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Age: 65+

Member since September 2018

Retired sales and marketing executive, Single handing full time

Do you know or have you hosted this user?

Retired from computer sales. Starting full time cruising (liveaboard) on my 45' trawler in 2011 until 2018. Now, liveaboard my RV, anticipating boondocking and exploring beginning January 2019.

University of GA grad (economics) and Grad school (Pol. Sci). Non-smoker, non-drinker (but not at all against such...just had my fill!). Southern born and reared but lived in SC, NC, GA, TX, NJ, CA (both northern and southern). Moderate amount of European travel (business and pleasure).

Skills & Expertise to Share

Reasonable carpentry skills. General "handyman" capabilities (the kind required to keep up a house!).

johndurden's Pets


Favorite Boondocking Locations

Not discovered yet but I believe will be the Northwest.

johndurden's Hometown

Born Savannah, GA. Currently (Sept. 2018) living in New Bern, NC. No fixed residence.

johndurden's Guest Details

johndurden's Rig

Rig Type: Class A

39 feet long

2005 Winnebago Adventurer. I am flat-towing a Mini Cooper using a RoadMaster towing system which allows for an extremely quick and easy disconnect and reconnect.

johndurden's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Has slideouts

johndurden's References (30)

References from Hosts (30)


December 2020


It sounds like he enjoys the great life of camping year-round.


December 2020

Welcome back

Welcome back at any time.


December 2020

nice person

was a pleasure to host john, friendly and respectful person, welcome back anytime


November 2020

Former local

It was nice to have John as our guest while visiting his old stomping grounds. We only had a couple of conversations on arrival and departure but he was polite and respectful and very quiet. Safe travels from Millerpond.


November 2020

Friendly & thoughtful

Enjoyed hosting John he was delightful to have.. Offered his help while I was working and it was very much appreciated. He spent 5 days with us and you didn't even know he was here. Very quiet. Wish you safe travels..
Happy Ladies.


November 2020

Great Guest!!

Very quiet and keeps to himself, yet friendly and appreciative at the same time. We really enjoyed the conversations we had with him and he is welcome back any time!!


November 2020

Great Boondocker

Quiet, courteous, and respectful. We enjoyed being his host. Looking forward to our paths crossing again one day.


November 2020

Interesting and pleasant guest

Johndurden is welcome anytime


November 2020


Got to meet johndurden when he got set up and that was last time.
Recommend him.
No issues at all.


October 2020

Very Pleasant Guest

I enjoyed meeting him. He is welcome back to our home anytime :)


September 2020

Great guests

Great guests

alabama vagabonds

December 2019

Another great guest

Johndurden was a wonderful guest. Very courteous and friendly. I enjoyed our conversation of his "exploits" as a full timer on a boat and his current adventure in his RV. Lots of great information for a newbie like me. Always a welcomed guest!


December 2019

Great guest!!!!

Really enjoyed our short visit with Johndurden. Safe travels my friend, and always welcome if your traveling in the area!!


November 2019

Great communication

John made sure to let me know of any trip delays he had. I wish him safe travels this winter. I didnt get to say goodbye, due to a prior appointment. Until next time!!


November 2019

Great communicator

John was very good about communicating his arrival with us.
He was also very pleasant in person!
Would gladly host him if any of his future travels take him near us.


November 2019

Great boondocker

Thanks for the visit Johndurden, you are welcome any time! Safe travels!


August 2019

Glad to share space

Glad to be able to accomidate, even though we had several other BW in the yard. Enjoy visiting with a sailor, having done things that I would have liked to do years ago


August 2019

J, the model guest

Being our first guest was a good beginning for us. J. was what it is all about and we look forward to many more guests like him. Thanks for setting the example!


August 2019

Good Guest

Johndurden is a good guest. I enjoyed to speak with him of travelling and rving experiences. He is respectful. I hightly recommend johndurden as a guest.


August 2019

Great communication

Unfortunately johndurden wasn’t able to stay with us, but in organizing their visit communication was excellent and quick.


August 2019

Lone Rider Gentlemen

John was a wonderful Gentlemen guest.
We talked about everythings and nothing and it was very interessing.
I did pass good time with this beautiful attitude gentlemen.
Good road John, come back anytime.
Au revoir.


July 2019

John"s Visit

John was an excellent guest, very quiet and non-obstuvise, sone great conversation around the fire pit, we look forward to hosting John in the future 😊


July 2019

Very quiet!!

We almost didn't even know our boondocking guest was even out in the yard... Very quiet but pleasant person.
Enjoy your travels!!

truck camper rovers

July 2019

great visit

Quiet person, never knew he was around Friendly to talk to


July 2019

Great Guy!!

Johndurden is a wonderful guest and a real pleasure to talk with. Even helped me building a set of ramps for my lawn tractor. Wish we could have spent more time together. Welcome back anytime.


July 2019

A True Southern Gentleman

During his three days here, John and I had several opportunities to chat. We discussed everything from motorhomes to motor scooters to National Parks to San Antonio...and everything in between :-)

It was a pleasure to host John at The Lake House. He was very quiet and respectful of our property, yet always willing to have a chat and a laugh - a true southern gentleman. Sheila and I wouldn't hesitate to welcome him back again in the future!


July 2019

Lone Rider

Quick stay for one night. Pleasure having him visit.


July 2019

Quiet, Noneventful Visit.

Quiet, respectful gentleman. Stayed two nights. Didn’t get much chance to socialize.
Wish him well on his journeys.


June 2019

Wonderful guest

Very polite, nice man. Would absolutely welcome again. Good luck with your travels!


September 2018

Hurricane Florence evacuee

John requested to stay at Baker’s Acre as a result of Hurricane Florence. His area was devastated and it was a pleasure meeting him. John initially did not request any services, but it was so hot and humid here in Tennessee, I insisted. As always, my policy is all services are FREE! John was so quiet, we didn’t even notice he was here. Before he left for home, we visited a bit on our front porch and he handed me an envelope. I assumed it was a thank you card, but, he graciously gave us $40.00. I did not expect any compensation. John had even offered to take my husband Joe and I out for lunch, but our schedules did not permit. John was so thankful for a place to weather out the storm and we were pleased he chose Baker’s Acre!