Age: 65+

Member since June 2012

Enthusiastic traveler and frequent user of overnight parking along the way.

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My wife and I love to travel. We frequently use off-campground places enroute to our destination.

Skills & Expertise to Share

Not many personal skills but I KNOW PEOPLE.

Tcamperman's Pets

We don’t have pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

WalMart.... Restuarants.... Occasionally truck centers...marinas....small airports...Looking forward to meeting folks who offer places here on BDW.

Tcamperman's Hometown

Shelby, NC is a town of about 25000 nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Come visit the new Earl Scruggs Museum...he was born about a mile from where we live. We're only 12 miles from the Freightliner Service Center...and, if you're not aware, they have campsites available there (Water & dump station). We're maybe an hour or slightly more from Charotte, NC and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte Panthers football, etc., Asheville, NC, Lake Lure, Lake Norman, Lake James, and many more great places. We're known for two food items around here: World Class BBQ, and Livermush (OK some of our residents don't indulge in the Livermush) Be sure to put the annual Livermush Expo on your calender. Speaking of livermush... livermush sandwiches are available in the concession stand at the American Legion World Series held in August...5 days of great baseball with teams from all over the US competing. A month after that, our county fair is a huge happening: once the largest county fair in the's fun for all ages. Plenty to do...come on down!


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Tcamperman's Guest Details

Tcamperman's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

45 feet long

We have a Marathon motorhome/H3-45/Series 60. It is a bit aged, but so nice on the road and supremely comfortable with all its features. We tow a Chevy Traverse with an RVI brake system and a BlueOx tow bar. The picture was taken at the Palatka Bluegrass Festival in 2018. We've been to Canada a couple of times, but the best trip of our life was in ' Alaska. It took a little toll on the MH but was an incredible experience. So many places to see....rarely go anywhere we don't like!

Tcamperman's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Needs to run a generator

Tcamperman Has 1 Host Location

Tcamperman's Host Location

Shelby, NC, US
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Tcamperman's References (19)

References from Hosts (2)


October 2019

Neat Couple

Loved having this couple stay at our site. We sat and talked about our Boondocking experiences and travels. Will definitely stay at their site if we travel into the Carolinas.


June 2019

Great guests

Friendly couple, welcome back any time. I'd just come off the road with a lot of BoondockerWelcome stays, and Tcamperman has been a host for a while but this was their first time as a guest. So role reversal for both of us.

References from Guests (17)


December 2019

Great spot

Easy to find. Host met us before pulling in & directed us to our spot. We were able to talk briefly before setting up. We were visiting family in Fletcher, so we didn't see the host much. Spot was level, easy in & out. Will return when we are back in the area. Thanks!


November 2019

Great hosts - feel like family!

These two hosts are so kind and generous we hate to move on! The property is quiet and peaceful. Loved our stay here.


November 2019

Fabulous Site & Host!

This was our pups (2 GPS) maiden voyage in the coach and this was the perfect place for them to stay! Quiet & peaceful with a wonderful wooded lot that has a trail that the dogs could walk.

We were able to receive numerous TV channels utilizing our satellite dish.

We did utilize the power and the dump tank, thank you so very much Tcamperman! We will definitely stay here again if we come to the area!


November 2019

Super Nice Folks!

Our hosts were absolutely amazing. They were waiting near the turn in when we arrived and escorted us to the RV barn to show us where to set up. They also made some great recommendations for things to do in the area. We especially enjoyed the Earl Scruggs Museum. If our travels bring us back through again, we hope to get a chance to spend more time. Thanks for a great stay!


October 2019

Nice and quiet with lots of space

We stayed for 2 nights in our 36' TT; easy to get in and park and to dump and leave. We appreciated the amenities and peace and quiet, and it wasn't too far from grocery and a laundry facility. Our dogs loved the area so full with animal life; toads, squirrels, cows, and we woke this morning to over 6 deer just a few feet into the woods, plus all the other little critters. We spent one evening outside by our fire pit making s'mores, we really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Tcamperman for such a nice place to stop! We'd love to be back when in the area again.


October 2019

Boondocking stay in Shelby, NC

Thanks again to our host for a great two night stay. Super site on a wonderful parcel. Our host was gracious and so helpful in helping us set up. Another great BW experience for us westerners visiting the eastern USA for the first time!


October 2019

Bonus boondocking

Tcamperman was super friendly and accommodating. Even though he had community commitments and other BW members coming in over the weekend, he eagerly welcomed us and took the time to visit upon our arrival. Since we were the first to reserve we were offered his 50 amp no-charge hookup, generous to say the least. In this beautiful country setting I enjoyed a nice, long walk and we both enjoyed a peaceful sleep. While he was out getting things done in the morning, Tcamperman gave us a call to say good-bye, encourage us to come back for a longer stay, and wish us well. Very conscientious and kind. Obviously believes in the Golden Rule.


August 2019

Great Stay as Always

Always a pleasure to stay! Great conversation and company. The site is awesome. We were also given fresh vegetables by the host. This is a stop we will request when ever we pass through the area.


July 2019

FANTASTIC place to stay!

SO peaceful, and you couldn’t ask for more gracious and friendly hosts. If you are in the area and want a lovely place to stay, this is a no-Brainer!


April 2019

Beautiful resting place

This couple are wonderful hosts. They provided a quiet place to park our RV, out of the hustle and bustle of a large city. We arrived mid afternoon and enjoyed our visit with the host. The next day we had a leisurely morning and left just after lunch. We will definitely make reservations at this boondocking site when back in the area.


October 2018

Great Experience!

Tcamperman was a great host. The location is great. We were provided information on things to see and do in town. Our next location cancelled us but Tcamperman provided us the opportunity to stay an additional day without hesitation. Thanks for the hospitality!


September 2018

Very nice place!

This is a wonderful host. A great location

I needed to just have some quiet time to decompress ... this host was very accommodating for me. Very nice.


May 2018

Southern Hospitality

You won’t find nicer people anywhere. Tom and Dorothy treated us like family as soon as we got there. I offered to help with anything they needed, and Tom said, we don’t need anything but what can we do for you. We would never drive through NC without stopping by to see these two wonderful people. We feel lucky to have met them.


May 2018

Great host

We stayed in late April 2018. Great location for stopping and doing day trips with our motorcycle . Tom has great ideas for bike rides, and eating places. Dorthy is sweet and fun to talk with. We enjoyed learning about their motor home travels and experiences. When we first arrived we missed their driveway and Tom was very quick to come out and redirect us back to their place. We will be back. Theres more bike roads to explore and more stories to hear. Yes Tom, I made it all the way back to Ontario riding the Spider with no rain.


April 2018

North Caroline Charm at its Finest

This is a lovely country spot, yet close to the interesting town of Shelby. Tom and Dorothy are a fun couple, very sweet and charming. We missed their driveway - Tom came out quickly with his pick-up and directed us back around the block to his place. Tom told us about a local BBQ that has been around for 80 years. Yum, yum. We spent 2 wonderful nights with them and wished we stayed for a week. Tom gave us directs for great motorcycle rides as he as rode bikes all his life too. Tom and Dorothy invited us to a Blue Grass music event at a very interesting southern Church. Tom has a wealth of knowledge and experience with motor homes. He is also a pretty good gardener by the locks of their property. We will be back next year and hopefully will be able to spend more time with them. Thank you both for such a great fun stay. Howard & Cathy


October 2016

Wonderful and friendly Hosts

These Boondocker Hosts were wonderful, friendly, kind and just plain old amazing folks! We had 50 amps and water end even though we didn't use it they had a sewage dump nearby. Where we stayed on their property was well away from their home making for wonderful privacy for us. We went to church with them on Sunday after finding out we had that in common. We were so blessed by the Worship there and are very thankful to them for inviting us. We ate dinner with them our last night and enjoyed several hours of fellowship and eating! They are truly a great couple who love RVing like we do. If we are ever back in that area we will definitely be back there visiting with them. There is a lot to do around the area and they will be glad to share all that info with you.


October 2015

Wonderful hosts!

Our family of 8 stayed on Tommy's property for a few nights and he was such a wonderful host! The location was great and Tommy went above and beyond in accommodating us. We were very blessed to have had him as a host.