SparkyZ

Age: 55-65

Member since April 2012

Community oriented couple with a variety of outdoor interests (hiking, biking, kayaking, birding) looking to meet like-minded people.

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Ellen and I are fulltimer RVers in a 42' Monaco Dynasty motorhome. We left Napa, CA in June 2010 and after a few bumps in the road have settled into the RV lifestyle centered on the left coast. We tend to stay in places for anywhere from 2 weeks to 3 months. We like to get to know an area and enjoy meeting the cast of characters both in the RV lifestyle as well as the locals. In the summer of 2012 we have taken a 4 month job at Thousand Lakes RV Park in southern Utah which is a new experience for us.

We liquidated everything when we left CA. Unfortunately we do not own any property for boondocking, but we have found and continue to find wonderful sites that we would be willing to share.

I, Alex, retired from public school teaching after 35 years and Ellen is the managing editor of a trade magazine and she is able to do this work while on the road...all that is needed is an internet connection.

We enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and kayaking, both flatwater and whitewater up to class 3. I'd like to do more fishing. Why isn't there a national fishing license?

We plan on installing solar this winter while converting all the lights to LEDs and installing a total of 8 batteries so that we are power independent. We look forward to some great boondocking.

Skills & Expertise to Share

I plan to install our solar set up with a friend who will be my guide. I have installed a skylight, done minor RV repairs, and have some battery knowledge. I am an experienced backpacker, whitewater kayaker, and have been practicing yoga for 40 years.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Eastern CA, anywhere in AZ, southern UT, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. We haven't explored New Mexico yet but it's on our list. We've done extensive backpacking throughout the Sierras and the Rockies and would love to experience them boondocking.

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SparkyZ's Rig

2003, 42' Monaco Dynasty, 3 lslideouts, aquahot, 10K generator. This winter we will be installing about 800 watts of solar panels. We will have 1200 AH with 8, 6 volt, 300 AH AGM batteries. And yes, we can get into some pretty cool, remote places.