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Age: 65+

Member since July 2018

Retiree enjoying traveling the country with my dog, Sam

Active Guest

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I am a leg amputee and retired rehabilitation counselor. I began my career in Massachusetts, moved to Oregon, worked for the State for 14 years and then retired. I love traveling the US in my Roadtrek with my dog, Sam, seeing the sights, taking pictures and talking with new people.
I am a non-drinker and non-smoker but I have an unquenchable sweet tooth.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I grew up in a family of mechanically inclined brothers and father. I learned very early how to diagnose and repair most every kind of automotive problem. My 2004 Roadtrek is my fifth, and best, class B. I have lots of expertise on the inner workings of most small RV and I have made several modifications to my Roadtrek.

kaveding's Pets

I travel with my Golden Retriever/Shepherd mix dog. As my mother used to say, "He loves the world and everybody in it." Sam is a great camping dog and loves to make new friends wherever he goes.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Every host I've visited has been wonderful!

kaveding's Hometown

I live in McMinnville, Oregon, about 30 miles south of Portland. McMinnville is about 30,000 people with a small town feel and charm. I moved here from Springfield, Massachusetts. I was born in Hartford, and grew up in Glastonbury, Connecticut. I lived on the East Coast for 45 years before moving to Springfield.

kaveding's Guest Details

kaveding's Rig

Rig Type: Class B

20 feet long

Silver and black Roadtrek 190.

kaveding's Travel Preferences

  • Travels with pets
  • Needs to run a generator

kaveding's References (5)

References from Hosts (5)


November 2018


Spent one night and would be welcomed back


October 2018

Nice and friendly

We loved visiting with Dave. He kept his dog well under control and cleaned up after it. Being dog lovers we enjoyed them both. Dave had just crossed the country as far as MA and back and told us of some of his memorable times staying at other Boondockers. Great visitor.


October 2018

Awesome camper!

What a great guest. Be sure to stop again when you can stay 2 nights.

KNH Traveler

October 2018

Nice visit

It was great to have Kaveding stay at our home last night. We discussed our recent travels. He and Sam are welcome to stay anytime.

A former member

September 2018

Wonderful guest

We really enjoyed hosting Dave on his trip across the United States. He is a very interesting person and his dog is wonderful as well. We hope you can stop back sometime Dave!