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  • Dave Kris
    Dave Kris:
    Mon at 1:09 AMRetiring 8/31/19 and we will be on the road winters.
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    • Becca Ray and 10 others like this.
    • Dave Kris
      Terry & Diane Mon at 6:55 AM Enjoy your retirement! If I would have known how much fun it was,I would have never started working in the first place!!:)
    • Dave Kris
      Greg & Toni Tue at 6:15 AM It will be here before you know it.  Congrats, safe travels and enjoy your adventures
  • Leon and Susan
    Leon and Susan:
    December 16We join Harvest Host about two months back, I think is a good thing and you can save money that way.
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 7 others like this.
    • Leon and Susan
      Suzan and Art December 16 We were members for a year. We found we didn't save money as we bought things that were offered that we wouldn't normally buy.  Also there weren't many along the paths we travel.
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      • Leon and Susan
        LarandSus December 16 We have had the same experience. This is one we are not sure we will renew especially if the price is higher.
    • Leon and Susan
      ITowMyHome December 16 Try to enhance peoples reality is not always easy but thank you for trying
    • Leon and Susan
      JimOnTheBeach Mon at 4:56 AM I have not joined Harvest host yet but I'm looking forward to it. At this time my life seems to dictate my direction of travel, but I look forward to being able to enjoy travel as an adventure with new people. (H)
    • Leon and Susan
      LuTina Black Tue at 4:31 PM I've read it will go up from $49 to $79 a yr starting January 2019. Lots of new locations added. Also, heard if you join before end of yr at the $49 price you're automatically grandfathered in at that price as long as you keep renewing. However, I suspect...  more
  • jwknit4u
    jwknit4u:
    December 16Merry Christmas, happy holidays to all. Quick question. Has anyone joined the Harvest Host. I think it would be fun but want honest opinions about it.
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 3 others like this.
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      Kay and Russ Wallace December 16 I bought a lifetime membership. Glad I did, since it keeps going up in price. Because we travel across the country it has been good for us. I like to think of it as $20 to dry camp, here’s your free bottle of wine. We love Harvest Hosts.
    • jwknit4u
      TruckCampers-KB3BV December 16 We have been a member now for about 4 years.  While we are not full timers we take some extended 2-4 month trips and have found that HH is great for the type of traveling we do.  Most of our travel is stop and move rarely spend more than a night...  more
    • jwknit4u
      MangoesMarleyAndMermaids December 16 We just joined and plan to stay at our first one the first weekend in January, and have a couple more picked out along our route. We also stayed at one in NC in November because we were attending a wedding at the winery. When I got invited to the wedding,...  more
    • jwknit4u
      LarandSus Mon at 7:00 AM There are some responses above (separate post) that should be here.
  • Whinot
    Whinot:
    December 16I use a Verizon 'MiFi' device; if there's a phone signal, then it works in the area; use it for all internet - safer than most campground wifi.
  • Barb & Dan Robertson
    Barb & Dan Robertson :
    December 16Wifi while boondocking? New to this part of camping.
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 1 other like this.
    • Barb & Dan Robertson
      Lee & Ann B December 16 I have an AT&T mobile hotspot. Most people us Verizon or AT&T as they have the best coverage. If connectivity is important you might want to get both. The Mobile Internet Resource Center rvmobileinternet.com has great info and can answer a lot of questions.
    • Barb & Dan Robertson
      Barb & Dan Robertson December 16 Great thank you!!!
    • Barb & Dan Robertson
      Chuck & Bernadette December 16 We use Verizon 4G Jetpack, but get a phone booster to help improve cell coverage 
    • Barb & Dan Robertson
      Bill Zeller December 16 We use the Verizon Jet Pack, not very expensive and works wherever there is a cell signal. Nice for the non driver to use the computer while driving down the road!
    • Barb & Dan Robertson
      Wes Riding December 16 Been using a MiFi hotspot from Verizon for years. Spend a lot of time on BLM land in California during the winter. Never had a problem. I am even able to work remotely that way
  • mikensue
    mikensue:
    December 13Just made our big upgrade to a 2019 Jayco 321 RSTS...heading south right after the holidays, looking forward to using this site a lot..
    • Roy and Lynne and 5 others like this.
    • mikensue
      Mac December 13 RSTS=Rear Sofa Triple Slide
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    • mikensue
      Jerry Beasler December 13 Mystery solved. How about a Coachmen Encore 40TS?
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    • mikensue
      TheClearyClan December 13 Good luck and happy trails.
      Bob
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    • mikensue
      Sally & Al December 14 Enjoy every minute in it.
    • mikensue
      Roy and Lynne December 14 Roy is sort of south east of Olympia, just east of Fort Lewis.  
  • Chris Tomlinson
    Chris Tomlinson:
    December 11I'd like to hear everyone's top 3 :) locations (hopefully with some great boondocking sites) to visit in Arizona. I don't have any specific destinations in mind, I'm planning out a trip 3 week trip for January, and want to make sure it's special. I've got...  more
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 2 others like this.
    • Chris Tomlinson
      Myo (The EASY One) December 12 You should ignore my advice. You’ll be more comfortable in January if you go farther south. I must have had my head up my ass to recommend the northern AZ region in Jan.! I just love that area but not in Dec., Jan, Feb. maybe ok in March.
    • Chris Tomlinson
      Lost Soul Travels December 12 RTR - in Quartzsite, Arizona January 9-20
    • Chris Tomlinson
      Sandy & Pat Whyte December 12 Canyon Lake is off 88 (Apache Trail) east of Phoenix.  Drove by last year and it looked like a nice place to kayak.  If anyone has been here would appreciate any advise on weather, camping and kayaking.  
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      • Chris Tomlinson
        Linda and William December 12 Apache Trail (goat path/road with a state highway number) is referred to as a jeep road for a reason. We did it unknowingly in a pickup and camper. If you are a big rig this is a road to avoid. Beautiful area and the lake did look good for boating.
    • Chris Tomlinson
      Cfm4231 December 13 Pay campground on the lake. temp is between 40 to 50 at nite 60 to 70 during day unless cold front is comes thru
      Beautiful lake with high canyon walls.
      Any more questions about this lake or others let me know
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      • Chris Tomlinson
        Sandy & Pat Whyte December 13 Thank you.
         I think we will check it out this year.  Any other recommendations for Feb.  Stayed at Roosevelt last year and it was cold.  How about Lake Pleasant and Patagonia?  Liked Parker Canyon Lake.  
    • Chris Tomlinson
      Linda and William December 13 We like the Gilbert Ray campground in west Tucson. It is near the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and the west unit of the Saguaro National Park.  It is not free, but only $20 a night and has electricity. There would be hiking and biking in the area.&nb...  more
  • Ceci
    Ceci:
    December 7Hi all, I’m still in the RV dreaming stage, but I hope I can make the leap in about a year. I’m strongly leaning toward a class b. Does anyone have any advice as to whether parking and getting out into nature is easier in the 19-20 foot rigs versus the 22...  more
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 3 others like this.
    • Ceci
      Ellen and Jill December 8 Hi Ceci sorry for lack of communication. Been sick. But will write in other group.
    • Ceci
      Paul & Tanya December 8 Go to shows and don't rush into it.  We made a list of needs and wants.  There are so many to see.  Have fun
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      • Ceci
        Ceci December 8 I hear ya. I want to go to some shows when I get a tad closer to plunking down my down payment on something. I’m waiting to see how the Pure3 Volta system works out for this year. I’m really intrigued about that for boondocking.
    • Ceci
      murray j ferguson December 8 Get the 24 ft - like boats - you do not want to keep trading for a few more ft of room.
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      • Ceci
        TheClearyClan December 8 As far as the RV Shows go, if you are ready and you find something on the floor, it most likely will be deeply discounted.


        Bob
    • Ceci
      Kathy Preble December 11 Test fit the sleeping arrangements. If it's not workable, you'll be miserable. Sleep comfort comes first.
    • Ceci
      GypsyDan Mon at 5:10 PM As far as off road goes, there would not be any difference between 20-22. I drive a 27' class c and take it almost everywhere.
      Since this seems to be your first rig, it is not recommended that you buy new. Almost everyone changes after a few years...  more
  • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
    Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide :
    December 7In one of places we Boondock on the north island this little fellow found his way into the front cap of our trailer at 2 am what a racket.
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    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 2 others like this.
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide December 7 Can't attach the photo
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      • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
        Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide December 7 Choose file button does not work
      • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
        Mike & Cali December 7 I had the same problem with posting pictures with my cell app. I reported it and they said to uninstall and then reinstall the app. I did and it still doesn't work. I had to load it from my laptop....that worked.


    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide December 7 Posted his picture im my profile pictures
    • Dennis &Lorece Hogeweide
      Brian & Darlene Powell December 7 what was it that got in? any pictures
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  • Minton Reunion
    Minton Reunion:
    December 7THANKS, for sharing your stories.
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