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Woodpecker and Hootowl

Age: 45-55

Member since July 2012

Retired Birds

Super Host

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We are both retired from middle management occupations in the oil industy.I also owned a small general contractor bussiness which I sold when I retired. We love to travel in our 5th wheel & have made two trips to the west coast & back lasting 2 months roundtrip. I go to 2 - 3 Nascar races a year with the fiver.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am a general contractor, also plumbing, electrician, & general design.She is an accountant & business manager, interor designer & a great cook.

Woodpecker and Hootowl's Pets

Yes 2 cats

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Walmarts only because they are quick & easy & of course free. We have never used Boondockers yet as guest but that is about to change as of 2018 when we plan on hitting the road.

Woodpecker and Hootowl's Hometown

Chillicothe Ohio


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Woodpecker and Hootowl's Guest Details

Woodpecker and Hootowl's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

34 feet long

2016 34' Forest River Sabre triple slide towed with a Ram 2500 Diesel Crew Cab short bed.

Woodpecker and Hootowl's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

Woodpecker and Hootowl Has 1 Host Location


Chillicothe, OH, US
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Woodpecker and Hootowl's References (11)

References from Guests (11)


October 2020

Camp woodpecker rocks

Sorry for the delayed posting. Been a busy day trying to make the next stop. Had a wonderful stay at camp woodpecker. Great chat with hosts we will be back as we travel through. Thanks again.


September 2020

Very welcoming experience

We stayed two nights while visiting state parks in the surrounding area. Woodpecker and hootowl are the most gracious and friendly people we have met. They made us feel very welcome. The site has full hookup with electricity, water and even a dumping station. They helped us with setting up the first night we arrived and checked on us the second night. He also helped us with packing up before leaving. We would love to stay here again if the opportunity comes.


July 2020

Friendly and kind hosts

We really enjoyed the friendly and welcoming hosts! They were very attentive and friendly making sure that we were very comfortable staying in their property.

It's nice that they have sewer on site if you need to use it.

She was so sweet and even brought us cookies. The kids were thrilled.

We had some great conversations. We highly recommend this spot


June 2019

Possible disaster avoided

These are good folks. Both were very welcoming and went out of their way to accommodate me. Don’t go if you have kids expecting a playground. It hasn’t been a top priority for Woodpecker. Go for the hospitality instead. The space was just right for me but my rig is only 21 feet. There is water, electric and sewer offered.
As I was getting things ready to leave, Woodpecker insisted on checking my tire pressure because something didn’t look right to him. Turns out I had a big problem but he helped me solve it. I went to the tire place he recommended and they fixed me right up. No charge! The stem to my inner tire was bad and had caused air to leak completely out of that tire. Possible disaster avoided because of this nice man. Thank you again!


August 2018

Wonderful experience

This was my first opportunity to be a guest and Woodpecker and Hootowl were very gracious hosts. Had a good time chatting with them and the spot was very quiet and peaceful. A++ from the retired teacher!


July 2018


Super nice people. Nice spot for the RPod. Thank you!


August 2017


The current set up is a little tight to get into but, Woodpecker says he is making some upgrades soon and I'm sure he will. We arrived early afternoon Woodpecker helped us get set up. Introduced ourselves then we ate a late lunch and took a little nap. Afterwards Woodpecker gave me some good rv advice (I'm new at this) and a better way to get through the city of Dayton. Enjoyed our conversation and hope to see him and Hootowl again.



June 2016

Quiet and Welcoming

This site is a little tight for our 29 foot fifth wheel and long bed pickup but once backed in was mostly level and had full hookups. Site is easy for motorhome. Site is partial shaded. Parking is short drive from downtown with a great variety of shopping and eating choices. Pilot and other fuel sources are also available.
Hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable about the area. Had a quiet restful night.
Would stay here again when in the area and recommend for other travelers.


January 2016

Safe and quiet

We stayed in Jan. 2016. We were well received by a charming couple. It's a safe and quiet place.


July 2015

Warm Welcoming, Down-to-Earth Hosts

These hosts have a wealth of knowledge of the area, including where to find the least expensive fuel. Very accommodating, comfortable, restful stop. We hope to visit again if in that part of Ohio. Hope we can return the favor if they come our way.


January 2013

Welcome site

My wife and I were traveling from PEI, Canada, to winter in southern Mississippi in Jan. 2013. One of our boondocking experiences was with Woodpecker and Hootowl. It was getting dark, so we drove past their place before Woodpecker caught up with us. We had a fine stay w/them. They provided sewer, water, and electric, moving their rig from their normal site to make room for ours. Woodpecker told a great story about his purchase of his rig. They were very gracious hosts and provided a restful site for the night. We certainly recommend their site.