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Age: 55-65

Member since October 2018

Friendly Women with 2 tiny pups

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Retired, lived in my RV a couple of years then settled in NC in the middle of COVID 19 . So now located near the center of the state and wanting to explore NC and the surrounding states for a few days here and there. Also head back up to Central NY each summer for a few months to see family. No longer doing NY winters brrrr.

May have significant other with me, or a female friend or older grandchild sometimes depending on YOUR location.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I am an exceptionally good seamstress, and I now use that skill to quilt.

I worked in human services until I retired so I have a lot of info on how to maybe help people work the systems in New York State. However, the knowledge may not apply outside of NYS where the state constitution ensures that even adults with out children in the home are provided with a roof and food IF THEY CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT. The don’t promise what the conditions will be like though.

I have also learned a LOT about RV's use, repair and protection. Necessity is the mother of invention right!

Joyfulskip1's Pets

I have 2 neutered male Biewer Terriers. They are Miki at 10 pounds and his sibling Timmy at a whopping 6 pounds maybe. I walk them on leashes always and they are okay in my rig with proper ventilation. They LOVE to be petted and cuddled.

They will bark on occasion, but most of the time they are so quiet now no one even knows they are there. It has taken them a couple of years to become this way as some may recall.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Everywhere so far! Every location has been great and interesting!

Joyfulskip1's Hometown

Originally from Central NY state, but settled in Mebane, NC in the midst of COVID 19 and loving the people and the spring and winter weather here. No more snow for this lady! So I have a 40' Bighorn 5th Wheel I use as my home base in a long term spot that is perfect for me and my little pups.


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Joyfulskip1's Guest Details

Joyfulskip1's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

25 feet long

Ford F-550 Lariat with 4 door cab (not sure what they call it) dually, with an Okanagan truck camper on top. Camper has 2 slide outs, one on each side. They only extend 18" on one side and 12'"on the other. So they aren't that big really. The camper while on the truck sits 13 feet tall and the camper and truck length combined is around 25' since they essentially create a single unit. I have a propane generator on board if needed, but when I have electric hookup I’m fine without the generator. I only need 30 amp service if it’s really hot out, but otherwise even 15 amp service works for me. I tow a Honda CRV as of 2020. Heck of a lot faster than taking that camper on and off the truck for sure. Someday I hope to travel with my horse in a trailer behind my truck and camper too. But not enough experience with driving my rig to do that just yet. It’s a dream of mine.

Joyfulskip1's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Travels with pets
  • Has slideouts

Joyfulskip1's References (16)

References from Hosts (16)


June 2021

easygoing traveler

our guest was very nice, easygoing and interesting to talk to. Very self sufficient and her dogs are very well behaved, cute and never barked. Enjoyed sitting by the fire with her and her babies-the dogs. Welcome to visit again anytime!


June 2021

Super Guest

Joyfulskip1 was a wonderful guest and super easy to communicate with. The rig was such a cool thing to learn about. We will absolutely host again.


April 2020

Quiet and polite guest.

Had a good visit. Very quiet and never even heard the dogs bark.


April 2020

Great Guest...

Great Guest...

Be welcome anytime!!!


March 2020

Joyfulskip, and her troop!

We had such a wonderful visit with her, and the troop. I wanted to steal one of the dogs. We hope she comes to visit again!


February 2020

Lovely Guest

I am glad that I was able to host this guest and her boys. Would not hesitate to host them again.


February 2020

Feb. stay

Rayne came twice in Feb. to stay here. I welcomed her back the second time. She's a friend now! She knows her way around RVing and is a pleasure to host.

GA Gypsies

February 2020

Five Star Guest

Joyfulskip1 was a joy to host. She was very quiet, respectful and considerate. Her two Biewer Terriers sidekicks, Miki and Timmy, were a lot of fun to have around.

She is certainly welcome back here anytime. Please come back soon.


February 2020

Sweetest Guest

This guess was an absolute delight. Very kind, salt of earth. Very self-sufficient. It was pleasure having her and those two cute co-pilots too.


January 2020

Oh What A Joy!

Joyfulskip1 was a joy to have as a guest. Her Co-pilots were not just cute: but, well behaved.
We had a nice visit and would love to have all three back for another visit.


January 2020

Great new friend

Recently a wonderful lady from New York spent an overnight in our driveway. Her companions were two tiny, furry &
adorable watchdogs that took great care of their mom. We sat together on our front porch to share stories. To our pleasure our guest had a delightful sense of humor and a VERY postitive sense of well being. We still miss her ----


December 2018

Great Repeat Visitor!

Had a nice visit with guest and her cute furr babies. Nice to have a repeat visitor! We just May make this a seasonal routine!


December 2018


Joyfulskip1 got here later than what she had said arriving after dark. After showing her where the spot is and holding a flashlight for her to see to get off the road. While holding the flashlight to let her see to get her rear camper steps down as they are mounted high, her truck that is left running and in gear takes off rolling by itself. In all the panic she drops the ladder down which hits me hard on top of my shoulder. I am left with a big cut and what is evidently a fractured shoulder. Luckey enough to get the truck stopped before any damage to anything. She seems to be a nice person and she sure left a impression on me. , Robert


December 2018

Still a great guest

This is the second time Rayne has stayed with us, and she's welcome to keep it up. Both her visits coincided with fellow BoonDockers DTHanscom, and we're getting to be like family to eachother.


December 2018

Great guest

Rayne was a wonderful guest, upbeat and friendly even while dealing with issues with her camper. Wish I could have spent more time with her, and look forward to her next swing through Tennessee.


December 2018

Looking forward to next time.

So glad we were able to host Rayne and her two pups. Looking forward to more time with her next trip through the area.