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In the Townswood

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Mansfield, CT

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    < 35 (ft)

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    1

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    Yes

We live Within 5 miles of the University or CT. Five miles the other way is Eastern CT State University and the famous Willimantic Frog bridge. We live in the middle of 40 acres of woods in a rural area. But are within 5 miles of grocery, retail and hardware stores. For those who like to hike there is access to a trail system. Suggested Local Attractions:The Frog Bridge in Willimantic, Mansfield Hollow State Park, the Nathan Hale Homestead. Within 45 minutes of Mystic Seaport, Mystic Aquarium, Sturbridge Village and 30 minutes of Hartford.

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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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Campfire Ring Provided

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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House Rules

We have 2 spaces available but both require you to be able to back up and maneuver your rig. There is no place to turn around in the yard. The lower pad is in the shade. You can pull on and then back onto the road to leave. No water or electricity is available at this pad as it is 600 ft from the house. The upper pad is in the sun part of the day. It requires you to back into a space that is perpendicular to the driveway. You can have access to water and 15 amp electric but they require almost 100 ft of hose/cord. The electricity is 15 amps. It will allow you to run lights and computers and charge devices. It WILL NOT allow you to run an air conditioner or microwave. House rules are: no generators after 9pm, smoking materials and pet waste must be disposed or properly, unregistered guests and loud music are not allowed.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: Access off Route 195 onto Browns Rd or off 32 onto Mansfield City Road are not recommended due to the sudden sharp incline. We can provide alternate routes. We live 800’ back in the woods up a dirt driveway. Small branches may brush the tops or sides of large vehicles. Rigs (combined length) longer than 35ft will not be able to turn around as they must make a k-turn in the yard to go back down the driveway. Smaller rigs may be able to pull around. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: In the driveway or next to their rig in the yard.

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Hosted By Wingerstoo

Age:

65+

Retirees who travel either on a motorcycle or in our RV Details: John is a retired teacher and Jo is a retired HR professional. We live 1/2 way between Eastern CT State University and UConn. We have owned every type of RV. We have spent the last 10 years touring the USA on our motorcycle and have recently purchased a class B+ motor home. We live in the woods in rural north-eastern CT. We have apple trees and a raspberry patch you may pick in, if in season. We put up maple syrup and honey from our honeybees. Home Town: Mansfield, Connecticut Skills or Expertise to Share: Jo is a scrapbooker and card maker. John taught shop so he is handy with tools.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    cloudkjc

    3 months ago

    We were unable to stay with Townswood due to the length of our rig. I really thought that length pertained to the length of the TT. Never thought about how to get into a spot. We tried for over an hour to make it work. Not Townswood's fault, they even warned us! So sorry it didn't work out.

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    Roamin_Gnomies

    4 months ago

    Hosts were outstanding, helpful, and kind. Excellent communication and were incredible in going out of their way to ensure we had the best experience. We stretched the limit of their upper pad and I would not recommend it for anything over 24' with some decent ground clearance but if you can boondock their lower pad was incredibly accessible. 100% fantastic experience and would definitely try to stay again if we were in the area!

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    TaraSage

    5 months ago

    Kind generous hosts. Lovely property with great hiking trails in the area.

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    Swingle_Fam

    5 months ago

    Really quite place and the host were very helpful. They let us borrow water containers to bring water down to the lower site.

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    Sabinek1

    5 months ago

    John and Jo are friendly and welcoming. Jo even backed up into my spot for me.  They’re property is beautiful and I was fascinated by their solar set up. Pretty cool! Add in great conversations about camping and a very, very friendly husky. What’s not to like!

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