal References (1)

weberika

August 2018

Sorry to have missed staying

Yvan was great to message with and very accommodating for our ever changing travel plans. I am sorry to say we did not get a chance to stay at their host location, but should we find ourselves in the area again and need a place for the night, we will absolutely contact Yvan again.