We’ve been living in our 25-foot Winnebago View for just over five weeks now. Of those five weeks, we’ve “moochdocked” for more than three weeks.
If you’re not familiar with the term, moochdocking refers to RV camping on the private property of friends and family. While some properties have hookups of some kind, we arrive ready to dry camp. A place to park is enough for us!
Some people take offense at the name moochdocking, like it has a negative connotation. For us, it’s a fun word that’s been around longer than we’ve been RVing. We good-naturedly promote its usage.
But let’s be real. Getting to stay with loved ones at no cost is a huge blessing. It gives us a chance to spend one-on-one time with people we care about, or get to know acquaintances in a deeper way.
Whenever we have the privilege of moochdocking, we’re never able to communicate our gratitude like we wish we could. This “moochdocking wall of gratitude” is a small way for us to recognize the people who have given us safe haven, going above and beyond what we expect.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Last year when we visited Eric’s mom, we had our 40-foot Tiffin Phaeton. We were so grateful that Steve offered to host us on his large lawn (see below). But this year, we pulled right into the driveway at Lety’s house! What a treat to be neighbors for a week and a half.
Denise and Jonti, California
Our long-time RV friends were moochdocking on a business property owned by some of their best friends. When they found out we were coming through the area, they were very kind to host us. Though it was a short visit, we loved catching up with Denise and Jonti.
Eddie and Brenda, Arizona
Eddie was Eric’s mentor in the Coast Guard when Eric was in his early 20s, and for decades following. Even though Eddie and Brenda had just moved into a new home AND Brenda is fighting hard against cancer, they were still the most gracious hosts. We love you both.
Brien and Beth, Arizona
We met Brien and Beth through our other travel-related blog, Jeepsies. Brien is really involved in the overlanding and ham radio communities, and we had so much to learn from him.
Barb and Chip, Texas
Suzann, South Dakota
Woody and Heather, Utah
We’ll be keeping this wall of gratitude updated.
If you’re interested in hosting us during our upcoming travels, please let us know by sending a contact form. When you write, include your address, email, phone number, and any notes about AT&T/Verizon coverage. We’d love to spend time with you!