Age: 55-65

Member since August 2017

Single man. Retired.

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Retired Electrical Engineer from Defense Industry. I have a 2010 23-foot toy-hauler trailer, pulled with a 2011 F-350 truck. Have quiet well behaved English bulldog which may or may not be traveling with me. I usually either have a motorcycle or ATV that I haul with me.

Skills & Expertise to Share

General handy man. Electrical, plumbing, you name it.

RVaughn's Pets

I have an overly friendly English Bulldog.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Tonto Forest, Desert to the Pines Hwy

RVaughn's Hometown

Tucson, AZ

RVaughn's Guest Details

RVaughn's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

23 feet long

2010, 23-foot, bumper pull, toy-hauler (no slide-outs). Pulled with a 2011, F-350, power-stoke diesel, truck.

RVaughn's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

RVaughn Has 1 Host Location

Oasis in the Desert

Tucson, AZ, US
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RVaughn's References (33)

References from Guests (33)


March 2018

Another Super Visit and Stay

It is a real pleasure staying at Richard’s. This is our third stay with Richard this winter. We used to live near him, so staying with Richard is essentially coming home. If you are fortunate to be able to stay here, you won’t be dissatisfied. The property is very well situated for quite nights, proximity to many stores and a relatively short drive to downtown Tucson and many other touristy sites. Thanks again Richard. You are a wonderful host. We feel very lucky to have made a new friend.


March 2018

Above all hopes

Both Richard and his Oasis home are above expectations. Richard is generous, kind, interesting and helpful. He offered us the use of his beautiful backyard with a pool. He pointed out to us where a pair of Cooper's Hawks nest. He told us to help ourselves to fresh grapefruit and lemons growing in the orchard. He even helped us with a leak in our van!

We highly recommend Richard as a host, and we have felt very lucky to stay here. I true luxury for us.

Thanks for everything!


March 2018

Lovely stay!

We had a wonderful time staying here. It’s a beautiful property, great location and our host was so kind. Our kids think he’s the greatest and he was very helpful and fun to get to know. We were sad to leave and hope our paths cross again in the future.


March 2018

Best experience for a Boondockers so far

This wonderful man isan awesome host and really nice person. Not every day do we get to meet someone like him. Funny smart, handsome and a truly unique guy. Oh did I mention talented. Thanks so much Richard for a great visit. We love Mugsy. 🐕


March 2018

Truely an “oasis in the desert”

We had a super time here. The hospitality shown to us was simply amazing. We had some very enjoyable conversations as the host explained all the work that had gone into creating this beautiful place. We will definitely come back here if this location is still available.


March 2018

Truly an Oasis!

First let us say again THANK YOU RICHARD! What an awesome host. Great spot amongst the saguaro cactus and other cactus of the Sonoran desert. We hope to meet you again.


March 2018

Pleasant surprise

This is the first time I've used boondockers welcome. Richard is a very gracious host. What a pleasant difference it is to stay with a fellow RVer! The location is 2 miles closer to my destination than any RV Park and the space is nicer then half the parks I stayed in last year. Thank you Richard for sharing.


February 2018

Oasis in the Desert

Richard’s property is aptly named Oasis. It is a gorgeous setting with wonderful views of the mountains. Richard is the most gracious and hospitable person. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit with him and would not hesitate returning. His dogs are as friendly as he is. 👍🌴


February 2018

Fantastic stay

Thank you so much. We had a wonderful time and learnt so much about the area. The hikes,which are just a short distance away,are fantastic and a ton available for all skill levels. An amazing host who went out of your way to make our stay at 'The oasis in the desert' truly awesome. Thanks again


February 2018

Very nice place to stay and a very nice host!

This is a really nice, quiet place to spend the night. The host is top notch.


February 2018

What can be said that hasn't been said!

Enjoyed my visit with Richard...A1 boondocking experience!
Thank you for your hospitality


February 2018

Couldn't be better

As you can tell from other comments, this is a great boondock spot. Richard is very welcoming and hospitable and the spot would be big enough for any size rig. Power and water availability are just icing on the cake. Great very quiet and dark location but still so close to the city and Saguaro NP.


February 2018

Desert Oasis was beautiful

Staying with Richard was a delight. His property was beautiful and his hospitality was outstanding. I'm so glad we had the chance to stay with him and his adorable bulldog.


February 2018

So great host

We had a wonderful time staying in RVaughn spot and meeting our host! He is a gentleman and make us very confortable, helps us... The property and location are just perfect for us who wanted to be in the desert! Our kids had also a great time. Merci beaucoup!!


January 2018

Indeed an Oasis

What a beautiful property and location with a super nice host. RVaughn was so welcoming and friendly. Allowed us to use his backyard to relax and enjoy. Thank you for the wonderful stay and experience. Hope to be back again.


January 2018




January 2018

What a wonderful place

We had great time here. Went to see Bioshere 2, and did hiking in Saguaro west national park, both are close.we also had great visit with Richard.
Thanks for your hospitality.


January 2018

A true Oasis

What a pleasurable and enjoyable stay with a gracious host. We were not only treated with a Class A boondocking location but a wonderful seeing in the desert. Thank you for your hospitality and friendship. Would highly recommend this host to everyone.


January 2018

Another Great Time

This was our second stay with Richard. What a super host and generous kind person he is. You can’t go wrong staying here. The location is well situated for supplies and Tucson in general.


January 2018

A true oasis

Richard was amazing and we couldn't have asked for a better host. I left a friend richer than when I arrived.


January 2018

Super Friendly

Richard is very welcoming and the location very pleasant.

Johan and Loes

January 2018


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Johan and Loes

December 2017

WoW what a paradise!

During our last 2 travels we had a lot of boondock experiences. And sometimes we get on a place which is so amazing! Richard’s place is a absolute top 3 place! Nice and quite and Richard is a wonderful men. Thanks Richard for having us 2 nights and let us made comfortable at your place!! Thanks a lot and hope to see you again somewhere! Johan and Loes, The Dutch guys


December 2017

Kindred Spirits

We did not want to leave Richard and Qwen! Richard is a true gentleman, with great stories to tell and a slightly above average ability to play pool/billiards. Qwen his 12 yr old English Bulldog is a delightful and loving co host! We shall miss these two characters but hope to see them again in the near future.


December 2017

Great host and an awesome location

RVaughn truly has an oasis in the desert. Nice and peaceful location, with very generous accommodations. We had a great time meeting the host and look forward to visiting again when in the Tucson area.


December 2017

Great Location and Host

The campsite is located adjacent to Richard’s house and his large metal garage. Water and electric hookups are well situated and easy to access. Access to the site is very easy and is a drive through. Richard is a nice, accommodating host. We had a wonderful stay and very much enjoyed the friendship, conversation and accommodations. We shared a BBQ dinner in his back porch. This is truly a jewel in the Boondockers Welcome lineup. The only slightly negative aspect is the weak cell service, but you don’t have to travel far to get a good signal. We travel with our canine companion, and there were miles of off leash walking on unpaved sand roads with essentially no traffic.


December 2017

Kind host. Beautiful setting.

A very nice stay.
Beautiful desert location.
Electric and water available.

Host is kind and helpful.
A thougthful and caring man.

Oasis is just that.
Lush green with a pool.

Thank you !
Enjoyed my visit !
All the best in your future endeavors.


December 2017

Exceptional Generous RVer

Richard is an exceptional individual. He has decided to share his property outside of Tucson with fellow RVers who wish to Boondock on their way through the area. We immensely enjoyed his generosity, camaraderie, stories, and experiences. The facility is top notch, out in the desert with access to a garden, pool, and a very friendly dog. We will be back to enjoy further dialogue and great conversations with Richard.


December 2017

What a special place with a special host!

I stayed at RVaughn for two nights and had the most fabulous time! Oasis in the desert doesn't do justice for this gem of a location/host! We sat by a campfire during a passing thunderstorm and solved just about all of the worlds woes over a bottle of wine. Not only a great host... But has become a lifelong friend! And if you're lucky enough to be there when he's on a pumpkin pie binge...you'll be treated to the best scratch pumpkin pie you've ever had! Thanx R. See you next time! GT

A former member

December 2017

Warm and accommodating host

He agreed to host us for a few days at this oasis and RVaughn even agreed to extend our stay, but then our plans changed and we cancelled our stay. R. was very kind and answered all our calls and emails promptly. Next year when back in his area we will try to stay there again. I think it was our loss.

Kevin and Julie

November 2017

A peaceful, private paradise!

We stayed one night with rvaughn and really enjoyed meeting him. He has a beautiful backyard where we enjoyed our dinner from his pergola while overlooking his pool and landscaping. Don't miss this stop when you are traveling through. Thank you rvaughn!


November 2017

An oasis in the desert

RVaughn was a great host ! He was quite generous, going so far as to make us breakfast one morning and letting us use his BBQ. He's a great conversationnalist and we had a blast at his place ! The place itself was just right for our rig and it looks like an oasis resort in the desert. Hopefuly, we get to see him again !

Dave and Mary Margaret Leu

September 2017

A Great Host And Beautiful Place

This was our very first Boondockerswelcome.com site with our 40 foot bus. We believe that our host, RVaughn, has spoiled us as it will be very difficult for future places to match what he offers. His beautiful backyard is an oasis in the desert which offers lots of cool, shady trees, a lush lawn, tall Queen Palms trees, large Saguaro cactus and lovely pool with waterfall. There is even a large tree in which two Cooper Hawks nest, returning each evening after a day of hunting.

He offers 30 amp service, a water hookup with fresh, clear well water, and private place to park the RV on a flat gravel base.

While all of the above makes for a dream site, the best part is the warm and friendly personality this host presents. We spent many hours getting to know him, sharing diners, drinks and even an occasional cigar. We can hardily recommend RVaughn and his oasis in the desert.