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Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Retired Firefighter

Ultra Host

Active Guest

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Been a active campers & rver for many years. Like most outdoor sports and tour towing a motorcycles and jeep. Live close to the Gulf and do a lot of fishing and boating.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Good knowledge of RV systems and general wrenching ability

DownRiver's Pets

Stay cat

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Most Western state around the Rockies

DownRiver's Hometown

Homosassa, Fl

DownRiver's Guest Details

DownRiver's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

32 feet long

2013 32' Allegro Open Road, usually tow a Jeep or motorcycle trailer. Easy to park the jeep or trailer separate from coach. Two slides, fully self contained

DownRiver's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Needs to run a generator

DownRiver's References (32)

References from Guests (32)


January 2020

Comfortable spot

Great stay--Super nice person.


January 2020

Wonderful host!

Jim is a very accommodating host, and did his best to help us, even when he was headed out of town for the holidays. Highly recommended!!


November 2019

Cement pad

Gracious host, shared local info, which was great and appreciated. Wealth of knowledge. All ready planning for a stay the next time we're in the area.


April 2019

Nice stop at Homosassa

thank you Jim for this clean and roomy site. we spent 3 good nights at your garage.

A former member

April 2019


Jim was a great host. Everything was perfect.


April 2019

Nice location with many area attractions

Our host was very kind in providing info about the local attractions- local insider tips were great appreciated!
Nice quiet area, enjoyed the location, conversation and the very friendly kittie.
Hope to return in future!


March 2019


Thanks Jim for the security of your shop and a chance to burn a few pine cones .lol
Nice area to explore


March 2019

Great host Great site

Jim could not be more gracious host and have a more beautiful place to spend the night. and the cat is nice too.


March 2019

Down river

Beautiful, convenient location with an awesome host.


February 2019

Friendly and welcoming

Jim and Bonnie were delightful. Made us feel at home. Enjoyed exchanging stories with them about traveling and life in general. I plan to ask Jim for another stay when I am back in the area. Jim and Bonnie are always welcome to look us up if they are ever in Seattle. We would like to return the hospitality.

Johan and Loes

February 2019

A paradise!

We had so nice staying in the paradise yard from Jim! He was Very helpfull and give advices Where to go. Had nice talkings. The place is for sure in our top-3 list! Thank you Jim and hope to see you again.


February 2019

Short and sweet

Wish we weren’t heading home with a time frame. Jim showed us a lot we could be doing in the area and a three day stay in the area would be most appropriate. But not only was there a lot to do in this part of Florida but the site we boondocked was a real paradise of a piece of property. I could really relax in that back yard. Thank you for the hospitality.


February 2019

Great host and location!

Met us and helped us get set up within 10 minutes, everything went smooth and the location was quiet, but near everything. We were there for maybe 18 hours, but great experience. Thanks!


January 2019

Great Host and Friendly Manatees

Downriver is an excellent host. He is friendly and knows the area and is willing to offer useful tips on where to go and what to see. Went to dinner with Downriver and enjoyed great conversation and good Mexican food (which we would not have found on our own). And, manatees abound in the winter months. Need I say more?


January 2019

Pleasant overnight

Our stay at Downriver was quick and pleasant. We received good tips for the area and eating out. Enjoyed it all.


January 2019

Awesome place to stay

Host was fab gave us some great tips. Really nice guy! Thanks Jim


January 2018

Very Pleasant Stay

Thanks Jim for all your local knowledge and a great spot to stay for our family. Was great to check out the local area. We had a very pleasant stay.

Campervan Zephyr

March 2017

Good overnight spot

An amiable host and a lovely yard make this a great spot for overnighting on your way up or down Florida's west coast. We stayed Jan. 12.

Lynda and Robert in Campervan Zephyr


December 2016

Fun Times

As overseas visitors we were especially grateful to DownRiver for the time he spent with us to show us the local area, especially the bar, Christmas house and restaurants. Excellent parking area. He was very helpful with our onward trip planning from his extensive travel knowledge. We had the best time, thankyou !


November 2016

Wonderful Host, Great Location

My wife and I enjoyed the conversations with our host, who was very knowledgable and hospitable. The site was beautiful and quiet, with a view of a small pond containing fish and turtles. This was one of our top ten places we stayed!!!


March 2016

Great Host

March 21th,
Very great host and friendly. We stay two nights and enjoyed our stay.
Thank you DownRiver.


March 2016

Most accommodating

Our host was very welcoming and allowed us to use a 110 electrical extension cord to run our fan and coffee pot. We were able to fit our 20-foot trailer into his location without a problem. Very quick response to our emails. Thanks for everything.


February 2016

Our stay was a highlight of our vacation

DownRiver was a wonderful host. We got to know him and consider him a new freind. We really hope to meet him again some day. His site was great and the area is well worth the visit.


February 2016

Enjoyed the Area

Our host was wonderful and very helpful concerning the area. We truly consider him a new friend and hopefully see him again in the near future. Sending a heartfelt thank you.


January 2016

Nice stop

DownRiver was very helpful and accomodating. Recommended some good restaurants and local attractions. Hope we can host him in the near future.


March 2015

Great first experiance

This was our first boondooker experience and it exceeded our expectation.
Jim is a real gentlemen and great host
Thank you

Leah and Karen

March 2015

A friendly and informative host.

We recently stayed on Jim's property for 3 nights. He had another couple parked by his house, so he set us up at a second spot. We had a level, paved pad and power. Jim provided us with maps and directed us to area attractions that we might be interested in. We biked and walked, bought seafood, and saw a bit of the residential area. He even had us over to his place one evening, so we could meet the other boondockers, and we could all share travel stories. It was an interesting, comfortable stop.


March 2015

Excellent Host

We recently stayed with DownRiver while touring Florida. He is a hospitable and knowledegable host. We had a nice concrete pad to park on and he gave us information on local attractions. We enjoyed our visit with him very much.

On the road again

April 2014

Downriver boondocking

Our host at downriver was very accommodating and informative. He helped us plan our visit to the area and made us feel at home . He had a wonderful place to park for smaller or full sized RV s. A great positive experience.


February 2014

THE place to go for a quiet and safe night

Downriver has a BEAUTIFUL, peaceful place by a nice little lake. Since his retirement,he travelled all over USA and he recommended us many beautiful place to visit from Homosassa to Utah, where we are going. A real gentlemen who knows the in and out of being on the road.


December 2013

Great place to stay.

Very good host even though his wife had died very recently.


January 2013

Downriver are a downright hospitable couple!

We enjoyed two nights on this lovely property parked by a peaceful pond graced with active wildlife. Our hosts shared morning coffee with us and went out of their way to produce maps and even toured us around to show us all the must sees, free parking, kayak launch sites, and best restaurants in Homossasa. We could never have discovered so much in one day on our own. They have traveled extensively and offered lots of helpful information for our future travels. Thank you so much!