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Boondocking in Morgan Hill/Gilroy Ca Area


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#1 WLLY52

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

Hi does anyone know, other than Camping World in San Martin, Ca, any places to boondock near Morgan Hill, Gilroy Ca? Looking for about one week a month. Thanks all.

#2 DonF

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:34 PM

Depends on what kinda rig you have; there are many boondockers (given the current economy) that find a discrete place to "sleep" for a night or a week, mostly in the commercial areas of these towns. We have seen a number of small-ish motor homes parked around industrial sections of San Jose, and near the park-and-ride lots of all these places.

My personal advice is to join the Elks, stay at the Gilroy lodge -- they have a nice facility with full hookups!
(That's what we do when visiting family in the SF Bay area.)

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#3 Rosita

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:05 PM

There isn't anyplace to "boondock" around Morgan Hill/Gilroy unless you want to try "stealth squatting" on local streets, but be prepared to move on when the cops roust you at 2 a.m. The same goes for various shopping center parking lots; none permit even overnight parking, AFAIK. And, although CW does allow overnighting (or even a two-night stop if one's rig is in their shop), it's not suitable for a longer stay.