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"Charlie's HideAway"

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Bakersfield, CA

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maddog348

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 25 (ft)

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    1

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    2

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In town ~ Small dirt/gravel area in front yard. ["across the tracks & under the freeway"] Lovely view of ice-plant & trees on freeway overpass. OK for en route o/nite not really a 'destination'. Pets ok ~ keep dogs leashed ~ keep cats indoors [Several feral dogs roam the area unsupervised]. 30A elec avail ~ need long cord. Water avail ~ need long hose. Suggested Local Attractions:Not much in shopping / dining / attractions within walking distance [2-3 miles] Some areas of neighborhood not really good for walking ~ has lots of loose / feral dogs of varying sizes. Hospital within mile.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 15A

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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House Rules

No smoking on property. OK in your vehicle No Guests when we are not at home [Prefer Boondockers DO NOT invite others to our space] Dogs must be leashed when not in vehicle or 'dog run' No running generators after 10pm. Do NOT block driveway. Goes unsaid. We have outside trash can, Please & ThankYou Length of stay - can be discussed

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Location

Access Road Conditions: In town ~ In front yard. Landlocked 2nd house in off side of cul-de-sac [one way in same way out] Not paved ~ fairly level gravel [old RR bed] turn around for small RV. We back-in from street into gated ~ locked side lot parking [Not Avail] Tow Vehicle Parking Details: On gravel next to rig

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Hosted By maddog348

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65+

One-Eyed-Old-Lady Details: Retired 'Shelf Ratt' [automotive dealership/inventory control]~~ Partner 27 yr. Toyota Parts Dept. ~ Like to travel when the 'fit' hits. Short trip tent camp on occasion. More often RV in a 27' Class A. with 2 slides. [Still small enough to fit easily in Nat & State Parks.] In 2010 we took a 4 month RV trip thru CA~NV~ID~MT~WY~NB~SD~UT. Meant to camp some and boondock some ~~BUT~~ ended up RV'ing most of the way [some WAY to fancy/$$ for our tastes and pocket. We really do need to actually 'camp' and learn to boondock. That was our 1st 'long' trip. Go out a month or 2 at a time. Still need to 'BoonDock' more. Home Town: Bakersfield, Ca Favorite Boondocking Locations: Prefer 'dirt' camping than 'asphalt/cement' camping regardless of elec/water etc. Like to see trees and other natural settings. DO NOT need club houses ~ hot tubs ~ golf courses ~ etc.etc. Skills or Expertise to Share: None to write home about.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    bbill66

    2 years ago

    Great visit We were a day early, and Maddog338 was most accomodating. We chatted for a good hour and a half to two hours, thought it was 10 minutes. We made use of electric but,chose not to use the water that was offered. Level parking, felt safe. Bill stayed and posted this in May 2019, was asked to repost when I opened our account Feb. 2020

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    RussB3099

    3 years ago

    I was greeted by my hosts and got setup for the night. They gave me an early Christmas present of fudge which was delicious. I headed out in the morning and didn't mind hearing the trains going by in the night. A great spot for an overnight if you are tired of driving all day.

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    Spartacus

    3 years ago

    Our experience with maddog was fantastic they were extremely friendly and gracious they even clipped my dogs nails! We felt safe and secure leaving our rig in the driveway. Would stop again if only just to catchup with host.

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    JVGREER

    3 years ago

    I loved getting a visit with the furbabies...hosts were very accommodating, even giving much appreciated help parking and leveling to accommodate getting refrigerator in a shady spot. Thanks again!.

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    valerie-alessio

    3 years ago

    Amazing people, we enjoyed so much our breakfast with you! Really fun and nice people ! We wish them only the best !!

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