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We've decided to go ahead with our four month trip (July-November)in our 27' travel trailer. Florida-CO-WY-MT-WA-OR-CA-AR-NM-TX-FL.

This will be our 4th year to take this kind of trip. We stay in all kinds of places - national, state, local parks,comm. RV parks, etc. Dry, partial and full HUps all OK. We try to avoid Wal-marts, etc.

I've read that camp sites of all kinds will be harder to find this year. I'm considering joining Harvest Hosts and/or Boondockers Welcome to expand the possibilities.

I've studied their sites, read reviews and prior threads, so I think I have a good understanding of how they work.

My question: have any of you used these two sources lately, and have you gotten emails from the clubs on changes during Covid-19?

Also, any other tips or comments on these two clubs would be greatly appreciated. Or thoughts about finding spots to stay, both short and longer times (5-10 days)

Thanks!

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We have been members of Boondockers Welcome since Oct 2018. We have hosted around 50 times since joining. Used it almost exclusively on a 2 month trip last summer as guests. The money we saved on campground fees kept us on the road for the 2nd month. You get a 3 month guest credit every time you host.  We have met the nicest and most interesting people.  All that is required of a host is that they provide you with a place to park overnight. Most also provide water and electric and depending on the host you can stay up to 5 nights. Some charge a nominal fee for hook up.  A 38' 5th wheel with 2 ACs uses less than 2 kw/day here in Florida. That is about $2.20 from my electric company. I see charging a fee as "gaming" the system. there are a few who do. We never charge anything. There are well over 2000 hosts in the United States! Without Boondockers Welcome we probably would quit RVing. It has spoiled us. 

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My understanding of Harvest Hosts is that they rarely offer more than a one night stay. Their goal is to introduce you to whatever they are selling be it wine or produce or whatever.

Linda Sand

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