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Age: 55-65

Member since August 2018

Happily married, retired (Travis) and living the dream...It's All Good! :)

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My wife and I are still enjoying our first date...after 32 years of a blessed and joyful marriage. We enjoy mountain biking, snow skiing/boarding, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, off-road adventures, overlanding, flying (3,700 hours as PIC) cooking and eating. NO smoke or drugs...but do enjoy an adult beverage (all things in moderation...always!).

Kathy is a Microsoft Systems Engineer and works for a local computer company where she builds and maintains networking systems for large corporate clients. She is NOT retired, yet! Travis is retired and is a RN (Registered Nurse) by trade, but has spent the past 20 years in administrative management managing various healthcare organizations before retiring in 2016. Travis also started a company that produced and sold Colloidal Silver. The business was sold to a national competitor in 2018 but Travis retained the right to produce and sell locally to friends and family. Nothing better that supporting the body with healthy, natural alternatives!

We are straight up and honest in all things we do. We are very physically active and enjoy being on the move! We have been blessed with an amazing life together.

Since Kathy is not retired, cousin Margaret frequently travels with Travis so that he does not have to travel solo. When possible, Kathy flies in to rendezvous as her schedule allows.

Camping Experience:
Travis bought his first camper, a Winnebago motorhome, when he was 19 years old. Since then I/we have owned 4 motor-homes, 8 travel trailers, 4 pop-ups and 3 micro/motorcycle campers. I have towed a motorcycle camper in excess of 180k miles. As of December 2020, we have purchased a Keystone Cougar 276RLS fifth wheel and tow it with our Dodge Ram/Cummins truck. We also backpack/hike and hammock camp as well as tent camp. In addition, we do off-road/overlanding type camping. In our larger sailboat we do 1-5 day trips and the small trimaran sailboat we beach-camp off of it. We also have a Prius v that we did a camper conversion on. It sleeps the two of us in air conditioned or heated comfort for about 1/2 gallon of gas per night, has a refrigerator/freezer, 7 gallon water system, heated with outside shower, portable toilet and a side awning. So....we continue to enjoy many aspects of camping. That said...there is not much in the way of camping, camping equipment and techniques that we haven't experienced! Life is good!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Healthcare (standard and homeopathic) electrical, mechanical, plumbing...general repair. Well educated with all aspects of camping, campers and associated RV systems.

FlyboyTR's Pets

D'Ogee, our dog. She is an Australian Shepherd & Pit Bull mix. She is a working dog that sleeps during the day and works all night...very protective when "on duty". About every 12-13 minutes during the night, she exits the house (doggie door) and patrols the yard, sniffing and zigzagging, and also goes in the chicken coop to check on the girls. She sleeps by a speaker so she can hear anything that is happening outside. She keeps company with our 11 pet backyard chickens (yes, they have names). They free range our 1 acre home site on the River.

We occasionally will travel with D'Ogee. She is easy to travel with, leashed when requested/required, well mannered and still protects us while on the road. While a couple of the chickens are fascinated with getting in the car and either sitting on the dash or steering wheel...we do not travel with them! LOL

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We enjoy any place that is quiet and peaceful. This type of environment fits our lifestyle!

FlyboyTR's Hometown

Mobile, AL USA Located on Beautiful Dog River

FlyboyTR's Guest Details

FlyboyTR's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

28 feet long

2007 Keystone Cougar 276-RLS. 30 amp service (can get by with 15 amp). Very nice and well maintained. It has a large slide on the left side that must be at least partially extended. Our tow vehicle is a 2008 Dodge Ram 2500, 4x4, Megacab with the Cummins 6.7 diesel. It is a beast and tows the Cougar easily.

FlyboyTR's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

FlyboyTR Has 1 Host Location

The Steel Magnolia

Mobile, AL, US
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FlyboyTR's References (37)

References from Hosts (15)


May 2021

Knowledge and experience

You gotta love people with that much knowledge and experience. Great people to visit with, too bad it was only one night. I have a feeling we will be seeing each other again in a few months if things work out. Always welcome if you ever find yourself near.


April 2021

Thanks for stopping

Nice people to meet. Very nice to my critter crew. Willing to deal with the rural setting. Enjoyed the chat.


April 2021

Like have long time friends come to visit

The minute we met Flyboy TR and his cousin, we clicked. They seemed like long time friends had come for a visit. We have so much in common. Hope to have them stay again. Our trails are going to intersect in the future for sure. Much Blessing to your travels. The BB's at The Secert Garden


April 2021

Absolutely wonderful

Guest is very nice and a great communicator. Enjoyed there stay and happy to host them. Perhaps we see you again! Travel safe.


April 2021

Like a brother from another mother!

T & M were perfect guests. Flexible, responsible, and fun. The more we visited the more we had in common. Would love to host them for an extended stay anytime. And hoping to maybe get to the Steel Magnolia sometime, too. Thankful for the information and experiences shared.


October 2020

New knowledge

An quick over night stay but we had a chance to visit for a few minutes and we learned of some great locations to travel to and visit. Hope to see you in Wyoming/Montana someday.


September 2020


FlyboyTR was an excellent guest and is welcome back any time.


May 2020

Welcome anytime

We had some very nice conversation on the patio with Flyboy and his cousin. They were very informational on their travels, and wonderful guests to host at our host site. Welcome back anytime.


May 2020


FLYBOYTR, These could not have been more considerate guests, keeping us fully informed as they traveled to Cheyenne from Cody, WY, which is a hike for a single day! We break it up into a two-day trip, usually camping overnight in the Thermopolis Canyon along the Wind River! My hat's off to them! Travis topped off his freshwater, then proceeded to the RV box for power. We chatted while he completed his water fill, then I had to attend to our dinner guests. They were very respectful of our property, always asking prior to doing! Very thoughtful and appreciated! FLYBOYTR and guests are welcome back anytime! Becky & George

Audrey L

May 2020

A Favorite Guest Returns

We so enjoyed FlyboyTR's returning to stay and visit with us. We caught up on things in his life and our life. He is the perfect guest. We hope he will return again if his travels take him this direction. Always a bright day for us.


May 2020

Learned friend

FlyboyTR spent one short stay on their trip west. While here I learned so much about his rig, plants on my own land and a mine in Montana. The best part of hosting Boondockers are the people you meet, and these were two of the best. Always welcome.


May 2019

Nice guy!

Travis and his friend were great to have as guests. We had a lot in common and had some great conversations! I wish him the best and he is ALWAYS welcome back! Take care man!


May 2019

Fantastic Guest!

It was a pleasure to have FlyboyTR as a guest. Their communication was fantastic, and were very easy guests to host. I would recommend them to any host!

Audrey L

May 2019

Great Guests

Our guest and his friend were so nice. We spent several hours visiting with them. They were so interesting. We would be happy for them to return any time.


May 2019

Great Guests

Great overnight guests. Safe travels, guys!

References from Guests (22)


June 2021

Friendly hosts

Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Beautiful place with water front.


March 2021

Home away from home

Great hosts. Just like visiting family [ the ones you like very much ].

Good stories, good time.


March 2021

Darn it!

We were scheduled to be here for 2 nights. Our host let us know right away when he found out he might have some flooding due to weather. We chose to stay put, but I so appreciate his letting us know and no pressure to choose either way.
We will be back in this area and will definitely try to stay here next time!


March 2021

Too awesome for words.

They were kind and pleasant. They came out to help and to welcome us to their property. They had so much information about local attractions and stores. Love them and would be happy to stop again. They are too much fun.


February 2021

Wow! Amazing Stay!

This is a great couple. They were super helpful and were great to talk to. We loved the site it is beautiful and easy to set up on. We had no problems while we were there and will definitely stay there again. My cats loved watching the chickens through the windows.


February 2021


We had a wonderful stay with Kathy and Travis! They have a beautiful view of the Dog River with fantastic sunsets. We had great conversations and we just really enjoyed their company. Hope to visit with them again.


February 2021

Just like home

We had a spectacular time at FlyboyTR place! They are the nicest people you could meet! Was able to sit out on the dock to watch the sunset, have a fire, and incredible conversation! They were so welcoming and even gifted us fresh eggs from their chickens, as well as helping us fill our tires up! We are very grateful for their hospitality and hope to be back again!


January 2021

Our First Stay

FlyboyTR @ The Steel Magnolia stay was great. This was our first Boondockers Welcome and from the moment we got there they made sure we had everything we needed to set-up and get settled in for the night. The spot offered a beautiful view of the sunset along the River and we were lucky enough to have a full moon rise right in front of us. We felt very comfortable and enjoyed the info that Travis had to offer. Thank you both for making our first experience a smooth and easy stay. Till we meet again, Heather & Tom


January 2021

Come for the river, stay for the friendship!

Kathy and Travis are superb hosts, who go above an beyond to make guests feel welcome. Location has safety measures of a gate with an alarm and a protective watch-d-o-g. Travis has been learning about RV life through experience since he was 19 so was able to give a newbie so many valuable tips and tricks. Kathy shared delicious (spicy!) homemade soup and a carton of fresh eggs from their girls! I had to work online most of the time and their internet connection was great. Had a really nice time sitting on their dock chatting and a wee fire the last night. So grateful to have met these folks and I look forward to meeting up with them in the future!


January 2021

Come for the river, stay for the friendship!

Kathy and Travis are superb hosts, who go above an beyond to make guests feel welcome. Location has safety measures of a gate with an alarm and a protective watch-d-o-g. Travis has been learning about RV life through experience since he was 19 so was able to give a newbie so many valuable tips and tricks. Kathy shared delicious (spicy!) homemade soup and a carton of fresh eggs from their girls! I had to work online most of the time and their internet connection was great. Had a really nice time sitting on their dock chatting and a wee fire the last night. So grateful to have met these folks and I look forward to meeting up with them in the future!


January 2021


It is a beautiful spot on the river and the hosts are terrific! They made us feel like family and we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with them a bit while we were there.

Good level parking in a secure area.


January 2021


Afraid that if I give a 6 star rating the next time we pass by there will be no room.
Afraid that if I really say how nice a couple they are that others will monopolize them to the point that they won't be able to reply to my request to stay.
Afraid that if I say how much we enjoyed the sunset and chat around the campfire on the dock.
Afraid that if I say how much info can be gained by this smart couple others will flock there.
Afraid this couple is top shelf.
I am afraid I put a star by this listing so I can make it stand out.


January 2021

Wonderful hosts

It was a pleasure to stay here. The host were wonderful and accommodating. Will definitely stay here again.


December 2020

Very nice welcoming couple

A very comfortable setting for an overnight stay. Overlooking the Dog River, quiet and level. We communicated well to be sure I got there and when. And just minutes off I-10 in Mobile. Many thanks, and I hope to have a chance to stay again!


December 2020


Fantastic experience. Good conversation and they went out of their way to accommodate me. Great spot by the river!


November 2020

Great spot and hosts

We spent 2 nights at The Steel Magnolia with hosts flyboy TR and his wife on the Dog River. Flyby TR was very helpful in getting us in and set up. We enjoyed our stay and spent a wonderful night sitting by a fire near the river and then the next night had a great dinner that Flyboy TR made. These are some great people.
Thanks for everything, we so enjoyed our stay


November 2020

Wonderful heaven and couple

After a trying day. This stop was perfect. Wonderful to meet my hosts. Helpful too enjoyed them as well


June 2020


We had a great stay! There was great communication leading up to the stay. They welcomed us like family. When we arrived they showed us around their property. The kids loved seeing the chickens. Their dog was just as excited to see the my kids as they were to pet it! The River was beautiful. There was plenty of room for our slide outs. They were generous to provide electricity and water. I would highly recommend staying at the steel magnolia!


December 2019

A trove of information

We spent 1 night at the Steel Magnolia on our way west. Travis and Kathy were so warm and welcoming. We had a nice dinner with them at a local restaurant and Travis had lots of great camper tips for these newbies to trailer camping!


March 2019


This was our first experience with Boondockers and it was superb! Any place else we stay is going to have a hard act to follow! Such a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful hosts!

Johan and Loes

January 2019

Our top 3 place!

We travel each year 4-5 months and do a lot of boondocking. And sometimes we come at a Very special place: good communication, nice talkings, friendly people, Great and peaceful place, nice drinks and a good diner etc etc. Steel Magnolia has it all!! Kathy and Travis thank you so much. Hope to come again when we come back to the USA. Love, Johan and Loes


January 2019

Wonderful Hosts

We really enjoyed our stay at The Steel Magnolia. They are a friendly, fun couple.
They have a nice location on the river. These folks are also a fount of knowledge relating to health and many activities (see their profile). Hope to see them again soon!