We're nearing retirement, new to motor homes and boondocking, don't care for traditional campgrounds too much, and are loving our little "Trouse" (ie; Traveling House). We pack the four dogs in (they love it as much as we do) and hit the road. As we gain more time off we hope to gain more miles on the road, seeing places, learning new things, meeting interesting people, and visiting friends and family all over the US and Canada.
Mike is very mechanically inclined; from diesel engines to steam engines, and coffee grinders to bicycles - he can fix almost anything--a handy guy to have around, for sure.
Peg has a good all-around base knowledge of lots of useful (and useless) information that comes from decades of working in public libraries, the information centers of the world.
We both have a good working knowledge of dogs and dog training.
We have four dogs, though three of them are getting elderly and one is young but with a serious heart defect, so we may not be at four for long. :'(
They're all rescues from various places in the upstate NY vicinity. All are fully vaccinated and up to date on shots and licenses, and we carry that paperwork with us at all times.
They're very well behaved, polite to other dogs and people, quiet for the most part (the young one is a COVID puppy, so she is still working on figuring out that there's a big wide world out there, and some of it is just too exciting to not let out a woof or two, until we gently tell her not to.
We have a small fenced enclosure that attaches to the Trouse, or they're happy to be walked on leash and just hang out in the Trouse with us, snoozing.
We also have chickens, but they stay home!
We're totally new to this so can't really answer yet, but we think of open areas with green, quiet spaces, welcoming to dogs, restful, where we can stay a night and appreciate something other than a paved parking lot rest stop on the highway somewhere.We'll share our favorite spots as we get to know them! :)
We're from a rural area in the town of Arcadia, New York. We have 70 acres of land where we hope to eventually create a few spots that we can offer as Boondockers Welcome hosts. It's farm country, with lots of natural beauty. The Great Lakes Lakes Region and Lake Ontario is just to the north, and the Finger Lakes Region just to the south. Beautiful wine country there, and lots of super great cycling in the area.
2016 Thor Majestic (on a Ford E350 Chassis) 10.5' Overhead clearance Our Traveling House aka the Trouse♥ Sometimes we add a tail rack in the Reese hitch, adding 3' to the overall length, but will clearly state that in any requests. We don't always need an electric hookup or to run the generator, but the yes or no answers kind of limited our choices. We can always dry camp, or use either electric or generator, depending on each host, each situation and the weather.
Trouse Travelers were our first repeat guests. Unfortunately we were off traveling in our camper as well so we missed them this time. A really nice couple that is always welcome to stay with us.
Great people. Very well behaved dogs. We would certainly have them back anytime!