Joyfulskip1

Age: 55-65

Member since October 2018

Energetic woman trying out FT rving with 2 tiny pups!

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Widowed a few years now, and from upstate New York all my life. Traveled as a teen all over U.S. and now want to see it all again as an adult and meet new people along the way. No more NY winters for this girl, PLEASE!!’
Don’t want to pay NY State Income taxes anymore either so looking for a new place to settle as part of my travels. I’m tall, educated and love to talk and enjoy good food with others.

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.

Joyfulskip1's Pets

I have 2 neutered male Biewer Terriers. They are Miki at 9 pounds and his sibling Timmy at a whopping 5 pounds maybe. They are afraid of big dogs so they do get rather noisy when they see another dog and it’s too close for their comfort though. So I walk them on leashes always and they are okay in my rig with proper ventilation. They LOVE to be petted and cuddled. But they have been through a lot with me these past 2 years and especially since I sold our house and changed their life again. They are my salvation and family.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

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

Joyfulskip1's Hometown

No where at this point. I am looking for a new place to eventually call home at some point again. It has to be sunny but not unbearably hot for more than a couple of months a year I think, and where central air is standard in residences pretty much. I hope anyway.

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Joyfulskip1's Guest Details

Joyfulskip1's Rig

Rig Type: Truck Camper

26 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 26' 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
  • Prefers an electric hookup
  • Has slideouts

Joyfulskip1's References (10)

References from Hosts (10)

suewernernersbach

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.


DrakesNest

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.


Strikeforce

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.


Irishi

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 ----


jdtirado

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!


10EC

December 2018

A STEP IN THE NIGHT

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


100Akerwood

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.


100Akerwood

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.


jdtirado

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.