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Age: 55-65

Member since August 2018

Retired High School trade and technical ed teacher

Active Guest

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Designer, builder, outdoorsman, quiet type, good listener, enjoy good conversation, good cook, fastidious planner but not painfully so. Easily go along with the plans of others and enjoy the ride. 90K miles RVing.

Skills & Expertise to Share

US Coast Guard, boat and home building trades, retail and commercial building materials sales, civil engineering draftsman, mechanical, civil and architectural drafting and construction trades teacher, trouble shooting and repair. RV explorer.

rrdowns's Pets

currently only my wife of 31 years

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Public lands, USA and Canada. State and private RV camps only as last resort.

rrdowns's Hometown

New Bern, NC

rrdowns's Guest Details

rrdowns's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

17 feet long

17' White Casita Travel Trailer Silver Toyota Tacoma SR5

rrdowns's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

rrdowns's References (9)

References from Hosts (9)


January 2020

Very Enjoyable

We had a good time with these "displaced" travelers, since their home was upset by a major storm, and they decided to travel until they could do repairs on it. We accomplished some much need projects here at our Homestead, as we prepare it for possible sale.
Wish we were able to return the favor.
They did get some fantastic photos of some of our Bard Owls that sat in our big oak trees one afternoon, watching is work

The Wildergimp

March 2019

What great guests!

These two simply uplift one's soul. Great company and great guests!


March 2019

The Log

Great couple, really enjoyed there visit. Welcome anytime. Enjoying the gift, thanks
James Thompson


March 2019

Enjoyable couple

These folks will always be welcome at our spot. Really enjoyed the experience of their company.


February 2019

A pleasure

rrdowns….are friendly , respectful and fun.
Our relationship with them was one of great compatibility. Along with finding points of interest in our area they also
blended in with the activities here at The Grove. We want to see them again.


February 2019

Great couple

Russ & Su are a great couple and are welcome back any time 😊


February 2019

Fun couple

They were a fun couple to host. We shared lots of stories, and had a good time visiting with them.


January 2019

Excellent Guests

I had the privilege of hosting these two. They were not only no trouble, but Russ helped me with a few projects around the place. They were very good about being sure my dog, who is a runner, was always safe. They are always welcome here.


January 2019


Thank you guys for the card and extra. Not necessary but much appriceate. Thanks for the dinner and music as well. A great time I enjoyed the company. . Welcome back anytime.