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Omnibus's Host Location

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Howell, MI

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omnibus

  • Max Rig Size

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    45+ (ft)

  • Parking Spaces

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    1

  • Max Nights Per Stay

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    5

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    No

Sars-CoV-19 update: Masks are no longer required in Michigan at this time but we request that any guest who is not fully vaccinated wear them and maintain appropriate social distance when interacting with us in accordance with sound medical and public health advice regarding COVID-19 safety. Located in S. E. lower Michigan in the country on 5 acres with lots of trees our guest site is quiet and attractive but not far from highways and communities with decent shopping. The last 3/4 mile to our house is a private road that was rebuilt as a proper gravel (crushed limestone) in June 15th, 2021 The shoulders have been cleared of brush and trees, and overhanging branches trimmed up 30 feet. 10 MPH is a good speed. The guest site is a pull through gravel driveway with an 11' x 40' flat/level parking area that will easily accommodate a 45 foot RV with a totter or toad. It requires a sharp right, followed by a sharp left turn to get in, but none of our guests (so far) have had a turning radius problem with this. The guest site has "50/30 Amp" RV electrical hookup with breakers. Fresh water is available, but not at the guest site, so it requires a long hose run or temporary alternate positioning, which might not be possible do to our own RVs being in the way. We do not have a way for guests to dump waste water. The guest site has tall trees along the south edge which provide nice shade but will probably prevent satellite TV reception. If our guest site is occupied we might be able to accommodate additional RVs, but not on flat/level ground or with access to RV electric hookups, although 15A might be possible. Message us if needed to inquire about this. Wi-Fi is available on our rear deck, but is not guaranteed usable at the guest site. We do not request, and WE DO NOT ACCEPT, DONATIONS of any kind. If you stay here, you stay as our guest. Suggested Local Attractions:There is a lot to do in southeast and south-central Michigan depending on your interests. It would be best to research this before arriving. Feel free to message us if you have specific questions.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Electric Hookup: 50A

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Water Hookup

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Offleash Area for Pets

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House Rules

We are not smokers and would prefer that people not smoke, but it’s OK as long as it’s not near our house and cigarette butts do not end up on the ground. It's a quiet neighborhood after dark. Generators are fine but no outside entertainment or other loud noises that might disturb our neighbors. Pets are welcome and dogs are welcome to be off-leash IF they are trained and obedient as the property is not fenced, and we do NOT want portable fencing put up. We expect people to pick up after their dogs, of course. Also, we have a LOT of wildlife that visits our property and do not want it harassed or your pet to have a bad encounter. Pets may not be left outside if/when you leave to shop or sightsee as we have coyotes, foxes, and large raptors in the area. Barking dogs would be a problem. We prefer that guests arrive during daylight hours and that we are home to greet them and help get them get parked, but we provide detailed enough directions that guests can arrive and get parked without our assistance if needed. We do not have departure time requirements unless we have another guest arriving the same day you are leaving. Adult beverages in moderation.

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Location

Access Road Conditions: We are 4 to 12 miles from four major highway exits. All routes are paved except the last 3/4 mile which is a private dead-end gravel road. There are two 90 degree turns, but they are broad sweeps that can handle any rig. The road was recently rebuilt (crushed limestone) and the shoulders cleared of brush, trees, and overhanging limbs, so there are no barriers to access for any size RV. Our guest site is a pull through that will accommodate any size/type of rig/combination. Large motorhomes towing a car/trailer might want to unhook the toad before entering the site. Exit our neighborhood the same way you came in. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: On site, in front or behind rig or elsewhere on property if needed.

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Gravel

host Profile

Hosted By omnibus

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65+

Retired extended-time RVers with a home base in the country but not far from civilization. Details: A retired educational consultant and retired C.P.A., we are extended-time RVers. We tend to be snowbirds, but not exclusively. Besides Boondockers Welcome we are members of Havest Hosts, FMCA, the Escapees RV Club, the Prevost Owners Group, Prevost Community, Converted Coach Owners, and last, but not least, RVillage. We are members of various FMCA chapters and SKP Chapters and BoFs. For a more complete description of our interests see our our RVillage Profile under the name "Bruce and Linda (Omnibus)". Home Town: We were both born and raised in the St. Louis, Missouri area but have lived and worked in S. E. Michigan all of our adult lives. We relocated from a suburb of Detroit to our place in the country in 2013 after we retired and are now located conveniently to Brighton, Hartland, and Howell. Favorite Boondocking Locations: We have enjoyed almost every place we have been. Skills or Expertise to Share: Linda is a very good vegan (whole-food, plant-based) cook. We do a lot of work on our converted coach and Bruce writes articles for Bus Conversion Magazine. He is also the webmaster for four WordPress websites, including our own which features a daily blog if/when Bruce has time to keep it up to date. http://www.omnibus-mi.us/ Bruce is also very involved in photography. We are both licensed Amateur Radio Operators (ham radio).

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References for this location from other RVers

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    Spaceodditybus

    2 months ago

    The host was very helpful and pleasant. informative on things to do in ares. the site is a shaded and gravel site

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    MommaT

    1 year ago

    This site is amazing and the hosts are wonderful. Very helpful in parking and enjoyed lovely conversation on their deck. We hope they look us up when traveling in NY because we would like to reciprocate. Highly recommend Omnibus location!

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    violetkoncz

    1 year ago

    Our 3 nights here was delightful. The owners are very kind and friendly, we enjoyed a nice chat on their patio on our last night. The environment was peaceful and quiet and enjoyed the 50 or 30 Amp electric hook up! Whatever you do though, don't make a right out of the parking spot once you leave if you have a bigger rig, the road ends and it's a tight turnaround. Thank you for a lovely stay!!

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    asick313

    1 year ago

    My husband and I stayed at this host location on our way back to our home base in Florida. We stayed 4 nights in order to see family and friends in the immediate area. The location was absolutely perfect for us to be able to visit and also close to any amenity you could want. We ended up having to take our RV into General RV in Wixom while we were there to have a trailer brake issue taken care of. These hosts are incredibly generous offering 50 amp electric and also water. We would have loved to have spent more time getting to know them, but we were short on time (partially due to having to move our RV in the middle of our stay). They are a fabulous couple and we would love to visit this location on our next trip to the area!

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    murraymc

    1 year ago

    Great people, location and facilities. Hope to see them soon at our host location, Big Heron Place, Tallahassee.

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