Bulletin Board FAQs & Video Tutorials
The HOWA Bulletin Board has a Dashboard where you can see and manage all of your listings, three Bulletin Boards: User Profiles, where you can post information about yourself; OFFERS of help and assistance where you can post services or items that you have to offer; and REQUESTS of help and assistance where you can request services or items that you need.
You can view all listings by board, location, and search by type and location.
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The HOWA Bulletin is currently in ‘Beta Testing’ with a select group of HOWA Volunteers and Recipients. We are limiting access to this group for the first 3 months before we open the Bulletin Board to the general public. This allows us to ‘test’ the Bulletin Board with live users who will help us fine tune the form and function.
We will make a public announcement when the Bulletin Board is open to the public.
The overwhelming majority of HOWA members are trustworthy and well-meaning, and we expect the same of the people who use this board.
However, please take a few common sense precautions when meeting strangers, especially if you are exchanging money with a stranger or meeting them offline.
When meeting someone for the first time, here are some guidelines to consider:
- Meet at a public place, like a busy park or shopping center. Do not meet in a secluded area.
- Take special care if purchasing high-value items. Test them to make sure they work as advertised before exchanging funds.
- Keep your cell phone with you and on your person.
- Consider having a friend join you.
- Trust your instincts. If a meeting doesn’t feel right, leave.
Go to https://homesonwheelsalliance.org/bulletinboard/ and click ‘Sign Up’.
You will be redirected to the main Bulletin Board page and an email confirmation will be sent to you.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO REGISTER/CREATE AN ACCOUNT
You can add a listing by clicking on the ‘Add Listing’ button located in the upper right of most pages.
Once you click ‘Add Listing’, click on the Bulletin Board to which you would like to add a listing: OFFERS, REQUESTS, or USER PROFILES.
Review and click ‘Continue’
When adding an offer or a request, you are asked to select the Tag(s) that best describe the offer or request. This allows others to easily search listings.
Once you select the Tag(s) that apply to your listing, you can add more detailed information in the Details box.
Here is a list of available Tags with examples of the types of listings that would fall under each Tag.
- Solar Power System Installation — RV and non-RV
- Solar Power System Design — RV and non-RV
- 12v Installations — fan, lighting, power receptacles
- RV Electrical Systems
- RV Tanks — Water, Grey, Black
- RV Plumbing
- Vehicle-Home Design and Layout
- Carpentry Work — shelving, bed, etc.
- Gas & Diesel
- Transmission Repair & Installation
- Tire Repair or Installation
- Mentoring While Camped Together or Virtually
- Travel Buddy
- Camp Together for Community
- Travel Together
- Land Use for Camping
- Land Use for Vehicle Repairs or Maintenance
- Land Use for Bartering
- Laptops, Tablets, Cell Phones
- Pet Sitting
- Dog Walking
- Veterinary Care
- Sell/Give Free/Barter Nomad-Related Items (e.g., 12v fridge, portable solar power system, etc.)
- Sell/Give Free/Barter homemade items (e.g., jewelery)
- Sell/Give Free/Barter a vehicle or RV
- Sell/Give Free/Barter land or camp lease
- Laundry Service
- Vehicle Transport
- Events for Mobile Community (e.g., HOWA Events, CHASMFest, Escapees’ Conversions, RAM Clinics, Trash PickUps, etc.)
- Job Wanted
- Job Offered
In the upper right corner of every page on the Bulletin Board is a link in red that says ‘Search’.
Select the Board you want to search: OFFERS, REQUESTS, or USER PROFILES.
Search by keywords in the box that says ‘Enter your search keywords here’. Optionally, select a Category or Tag(s) to narrow the search, and/or a Location from the drop down, and click ‘Search’.
Matching results will load.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO SEARCH THE BULLETIN BOARD
When you find a listing that you would like to save to come back to later, click the heart icon in the upper right hand corner of the listing. This adds the listing to your favorites.
To view your favorite listings, go to the Dashboard where you will find ‘My favorite listings’ in the left hand menu. Click ‘My favorite listings’ to view the listings you saved.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO SAVE/FAVORITE A LISTING FOR LATER
When you find a listing that you would like to reply to on the ‘REQUESTS’ or the ‘OFFERS’ boards, click on the listing and scroll down until you see the form that says ‘Contact the owner of this listing’.
Enter your Name, Email, a Message, and click ‘Submit’.
The listing owner will receive your message and will be able to reply to the email you entered.
Please allow the listing owner some time to respond and if they do not respond, please do not send them repeated messages.
PRO TIP: ‘Favorite’ a listing to go back to it later. See FAQ above.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO CONTACT A LISTING OWNER
You can edit a listing at any time.
To edit a listing, go to Dashboard > My Listings.
Click ‘Edit’ at the end of the line of the listing that you want to update.
Make your changes and click ‘Preview Changes’ then click ‘Continue’
Edits will need to be approved by the moderator before they go live.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO EDIT A LISTING
Your listings will expire in 14 days.
You can view the expiration date of your listings by going to Dashboard, My Listings. The expiration date is listed.
You will also receive an email notice 2 days before your listing is due to expire.
To renew a listing, click the three dots next to ‘More’ at the end of the listing and choose ‘Renew’.
The listing will be reviewed and published by the Moderator within 24 hrs.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO RENEW A LISTING
You can delete a listing at any time.
To delete a listing, go to Dashboard, My Listings.
Click on the three dots next to ‘More’ at the end of the listing that you want to delete and click ‘Delete Listing’.
A warning message will pop up asking ‘Are you sure?’. Click ‘Yes, Delete it!’ to confirm that you wish to delete the listing.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO DELETE A LISTING
You can leave a review on the User Profile of an individual who you have connected with.
To leave a review, you will first need to locate the User Profile for the individual you want to review. You can do this by searching the board in question, or, if you added the listing to your Favorite Listings, then you can find in on Dashboard > My Favorite Listings.
Click on the listing to view it and scroll to the bottom until you see “Write Your Review”.
Choose a rating, leave a comment, and click ‘Submit Review’.
Your review will be published within 24 hrs by the Moderator.
WATCH THE TUTORIAL: HOW TO LEAVE A REVIEW
For technical assistance, to update your account info, or request a password reset, please email the Site Administrator at For more information or questions about the Online Bulletin Board, to update your profile, or request a password reset, email email@example.com. with the details of your technical issue or request. Your request will be processed and confirmed within 24 hrs.
To delete your account, please email the Site Administrator at For more information or questions about the Online Bulletin Board, to update your profile, or request a password reset, email firstname.lastname@example.org. and ask for your HOWA Bulletin Board account to be deleted. Your request will be processed and confirmed within 24 hrs.
IMPORTANT: The Online Bulletin Board is a service provided and managed by Homes On Wheels Alliance (HOWA) for the benefit of the Nomadic Community. No guarantees or warrantees are provided or implied. HOWA does not initiate or make arrangements for participants of the Bulletin Board to exchange products, services, or time. Participants should do their own due diligence before engaging with another Bulletin Board Participant to be assured of their safety and engagement parameters such as — scope of work, start date, end date, hours, skill level, location, reviews, etc.
For more information or questions about the Online Bulletin Board, to update your profile, or request a password reset, email email@example.com.