Age: 65+

Member since June 2017

As a young energetic 74 year old widower I am still traveling this great country of ours enjoying the people, places and things.

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I started out as a child on Uncle Ray and Aunt Ruby's farm in Michigan. Several years later moved to a house on the St. Lawrence Sea Way where I enjoyed exploring my front yard and Canada on the other side. Did the usual kid stuff, fishing, building boats to race on the river, getting into mischief, stuff like that. Next came high school where I met my wife of 50 years. We were married in 1964 while serving in the military, and that was the start of our traveling. For the next half century we raised 3 exceptional children, worked, my wife taught school, did disaster recovery consulting for major lending institutions and helped with the farm work, while I played at main frame computer repair, telecommunications, construction, Project Management, the military and of course farming. But for fun, when we were on vacation, we loaded everyone into the camper and traveled the country. I have traveled Europe and really enjoyed the people and the scenery, but I honestly believe that the good old USofA has at least one of everything that every other country on the globe has.

Skills & Expertise to Share

If it's broke I can fix it. Do all my own repair work and service on the RV. Used to be a Licensed electrician. Have built and repaired homes. As a live stock farm owner/operator you can imagine what that entails.

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Favorite Boondocking Locations

Haven't done much boondocking in the past, mostly stay on family property or state and federal parks. Traveling the lower 48 and Canada still looking for that special park.

jbarton43's Hometown

Started out in Michigan and moved on from there. Last count was somewhere around 8 to 10 states.


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jbarton43's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

CIAYWIDGAS is the name of my humble abode. He was built at Tiffin Mfg. in Red Bay AL in 2002. He is a class A pusher, Phaeton with a custom paint job. Two slides for extra floor space is muchly liked. Even has walnut interior but without the bark. We get along fine, I usually win all the arguments.

jbarton43's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle