Age: 55-65

Member since May 2018

Retired couple new to RV-ing.


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Nannette and I (Peter) are new to RV-ing having purchased a 2005 Newmar Dutch Star in November of 2016. Our first outing took us across the country and back on a 10 week journey. This past winter (2017-18), we were gone for 4 months traveling to a couple of the same places as last year but going mostly to new locations. This year we were able to boondock for several weeks in the deserts of Arizona and California and these were some of our favorite times. Since we are very new to this, we have mainly traveled in the winter and our summer plans have been very limited and uncertain. It seems that we will be here for June and a lot of the summer if someone could use a place to stay in this area.

We live in Salem, West Virginia on a 100 acres, hardly any of which is flat. We have a 4 year old very nice mixed breed dog and a 10 month old cat, both of which travel well with us. We can offer a flat meadow that can be accessed easily once you are here. We drive our 40 foot motor home the 3.5 miles from US Route 50 to our property but the road is curvy and we drive it carefully. Turning into our road is tricky and even though we do it all the time, it may be easier to follow one of us up the road about a 1/2 mile further to turn around and hit it from a much easier angle. 39.25807, -80.66039

Skills & Expertise to Share

Nannette is a nurse and nurse practitioner. I am a forester/logger. I do almost all the work on our rig, which is challenging because, even though I have done a lot of mechanic work in my life, I have not done any work on an RV. It seems however, so far, that I have been able to fix what breaks. .

wvpete's Pets

We travel with Clancy, our 4 year old mixed breed dog and Finn our 10 month old cat. Both of them are very easy to travel with but they really enjoy the freedom of being loose at home.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Our experience is limited but we loved being outside Oracle Junction, Arizona and off of Sidewinder road in Felicity, California.

wvpete's Hometown

Our mailing address is Salem, West Virginia but we actually live in the neighboring, Doddridge County outside any town limits. We are about 25 miles away from a Walmart, just to give you an idea.


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wvpete's Guest Details

wvpete's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

40 feet long

2005 Newmar Dutch Star towing a 2014 Nissan Frontier Pickup

wvpete's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

wvpete Has 1 Host Location

Long Run Meadow

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December 2018

Instant friends

Very nice and gracious guests. Found Nan and I had walked the same sand in Africa.

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October 2018

Take me home, West Virginia

We couldn’t have been happier to be the first Boondockers to stay with P&N. They couldn’t have been more welcoming, and accommodating. I don’t want to set the expectations too high, but we felt spoiled. It was so good to check off 48 of 48 continental states in such a great spot. It was so beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better company. We love that we have 2 new friends. Don’t skip this spot.