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Dave and Sandi's little corner of country

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Knox, IN

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dgoner

  • Max Rig Size

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    < 45 (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    4

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    No

Rural setting about 2.5 miles outside of a small town. Location is surrounded by woods and corn fields. Our home is adjacent beyond a thin tree line. The location for large rigs is a large, approx. 1.5 acre, open, flat grass field that is mowed each season. A second field approx 1 acre is also available but not as flat as the main field. 15 amp electrical hookup to my home would most likely be too far for an extension cord to reach either field (I'm guessing over 200 feet would be needed) but you are welcome to use your generator if need be. Smaller rigs 16ft long or less may park near our driveway and access 15 amp electric service ($5 per day donation requested for electrical hookup). Most likely wifi will not be reliable for you at the distance you will be from our home but you are welcome to try to connect. You are welcome to use the spigot on the outside of our home if you need to fill any water jugs. Smaller rigs parked near the driveway will have water access. Water is from our well with a high iron content but not overly offensive. If you are noise sensitive please note there are railroad tracks approximately 3/4 of a mile away with 2 intersections where trains blow their whistles approx 1.5 miles away. They are not extremely active but we do have several trains pass by over the course of a day some as early as 6 am. Decent cell phone coverage with Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint. T-Mobile coverage is poor to non existent. Suggested Local Attractions:We are about 4 miles from Bass Lake where you can kayak, boat, fish, or swim at the beach. We are about 14 miles away from Culver, IN and Lake Maxinkuckee where you can kayak, rent a boat, fish, or swim. We are an hour away from RV Musuem in Elkhart, University of Notre Dame, the Studebaker Museum, and all the things the city of South Bend has to offer.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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Generators Allowed

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

We have 3 Basset Hounds and they stay around our home contained within an invisible fence. They will not go where your rig is parked as that is outside their fence line. They are mostly inside dogs but during the nicer weather they may be outside for extended periods of an hour or two during daylight hours. They do tend to bay and bark when they see strange dogs or people they don't recognize. We can introduce you to them to hopefully keep any barking at a minimum. - Your dogs must be on leash at all times. Our dogs are contained by an invisible fence but it won't prevent your dog from entering our dogs area. There is no physical fence to keep dogs contained on our property. - No parties or loud music. - Keep a close eye on your children. There are plenty of woods nearby that are hunted during seasons by neighboring property owners and it would be best to stay out of the woods. - Quiet time hours are by 10:30 PM CST though 6:30 AM CST. - Arrivals need to be before 9 PM. Our home is very close to the time zone line but we are on central time. - Check in with us before setting up your camp site. We would like to meet you and introduce ourselves so we know each others faces during your stay. - There may be times where we share a campfire in our backyard fire pit with guests but in general we leave guests alone unless they want some conversation or have questions. - Rigs parked away from our home can run a generator all night. - Please take your trash with you or you may use the trash can in our driveway for reasonable amounts of overnight trash. The best rule of thumb is to leave our property in the same condition it was before your arrival. - No fireworks on our property - No discharge of firearms on our property - We assume no liability for property damage or equipment damage that might occur during your stay on our property. - We will only be available for limited amounts of time during Monday - Friday between 7AM and 4:30 PM CST. We may only be able to quickly introduce ourselves and show you where to park during these days / hours until we are off work.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Smaller chip and seal paved road that will allow for 2 direction traffic but it is a tight squeeze when 2 larger vehicles pass one another. Our farm is adjacent to open field with the nearest neighbor other than our home being about a half mile. Traffic is generally light with very few cars passing by as there are not many homes on our road. Pull through parking is by means of doing a u turn in the large open field. There is only safe entrance and exit from one point. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: Large open grass field adjacent to our home. About 1.5 acres of open level grass area that is mowed each season. You can disconnect and leave your tow vehicle in the field. If there is a compelling reason you'd like to park your tow vehicle on our concrete driveway that could be an option that we talk about as well.

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Hosted By dgoner

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45-55

Easy going taking what life throws at me day by day... Details: My wife and I moved out on the farm in 2010. We were formerly city dwellers in the Chicago area. We are close to having an empty nest as our two college students will graduate soon. My wife and I are looking forward to seeing the country with the camper we just purchased at the end of 2019. Home Town: Knox, Indiana Favorite Boondocking Locations: I don't have much boondocking / rv experience yet. We purchased our camper in October of 2019 and are just getting our feet wet. Our favorite place to vacation to is currently Edisto Beach, SC also enjoying Charleston. Our bucket list destinations are Yellowstone, Key West, Yosemite, Acadia, and Glacier. Skills or Expertise to Share: I'm told that I'm a little bit of a technology MacGyver. I am an avid BBQ enthusiast and enjoy smoking meats low and slow. I am up for seeing other pitmasters techniques and BBQ hardware.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    WormsteadNationwide

    4 months ago

    Dave and Sandi's place was just what we needed after a long 5 days of travel. Their spot is off the main road, so very little vehicle noise. There is a train that goes by (we love trains- so this was a perk!), and their dogs bark occasionally (but so did ours!)- so everything worked our perfectly. Their family lives nearby on another parcel of land, SUCH NICE PEOPLE. There's a laundromat really close by, and a larger town with all of the "essential" stores, but even the small town of Knox has what you need. Highly recommend this spot!

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    David_38LL

    5 months ago

    Dave met us as we arrived and instructed us on how to drive on the field. We didn't have any issues moving around on the land. It is a great open space. We raised our roof vents and listened to the night sounds. It was like tent camping in the wilderness! Very nice!!!

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    Jetboyphx

    5 months ago

    History genuinely warm and welcoming. Description and directions spot on. Large flat area so you can pick your spot. Large oak trees on the north. I especially liked that the only bugs were lightning bugs across the street.

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    Cyndy2022

    6 months ago

    When my plans fell through to moochdock with friends (darn virus) this "little corner of country" filled my need beautifully. The location, friendly host and even the sound of the trains fit my needs perfectly. Thanks for sharing your space❤️

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    Jibbyboo

    6 months ago

    Host was communicative, friendly, and thoughtful. There is a large, fairly level field that was easy to park in and we had a peaceful view of a corn field. We just stayed 1 night while passing through and would love to come back!

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