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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 (34)

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 (31)


September 2020

Wonderful setup

Although we did not get to meet Tcamperman and his wife personally, we enjoyed our communication with them leading up to our stay.
They were not going to be home, but graciously allowed us to utilize their beautiful property to stay overnight en route to Myrtle beach.
The set up is ideal. Our large fifth wheel/diesel truck combo easily maneuvered into their Spacious property and we didn’t even have to unhook. 50 amp service and water and dump available. Thanks again, so much, for letting us sleep here in comfort, safety and ease! Happy trails!


September 2020

Makes it all worthwhile!

Tcamperman's Place is unbelievable! Let me start by saying unfortunately we didn't get to meet because he was off pickin' and a grinnin'. Our chats left me feeling like he and us would get along famously.
Now, his location. In a word, perfect. 50a service, spigot to fill fresh tanks, dump station and a picnic table all in a very secluded area next to his barn. Easily, a hundred yards from his house.
Tcamperman left us a 50a to 30a adaptor so we could use his service. His location is far enough from town to be secluded but close enough to drive in and enjoy all his town has to offer.
We'd love to come stay again but only when we can enjoy a nice cup of coffee together. Highly recommend!


August 2020

Wonderful hosts, fantastic experience!

We are just beginning our RV adventure, and Tom and Dorothy couldn’t have been kinder to us or more helpful. We know the memory of their lovely home and our first Boondockers Welcome experience will stay with us forever.

Tom and Dorothy were both there to greet us when we arrived. Tom helped us set up, provided water and power, and brought us some freshly picked okra from their garden. We felt truly blessed to have met them. They are what RVing is all about!


August 2020

Very Gracious Host!

Mr. Tcamperman was very communicative and a truly gracious host. He definitely set the bar very high being our first Boondockers Welcome host and we would highly recommend a stay here. After meeting us at the road and guiding us in, our 43' 5er easily accessed the parking spot and we had zero issues besides the fact we wish we could've stayed longer! Thank you so much!!


June 2020

Outstanding hosts

Beautiful locatuin... generous...kind..caring hosts...terrific places to hike nearby. Highly recommend Tom And Dot as some of the best hosts around!


June 2020

Beautiful Location!

We loved our time at this tranquil location albeit too short! Host was so generous and accommodating. Even shared some squash from his garden with us. Drove up to Asheville to see the Biltmore and stopped at the Tryon equestrian center nearby. There weren't any shows at the time and stables were closed to visitors because of Covid, but well worth the stop. We can't say enough good things about this host and location. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


June 2020

Shelby Retreat

This boon docking experience was a special treat. Out host provided very accurate directions and reached out a couple of times leading up to arrival to verify our ETA. Our 40ft Class A had no problems getting here and parking. Grassy spot was near level and our host graciously offered 50amp power. Our host was informative and helpful in recommending local things to do and see. Though much was closed due to COVID-19, we did explore the area and found a some places open with restrictions so we cold walk and take photos. Woke after the first night to find a bag of fresh squash harvested from their garden on our doorstep. Our hosts were gracious and funny and a real pleasure to meet. They set high standards for sure! We left a day earlier than planned to get 'in line' at the nearby Freightliner service center. Our host did offer for us to return if we needed as he did not have another immediate booking. Very accommodating and the offer most appreciated. We will definitely return when traveling this way again. Thank you for a great experience.


May 2020

Absolutely we’ll be back, and soon!

The only unfortunate thing about our stay was how short it was! So you can bet, we’ll return soon!

The site itself is impeccably laid out, big rig friendly, and landscaped so both a new RV’er or HDT rig pilot alike will appreciate its ease of use, and levelness (is that a word?)!

Better yet TCamperman is a knowledgeable area ambassador with lots of local lore to share. With forty years of RV’er enthusiasm to share, Tcamperman will only energized your excitement for RV enjoyment and adventure.

Sharing all this about our short but more than enjoyable stay, suggest you make a date request soon before we do, because we’re looking forward to returning soon, with more time to enjoy our hosts!!


May 2020

Best people imaginable

We had a wonderful experience, despite near constant rains for 3 days. The hosts are just down to earth, great people. The wooded setting was very tranquil with electricity, water and dump station provided. I wouldn’t hesitate to there again and would highly recommend. The hosts are very knowledgeable of RV’s and willing to take the time to help you out in any way.


March 2020

Good for the soul

I feel so blessed to have met T and his beautiful wife! Their homestead is so peaceful and their hearts are so giving and kind. I highly recommend staying here!! We even stayed an extra night and this is our second time here!! Will make a point to come thru and stay just to be reminded kind people still exist!


March 2020

Repeat Guest

Tom is so very nice & accommodating, especially during these uncertain times.
This is our second time staying with them and it’s even better than before!


March 2020

So Special! I will be back someday!

Tcamperman was amazing! He helped me from the moment I arrived and experienced issues with my tow car hitch being jammed, now we both know more about THAT than we ever planned on! LOL, he even went so far on my behalf to contact my tow hitch maker and get special parts express shipped free of charge for me! Throughout my stay he kept in touch with both assistance and just checking in to be sure I had everything I needed! And who wouldn't, dump station, water to fill your tank and full electric for either 30 or 50 amp services!

Tcamperman is just so special to me teaching me and or making sure I knew about certain aspects of all RV's as well. He was trying to share his years of knowledge with me as much as possible while I was there. I so appreciate that too! Fortunately for me, I have camped in RV's since I was 6 years old. I listened to my father, and then to my late husband with our many RV's over the years and learned and learned. I am still learning though as the technology and construction of these rigs has evolved in many ways over the years.

So, thank you again Tcamperman and your blushing bride for your kindness, knowledge and muscle strength! See you again someday! Til then, safe travels to you both in your beautiful RV!


March 2020

Salt of the earth kinda couple

Best humans ever!! T went out of his way to help us with an RV issues... also to make sure we were comfortable and didn’t need anything. His property is beautiful and the guest RV accommodations are perfect! Will definitely come back if in the area! Ty for being wonderful!!


March 2020

Wonderful host and wonderful spot

This host was so kind and friendly. We felt so welcome coming and it was a very nice stay stay.

We visited a free local museum with the kids which was lovely.

I highly recommend this spot


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.

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March 2020

Quite and clean.

Very nice host. Checked to see if everything was ok, talked a little while and left us to our self. The stay was quiet and restful. Would definitely stay there again.