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Hobo

Age: Prefer not to say

Member since August 2016

Vagabond Extraordinaire

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Habitual Wanderer, We travel in our 35' Prevost Bus, we also travel in our Sprinter conversion van.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Advanced microwave popcorn chef.

Hobo's Pets

Zita and Sissy, Chihuahua's weighing in at 4 lbs each. They are always with along

Favorite Boondocking Locations

The Hobo Jungle in Tacoma WA

Hobo's Hometown

Pomeroy WA, but we are rarely here.

Hobo's Guest Details

Hobo's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

35 feet long

35' Prevost class A conversion. We also travel our 2014 High top, short Sprinter. Compact and Stealthy.

Hobo's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets

Hobo Has 2 Host Locations

The Hobo Jungle

Tacoma, WA, US
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The Rainbow Man

Pomeroy, WA, US
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Hobo's References (18)

References from Hosts (1)

Lnbarber1

March 2019

Boondocking

Great system for people traveling


References from Guests (17)

Lucid-Dreamscapes

February 2021

Urban Wasteland

Good communication with the absentee landlord. Urban Wasteland adjacent to busy railroad yard. I do appreciate the host's generosity. However, I was traveling alone and felt uneasy there. Extremely noisy into the night. I left before before dawn on the first night and went to a nearby side street in an industrial area, used by truckers. Found another location the next day where I felt more secure. Aside from the noise, it might have worked out if I had not been alone.


Lucid-Dreamscapes

February 2021

Wonderful

The gracious welcomed me, then respected my privacy. A very protected site... convenient to Puget Sound and Gig Harbor (once you learn the way on the hilly, twisty roads). Parked in his carport, next to his workshop -- very welcome shelter on a stormy night. Even had access to electricity! Recommend highly.


Off_Kilter

August 2020

On the main drag through town.

On the main drag through town, tucked behind a commercial building, next to a stream.


Kevin and Julie

July 2020

Should be on Route 66!

We stayed one night at Milford's Place and had a restful night. One of our best RV trips was doing Route 66 and Milford's Place brought back great memories of that trip. Numerous quirky memorabilia, signs and vehicles to enjoy! Hobo was not there but his friend met us at our arrival and showed us where to park. Thank you for allowing us to stay!


BigFamilyAdventures

July 2020

Didn't work for us

We were super excited to stay here with all the great reviews but unfortunately we felt our 39.5 ft coach and tow vehicle were a little big for the area. If we had a small class c or a sprinter van it would of been perfect! The other concern was it seemed to have been taken over by squatters and there was a huge pile of trash adjacent to Hobo's property. Hobo wasn't there but ended up calling us in regards to the messages we sent and he was very helpful in trying to find another place to stay.


msanche1

May 2020

Marc

Awesome stay


msanche1

May 2020

By the river

Great place!
And a Quick same day response.
Will be back for sure.


lindseystravels

May 2020

A unique and pleasant hideaway

I love staying at this spot- hearing the trains roll by is soothing, the aesthetics are interesting and cool, and it's a nice spot to spend the night in my van not too far from everything. Hobo is a very accommodating host and made sure I could easily find the place. I will definitely stay again!


CherylAndSteve

October 2019

Good communication & a unique near downtown patch to park

We had an engagement in downtown Tacoma and the proximity was why we picked the place. It isn’t your typical BW type spot but a Hobo was responsive in answering my questions. During our stay there was construction just past Hobo’s property and of course trains and highway noise will be ongoing so keep that in mind. At night it was nice and dark and as another reviewer stated the trains really weren’t a problem and I slept right thru them. Follow Hobos directions to get there without too much angst, our navigation got whacky tracking us through the multiple overpasses. Google maps worked well too. If you miss his property turn, it may be difficult to turn around if the construction is still in process.


Sneelock

September 2019

Quiet and convenient

Milford's Place was exactly as advertised. Hobo responded to our stay request within a couple hours and was a great host and very interesting character in his own right. Pomeroy is a nice little community and this boondocking site is worth a look if you need a place to stay along this route. Recommended.


Laurence

September 2019

Good spot to recharge

We were greated by our host to get setup. Very helpful Thank you very much


Atravelingman

August 2019

My First Time

This was my first time using BW and it went without a hitch. The property is well off the beaten path but very close to the Tacoma Dome and LeMay Auto Museum, the latter of which was my reason for staying in the area. While I didn't meet the host we did exchange a few texts and he was very nice to deal with.


Magna

August 2019

secluded...in town

Hobo was very helpful.... although the site did not fit our needs it appeared to be good for a sprinter van or something of that size


johnnypositive

August 2019

Our stay at the authentic hobo jungle in Tacoma

The Hobo Host was not able to meet us at his Tacoma location but he gave us his phone number with a welcome note to contact him if we had any questions or concerns.
The location is very close to railroad tracks where trains run all night but it actually put us to sleep!
As soon as we arrived, a railroad constructed supervisor was driving through (at this time there is some kind of railroad maintenance being done).
He stopped to see what we were up to. When I explained how we arrived and that we would be camping overnight he seemed humored. He was very nice and gave us a cautionary warning of the homeless camp not too far but said we shouldn't have any problems.
We got there early morning and stayed until late morning the next day. In that time we only saw a few people walking individually by the river (downtown Tacoma isn't too far away).We felt safe and enjoyed our stay. There is a paper factory smell that took a little getting used to.
We are full time RV'ers and when we're back in this area we would definitely request this location again.
I personally thought it was really neat to be nearly smack dab in the middle of the city and feel so far away from it all. The actual RV spot has grass on the ground and good coverage from the many trees.


ejpatty

August 2019

Very Helpful

We found the host to be most helpful. On the way to the host location we had a few setbacks. By the time we got back on track it was apparent that our schedule was too far behind to make use of the stop. I was sorry to miss this area but we had a school age child with us and we needed to stay on schedule so we could reach the airport on time for his flight back home. From our point, we were disappointed but this was part of RVing and not anything the host could affect. I thank him for his understanding. Stuff happens on the road.


Lricksecker

July 2019

Fun, safe, shaded place to stay!

Our stay at Milford place was wonderful. Hobo met us and made sure we got settled in in the perfect spot next to the old railroad Warehouse in the shade. The spot is right off the two-lane Highway, but because this is not a busy area it's just fine during the day and very quiet at night. I'm not sure why because there is a cell tower in full view from the parking space, but we struggled a bit with our Verizon hotspot and booster. We ultimately turned our rig around so that we had more windows facing the cell tower and that seemed to help. It was fun taking pictures of our rig along with the eclectic historical items hobo has on this property. If we're ever in the area again, we'll be requesting a repeat stay!


slowrider

July 2019

Great Location

David went out of his way to meet and direct us where to park. What a unique place to boondock. So peaceful by the stream. Really enjoyed admiring the memorabilia. Thanks for letting us stay.