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Age: 45-55

Member since September 2018

full time RVers

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We just sold our house in 2018 and bought an RV to travel full time. We have family throughout the U.S. and hope to travel to see them more. Our permanent mailing address is out of South Dakota. I am retired Air Force and we will be staying at some military base family camps as we travel and we are also members of Harvest Hosts and Passport America. We blog about our RV adventures at:

Skills & Expertise to Share

Mark is a retired jet engine mechanic with a business degree and lots of “fixer-upper” experience and Andrea has a degree in accounting with administrative assistant experience and enjoys organizing stuff, reading and writing (see our blog:

mark_ballard's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Granite Town Farms in St. George, NB (Blueberry farm through Harvest Hosts)
Moncton Casino, Moncton, NB
Cabelas, Hamburg, PA
Walmart.(various locations)

mark_ballard's Hometown

South Dakota

mark_ballard's Guest Details

mark_ballard's Rig

Rig Type: Fifth Wheel

36 feet long

Our fifth wheel is a Grand Design Reflection 337RLS it is 35.5 feet long, 12'8" tall and we have 3 slides. Our Tow vehicle is a Ford F350 SRW 4x4 long bed. Total length of RV + Truck when hooked up is 54 feet. The width of our RV with slides extended is: 14 feet wide

mark_ballard's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

mark_ballard's References (4)

References from Hosts (4)


August 2020

Very nice couple

It was our pleasure to have you stay overnight and to be able to chat a bit. We wish you well on your journey. You are welcome to stay again if you get back to the area.


October 2018

Short visit

Wishing the best in their full timing adventures. Disappointed that we weren't home to spend more time visiting. You're welcome anytime you're in the area.


September 2018

Great Guests

We enjoyed having Mark and Andrea stay at our place. Unfortunately, we were not able to be here when they arrived, but we did have the opportunity to catch up with them for a few hours during their stay. Very nice couple embarking on a new adventure. We would be happy to host them the next time they are in the area.


September 2018

Friendly and Gracious Guests

The Ballards' communicated well so I knew exactly when they would arrive and were wonderful guests. They were friendly and not at all needy. Due to low power lines and the height of their rig, the space was smaller than expected but they easily adapted and were fine with the situation. I could not ask for better guests. They are a great couple. I highly recommend them and welcome them to stay again anytime.