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Old 03-17-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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An alternative to boondocking and rv parks

I came across this website the other day. It's an awesome idea. Landowners rent out part of their land to RVers. It's a lot like airbnb, but for us!

RVwithMe.com

I dig it cuz it gives us so many more place to camp, in places we never had access to before. Instead of land being bought up and privatized, now it's unlocked for us to use.

I hope it catches on and lots of landowners decide to list their land so we can stay there. It looks like RV parks can post there as well, but what really excites me is the ability to camp on someone's private property.
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Old 03-18-2016, 02:38 AM   #2
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Local governments are developing regulations prohibiting Airbnb rentals. It would seem the local governments might also prohibit this kind of rental on personal real estate. Local RV campsite owners might also want to lessen competition by influencing the local governments.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:36 AM   #3
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Interesting, that would make sense. I hope they're able to find a way around that. I love the idea of staying on someone's private ranch vs a crowded RV park. Here in the west it's not a huge deal cuz we have so much boondocking land, but back east it would really open up a lot of spaces.
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Old 03-18-2016, 09:52 AM   #4
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The main reason for opposition to AirB&B is because of neighbors' complaints of increased congestion and noise in an already tightly packed urban area. Hopefully that wouldn't be the case in a rural environment, so maybe this service won't face the same concerns. I think this would also be a good idea in the West, around popular attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Zion and Yosemite, where it is sometimes difficult to find any accommodations, on-road or off-road.


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Old 03-18-2016, 10:03 AM   #5
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The main reason for opposition to AirB&B is because of neighbors' complaints of increased congestion and noise in an already tightly packed urban area. Hopefully that wouldn't be the case in a rural environment, so maybe this service won't face the same concerns. I think this would also be a good idea in the West, around popular attractions such as the Grand Canyon, Zion and Yosemite, where it is sometimes difficult to find any accommodations, on-road or off-road.
Actually the real opposition to AirBNB is the same as the opposition to Uber and Lyft. Crony capitalism. That is, hotels and others complaining and getting their government to regulate them the same in an attempt to stifle competition.

I'm sure the guise is, complaints and safety. But there is always an agenda.

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Local governments are developing regulations prohibiting Airbnb rentals. It would seem the local governments might also prohibit this kind of rental on personal real estate. Local RV campsite owners might also want to lessen competition by influencing the local governments.
Already happening, a lot of the you can't park in this Walmart is being done by cities and not Walmart and many elsewhere have talked about how this was lobbied into pratice in areas with a lot of parks and RVs that come through.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:21 AM   #6
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I'd much rather stay at someone's ranch or spare acreage in Montana than a Walmart or even RV park.

It may be good for packed events too, where spots are limited. (Sedona, Moab Easter Jeep, Boston Marathon, National Parkes, downtown San Francisco for a stealth van etc).

I'd like to try working out a bartering/workcamping trade. Maybe they let you stay there a week for free in exchange for your web design skills.
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Weird. All the sites listed in the east were urban driveways.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:21 AM   #8
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Here is something else as an alternative

https://harvesthosts.com/

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I have been thinking of doing that on my property in SW Montana, but for horse campers. I have a small corral and pasture with water and household electric,(not 30 amp), for a flat spot with nothing around you but open space, about an hour from Yellowstone and less to a great trout river . But insurance is a concern, as is smoking (wildfire concerns) and there would only be room for one at a time anyway. I am still exploring it, but I may just keep it on a referral-only basis for now.
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That's just the type of property I'd love to stay at. I don't see why you couldn't set your own terms (no smoking, etc).
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There's always exceptions BUT…….

I would think that the owners of really nice properties, don't need the extra little bit of money, or the risks and hassles of having someone camp on their property.

Some land owners might lose Agricultural tax breaks for other than farming incomes. There also could be insurance issues.

But it does sound good on paper.
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AirBNB in New Orleans around the French Quarter has made the monthly, yearly leases unaffordable. Owners make more money with AirBNB.
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I hope these options get some traction. Airbnb displaces people who need permanent housing. Parking in someone's driveway or winery probably doesn't. If it starts to interfere with other core functions of a community, then I'd be among the first who'd want to know, but otherwise, sounds like a great idea!
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Good Sam club can be supportive of RVers interests. RVers, just like truckers, need rest stops much like Walmart serves.
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