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Arlington, VA
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Max Rig Size
Up to 30 ft
Max Nights
3
Parking Spaces
1
Same Day Requests
Yes
About
We are generally very flexible on arrival times, but please keep us updated. Private suburban home. STEEP drive and crowned street. This creates a deep dip which can cause RVs with rear overhangs to scrape. Maximum 1M/3Ft. rear overhang, please! (Don't ask how we know this!) Overhang is a greater limitation than length. Most suited to Class B vans or high ground clearance expedition vehicles. You may be able to use leveling blocks bridge the gap for conventional (low) RV's. English, French, Spanish, and limited German spoken. 110v/15A and 220v/4A electrical power available. NOTE: Washington is famous as a Malarial swamping the summer! From May to September you may encounter: -- Warm, sunny weather with highs between 90F/30C and 100F/38C. -- 100% humidity and tropical rains. -- Swarms of "Tiger" (a form of Aedes albopictus) mosquitos. They are very aggressive and attack all day, not just at dusk. Suggested Local Attractions: Washington is a Capitol City! (tm) 30 minute walk to Metro, 10 minutes to bus lines, bike to the Metro or to the downtown. Beyond the Mall and its museums, don't overlook suburban sights like Mount Vernon (visit the distillery) and the Udvar-Hazy aviation museum, both easy drives with RV parking. DC/Mall Parking: The short answer is "impossible." That said, there are a few commercial lots that will accommodate RV's. This site may be helpful: https://dcparking.org/national-mall/ Specifically mentioned: -- Commercial Lot behind Union Station - will let you purchase multiple spaces. -- National Mall Parking at the Tidal Basin - 1540 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 (Look up on Google.) Great base for bicycle exploration. We are within ten minutes of the Custis Bicycle Trail that goes into the District and continues on to Mount Vernon or 50 miles out to Purcellville. Download bicycle and Metro maps here: https://arlingtontransportationpartners.com/services/brochure-services/ Note: Bicycles are not permitted in Arlington Cemetery. 15 minute walk: Lebanese, Thai, American Bistro, Ice Cream, Coffee, Drug Store, Grocery, Italian Store, Hardware, Barbers, Post Office, Sunday Farmer's market (Good meat, eggs, vegetables, etc.). 1 mile walk/bike/drive: Thai, Japanese, Gourmet Chinese, Mexican, Wood oven pizza, Thai Ice Cream, Starbucks, Italian, Drug Store, Pet Store, Auto Parts, two Supermarkets, Parcel Shipping. Under 1.5 miles: (Bike or drive) Afghan, Bangladeshi, Caribbean Chicken/Bolivian, BBQ, Tacos, Turkish, Diner. The Lebanese is the original Lebanese Taverna, the Mexican consistently wins the "Best Margarita in DC," the Afghan is great, and the Chinese is run by the former Chef at the Chinese Embassy. BBQ is rated in the "top ten for DC" and has great brisket. Turkish is very good and an interesting change from more common Greek/Lebanese. Newly opened Charga Grill just won top place in a newspaper review. Great food is not a problem. There is a superb RV repair facility about one hour away, near the junction of I-81 and I-66. Highly recommended: https://www.rvservicellc.com/ Also good commercial RV dealer with decent service department in Manassas: https://www.restlesswheels.com/ And, of course, Camping World. If we are away, there is a National Park Service campground in Greenbelt, Maryland with access to the Metro. https://www.nps.gov/gree/planyourvisit/campground.htm
Hosted By DiploStrat
Member since Mar 2014
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Retired Foreign Service couple and longtime overlanders See more at: https://diplostrat.net/ Home Town: Arlington, Virginia Skills or Expertise to Share: Love travel and photography and give classes on camper electrical systems.
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Suitability
Pets Allowed
Water Hookup Available
Electric Hookup Available: 15A
Wifi
Hookup Notes
$10 per night
House Rules
No smoking please and keep dogs under control. We do have a fenced yard your dog may enjoy. No generators - we have neighbors. WiFi may not reach unless you have an antenna.
Parking & Arrival
Access Road Conditions: Residential street with steep driveway. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: No - Cannot accept trailers
Max Rig Size:
Up to 30 ft
Parking Spaces:
1
Parking Surface:
Pavement
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